Just a little more than a month after announcing the Tegra 4 processor, Nvidia’s back with another mobile chipset, the Tegra T4i, which comes with an integrated LTE modem. It’s designed specifically for use with smartphones. Where the Tegra 4 is all about raw power for big phones and tablets, the Tegra 4i is a marvel of tiny efficient design.
The Tegra 4i packs 4 ARM Cortex-A9 CPU cores with a maximum clock speed of 2.3GHz, and 60 GPU cores. The CPU architecture is slightly older than the ARM Cortex-A15 on the Tegra 4, but Nvidia says that it worked with ARM to retool its design to make it the “highest-performance CPU core on the market”.