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Nvidia: Tegra 4 Devices Will Be Announced This Quarter

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May 13, 2013 6:07:18 AM

While I like the advancement in CPU technology, I am slightly unnerved by the fact that the market is releasing more SOC's... I would much rather Nvidia just sell these chips to both manufacturers AND consumers.
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May 13, 2013 6:19:29 AM

Tegra4 has taken too long to come to fruition. I know that Nvidia made a statement that they chose certain company/product decisions in order to not have another "tegra 1-3" fiasco by rushing the product. But I think they lost a lot of the device market in the interim which could put them at a disadvantage for whenever T4 comes out.
The other troubling thing is that it sounds like most phones and tablets in the general mobile market are going to be using the Tegra4i, which is using an old ("old") architecture, and is not faster than the Snapdragon S4 pro. The danger with this is that the Snapdragon line will also be undergoing development, and I would be shocked that within a few quarter there isn't something significantly faster than what was released last year, more on-par with the Tegra4.
Competition is great for consumers, but I wouldn't get my hopes up with T4.
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May 13, 2013 6:22:22 AM

I'm planning on getting a GTX card (maybe 660?) this summer to make my first gaming PC. Does Tegra have any effect on the discrete video card market? Because if so, it might be better to just go with a Radeon card this summer =/
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May 13, 2013 6:30:46 AM

This is the start of the end of tablets. Muahahahaha.
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May 13, 2013 6:42:46 AM

Sorry Nvidia I think you may have missed the boat on this round.
You took too long to release Tegra 4 and your previous generations just sucked too badly. Tegra 3 has been needing a replacement for a year now.
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May 13, 2013 6:49:11 AM

can'e wait to get real benchmarks of performance in devices... till then it is vaporware, critisized by some, haile dby others... and nobody has a damn clue which one is right.
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May 13, 2013 7:46:29 AM

JustSoZen said:
I'm planning on getting a GTX card (maybe 660?) this summer to make my first gaming PC. Does Tegra have any effect on the discrete video card market? Because if so, it might be better to just go with a Radeon card this summer =/


Tegra and GeForce are completely different product. just the same as amd cpu to amd gpu
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May 13, 2013 7:57:01 AM

AFAIK any device featuring Tegra 4i won't come out until early next year. Tegra 4i might using much dated Cortex A9 but so far nvidia was clear that they did not aim high end smartphone for the chip. they even specifically mention they are going to compete with the chip small size to compete with other SoC maker in term of price (if i'm not mistaken Tegra 4i is about 60mm2).

maybe it just me but it seems nvidia did not put aggressive push with their tegra 4. i mean there still no real device available with tegra 4 they already talk how superior tegra 5 is like how it will be based on kepler architecture and will have full support for OpenGL 4.3. heck they even show kayla running battlefield 3 just to show what might be possible with Logan (Tegra 5)
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May 13, 2013 6:30:48 PM

JustSoZen said:
I'm planning on getting a GTX card (maybe 660?) this summer to make my first gaming PC. Does Tegra have any effect on the discrete video card market? Because if so, it might be better to just go with a Radeon card this summer =/


Well to be fair he asked if the Tegra could have any effect on the market, not if they were the same product. Perhaps answering the question, instead of assuming he doesn't know the difference between a GPU and CPU would be nice.

There could be a slight impact on the discrete GPU market with the release of the Tegra 4. Due in part to the incompatibility between the Nvidia Shield and the Radeon cards. I would suggest you consider the possibility of using the Nvidia Shield with the Rift and a Gnarly LAN party mini box. This requires a GTX 680 performance or better, and it requires Nvidia GPUs. If the three are a great match it could hypothetically increase demand for the Nvidia product. With the imminent release of the 9K series AMD GPUs the 7-series will be found at an even better deal.

So in a way Nvidia continues to charge more for less, and AMD brings even more value to the table. Like I said Slight.

-CB
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May 13, 2013 6:37:30 PM

^heard that nvidia will come around with their 700 series this month but as for amd 9k series they wont come that soon. based on the latest rumor amd expect to use 20nm class process node for their upcoming cards and tsmc 20nm will not be ready until next year at the least.
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May 13, 2013 11:32:26 PM

Neato, gameloft games and dumb touchscreen controls on a +$500 phone - SIGN ME UP!
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May 14, 2013 2:38:35 AM

lol on gameloft. i played nova3 and modern combat 4 from them and to me their touch control was terrible. madfinger's dead trigger seems decent though with their touch control.
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