Tegra 4 articles
NVIDIA announced that its Shield handheld gaming console will be up for pre-order on the 20th of this month, and that the first orders should begin shipping out in June. NVIDIA set price competitive with other consoles, and is betting heavily on Tegra 4 and Android.
It has been a while since we last heard about NVIDIA Tegra 4 and its Project Shield. The main reason to that is the Qualcomm, and its newest SoCs. A portable device equipped with Tegra 4 SoC has appeared in AnTuTu benchmark and got an outstanding score.
Over at the MWC, NVIDIA has revealed benchmarks to compare the Tegra 4 to Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and 800. After NVIDIA posted the results, Qualcomm's Senior Vice President of Product Management said that their upcoming Snapdragon 800 easily beats NVIDIA's Tegra 4.
NVIDIA's CES launch of the Tegra 4 may not have been its most memorable one, for which it spent considerable resources in arranging performance tests at MWC. The SoC is getting a helping hand from SanDisk's iNAND chips, which handles the usually neglected sub-system.
NVIDIA had Tegra 4 premier at Consumer Electronics Show, but a few weeks after, there have been plenty of speculations that Tegra 4 is not that powerful as NVIDIA is saying. Over at the MWC, NVIDIA has revealed benchmarks to compare the Tegra 4 to Qualcomm Snapdragon.
It is known that NVIDIA has been struggling to find an OEM manufacturer to make Tegra 4 handsets. After NVIDIA unveiled Tegra 4 last month, they now have settled with ZTE to be the first company to ship Tegra 4 smartphone. The company will ship first models by mid-2013.
NVIDIA didn't stop at announcing its "Titan" graphics card for gaming PCs, rolling out the Tegra 4i, its first SoC with 4G LTE soft-modem logic fully integrated into the SoC, designed for smartphones. The company even rolled out a reference-design smartphone.
According to ReadWrite, Hewlett-Packard is reported to have plans to build the Android tablet. HP will use an NVIDIA mobile processor Tegra 4 and reports are saying that the company plans to announce it very soon which will be one of the first Tegra 4-based tablets.
NVIDIA's upcoming mobile processor was announced by the beginning of year but according to the company's CEO the Tegra 4 will not ship until July. This means that we will not see a Tegra 4 based devices until August/September allowing more space to Samsung and Qualcomm.
With the success of the Tegra 3, NVIDIA was hopping to have at least the same success with its next-gen chip. According to early reports, it seems that Tegra 4 will not be seen in many tablets and smartphones. For now, only Toshiba and ASUS confirmed Tegra 4 devices.