Qualcomm says Snapdragon 800 easily beats Nvidia's Tegra 4

By Shawn Knight · 10 replies
Feb 27, 2013
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  1. All eyes in the mobile world are on Nvidia’s upcoming Tegra 4 processor. The hardware maker wisely showcased the chip’s performance potential this week at Mobile World Congress and it came as little surprise that the quad-core Cortex-A15 processor and...

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  2. javierkaiser

    javierkaiser TS Enthusiast Posts: 25   +6

    Dear Mr senior vice president of product management, one product beating another is done by comparisons and benchmarks, not with words ...
  3. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +86

    "The new Snapdragon part can also encode and decode 4K content as evident by a demo shown to the publication on-site. If you?ve ever tried to run a 4K video on your desktop computer, you?re likely well aware of how taxing it can be."

    I'm skeptical, one thing is to render a 4.7 inch screen and 1440p monitor is another beast. But qualcom may have a point since I don't see many companies here in the US adopting the tegra chip.
  4. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    In the end it is about showing what each one does awfully... and who has the better sales team.

    I pretty much think it matters a lot less about witch is better in the end. They are probably are both at a point where the networks and developers need to catch up with them because the expectation was not set high given LTE rollout and maybe batteries for mobile form factors.

    The Tegra 4 does 4K and outputs to a Ultra HD monitor... I'm not sure if NVidia showcased Tegra 4 on the floor the way Qualcomm has at CES (was not there). I only saw the stage announcements released on video.
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah only Toshiba is adopting the Tegra 4, despite the Tegra 3 being a big hit. Tesla cars use the Tegra 3 in their onboard computer, I wonder why they arent upgrading to it.
  6. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Quote: . If you?ve ever tried to run a 4K video on your desktop computer, you?re likely well aware of how taxing it can be.

    This may be a stupid question.. But if im watching a 4k video on a 1080p monitor as I presume most people are, Does it not "downscale" it to the lower resolution?
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    fimbles - yes it gets downscaled to fit on your monitor, but it is processed as 4k. My system really struggles to do a 4k youtube video, but it will do a 1080 fine even though they are both being displayed on my 1080 monitor.
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  8. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Yeah I have noticed that 4k you tube videos run a little jerky sometimes myself. Which confused the hell out of me because I know I could not possibly be displaying them at 4k.

    Thank you for the clarification.
  9. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,046   +681

    So Qualcomm admits to Tegra 4 dismantling their Snapdragon 600? Interesting...
  10. Snapdragon 800 might easily beats nvidia tegra 4, then, nvidia will response with tegra 5 that based from gforce titan that can run crysis on your phone.. (joking) :p
  11. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,477   +126

    Most of these new cores are mostly to boost the 4G LTE branding because right now it's not all what it was suppose to be. Still slow. So now everything is on the NPU SoC system on chip let's pack in LTE to make the everything for downloads, uploads and streaming data (they charge so much for) faster. Will this mean they'll reduce data plans I doubt it!

    Right now I have their dual core on my Verizon phone, I don't even bother to use the data plan which to me cost too much to run the phone to even stream videos from netflix then watch the cost go up higher. 4G LTE not available in all areas because they need to upgrade the Cell towers from 3G to 4G LTE and they haven't played catch-up yet. If I go to the local Corp store for Verzion 4G LTE strong there.

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