As expected, Nvidia has announced the new Tegra 4 processor at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2013. Designed for smartphones, tablets and other portable devices, the Tegra 4 features 72 custom GPU cores, which gives more realistic gaming experiences and higher resolution displays.
Earlier Codenamed 'Wayne', this is the first quad-core processor to feature ARM A15 architecture. The chipmaker also claims that the Tegra 4 renders faster webpage load times - up to 2.6 times faster - and consumes up to 40 per cent lesser battery than Tegra 3
According to Phil Carmack, Senior Vice President of Tegra Business, Nvidia: "Tegra 4 provides enormous processing power and efficiency to power smartphones and tablets, gaming devices, auto systems and PCs. Its new capabilities, particularly in the area of computational photography, will help improve a whole range of existing products and lead to the creation of exciting new ones."
The company has also announced Project Shield. Powered by Tegra 4 processor, it can play console-quality games.
Gadgets & Gizmos is at Las Vegas for CES 2013 at the invitation of Panasonic. Watch this space for some great coverage from the event