Nvidia Unveils Tegra 4, The World’s Fastest Mobile Processor

Nvidia, the global leader in graphics processing units (GPUs), has today announced the world’s fastest mobile processor to date, the Tegra 4 for smartphones and tablets at CES 2013. The company claims its quad-core chip will out perform any other mobile processor, including the A6X chipset powering Apple’s New iPad.

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Tegra 4 features 72 custom Nvidia GeForce GPU cores, which pack six times the GPU horsepower of Tegra 3, delivering more realistic gaming experiences and higher resolution displays. It also includes the first quad-core application of ARM’s most advanced CPU core, the Cortex-A15, which delivers up to 2.6x faster web browsing and breakthrough app performance.

“Tegra 4 provides enormous processing power and efficiency to power smartphones and tablets, gaming devices, auto systems and PCs,” said Phil Carmack, senior vice president of the Tegra business at NVIDIA. “Its new capabilities, particularly in the area of computational photography, will help improve a whole range of existing products and lead to the creation of exciting new ones.”

Tegra 4 Key Features

  • GeForce GPU with 72 custom cores
  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU, plus a 2nd Generation Battery Saver Core
  • Computational Photography Architecture
  • LTE capability with optional Icera i500 chipset
  • 4K ultra-high-def video support

Tegra 4 consumes up to 45% less power than Tegra 3, and enables up to 14 hours of HD video playback on phones.

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  • Breathless

    Impressive but really specs don’t mean as much as before. The real impressive thing is the increase of battery life.

  • ’tis true. really though, how much is really ‘enough’ when it comes to mobile CPU power nowadays to run Angry Birds?

  • Anon

    There are other games that are more GPU intensive. Imagine being able to play Skyrim or FarCry 3 on your phone or tablet. Tegra 4 also powers NVIDIA’s new ‘Sheild’ console.