Features of Nvidia Tegra 4 revealed
Nvidia has announced a new SoC called Tegra 4 during last month.
It is powered with new Quad core ARM Cortex-A15 chips and GeForce ULP graphics with 72 shader processors. It also includes second-generation low-power core and 4G LTE via the NVIDIA Icera i500 processor.
But so far, the company has not revealed the exact release date of processor.
The new processor, Tegra 4, will also support ultra-high-definition screens of 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution.
It also offers high speed graphics processing and faster web browsing along with new camera capabilities.
Moreover, it is designed for maximum energy efficiency, includes battery saver core and Prism 2 display technology to reduce the power consumption. Hence, it can offer 14 hours HD video playback time.
What’s new in Nvidia Tegra 4?
Tegra 4 is based on computational photography architecture that delivers high dynamic range (HDR) photos and video. Its HDR capability helps users to capture high quality images even in bright + low light condition.
Tegra 4, also called as Wayne, offers higher throughput per cycle and more powerful graphics than the Tegra 3.
It is manufactured using 28nm manufacturing process from TSMC. So Nvidia offers a great improvement in Tegra 4 in terms of power consumption, compared to its predecessor.
Tegra 4 will be available in some smartphones and tablets, as well as Nvidia Shield console soon. The portable device will integrate high quality speakers.
The latest rumour suggests that Nvidia will launch the first batch of Tegra 4 chipset during the month of July. As usuall, strategic partners of Nvidia, such as Asustek Computer, will first release their Tegra 4 based devices between August and September of 2013. Until then, Tegra 3 will remain in effect in all Smartphones and tablets.
Features of Nvidia Shield Console
Nvidia Shield console will have following features:
- It will include 2 game pads and users can play any game that is available on Google Play
- It will be powered with Nvidia GeForce GTX GPUs
- It will be based on Nvidia Tegra 4 SoC and will be equipped with a 5 inch capacitive screen of 1280 x 720 resolution.
- It features 802.11n Wi-Fi technology with 2 x 2 MIMO antennas to stream PC games.
Nvidia Shield will be launched during Q2 of 2013, however the exact release date is not known yet.