NVIDIA’s new SoC, the Tegra 4, has an amazing 72 GeForce GPU cores that provide 6 times more processing power than the Tegra 3.
The NVIDIA Tegra 4 is finally here and although there’s not really all that much known about it’s real world ability just yet, the latest SoC from NVIDIA for mobile platforms now debuting at CES is pretty amazing in design and performance in the on stage tests provided.. Deemed the current “world’s fastest mobile processor”, the Tegra 4 has certainly raised the bar on mobile processing and what users are going to come to expect from competing chip manufacturers.
The Tegra 4 is NVIDIA’s first attempt at making use of the quad-core ARM Cortex-A15-based system-on-a-chip (SoC). The same chip that Samsung uses in the Google Nexus 10 tablet. For starters, the Tegra 4 has 72 NVIDIA GeForce GPU cores, surpassing the power of the last Tegra model 3 by 6 times which is resulting in extremely smooth HD gaming.
As shown in the NVIDIA demonstration above, although the Tegra 4 and Nexus 10 share the same ARM Cortex-A15 SoC, the Tegra 4 is unexceptionally superior when compared to the Nexus 10. Nearly twice as fast, the Tegra 4 can load 50 web pages in the time it takes the Nexus 10 to load 25.
The battery life of the Tegra 4 is another major improvement on the Tegra 3 and is said to use almost half as much power as its predecessor. NVIDIA has even said that smart-phones may be able to playback about 14 hours of HD video.
NVIDIA has made more than just an amazing graphics SoC though. One version of the Tegra 4 will offer a built-in 4G LTE modem. With such an integrated feature, even many of the most common tablets may now soon have 4G connectivity.
If you’re a photographer or even an enthusiast, you’ll also be glad to know that The Tegra 4 has also been outfitted with Computational Photography Architecture which is photography technology that provides high dynamic range (HDR) photos (video as well) by using the combined processing power of the CPU, GPU and the camera’s image-signal processor.
Visit the NVIDIA Tegra 4 press release for more information.