NVIDIA: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro performance claims are wrong

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 29 2012 @ 19:38 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inquirer reports NVIDIA attacked Qualcomm over claims that the dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro beats NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 SoC. Seems like the start of a good old fashioned mud fight, this time not in the discrete graphics card market but in the mobile chip market.
Yesterday Qualcomm's Rob Chandok, SVP of Software Strategy and president of the firm's Innovation Center told journalists at a roundtable that its Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 system-on-chip (SoC) and its newly announced dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro beat Nvidia's five-core Tegra 3 chip in just about every benchmark under the sun. Now Nvidia has fired back, saying that the figures bandied about by Qualcomm are incorrect based on reviews on the web.

Chandok did not mention Nvidia's Tegra 3 by name in his presentation, instead using phrases such as "quad-core 1.3-1.4GHz chip", which anyone with access to a search engine can work out is a reference to Nvidia's Tegra 3 chip. Nvidia clearly thought Chandok's comments were aimed at its burgeoning Tegra 3 chip and fired back claiming the results simply do not correlate with independent reviews.
Full details over here.

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Re: NVIDIA: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro performance claims are wrong
by rickstr on Thursday, Jul 05 2012 @ 15:03 CEST
The desire to create something better as a result of the competition is always good. But that's near marketing drives the disassembly is always discouraged. Usually aggressive presentation hide behind a rather mediocre product.