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NVIDIA Shows Off More Tegra 4i at CTIA, LTE Advanced Speeds Are a Go

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Taking place in Las Vegas this week is CTIA, another annual mobile/tech industry conference much like CES that takes place in January. Some well-known names are attending this year’s meetup, companies such as HTC, NVIDIA, LG and Verizon are all in attendance. Demoing their Tegra 4i processor with built in i500 LTE modem is Santa Clara’s NVIDIA, showing the industry that thanks to an update, their chip is capable of flying through large amounts of data in no time at all. 

Using Phoenix, their reference device for manufacturers, the Tegra 4i was able to pull through 150Mbps, an extra 50% boost in speed over their previous speed tests that took place at MWC in February. The gain in speed is thanks to a simple modem software update, no new hardware and not a new chip. Using the above pictured emulator, since no LTE Cat 4 networks currently exist locally, the Tegra 4i was able to demonstrate what would happen in the perfect world test – LTE Advanced speeds.

To close, NVIDIA also showed the chipset demonstrating video and audio playback on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. Sort of makes it exciting for when this chip will be placed inside of an actual retail device.

Via: NVIDIA

  • mustbepbs

    NVIDIA hyping their products with tests they fabricated?

    I am so surprised.

    Anyone remember that Nexus 10 VS Tegra 4 browser test where they used the CLEARLY superior AOSP browser for the Tegra 4, while sticking the Nexus 10 with the POS Chrome browser? Yeah, real fair test there, NVIDIA.

  • mustbepbs

    NVIDIA hyping their products with tests they fabricated?

    I am so surprised.

    Anyone remember that Nexus 10 VS Tegra 4 browser test where they used the CLEARLY superior AOSP browser for the Tegra 4, while sticking the Nexus 10 with the POS Chrome browser? Yeah, real fair test there, NVIDIA.

    • Dylan Patel

      The Terga 4 should rape the N10 though in equal tests too. It is Quad A15′s vs the dual of the N10. It has the most powerful GPU meant for the mobile space. Not fair what they are doing, but the Terga 4 is much more powerful.

      • mustbepbs

        Isn’t that what people said about the Tegra 3? SHOULD and DOES are two different words.

        • Dylan Patel

          Terga 3 did what it was supposed to do. What’s wrong with it? You probably joined the hype train rather than actually looking at what it was though.

          • mustbepbs

            We’ll see.

          • Dylan Patel

            We don’t need to see, we have Terga 4 benchmarks on the Project Shield. Also, you didn’t answer my question about what was wrong with the Terga 3?

          • mustbepbs

            Tegra 3 was a pretty poor SoC, especially with compatibility.

          • Dylan Patel

            Give me examples of the SOC being bad. Terga 3 is pretty good, people just love hating Nvidia though.

          • michael arazan

            Compared to the TI chip in my Galaxy nexus, the Nexus & with the Tegra chip is way smoother and they both are 1.2 in processing power.

            But this year Qualcomm wins it in specs hands down. But the speeds are only matched by as much data you receive from the speed of the network when using apps and your Browser, the same as a pc does.

          • mustbepbs

            That’s because the TI chip in the GNex was crap, and is clearly a lot older than the Tegra trip in the Nexus 7.

          • Dylan Patel

            What… The Terga 3 rapes the TI in the G-Nex. That is the Gnex being much older. 1.2 ghz means nothing, The power is dependant on architecture, die and process fab. Qualcomm does not win hands down in specs. The Exynos Octo and Terga 4 are more powerful, but more expensive. Qualcomm gets so many sales because it is really good at SOC fab.

  • steve30x

    So does that mean obviously phones here in the U.S with Nvidia now will run 4g once they start to make them? I suppose so, and that means back to the old’ :this device is not yet compatible with this app” or not even show up on the google play store. Seems like everything is snapdragon. On Nexus 7 I cant even download the new Web-kit powered Opera browser as one of the many examples. I think phone manufacturers should really rely on one chip just underpowered for mid range devices and high end devices getting the better performance chips like the snapdragon 600 etc. I remember bionic couldn’t get this and that due to the OMAP processor it had.

  • steve30x

    So does that mean obviously phones here in the U.S with Nvidia now will run 4g once they start to make them? I suppose so, and that means back to the old’ :this device is not yet compatible with this app” or not even show up on the google play store. Seems like everything is snapdragon. On Nexus 7 I cant even download the new Web-kit powered Opera browser as one of the many examples. I think phone manufacturers should really rely on one chip just underpowered for mid range devices and high end devices getting the better performance chips like the snapdragon 600 etc. I remember bionic couldn’t get this and that due to the OMAP processor it had.

    • tomn1ce

      Just like everything is snapdragon their 800 chip is capable of reaching speed up to 150 Mbps as well and it will show case in devices which will be release in the 2nd half of 2013….I’m just waiting to see what device will sport the Snapdragon 800 chip to ditch my G-Nexus. I just hope that all the games that I have in my G-Nexus are compatible with the future device that I’ll be getting…

    • tomn1ce

      Just like everything is snapdragon their 800 chip is capable of reaching speed up to 150 Mbps as well and it will show case in devices which will be release in the 2nd half of 2013….I’m just waiting to see what device will sport the Snapdragon 800 chip to ditch my G-Nexus. I just hope that all the games that I have in my G-Nexus are compatible with the future device that I’ll be getting…

  • KleenDroid

    Amazing

  • droidrazredge

    I think what Nvidia is doing with the Tegra 4i processor with built in i500 LTE modem is amazing and worth noting about, but what I feel Nvidia is putting more resources on modem speed than their overall chip speed and performance.

    They might be achieving faster LTE Speeds but what they need to worry about more than LTE speeds is trying to achieve faster Qualcomm Snapdragon speeds because I doubt people will be in a perfect setting to achieve perfect LTE. In the mobile world clock per core speed and how it is optimized around the software is King.

    • gokusimpson

      True. Nobody will ever be getting full LTE speeds because there are so many users on the network. I still have my doubts about the true usable speed of the chip. Nvidia keeps showing it off in a non-mobile form factor which allows them to have higher voltages, clock speeds, and thermal limits.

    • gokusimpson

      True. Nobody will ever be getting full LTE speeds because there are so many users on the network. I still have my doubts about the true usable speed of the chip. Nvidia keeps showing it off in a non-mobile form factor which allows them to have higher voltages, clock speeds, and thermal limits.

      • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

        NVIDIA basically did the same thing with the T3 by using the “exclusive” TegraZone apps to make their chipsets looks better than the rest but they never actually considered how those devices would work in the wild which is exactly why the Nexus 7 and just about any other Tegra powered device experiences lag and unresponsive tendencies even with Project Butter!