NVIDIA At CES 2013: Announces Tegra 4 processor with 4G LTE


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So here CES 2013 Begin s with some announcements from NVIDIA. Today in Las Vegas at CES 2013 NVIDIA has announced Tegra 4 processor with 4G LTE support. This new processor features 72 GPU cores and 4 A15 CPU cores for console level graphics and faster processes overall. The Tegra 4 also includes something called the Computational Photography Architecture, which significantly reduces the time for camera related functionalities.

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You can make a guess from this: The Tegra 4 finished the process in just 27 seconds compared to the 50 seconds it took the Nexus 10 to complete the task.

The Tegra 4 will also power Nvidia’s new Project Shield, a portable Android console built into a controller with a 5-inch 720p HD display. More info about Project Shield Coming..

Currently NVIDIA didn’t announced devices on which it will be coming.

Press release:

NVIDIA Introduces World’s Fastest Mobile Processor

Tegra 4 Features 72 Custom GPU Cores, Quad-Core Cortex-A15 CPU for Superb Performance and Efficiency; LTE Enabled with Optional Chipset

LAS VEGAS—CES—Jan. 6, 2013—NVIDIA today introduced NVIDIA® Tegra® 4 , the world’s fastest mobile processor, with record-setting performance and battery life to flawlessly power smartphones and tablets, gaming devices, auto infotainment and navigation systems, and PCs.

Tegra 4 offers exceptional graphics processing, with lightning-fast web browsing, stunning visuals and new camera capabilities through computational photography.

Previously codenamed “Wayne,” Tegra 4 features 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce™ GPU cores – or six times the GPU horsepower of Tegra 3 – which deliver more realistic gaming experiences and higher resolution displays. It includes the first quad-core application of ARM’s most advanced CPU core, the Cortex-A15, which delivers 2.6x faster web browsing and breakthrough performance for apps.

Tegra 4 also enables worldwide 4G LTE voice and data support through an optional chipset, the fifth-generation NVIDIA Icera® i500 processor. More efficient and 40 percent the size of conventional modems, i500 delivers four times the processing capability of its predecessor.

“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.”
Computational Photography Capability

Among the Tegra 4 processor’s breakthroughs is its Computational Photography Architecture, which automatically delivers high dynamic range (HDR) photos and video by fusing together the processing power of the GPU, CPU and the camera’s image-signal processor.

Its HDR capability captures images, including those taken with a flash, the way they are seen by the human eye – with detail in both bright and dark areas.

Unprecedented Power Efficiency

Designed for maximum energy efficiency, Tegra 4 includes a second-generation battery saver core for low power during standard use, and PRISM 2 Display technology to reduce backlight power while delivering superior visuals.

Tegra 4 consumes up to 45 percent less power than its predecessor, Tegra 3, in common use cases. And it enables up to 14 hours of HD video playback on phones.


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

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