NVIDIA prepping its own tablet powered by NVIDIA Tegra 5?

NVIDIA prepping its own tablet powered by NVIDIA Tegra 5?
Chip maker NVIDIA is said to be looking beyond slinging silicon, to enter the highly competitive tablet market with its own slate. Expected not to see the light of day until early 2014, the high-end NVIDIA tablet would be powered by the company's next-gen NVIDIA Tegra 5 SoC which currently has the code name "Logan".

At the same time, an unknown tablet that appeared on the GFXBench site is now believed to be a lower priced NVIDIA slate that featured a 7 inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. Under the hood was a 1.8GHz Tegra 4 chip. Named the NVIDIA Tegra Note Premium, the slate was running Android 4.2.2 and its GFXBench score was just slightly lower than the score achieved by the NVIDIA Shield.

While it is not known if the 7 inch tablet will eventually be released, sources from Europe say that the top-shelf "Logan"-powered model will be available sometime in the first quarter of 2014. There is some speculation that we might see the NVIDIA tablet introduced at the 2014 CES. The only drawback for NVIDIA,besides the tough competition in the tablet market, would be the negative feedback from NVIDIA's OEM customers who produce their own tablets.

source: PCMag

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23 Comments

1. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

LOL... the Tegra 4 has really been turned into a joke!

7. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Tetra 4 is not a joke- it beats the snapdragon 800 in benchmarks, its just not widely used. Tetra 5 is nvidia's baby, they have been talking about it since the tegra 4 was announced. It will incorporate kepler, which according to anandtech will have revolutionary gpu performance (almost 5x snapdragon 800s). I for one am ecstatic about the tegra 5 simply because of Kepler.

10. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Also, nVidia has said it will license out the Kepler technology, so it is possible to see a Kepler GPU on another chipset. I wish Samsung would use it for their Exynos chipset. In the past, Exynos chipsets have had the processing power but have lacked somewhat in the GPU department.

12. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Nvidia would never let them put it in their chipsets. If they wanted to use a nvidia gpu it would be separate from the cpu.

16. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Once again, nVidia is licensing out the Kepler technology to those who want to use it. So, if Samsung wanted to use the technology for their GPU then they could if they paid whatever price nVidia is charging for the licensing fee. I don't think nVidia is going to pick and choose who is going to get Kepler and who isn't. The whole reason behind licensing out the technology is so that they can make more money and possibly have more devices using their technology than if they were to just to try to market their Tegra line of chipsets to manufacturers.

23. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Yeah volumes is what i was talking about... Tegra 4 is haardly there on any device

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Let's talk about releasing Tegra 5 when Tegra 4 isn't available yet. Nvidia logic is non existent.

14. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Probably because the Tegra 4 bombed and won virtually no major designs. They're probably going to try to toss it under the carpet as quietly as it can and hype the crap out of Tegra 5. While its still going to use ARM's a15 cores probably, at least it'll finally have a mobile GPU that should keep up with if not comfortably glide past PowerVR and Adreno as a selling point.

20. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

they'er talking about tegra 5 because its the latest technology nvidia has, doesnt mean tegra 4 bombed it cant bomb if its not released yet you have to remember nvidia let snapdragon take the lead this year every phone is a replica of itself since they all have a dragon in it you'll see the difference when T4 walks in the door. The bench marks are real I cant wait to see the HTC legend and ZTE geek. That would be good for nvidia to push its kepler chips fo every device maker out there even if T4 doesnt get the fan base it deserves people will eventually join especially when their chip has better benchmarks. Since everything is about that these days.

3. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Nvidia has really strong chip design engineering. I wish they would just dump the inferior ARM architecture for their chips and develop x86 based ones to compete with intel and AMD. If they mixed their graphics tech with x86 based chips they would have a power chip that would compete far better than Tegra.

4. Lukan

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

I had a Tegra 2 and 3 ( Acer A500 , LG 4X HD , Htc One X+ ), I am very disappointed, except glare nothing else to see, the battery lasts a couple of hours. Never again !!

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Tegra 3 on N7 is okay but not the best. 4.3 made it faster. Snapdragons and Exynos are the way to go.

21. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

any octo core chip that gets beat by a quad core or a dual core is embarrassing to even have a chip with those specs. lol snapdragon benchmarks are greathttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pF4G2k6NEk&feature=youtube_gdata_player watch this nvidia shield if you dont believe the specs.

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Had Tegra 2 on my Atrix played games on it very well including videos. but think their started too loose their gripped on the TEGRA 3.

5. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Till then be ready for snapdragon 1000, Krait 500, Adreno 430.....whatever

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I don't think anyone or any manufacturer isn't taking NVIDIA seriously anymore since they delay their own chip and their own SHIELD android portable gaming conosle. SNAP DRAGON is the future here and now.

11. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Unless nvidia makes a complete soc with integrated radio...they will face tough competition...big reason OEM prefer snapdragon is because it has everything on one chip and of course low power consumption due to custom core design.

13. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Krait 400 is still significantly slower than A15. The tegra 4 is beating it in almost every benchmark at 400mhz less. http://static.cdn-seekingalpha.com/uploads/2013/7/6/10781781-13731351777544098-Justin-Jaynes_origin.png

15. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

And that's why A15 core consumes more power than krait 400...and this is only reason why OEM avoid to use it.

17. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

For 7-inch HD tablets, I think its either Snapdragon or the new Mediatek chip MT8135, because its very cheap and one of the best!

18. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Funny how people love adreno nowadays. Before, it was considered a joke and inferior to mali and powervr.

19. gabrielvoica

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

you are so right....now everybody wants adreno....or almost everybody...

22. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

they wanted it because nvidia and intel aren't dropping any new chip at the time the s800 and s600 was out.

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