NVIDIA announced that its Shield handheld gaming console will be up for pre-order on the 20th of this month, and that the first orders should begin shipping out in June. NVIDIA set price competitive with other consoles, and is betting heavily on Tegra 4 and Android.
It has been a while since we last heard about NVIDIA Tegra 4 and its Project Shield. The main reason to that is the Qualcomm, and its newest SoCs. A portable device equipped with Tegra 4 SoC has appeared in AnTuTu benchmark and got an outstanding score.
First-generation Surface may have sold only 1.5 million units, half of expectations, but that isn't keeping Microsoft from preparing a second-generation 7-incher for late June. According to DigiTimes report, the tablet, on paper, appears like shrunk down Surface Pro
Activision showed off a stunning facial animation tech demo at its Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2013 booth. Made using the same source material as NVIDIA's FaceWorks demo, the technology promises to be far more performance-optimized. Watch and learn.
NVIDIA kicked off GTC 2013 with talk on expanding roadmap of the company's Tegra family of SoCs, to look deep into 2015, starting with two new codenames to wrap our heads around, "Logan" and "Parker." There's talk of integrating CUDA, and new GPU technologies.
With NVIDIA being shunted off all three new-generation consoles, it only has one answer to the press which asks the obvious question: where it went wrong in scoring design wins with the tremendously high-volume game console market: bashing the already-implemented AMD.
Even though AMD have won the contract for the hardware inside of Sony's Play Station 4, the console will support NVIDIA's PhysX and APEX technologies. NVIDIA announced its support for the Play Station 4 with the introduction of new PhysX and APEX SDKs for developers.
Over at the MWC, NVIDIA has revealed benchmarks to compare the Tegra 4 to Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and 800. After NVIDIA posted the results, Qualcomm's Senior Vice President of Product Management said that their upcoming Snapdragon 800 easily beats NVIDIA's Tegra 4.
NVIDIA's CES launch of the Tegra 4 may not have been its most memorable one, for which it spent considerable resources in arranging performance tests at MWC. The SoC is getting a helping hand from SanDisk's iNAND chips, which handles the usually neglected sub-system.
NVIDIA had Tegra 4 premier at Consumer Electronics Show, but a few weeks after, there have been plenty of speculations that Tegra 4 is not that powerful as NVIDIA is saying. Over at the MWC, NVIDIA has revealed benchmarks to compare the Tegra 4 to Qualcomm Snapdragon.