nVidia redefines overkill with 2.3GHz quad-core Tegra 4i chip announcement

by Gareth Mankoo

nVidia have announced their first Tegra processor with an integrated LTE chip. The 2.3GHz quad-core Tegra 4i processor takes on the Qualcomm line of devices with 60 custom GPU cores, a fifth processing core for battery conservation and an integrated NVIDIA i500 LTE modem. Additionally, it also comes with Nvidia’s Chimera camera technology that is made to capture HDR panorama shots that do not require a single-direction sweep. “Tegra 4i is the very latest SoC solution based on the ARM Cortex-A9 processor and demonstrates the ability of ARM and our partners to continue to push the performance of technology and create exciting user experiences,” says Tom Cronk, executive vice president and general manager, processor division, ARM. “ARM and NVIDIA worked closely to further optimize the Cortex-A9 processor to drive performance and efficiency in areas such as streaming and responsiveness. This is an example of the collaboration and innovation that enables ARM technology-based solutions to be market drivers through multiple generations of SoC solutions.”

“Nvidia is delivering for the first time a single, integrated processor that powers all the major functions of a smartphone,” said Phil Carmack, senior vice president of the Mobile business, Nvidia. “Tegra 4i phones will provide amazing computing power, world-class phone capabilities, and exceptionally long battery life.” The Nvidia Tegra 4i mobile processor will be demonstrated in the company’s booth in Hall 7, Stand #C110, at the 2013 Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain, between 25th and 28th February.


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