CES 2013 officially opens its doors tomorrow, so it’s time for the big boys to do their usual pre-show stuff ahead of, like, the actual show.
Nvidia, for one, was eager to show off its CES-themed beaver, lifting the lid on its Tegra 4 processor yesterday.
Unsurprisingly, we’re told that the Tegra 4 is the “world’s fastest mobile processor”, with the familiar Nvidia 4-plus-1 setup.
Specifically, the Nvidia Tegra 4 is a Cortex-A15-based beast, with four cores plus a fifth battery-saving core, and 72 custom GeForce GPU cores.
One of Nvidia Tegra 4’s key features is something called Computational Photography Capability, which “automatically delivers high dynamic range (HDR) photos and video by fusing together the processing power of the GPU, CPU and the camera's image-signal processor.”
Somewhat disappointingly, there’s no integrated LTE on the Nvidia Tegra 4. Faster data speeds are instead achieved via the optional Icera i500 chipset.
In terms of power consumption, Nvidia reckons the Tegra 4 consumes 45% less power than the Tegra 3 in “common use cases”. That supposedly means up to 14 hours HD video playback on smartphones.
And that’s about all we know for now, but we expect we’ll learn more as the week goes on. In the meantime, check out the official Nvidia Tegra 4 press release.