Nvidia Tegra 4 based devices will start getting announced this quarter

Nvidia Tegra 4 based devices will start getting announced this quarter
Nvidia’s Tegra chip with its focus on graphics made it big on smartphones a couple of years ago when the Tegra 2 was on virtually every flagship released, but since Qualcomm introduced its 28nm Snapdragon chips it leaves little space for Nvidia’s processors.

Nvidia obviously wants to change that and to do so it has long ago introduced its extremely graphics intensive Tegra 4 chip. Good news is it will finally announce new devices with the chip this quarter.

"Outside of phones, where we see these new computing devices becoming like entry-level PCs, performance matters," Nvidia chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang said.

One device we already know will come with the new Tegra 4 is the Project Shield gaming console. HP has also announced a couple of tablets and all-in-ones, and ZTE and Toshiba have also committed to the platform. The Tegra 4 takes pride in its quad-core Cortex A15 setup with a whopping 72 graphics cores. The graphical performance should definitely be console like and unlike anything we’ve seen on tablets so far.

Nvidia is also preparing a mainstream version of its chip, the Tegra 4i. Devices with the Tegra 4i should start arriving in the second half of 2013. This is a quad-core Cortex A9-based architecture with a fifth battery saving core and 60 custom GPU cores. As a bonus with it, you get an integrated i500 LTE modem.

source: Tom’s Hardware

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1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

aka we dont know anything new.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

"Aka we don't know anything new"....? ™

3. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

The trouble with graphics-intensive chips at this stage in the Android world... We still need to have enough useful apps and games that would make full use of that hardware potential for us to be able to SEE the difference!! If i get a Tegra 4 device and i compare it to my friend's Tegra 3 device... Basically, i do not expect to see any major improvements unless the app/game has been optimized for Tegra 4 or requires CPU/GPU power that the Tegra 3 can't already provide. It's that simple!

4. FlushGordon unregistered

Nvidia has always been over-promising and under-delivering They're not as good as they think they are, otherwise Asus, HTC, Moto , LG and other minor players have been bulk ordering their Tegra 4 since day 1. This what happens when you screwed up, and they done it badly with the Tegra 3

7. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

yeah tegra 3 was so bad the nexus 7 and transformer line didnt sell at all (rolls eyes). Tegra 4 they arent bulk ordering because google really wants everyone to use the same processor.. aka the qualcom. They've been pushing for similar hardware for awhile now. Nvdia really needs to send some money googles ways so they will promote it like they do with the qualcom.

5. FlushGordon unregistered

Well, I don't think ZTE and Toshiba could even sell 300,000 units combined. Poor Nvidia.

6. kvk066

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

Quad A9 with LTE !!!...Qualcomm MSM8960 dual Krait (US version of HTC one x and S3) has already beaten it...what advantage do they get comign so late into the party...pricing...common MSM8930 is cheaper than 8960 and is in many devices already......Buddy you are toooooooooooo.....late

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