NVIDIA gave us details about their Tegra 4 line of quad-core mobile processors. The Tegra 4 family consists of the Tegra 4 (Wayne) which runs on the latest Cortex A15 core clocks at 1.9GHz while the 4i (Grey) clocks at 2.3 GHz and uses Cortex A9 r4.
Claiming to be the world’s fastest processors, they promise faster web browsing, LTE support, always-on HDR, panoramic HDR and tap-to-track capability for cameras and the lowest 1080p phone power consumption. On paper, the Tegra 4 processor benchmarks close to a 1.7Ghz Intel Core i5 processor and is six times faster than the Tegra 3. It has 72 GPU cores compared to Tegra 3’s 12.
Both Tegra 4 chips come with the i500, which is a software framework that can be reprogrammed to accept new network standards via software updates.
According to an analysis by Microprocessor Report which was revealed during MWC 2013, the Tegra 4 is the highest-performing mobile ARM processor if maximum power is considered. Benchmark results clearly show that Tegra 4 leads even Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 800. NVIDIA’s latest mobile processor would be ideal for tablets and gaming devices where you want the most powerful performance possible.
The Tegra 4 will be featured in Nvidia’s upcoming Project Shield gaming console, while the 4i will be in the Nvidia Phoenix smartphone.