Monday, January 7, 2013

NVIDIA Packs 72 GPU Cores into TEGRA 4 Mobile Processor

NVIDIA unveiled its Tegra 4 mobile processor featuring six times the GPU horsepower of Tegra 3.  Key specs:

  • 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

  • NVIDIA said the performance boost will help deliver more realistic gaming experiences and higher resolution displays.

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

    "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."