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Front view of Nvidia Tegra 4

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia Tegra 4

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Front view of Intel Core i5 3550S

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Intel Core i5 3550S

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Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 60% higher clock speed
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 1.81 GHz Around 95% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Tegra 4 vs Core i5 3550S

GeekBench

Tegra 4
4,148

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Tegra 4  vs
Core i5 3550S 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Penta core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.81 GHz 3.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.81 GHz 3.52 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 106.75W

details

Tegra 4  vs
Core i5 3550S 
Architecture ARM x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
Manufacture process 28 nm 22 nm

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Nvidia Tegra 4
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