Monday, 28 January 2013

From NVIDIA, The Fastest Mobile Processor in the World

NVIDIA has long been a key player in the computing world.  They are known for producing processors for video cards or graphical processing units (GPUs). They have dominated this segment of the market with several GPUs topping the list of the best cards in the industry.  A lot of gamers and digital artists prefer to have NVIDIA GPUs installed because of their reliability and processing power.  Entering the world of mobile processors is a giant leap for NVIDIA. Intel is currently the dominant player in this segment of the market, and is serious competition. NVIDIA is a fairly new player in the market for mobile processors. 

This year, NVIDIA introduced the Tegra 4 processor, which is now said to be the fastest mobile processor in the market. The announcement was made during the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which is the biggest and most anticipated event by people who are into gadgets and gizmos.  NVIDIA developed the processor primarily for the use of smartphones, tablets, gaming devices and other handheld and mobile devices. It is said to perform perfectly and have a good battery life, which is an important aspect for mobile devices.

The components of this processor are amazing. The new Tegra 4 chip contains 72 GPU cores, which is six times the power of the Tegra 3.  Aside from this, it has the Cortex A15, which is a quad core ARM application.  This will give the user more than double the speed of web browsing and guarantees better performance when accessing applications.  If those specifications still do not impress, NVIDIA made sure that it could host 4G LTE networking, including data and voice support through the optional fifth generation NVIDIA Icera i500 processor chipset. This additional chipset is only 40% the size of conventional modems but delivers 4 times the capability of the chipset developed before it. As for power efficiency, this chip is designed to maximize it. The set includes a battery saver core, which enables it to consume less energy when on standby. It consumes about 45% less power than the Tegra 3.

The NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor is getting people excited because of the many possibilities that it might bring, and not only to smartphones and tablet PCs.  Its breakthrough in the field of Computational Photography Architecture enables it to deliver High Dynamic Range photos and videos. People who are into phoneography (those who use their smartphones to take photographs) are looking forward to this.   It is no doubt a powerhouse chip.  It would enable mobile devices and gadgets to perform much better and faster, making the user experience more enjoyable.

For now, there is no definite date as to when the Tegra 4 will be available commercially. Right now, people can still enjoy the Tegra 3, its predecessor, in Google Nexus tablets and Windows 8 Surface tablets.  People will just have to wait for this chipset to come out to take advantage of its amazing properties.


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