Nvidia Tegra 4i and Tegra 5 powered devices expected Q1 and Q2 of 2014

Nvidia Tegra 4i and Tegra 5 powered devices expected Q1 and Q2 of 2014
Nvidia's latest mobile SoCs, the Tegra 4i and Tegra 5, are to be announced in the first quarter of 2014, and devices powered by them will probably be available no later than the second quarter of the year. This was announced by Jen-Hsun Huang, the CEO of Nvidia. Both chipsets have already been certified by AT&T and soon other carriers may follow.

The budget Tegra 4i is part Tegra 3, part Tegra 4 system chip, which will be used in mid-range devices. Unlike its bigger sibling (Tegra 4), the Tegra 4i comes with an LTE-Advanced modem on board, but sports fewer GPU cores compared to the Tegra 4. However, the 4i is more power-efficient due to its updated version of the quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU in comparison with the more powerful Cortex-A15, which is used in Tegra 4.

Nvidia Tegra 5, a.k.a. Logan, will not come with LTE modem inside. Nevertheless, the Icera i500 LTE modem, which Nvidia provides with the Tegra 4i, is certified and suitable for the Tegra 5 as well. The Tegra 5 will allegedly have one of the fastest GPUs around – the 192-core GPU Kepler, and will be a direct rival to Qualcomm's Adreno 400, which is also expected to be unveiled next year. Interestingly, Jen-Hsun Huang also admitted that customers will be delighted by the manufacturer that will produce these first Tegra 4i and Tegra 5 devices.

Nvidia Tegra 4i and Tegra 5 powered devices expected Q1 and Q2 of 2014

source: Fudzilla via GSMArena

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12 Comments

1. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Doesn't have tegra 4i have nearly same speed as Snapdragon 800?

3. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Thats Tegra4 have four A15 cores...tegra4i has four A9 cores...so no...tegra4i is not as fast as S800.

6. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

if you mean clock per clock performance then no. but if you're talking about maximum rated frequency then maybe. nvidia says Tegra 4i can operate upto 2.3Ghz. but even compared to other A9 based processor the A9 in Tegra 4i should be faster due to improvement nvidia made to it (A9R4)

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Not even a half of dozen devices having Tegra 4 chipset have been released and now we're talking Tegra 5.... Hope that comes before the end of 2014 as they haven't been able to live up to their claims during the past 10 months.

4. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Nividia was first to bring dual (tegra2) and quad core (tegra3) arm soc...with tegra4...nvidia showed up too late...everyone had S600 or S800 in device by then...tegra5 will have 32 bit A15 cpu cores (most probably)...which are fast enough...but everyone else will have 64 bit A57 cores...again...chances are of Tegra loosing to Exynos and Snapdragon.

8. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

there were talks about tegra 5 using 64 bit cpu. idk how legit it is but an article from forbes once talking about it. the author even claim that nvidia confirm to him that logan will use 64 bit cpu. so far nvidia only reveal the gpu portion of logan and never talk about what exact ARM cpu being use in logan. maybe we will know when nvidia officially unveil the processor next year

7. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

nvidia update their Tegra line up on yearly basis. i think Samsung Exynos and qualcomm snapdragon are the same.

5. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I don't like tegra cause there chips get over heated very easily and not power efficient as competition that's with tegra 3 with its ridiculously high 42nm is terrible hope they can do better cause so far nothing to me beats Qualcomm chipsets

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

What's the point Nvidia when Qualcom comes out with processors faster than NVIDIA

10. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

"The Tegra 5 will allegedly have one of the fastest GPUs around – the 192-core GPU Kepler" I'd like to see Qualcomm try to top nvidia on the GPU side. Also, nvidias tegra 4 is better than the 800 right now. It loads web pages faster, has aohdr support, just as fast, cost less.... The HUGE negative is that they don't have an integrated LTE modem... I'm wondering what it means that the 4i modem is certified for the trgra 5. I also wonder what the delighted surprise of a manufacturer will be...... Google with its new gaming console anyone??

11. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Waiting for a smartphone or tablet that has Tegra 4i or Tegra 5 because as a gamer.. I know nVidia is good at making gaming chipsets like the Tegra 3 and Tegra 4i...

12. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

was hoping to see to a tegra 4 phone this year not sure why one hasnt been released yet for US. Tablets are pumping out T4 chips.

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