Qualcomm not backing down from NVIDIA's Tegra 4
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NVIDIA has been making bold statements lately, releasing benchmarks that claim their Tegra 4 processor as the fastest and most graphically capable SoC on the market today. The Snapdragon 800 CPU is their biggest competitor and the focus of those benchmarks, but Qualcomm still believes their chip is the better of the two.
In statements made to The Verge, Qualcomm's Raj Talluri mentioned that the company is too busy shipping products and prefers not to play a statement game with NVIDIA. However, the company's Senior VP of Product Management still believes that the Snapdragon 800 "easily" bests the Tegra 4 and that it's a more integrated solution thanks to the onboard LTE modem. Furthermore, the entire Snapdragon lineup ranges from double digits to over $500, offering manufacturers flexibility for their various products.
Of course, NVIDIA's benchmarks do provide a statistical comparison between the two devices, but Qualcomm did manage to steal the show at the MWC, with their Snapdragon 800 and 600 powering ZTE's Grand Memo and numerous other tablets and smartphones. In addition, earlier reports have mentioned decreased interest in the Tegra 4 as a result of the higher pricing, and NVIDIA has acknowledged decreased numbers over this latest transitional period.