The Tegra 4 Is Here

Here it is: the next biggest, baddest mobile processor, the silicon monster that'll power your next coveted super-smartphone. It packs 72 GPU cores, 4 CPU cores, and a built-in 4G.

In a (somewhat simulated) head to head test between a Nexus 10 tablet and and a Tegra 4 mystery machine, the latter loaded 25 webpages in only 27 seconds, with the older chip taking 50. Not many of us will be loading up 25 webpages simultaneously, but Nvidia is hammering beefed up browser performance here—as well as topping the iPad 4's A6X processor across the board. Nvidia says it's simply the fastest mobile processor in the world. Nvidia says.

The Tegra 4 will also have supercharged HDR photo rendering, Nvidia says, beating out the iPhone 5's abilities with better capture speeds thanks to all of those aforementioned cores working at once. In actual life terms, Nvidia says it'll be the difference between two seconds of rendering on the iPhone and 0.2 seconds on a Tegra 4-powered mobile camera.


Comments

    That article has the words 'Nvidia says' a lot, they even threw in one that made no sense at all.

    They could have also added a comparison to tegra3 would have been nice to see if there was much gain.

    Well lets face it nvidia are pretty much on the money.... I have compared an S3 to my One X and the Tegra 3 smashes competition.

    The only one close is the A6 but unlike the Android family (unfortunately) Apple design their software around the hardware.... The Tegra 4 if treated right, should blow competition away again.... I mean come on they have practice with the whole AMD war

    Busy little beavers at nVidia, aren't they? New mobile processor, a hand-held gaming system, and a cloud based GPU stack called 'The Grid'. Of the three, the Tegra 4 is likely to be the only successful one.

    Is there any info on if this is the processor being used in the galaxy s4? If so, Id buy the phone in a heartbeat. I like my battery life and one of the major reasons I still don't wanna go 4G is the poor battery life. Hopefully the integrated modem helps with that

    The one key main point everyone should take away from this is:

    Apples processor has been in use for quite some time, meanwhile by the time NVidia release theirs. Apple will have their next processor out.

    I mean come-on, I am sick of buying into hopes and dreams NVidia!

    Would have been nice if they compared battery life to the T4 versus other LTE smartphones using T3. Only real world tests will see if "nVidia says..." is worth its weight.

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