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Qualcomm Says It’s Not Worried About NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 Chip

by Brandon Russell | February 27, 2013February 27, 2013 10:00 am PDT

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NVIDIA is proud of its Tegra 4 chip, confidently claiming its the fastest around. After you see the company’s benchmarks, you can see why NVIDIA is so pleased with its accomplishment. But the competition isn’t afraid. Qualcomm says its latest Snapdragon creams anything NVIDIA has to offer.

Raj Talluri, Senior VP of Product Management at Qualcomm, explained that something like its Snapdragon 800 is the better option because it’s “so much more integrated” because of its LTE capability. Not to mention that it’s “more powerful in general terms.” Talluri touted the 800’s ability to encode and decode 4K as an example.

And another spot Qualcomm has reason to be confident: there are over 50 upcoming devices to feature the Snapdragon 800 chip, with many more to come later this year. We’ve already got a glimpse of the ZTE Grand Memo, so we know what manufacturers will be capable of creating when more Snapdragon 800 devices hit. (Editor’s note: There appears to still be some confusion from ZTE over whether the Grand Memo has a 600 or 800 chip, but we believe it to be an 800)

In the more immediate future, the HTC One and LG Optimus G Pro will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processor. We’ll have to wait and see which manufacturers will back NVIDIA later this year, or if perhaps the company will go it alone.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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