Tegra K1 Denver 64-Bit

The Nexus 9’s beastly 64-bit processor may have just been unveiled

By on August 12, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

The Nexus 9’s beastly 64-bit processor may have just been unveiled

NVIDIA on Monday unveiled its Tegra K1 “Denver” processor, which the company says it’ll be the “first 64-bit ARM processor for Android.” Interestingly, the HTC-made Google Nexus 9 has been rumored for quite a while to come with a NVIDIA Tegra 64-big processor on board, and the K1 “Denver” may be exactly that processor. More →

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NVIDIA Shield Talbet 2014 Leaked Photo

New leak reveals what could be the world’s greatest gaming tablet

By on July 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

New leak reveals what could be the world’s greatest gaming tablet

NVIDIA already makes killer smartphone and tablet chips and now it looks like it’s going to soon release a killer tablet of its own as well. @evleaks has just posted a new leaked picture of a device called the NVIDIA Shield Tablet, 2014 that looks like a very slick device that will put a lot of emphasis on mobile gaming. More →

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NVIDIA Tegra K1 Benchmark

New benchmark confirms NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 blows every other smartphone chip out of the water

By on March 6, 2014 at 1:54 PM.

New benchmark confirms NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 blows every other smartphone chip out of the water

We’d seen some early benchmarks suggesting that NVIDIA’s new Tegra K1 system on a chip would absolutely crush the performance of any other SoC on the market and now we’ve got some confirmation. Neowin has spotted some new benchmarks for the Tegra K1 and they’ve once again found that NVIDIA’s newest chipset blows every other chip out of the water. According to the benchmarks, there are two versions of the Tegra K1: A dual-core 64-bit version that’s been clocked at 3GHz and that scored a 43617 on AnTuTu’s benchmark and a quad-core version that scored a 43851 on AnTuTu. More →

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Tegra K1 Benchmark Results

Benchmark shows NVIDIA has made the world’s best mobile processor

By on January 13, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

Benchmark shows NVIDIA has made the world’s best mobile processor

An early benchmark of NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 system-on-chip (SoC), which was announced at CES 2014, shows the new mobile processor may potentially be “the next big thing in SoCs” this year, as Tom’s Hardware puts it. “Based on our initial looks at Tegra K1 in Lenovo’s ThinkVision, the SoC far outperforms any of its competition,” the site says about a 3DMark test, “posting 25%-higher results in the GPU-heavy graphics workload and CPU-limited physics test.” More →

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NVIDIA Tegra K1 Mobile Chip

NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 packs 192 GPU cores, promises next-gen console graphics

By on January 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM.

NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 packs 192 GPU cores, promises next-gen console graphics

NVIDIA on Sunday hosted a pre CES 2014 media event to unveil the successor of the Tegra 4: the next-gen mobile processor, the Tegra K1, a 192-core GPU “super chip” that will supposedly bring current-gen console-grade gaming experience to mobile devices. The Tegra K1 features the same Kepler architecture that powers “the fastest GPU on the planet, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti,” the company said, and the chip will be available in two configurations including a 32-bit quad-core, 4-Plus-1 ARM Cortex A15 CPU version, and a 64-bit dual Super Core CPU (codenamed Denver) version. More →

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Console Graphics PC Graphics Comparison

Nvidia: It is ‘no longer possible’ for video game consoles to catch up to PCs

By on September 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM.

Nvidia: It is ‘no longer possible’ for video game consoles to catch up to PCs

When Sony and Microsoft announced the specs of their new video game consoles, gamers were quick to realize that the architecture of the next-generation console is nearly identical to that of a high-end PC. 8GB of RAM, 8-core processors, and AMD graphics cards make for powerful machines, but do the consoles stack up to their gaming PC counterparts? According to an interview with a Nvidia executive at PCPowerPlay, the answer is no. In fact, Nvidia Senior VP Tony Tamasi believes that it is “no longer possible for a console to be a better or more capable graphics platform than the PC.” More →

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NVIDIA Tegra Note Price

NVIDIA reveals Tegra Note, a Tegra 4 powered tablet for $199

By on September 18, 2013 at 6:45 PM.

NVIDIA reveals Tegra Note, a Tegra 4 powered tablet for $199

NVIDIA has finally taken the lid off of its tablet. The Tegra Note is a “complete tablet platform” created by NVIDIA and powered by its own Tegra 4 mobile processor. The Tegra Note will feature the latest Android OS, a 7-inch HD IPS LCD display at 1280 x 800 resolution, rear 5-megapixel and front VGA webcam, 16GB internal storage with microSD slot, “HD Audio” stereo speakers, stylus with DirectStylus technology, HDMI port and 10 hours of HD video playback. More →

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NVIDIA Shield Release Date

NVIDIA Shield gaming console to begin shipping on July 31st

By on July 22, 2013 at 9:30 PM.

