Back at CES Nvidia made headlines with the Tegra 4 CPU as it combined its 4 plus 1 architecture with four ARM Cortex A15 cores and one low power core and 72 GPU cores which can deliver 4k output via HDMI. Unfortunately this did not translate to many devices in Q1, as all the major flagship products basically used Qualcomm CPUs. According to its CEO Jen-Hsen Huang this is set to change as many devices based on the CPU will be announced in this quarter. Also Read - Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs launched for entry level gaming laptops
Speaking at Nvidia’s quarterly earnings call he revealed that many devices were still under development hence could not be revealed earlier.
Even at CES perhaps the most attention grabbing Tegra 4 device was Nvidia’s own Project Shield gaming handheld. Apart from this few products were announced by HP, Vizio, and ZTE, but even these products were not properly unveiled.
Nvidia chipsets have gained a reputation for being overly hot and power hungry. Additionally their flagship chipset still does not combine a modem on a single die.