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ARM has announced its next generation of graphics hardware (codenamed Mali). The new GPUs are meant to highlight a significant improvement in energy efficiency, with ARM claiming that its next-generation GPU architecture will be a whopping 45% more power efficient than previous models. The new GPUs are also meant to address a broad array of market needs, with products scaling from entry level devices to midrange and high-end products. Note that in the fine print, ARM states that the T860 is designed to be 45% more efficient than the older T628 at the same process node and with the same configuration. The chip can scale up to 16 coherent shader cores with native support for 10bit color, DirectX... Read more...
After months of anticipation, Google finally revealed its Nexus 9 tablet the other day, and overall, it looks sweet. Aesthetically, it's pleasing to the eye, and under-the-hood, it sports a 64-bit SoC, courtesy of NVIDIA's Denver-based Tegra K1. And, if you love pixels, the Nexus 9 sure has a lot of them: 3.1 million, to be exact. All-in-all, an impressive offering. At the time of announcement, though, we weren't given performance metrics, and that's kind of a big deal given the fact that the Nexus 9 sports the first 64-bit SoC backed by a 64-bit OS. It's also the first device with NVIDIA's 64-bit Tegra K1, as well, and even though its a dual-core, most people figured that the architectural enhancements... Read more...
NVIDIA's Tegra processor is a pretty great slice of silicon to find in a tablet. But finding it in a car? Yeah, that's a reality as well. The company announced today an expansion of its automotive ecosystem in partnership with Honda. Together, the two are launching Honda Connect, which is NVIDIA's first Asia-based partner to use its chips for in-car audio and information systems. To boot, Honda Connect is being hailed as the "world’s first infotainment system using embedded Android as the operating system running on Tegra." NVIDIA knows a thing or two about putting Android in new places, and the car does indeed feel like a logical next-step. Honda Connect will boast a touch-based interaction... Read more...
It looks like HP has decided to take a page from the retail guidebook, as it's teasing us with some holiday-targeted product well before the holiday season could even be considered "close'. This product comes to us in the form of five notebooks, with three targeting the low-end part of the spectrum, and the other two skirting the $1,000 price-point. Let's start with the Chromebooks, both of which start at under $300. The 11-inch model starts at $279.99, and provides a screen resolution of 1366x768. Under the hood is an Intel Celeron N2830, a dual-core model clocked at 2.16GHz (2.41GHz w/ Turbo). It has 16GB worth of built-in flash storage, but can gain another 100GB via Google's Drive service.... Read more...
A pair of classic game titles developed by Valve have now been ported over to NVIDIA's recently launched Tegra K1-powered SHIELD tablet. The classic games include Portal and Half-Life 2, though these aren't straight (or lazy) ports -- both feature a wide variety of high-end and exclusive visual effects built to showcase the 192-core Tegra K1 chip in NVIDIA's SHIELD. According to a blog post on NVIDIA, these exclusive effects -- render-to-texture shadows, bump mapping, specular highlights, motion blur, and higher quality texture filtering -- make Portal and Half-Life 2 just as visually appealing as the full PC editions. In addition, Valve optimized both titles to utilize the SHIELD tablet's optional... Read more...
It might be called the HTC Volantis, but what it's set to become is the next tablet in Google's Nexus line. Dubbed Nexus 9, this 8.9-inch tablet is expected to feature a 2048x1440 resolution (281 ppi), 2GB of RAM, 16 and 32GB storage options, an 8 megapixel camera at the back and a 3 megapixel one up front, front-facing speakers, and could weigh 418g, or 427g if it's the LTE model. There's one spec I saved for last, because it's the most interesting: The Nexus 9 will feature NVIDIA's Tegra K1. As we discovered in our look at NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet, the K1 can create the fastest tablet on earth, and to see HTC pick up on it for the next Nexus is a great thing for NVIDIA. It's worth noting that... Read more...
Last week, NVIDIA officially announced the SHIELD tablet (powered by the Tegra K1 SoC) and its companion SHIELD wireless controller. To quickly recap, the SHIELD tablet’s specifications include NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC (clocked at up to 2.2GHz), paired to 2GB of RAM and an 8”, full-HD IPS display, with a native resolution of 1920x1200. There are also a pair of 5MP cameras on the SHIELD tablet (front and rear), 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2 MIMO WiFi configuration, GPS, a 9-axis motion sensor, and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. A few days after the initial announcement was made, we got our hands on a SHIELD tablet, wireless controller, and cover. We’re still working (and playing) with the SHIELD tablet, and... Read more...
Last week, NVIDIA officially announced the SHIELD tablet (powered by the Tegra K1 SoC) and its companion SHIELD wireless controller. Just in case you missed the initial announcement, we’ve got it posted for you all right here, along with some early hands-on video, the device’s full specifications, and a handful of pictures and additional info. To quickly recap, the SHIELD tablet’s specifications include NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC (clocked at up to 2.2GHz), paired to 2GB of RAM and an 8”, full-HD IPS display, with a native resolution of 1920x1200. There are also a pair of 5MP cameras on the SHIELD tablet (front and rear), 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2 MIMO WiFi configuration, GPS,... Read more...
