Pricey NVIDIA Tegra 4 shipping at low volumes despite brand-name adoption

Pricey NVIDIA Tegra 4 shipping at low volumes despite brand-name adoption
We've heard about plenty of gear arriving with NVIDIA's latest and greatest mobile chipset Tegra 4, and the 4i version even got LTE radio integration, but sales are apparently not going that well, according to "upstream supply chain" sources.

Toshiba, Asus and even HP are coming up with innovative products based on Tegra 4, but adoption from mass vendors is lacking, mainly because of the limited volume shipments and the resulting high price of NVIDIA's chipset compared to value propositions like MediaTek's processors, for example.

Currently we've got the Toshiba 10" tablet in Japan with 2560x1600 pixels display, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity slate with the same resolution and a 21.5" HP all-in-one as the funky gadgets announced with Tegra 4 onboard, but these are all mid- to high-end products. For true mass adoption NVIDIA might have to wait for the Tegra 4i with integrated LTE abilities to start gaining ground.

source: Digitimes

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32 Comments

1. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Nvidia Tegra 4, without a doubt the biggest fail this year, THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN SHIPPING IN THE BEGGINING OF THE YEAR NVIDIA!

7. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They are loosing the grounds.. sad.

32. deacz

Posts: 162; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

I had a tegra 2 Xoom and then a htc one x and transformer prime with tegra 3. Junk, not going to buy another tegra for quite some time. The sd600 i have in my htc one is worlds better, I couldnt even play 720p well on my tegra 3 devices.

2. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Great this will destroy that Crapdragon half-baked unmatured chip. Finally we can enjoy and feel the power of an A15. HTC and Motorola might stock this as well. ®

4. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Still better than Lagxynos..

9. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

you got 5 green thumbs from your 5 different accounts? smh

15. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Potato and Experiadroid looks familiar... Punnypoop is states limited tech2 polrt3 I hate smart phones is active. I wonder what other accounts does potato use...®

31. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol.......tech3 was limited not me ! Infact I was the one who reported XperiaDroid's tech3 account ! P.S.: I currently own a GS4 and absolutely love the device

24. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I got 9 now. Eat potato and kill yourself ASAP.

11. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

What is your problem....did Samsung ever do anything to you to emotionally scar you in any way other than make phones you dislike.....if that's all they did well get over it! Many people like Samsung devices and don't get me wrong I don't mind people critisicing Samsung for a reason but you just have a go for no reason at all on a article which isn't even about Samsung! If they had kidnapped your family or something then fine but stop being a blind troll!

13. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Why did not you say the same thing to the troll was he who started it all, It seems you're a diehard fan of samsung just because you're only angry if anyone insults samsung. I think you're blind and you should open your eyes

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Says the Sony Snapdragon fanboy®

29. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Can you wait little bit longer? because until this day i’m still using samsung GS2 with exynos in it. after i replace it with “Honami” you can call me Sony Snapdragon fans, because i would have Honami, and Xperia Tablet Z

30. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

If he is or not that remains to be debated, but bringing Samsung into the conversation when it has NOTHING to do with Samsung is becoming quite common amongst commenters on all techblogs. They feel the need to mention it because of sheer hatred, because Samsung is the top Android OEM by a margin, people dislike Samsung because of preference for their own brand and because they see the South Korean giant as becoming a new Apple and people hate Apple on the other hand because of it's legal practices and supposed 'stealing ideas' and claiming it as their own, also because every teenage girl and people who don't know anything about phones will purchase the IPhone and now also, the Galaxy.

23. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

What about TROLL then? Calling LUMIA BRICK, CRAPDRAGON TEGRA4 CRAP all Samsung fans I have seen are blind troll..

14. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

The A7 Cortex is a lag, not the A15 E5410. Blame the A7s which should've been clocked at 1.6Ghz ®

25. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

and you TROLL. You got 3 thumbs up. 1 from rehankhan, 1 from whyoton1 and third from whyoton2 or SleepingOZ.

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

yeah Nvidia dropped the ball again. To bad the Tegra 4 is amazing but there lack of production is going to hurt it bad

5. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

SNAPDRAGON RULES!!!

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And Exynos is used only by The great Apple CPU and PowervrSgx GPU. Only the best will Apple will use. Apple will never use umatured Snapdragon chips on there device. So yes Snapdragon rules on typical all commercial standard phones. ®

22. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

"Apple iPhone is the most complained phone ever according to the surveys." Need more troll?

6. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Tegra 4 suffers badly from its energy-hungry design. This is not the case for the Snapdragon processors which offers excellent performance as well as being the most energy efficient chipsets on the market.

12. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Supposedly 2015 is when their own custom core design will be out. We'll see what happens then. They're a contender for graphics king -- but even then, their patent portfolio for mobile graphics technology may be more limited in size compared to those who have been in the market from the start. It'll be interesting to see how their custom core works out, when nVidia has limited experience with general purpose processing, even less mobile...

8. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

They need better pricing structure for their chips. No one is using Tegra 4 right now, and beggars can't be choosers. They need to give the manufacturers a good deal to get a solid footing first. You are not Intel, so don't price your chips like you are.

26. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Or maybe it's really powerful base on a15 architecture, and pricey chips 'coz of quality materials. I want it for my next tablet, and 4i for my next phone.

10. Cyberchum

Posts: 1024; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Talk about worst chip, I say exynos. Never gonna use a device powered by that fryer again. little or on community support, the heat can dry your shampooed hair.

18. FlushGordon unregistered

Nobody wants a piece of it huh? Dang Nvidia you must've pissed a lot of OEMs with your underwhelning Tegra 3. So it's now becoming clear MEDIATEK > Nvidia

19. FlushGordon unregistered

Let's see SAMSUNG - Qualcom, Exynos SONY - Qualcom, Mediatek HTC. - Qualcom LG - Qualcom LENOVO - Intel Toshiba and Asus comprises of how many, less than 3 percent if the total sales when you factor in those major players Quite miniscule indeed

21. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

No tegra? :s

20. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They will go bankrupt..

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