MrSeb writes: "When Nvidia began talking about its next-generation Kal-El chip, the one that would eventually become the Tegra 3, it seemed like 2012 would be Nvidia’s year. Tegra 2 was Nvidia’s first ARM part to gain any real traction, but Tegra 3 was promising to solidify the company’s mobile presence with quad-core power. However, the more news that comes out about Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4, the more it looks like Nvidia might have miscalculated. HTC’s One X Android phone is due to arrive in a few months, and it will be bringing with it the first Snapdragon S4 SoC. An AT&T employee who claims to be testing the HTC One X has posted some impressive benchmarks that show the dual-core device soundly beating the quad-core Tegra 3. The opposing point of view is that benchmarking tools don’t really take advantage of all four cores in Tegra 3 — but then again, neither do most regular apps. Really, with everyone else rushing to 28nm and the newer Cortex-A15 core (or Krait in Qualcomm's cast), it just looks like Nvidia made a poor judgment call by sticking with a quad-core 40nm Cortex-A9 design, even if it does have a 'companion core'..."
This is the theory that Jack built.
This is the flaw that lay in the theory that Jack built.
This is the palpable verbal haze that hid the flaw that lay in...