Nvidia Unveiled its Tegra 4 Chip at CES 2013
The most anticipated CES 2013 has uncovered a lot of high tech devices which were getting dressed up for this particular event. It has also given space to the world’s leading chip maker Nvidia that has launched its next generation Tegra 4 chip for the upcoming top-notch smartphones as well as tablets in this year and further.
The Nvidia Tegra 4 is a mobile processor that has been specifically designed to run devices with more than 2560 by 1600 pixels of resolution and carries ultra-HD video playback option. Below given are some of the key features of this next-gen technology.
- 4 ARM Cortex-A15 Cores – This chipset uses four ARM Cortex-A15 cores along with a fifth power saves core that lets the device running at lower battery saving power states while churning power from the four main cores. This CPU is designed to offer 2.6 times faster web browsing experience.
- Graphics Processor GeForce ULV – The Tegra 4 is upgraded with new geForce ULV graphics processor that includes 72 CUDA cores, supporting higher display resolution which is beyond 1080p. This GPU is said to offer six-times the compute power than what its predecessor offered.
- Computational Photography Architecture – The camera’s image processor will generate higher quality HDR images and combines the computational power of CPU and GPU through applications that are specially coded. This technology will be optionally shipped with Nvidia’s Icera i500 baseband chip that offers 1.2 trillion IOPS.
- Prism 2 Display Technology – Nvidia claims that its new product Tegra 4 consumes 45% less power as compared to its previous models in common usage. This is possible due to its construction with 28 nanometer silicon fabrication process. In fact, the chip is wired with the device’s display backlighting. The first notable device that has received green signal for using this technology is Nvidia’s own “Project Shied” portable game console. This device offers up to 38 hours of HD gaming and that too on full charge. Other gadgets such as smartphones, tablets, and sub-notebooks will begin rolling out in the second half of 2013.
This makes the Nvidia Tegra 4, world’s fastest mobile processor. So, when are you planning to grab it?