NVIDIA today introduced NVIDIAÂ® TegraÂ® 4 , the worldâ€™s fastest mobile processor, with record-setting performance and battery life to flawlessly power smartphones and tablets, gaming devices, auto infotainment and navigation systems, and PCs.
Tegra 4 offers exceptional graphics processing, with lightning-fast web browsing, stunning visuals and new camera capabilities through computational photography.
Previously codenamed â€œWayne,â€ Tegra 4 features 72 custom NVIDIA GeForceâ„¢ GPU cores â€“ or six times the GPU horsepower of Tegra 3 â€“ which deliver more realistic gaming experiences and higher resolution displays. It includes the first quad-core application of ARMâ€™s most advanced CPU core, the Cortex-A15, which delivers 2.6x faster web browsing and breakthrough performance for apps.
Tegra 4 also enables worldwide 4G LTE voice and data support through an optional chipset, the fifth-generation NVIDIA IceraÂ® i500 processor. More efficient and 40 percent the size of conventional modems, i500 delivers four times the processing capability of its predecessor.
â€œTegra 4 provides enormous processing power and efficiency to power smartphones and tablets, gaming devices, auto systems and PCs,â€ said Phil Carmack, senior vice president of the Tegra business at NVIDIA.Â â€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.â€
Computational Photography Capability
Among the Tegra 4 processorâ€™s breakthroughs is its Computational Photography Architecture, which automatically delivers high dynamic range (HDR) photos and video by fusing together the processing power of the GPU, CPU and the cameraâ€™s image-signal processor.
Its HDR capability captures images, including those taken with a flash, the way they are seen by the human eye â€“ with detail in both bright and dark areas.
Unprecedented Power Efficiency
Designed for maximum energy efficiency, Tegra 4 includes a second-generation battery saver core for low power during standard use, and PRISM 2 Display technology to reduce backlight power while delivering superior visuals.
Tegra 4 consumes up to 45 percent less power than its predecessor, Tegra 3, in common use cases. And it enables up to 14 hours of HD video playback on phones.
Tegra 4 Key Features
- 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