Originally Posted by tx-jose
I think nvidia put too much into tegra 4 and shield, it wasn't as widely adopted as they hoped for it seems. just because you flop doesn't mean you give up. Nvidia isn't king of the desktop GPU at the moment from giving up.
someone at AMD needs to make a mobile version of an APU. that would be epic.
AMD already has what you are talking about. It's the 3.9w A4-1200. 1 Ghz Temash Dual Core plus 128 GCN cores running at 225 Mhz. There is a Toshiba convertible tablet with it:
Originally Posted by Mad Pistol
Tegra 3 had some pretty big wins, but even it was outclassed by some of Qualcomm's dual core designs.
Tegra 4 was definitely a flop. Nearly all high-end current devices have a qualcomm chip in them.
We'll see what Tegra 5 brings, but as powerful as Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 is, it had better be an amazing chip.
The impression I got is that Tegra 3 uses too much power. The Surface uses it and I would bet that the reason they decided to use the 1.3 Ghz version instead of the 1.7 Ghz version was to stay competitive in terms of battery life. On the other hand, some people complain the Surface is a bit sluggish. I don't know whether that has to do with trying to run the Windows kernel on it, or if the ARM port of the OS is not that efficient or if at 1.3 Ghz the Tegra 3 doesn't have enough horsepower.
The Tegra 4 that Surface 2 uses seems a lot better, but they have little market because they are still developing the version with the built-in LTE modem, which is probably what smartphone makers want. The Tegra 4i will only be available early next year, and according to this
article, it "would ship in the second quarter of 2014 at the latest". How many months have passed since they originally announced Tegra 4 ?
They originally announced
Tegra 4 the 6th of January, so Tegra 4i will be available one year or more after Tegra 4 was announced. May still be fine for a lot of smartphones, but I wonder if it's enough to keep competitive with newer offerings from the competition.
Maybe Tegra 4i will be for smartphones on a better manufacturing process and they will announce a Tegra 5i by early next year, it seems to me they need to catch up.Edited by tpi2007 - 11/9/13 at 1:55pm