NVIDIA Tegra 4i Reference Design Quick Look

by Todd Haselton | February 26, 2013

NVIDIA recently revealed the Tegra 4i, one of the members of its Tegra 4 family of mobile processors. We swung by the company’s stand at Mobile World Congress to try to get a closer look at the technology, and we were able to get a small glimpse of it running on a reference design phone. The processor itself offers 60 GPUs and a quad-core CPU clocked at 2.3GHz. That means it offers a pretty stunning gaming experience, as demoed in the video above.

But here’s what’s more compelling: the fact that NVIDIA has created a reference design could be a small hint that the company might have an interest in entering the phone space as a phone maker. Sure, reference designs are created all of the time to show the possibilities of a chip, Intel did this with Medfield, but we think NVIDIA has the ecosystem (Tegra Zone), the OS (Android) and the hardware (Tegra) to enter the space itself. We’ll have to wait and see, but we’d love for that to happen.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...