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post #11 of 57
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I think its more to do that Nvidia could not give them T4 to represent a $200 device.

This could be true too, but I feel like it may have a lot more to do with battery issues. The tests have shown the Tegra 4 to be powerful, but a power hog.
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post #12 of 57
Snapdragon 600/800 is faster than Tegra 3.
Tegra 3/Nexus 7 was hampered by slow IO.
Nexus 7 successor will be out in June/July most likely, announced at I/O in May.
Tegra 4 devices wont hit the market until Q4 2013.

Nothing to see here, the best chip that is available for the launch window is Snapdragon.
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post #13 of 57
If Google is shooting to move 6-8 million of these tablets, that's a lot of chips Nvidia won't be providing. Nvidia has a lot riding on Tegra 4. Missing out on the Nexus is huge.
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Wouldn't be a huge surprise to me if they use the same SoC found in the Nexus 4.
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qualcomm most likely just happens to produce the best choice for what they are looking for as far as price/power/performance goes
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Wouldn't be a huge surprise to me if they use the same SoC found in the Nexus 4.

The 600 is essentially an S4 Pro, just 30% faster.
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qualcomm most likely just happens to produce the best choice for what they are looking for as far as price/power/performance goes
Hmm.....that sounds familiar, where have I heard that before? lachen.gif
post #18 of 57
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Hmm.....that sounds familiar, where have I heard that before? lachen.gif

Did you know Adreno, the GPU in Qualcomm's SoCs, is an anagram of Radeon? thinking.gif
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Did you know Adreno, the GPU in Qualcomm's SoCs, is an anagram of Radeon? thinking.gif

+rep! thats insightful.. i think I have read of qualcomm and AMD in talks before... in particular they are both members of HSA.
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post #20 of 57
Oh Snapdragon wink.gif

Why is anyone surprised? There's no need for CUDA /PhysX on tablets.
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