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Tegra Multi-Core Mobile Processor
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Introducing NVIDIA® Tegra® 4

Introducing NVIDIA® Tegra® 4,
The World's Fastest Mobile Processor

Take your mobile experience further than ever before with Tegra 4's perfect balance of power and efficiency. Explore new camera capabilities, lightning-fast web browsing, stunning visuals for mobile gaming, and blazing LTE networking through an optional chipset—all with incredible battery life.
The world's first mobile quad-core and dual-core CPU

Key Innovations

  • NVIDIA® GPU with up to 72 custom cores - Enjoy unique mobile device innovations in photography, media, gaming, and web—including High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging, WebGL, and HTML5.
  • Quad-Core ARM Processor - NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor harnesses ARM's most advanced CPU cores ever, plus a second-generation battery-saver core, to deliver record levels of performance and battery life. The ARM Cortex-A15 CPU is the engine behind Tegra 4, while Tegra 4i is powered by the new ARM Cortex-A9 r4 CPU—which was defined by ARM with help from NVIDIA – and the most efficient CPU core in its class.
  • Variable SMP - NVIDIA Variable SMP architecture enables four performance cores to be used for max burst, when needed, with each core independently and automatically enabled and disabled based on workload. The single battery-saver core handles low-power tasks like active standby, music, and video playback, and is fully transparent to the OS and applications.
  • Computational Photography Camera - Never miss that "once in a lifetime" shot while you turn on features like HDR, then try to hold still enough to properly capture the scene. The innovative new computational photography mobile architecture fuses together the processing power of the CPU, GPU, and ISP to dramatically enhance mobile imaging. This enables the first Always-on HDR camera with features like live HDR preview, instant HDR photos, HDR video, HDR burst, HDR Flash, and HDR Panorama, as well as the first phone-based Tap-to-Track feature.
  • NVIDIA i500 LTE Modem - The i500 is a full LTE modem and supports any Tegra powered device as a separate but complementary chipset. Tegra 4i is a single-chip processor that delivers a full application processor, and integrates an optimized version of the i500 modem. For more information on i500, see here.

Tegra 4 Specifications

  Tegra 4 Tegra 4i
CPU Cores 4 + 1 4 + 1
CPU Architecture ARM Cortex-A15 ARM Cortex-A9 r4
Max Clock Speed 1.9 GHz Up to 2.0 GHz
Custom GPU Cores 72 60
Computational Photography Architecture Yes Yes
Memory Frequency DDR3L & LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory Size 4 GB 2 GB
LCD 3200 x 2000 1920 x 1200
HDMI 4K (UltraHD) 1080P
Architecture Optional LTE Chipset Integrated i500 LTE
LTE Cat 3/Cat 4+CA 100-150
Mbps DL (50 Mbps UL)
FDD and TD-LTE, TMs 1-8
Cat 3/Cat 4+CA 100-150
Mbps DL (50 Mbps UL)
FDD and TD-LTE, TMs 1-8
HSPA+ Cat 24/6 42 Mbps DL (5.7 Mbps UL)
Plus cats 6, 8, 10, 14, 18
Cat 24/6 42 Mbps DL (5.7 Mbps UL)
Plus cats 6, 8, 10, 14, 18
TD-HSPA Cat 24/6 4.2 Mbps DL (2.2 Mbps UL)
Including TD-SCDMA
Cat 24/6 4.2 Mbps DL (2.2 Mbps UL)
Including TD-SCDMA
Package Size/Type 23x23 BGA
14x14 FCCSP
12x12 POP
12x12 FCCSP
Process 28 nm 28 nm