Nvidia Tegra 4 based devices will start getting announced this quarter
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