Nvidia announces the world’s fastest mobile CPU today — Nvidia Tegra 4 ARM Cortex A-15


Nvidia Tegra 4 Cortex-A15 mobile processor

In a press event held by Nvidia last night around 8:00 PM at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, company’s CEO, Mr Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled what it is right now the worlds fastest mobile processor — Nvidia Tegra 4. New SoC offers better battery life powering smartphones and tablets, gaming devices, auto infotainment and navigation systems, and even PCs.

Tegra 4 features 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce GPU cores which is six times the GPU horsepower offered by Tegra 3 chip, delivering more realistic gaming experiences and higher resolution displays. It includes the first quad-core application of ARM’s most advanced CPU core, the Cortex-A15, which delivers 2.6x faster web browsing and breakthrough performance for apps and it has been said that it is up to 3.5x faster than Apple A6, Samsung 5250, Qualcomm 8064 or TI OMAP 4470 chipset. Furthermore this is the first 4G / LTE enabled chipset by Nvidia.

“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.”

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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

On average Tegra 4 chip consumes up to 45% less power than its predecessor, Tegra 3 and it enables up to 14 hours of HD video playback on smartphones.