NVIDIA announces Tegra 4i SoC

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Nvidia today announced the Tegra 4i, a smartpone chip with an integrated LTE modem on the same physical die. This is a follow-on to the Tegra 4 that was announced at this year’s CES 2013. Formerly known as “Project Grey”, Tegra 4i delivers the highest performance of any single-chip smartphone processor and is only half the size of its nearest competitor (Snapdragon 800).

Tegra 4i features:

  • 60 custom NVIDIA GPU cores
  • Quad-core CPU based on ARM’s newest and most efficient core— the R4 Cortex-A9 CPU— plus a fifth battery saver core
  • A version of the NVIDIA i500 LTE modem optimized for integration 
  • Unique Chimera Computational Photography Architecture like Tegra 4

This brings Tegra 4 goodness to the mainstream smartphone market --  an extremely power efficient, compact, high- performance mobile processor that enables smartphone performance and capability previously available only in expensive super phones.

NVIDIA will also introduce its “Phoenix” reference smartphone platform for the Tegra 4i processor to demonstrate its unique mobile technologies. Phoenix is a blueprint that phone makers can reference in designing and building future Tegra 4i smartphones to help get them to market quicker.

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