NVIDIA Shield gaming console to begin shipping on July 31st

NVIDIA on Monday announced that its Shield gaming system will begin shipping by the end of the month. The company previously delayed the launch of the Android-powered device from its scheduled June release due to an unspecified mechanical issue with a third-party component. The Shield is equipped with a 5-inch 720p display attached to a controller that features dual analog joysticks, a full-sized D-Pad, left and right analog triggers and A/B/X/Y buttons. Other specs include a quad-core Tegra 4 processor, a 72-core GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The system can also stream PC games from a computer with a GeForce GTX graphics card. The NVIDIA Shield is priced at $299 and will begin shipping on July 31st.

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Nvidia undeterred by gloomy projections, pledges loyalty to Windows RT

By on July 18, 2013 at 5:55 PM.

Nvidia undeterred by gloomy projections, pledges loyalty to Windows RT

Even though manufacturers keep running away from Windows RT, chipmaker Nvidia is sticking by its commitment to make GPUs for devices based on Microsoft’s tablet operating system. Rene Haas, Nvidia’s vice president of computing products, told ComputerWorld this week that his company still believes Windows RT has a bright future ahead of it despite many analysts’ projections that the platform looks like it’s headed for the same graveyard now occupied by webOS and Symbian. In particular, Haas said that he viewed Microsoft’s decision to slash prices on the Surface RT as a positive sign because it meant that more consumers would get to experience the platform. More →

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NVIDIA Shield Release Date Delayed

NVIDIA Shield delayed until July due to a ‘mechanical issue’

By on June 26, 2013 at 11:15 PM.

NVIDIA Shield delayed until July due to a ‘mechanical issue’

NVIDIA’s Android-powered Shield portable gaming console has been delayed until July. The system was originally set to debut on Thursday, however NVIDIA confirmed on Wednesday that a “mechanical issue that relates to a third party component” forced the company to delay the device’s launch. The Shield is equipped with a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core Tegra 4 processor, a 72-core GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The device also includes dual analog joysticks, a full-sized D-Pad, left and right analog triggers and A/B/X/Y buttons, and can even stream PC games from a computer with a GeForce GTX GPU. The NVIDIA Shield will be available sometime in July for $299.

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NVIDIA Shield Price Cut

NVIDIA slashes Shield price, but Nintendo and Sony will still crush it

By on June 20, 2013 at 9:40 PM.

NVIDIA slashes Shield price, but Nintendo and Sony will still crush it

NVIDIA on Thursday slashed the price of its Shield portable gaming console to $299 from $349 a week before its launch. The Android-powered system has impressive hardware that makes it one of the best portable gaming machines on the market. The Shield features a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core Tegra 4 processor, a 72-core GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The device is even capable of streaming PC games from a GeForce GTX GPU-powered computer. Despite some of the best portable specs to date, however, the Shield still has a difficult road ahead of it. More →

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NVIDIA PC Gaming

NVIDIA exec believes new consoles will push PC gaming forward

By on June 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

NVIDIA exec believes new consoles will push PC gaming forward

Even though NVIDIA was passed over for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the company’s senior vice president, Toni Temasi, is excited for Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation consoles. Both gaming systems, and even Nintendo’s Wii U, are powered by hardware designed by rival chipmaker AMD. But Temasi said that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have helped close the performance gap between PC and console gaming, The Verge reported. The executive noted that the company’s $1,000 GeForce GTX Titan graphics card is roughly two and a half times more powerful than the PlayStation 4, compared to 13-times more powerful than the PlayStation 3. He believes that the new consoles will help “raise the bar” for PC gaming, adding that developers will no longer be intimidated by high-end PC graphics and can now “build really awesome content that can then scale to the PC.”

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NVIDIA Tegra 4i Release Date

LTE-ready NVIDIA Tegra 4i devices coming in early 2014

By on June 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

LTE-ready NVIDIA Tegra 4i devices coming in early 2014

Earlier this year, NVIDIA announced a variant of its quad-core Tegra 4 processor that adds support for LTE radios. The Tegra 4i is equipped with four cores that can be clocked to up to 2.3GHz, a fifth processing core for battery conservation and an integrated NVIDIA i500 LTE modem. The chip also includes support for LTE Advance networks and NVIDIA’s Chimera camera technology. AnandTech reports that the Tegra 4i processor will debut in smartphones and tablets in the first quarter of 2014. Furthermore, NVIDIA has also designed a ‘Brand’ smartphone can be sold by wireless carriers. The handset is equipped with a 4.8-inch 720p display, a quad-core Tegra 4i processor, 1GB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage and a 13-megapixel camera. NVIDIA said the Brand smartphone will be priced between $300 to $400 without any subsidies, while other Tegra 4i-based phones could retail for under $200 with no contract.

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