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Qualcomm Bashes Nvidia Tegra Processors

Qualcomm Chief Marketing Officer Anand Chandrasekher has heavily criticized Nvidia's Tegra processors.

The latter's quad-core Tegra 3 processor is utilized by the majority of Android-powered tablets launched last year. But Qualcomm's CMO believes that the Snapdragon 600 and 800 processors' introduction will dominate the market this year.

The Snapdragon S4 processor, meanwhile, is powering a considerable proportion of high profile smartphones, while Toshiba is the only firm said to be adopting Nvidia's Tegra 4.

"Snapdragon S4 Pro is better, faster than the commercially shipping Tegra 3… On benchmarks published by Anantech, S4 Pro is twice as fast as the fastest Tegra processor commercially available,” the executive said. "Nvidia just launched their Tegra 4 – not sure when those will be in the market on a commercial basis, but we believe our Snapdragon 600 outperforms Nvidia’s Tegra 4. And we believe our Snapdragon 800 completely outstrips it and puts a new benchmark in place."

"So, we clean Tegra 4′s clock. There’s nothing in Tegra 4 that we looked at and that looks interesting. Tegra 4, frankly, looks a lot like what we already have in S4 Pro... Yes, they [Nvidia] had the perception [of superior graphics] help[ing] them for some time, and that helped them for some tablet wins. I think that would change.

"The world is increasingly becoming aware that what we have in CPUs and graphics is beyond what anybody has," he added. "So usually, that technical awareness happens at the OEMs, and that takes a while for products to emerge… Empirically, we completely beat them on graphics performance!"

  • vaughn2k
    If Adreno was not sold by ATI/AMD to Qualcomm (Imageon- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imageon ), Green team vs Red team would continue in the mobile space...
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  • plznote
    For a second I though Anand from Anandtech.com was the CMO. I was pretty astonished.
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  • darkavenger123
    All these talking out of thin air...show some benchmark to backup your claims if you're so confident.
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  • bebangs
    but there's no tegra games in qualcom... beat that?
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  • redeemer
    the truth hurts?
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  • esrever
    Somebody has to tell it like it is to nvidia one of these days.
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  • thepowerofdonuts
    Qualcomm has a Snapdragon games store. Tegra games means nothing. They're playable on any phon
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  • m32
    Qualcomm talking alot of ****. I can't wait for benchmarks for the Teg4 against Qualcomm's top end ARM chips. It doesn't really matter to me, but they got me interested.
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  • Gundam288
    vaughn2kIf Adreno was not sold by ATI/AMD to Qualcomm (Imageon- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imageon ), Green team vs Red team would continue in the mobile space...Maybe sometime down the line AMD's APU's will overtake Tegra given that they only get smaller and smaller and that X86 is starting to enter the phone/tablet market. =3
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  • knowom
    Main competitor bashes main rival, but provides no benchmarks to go along with it just words go figure. Could care less honestly one way or another, but Nvidia does have something important going for it a history of strong developer support no matter how good your product is on paper if you can't utilize it fully no one is going to care.
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