NVIDIA just officially announced the SHIELD tablet (powered by their Tegra K1 SoC) and SHIELD wireless controller. As the SHIELD branding implies, the new SHIELD tablet and wireless controller builds upon the previously-released, Android-based SHIELD portable to bring a true gaming-oriented tablet to consumers. In some ways, the SHIELD tablet and wireless controller are somewhat of mashup of the SHIELD portable and the Tegra Note 7, but featuring updated technology and better build materials. NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and Wireless Controller Hands-On Preview You could think of the SHIELD tablet and wireless controller as an upgraded SHIELD portable gaming device, with the screen de-coupled from the... Read more...
NVIDIA just officially announced the SHIELD tablet (powered by their Tegra K1 SoC) and SHIELD wireless controller. As the SHIELD branding implies, the new SHIELD tablet and wireless controller builds upon the previously-released, Android-based SHIELD portable to bring a true gaming-oriented tablet to consumers. In some ways, the SHIELD tablet and wireless controller are somewhat of mashup of the SHIELD portable and the Tegra Note 7, but featuring newer, updated technology and better materials. You could think of the SHIELD tablet and wireless controller as an upgraded SHIELD portable device, with the screen de-coupled from the controller. The original SHIELD portable and the Tegra Note... Read more...
Google's ongoing I/O conference has so far been bursting at the seams with interesting announcements. In fact, there's been so many announcements that it's been a little hard to keep up. One of the more interesting ones surprisingly doesn't come from Google, though. Rather, it comes from NVIDIA, and it's a development that bodes well for its Tegra SoC. NVIDIA says that its Tegra K1 has "led the charge" at I/O with Android-based products on the way that are targeted at gaming, TV, automotive, and robotics markets. K1, for example, is the first processor to support Google's upcoming Android L release. Making this even more important is the fact that Google will have a 64-bit version of L, which... Read more...
Google's Project Tango Tablet development kit is a 3D mapping and spatially-aware device that, with a number of cameras and sensors on board, can detect its surroundings and your movements in three dimensions. As such, you can utilize the device to develop applications and uses that integrate the physical world around you in a virtual representation on screen.  From augmented reality, to gaming and terrain mapping, the things you could conceivably do with a device like this are rather fascinating. Maybe you're a gamer and you're either a Call of Duty, Battlefield or Titanfall fanatic but you've played every map in the deck and it's getting a little stale.  Well, with a device like Google's... Read more...
One of the biggest gaming events on the east coast, PAX East, is about to hit this weekend, and to get you all ready for the show, our friends at EVGA and NVIDIA have teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting give-away! This time around we're giving you all a chance to win one of FIVE awesome, new NVIDIA Tegra 4 powered EVGA Tegra Note 7 tablets. We'll be giving away one tablet a say, everyday this week--starting right NOW! The EVGA Tegra Note 7 To be entered, please follow these quick and easy guidelines below. If you're brand new here, there might be a few more steps necessary, but otherwise it's pretty simple! 1) Make sure you're a registered member at HotHardware.com.... Read more...
NVIDIA's 2014 GTC (GPU Technology Conference) kicked off with a bang this morning in San Jose California, with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang offering up a healthy dose of new information on next generation NVIDIA GPU technologies for the professional workstation, big data analytics, cloud computing, gaming and mobile markets.  As members of the press took their seats in the front row, we were treated to a spectacle of sight and sound, NVIDIA-style and Jen-Hsun wasted no time diving in on the latest NVIDIA cutting-edge GPU technology advancements. Read on for our full report with live video coverage... NVIDIA GTC 2014 - CEO Jen-Hsun Huang Live Keynote Coverage... Read more...
NVIDIA's 2014 GTC (GPU Technology Conference) kicked off with a bang this morning in San Jose California, with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang offering up a healthy dose of new information on next generation NVIDIA GPU technologies for the professional workstation, big data analytics, cloud computing, gaming and mobile markets.   As members of the press took their seats front and center, we were treated to a spectacle of sight and sound, NVIDIA-style and Jen-Hsun wasted no time diving in on the latest NVIDIA cutting-edge GPU technology advancements.  First, we've pulled together sort of a highlight reel of NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang's presentation and some of the more impactful overviews and... Read more...
It's been a year since Nvidia took the wraps off Tegra 4i, its first smartphone design with an integrated software modem, quad-core Cortex-A9 processor, and a slightly smaller version of the Tegra 4 mobile GPU used in devices like Nvidia's Shield. At the time, Nvidia promised that we'd see devices out by the end of the year. Today, the company is finally announcing its first partner for the new phone -- the European telecom Wiko. Wiko is a relative newcomer to the French telecommunications market but passed the million-customer mark last year, with plans to double that by the end of 2014. It's a subsidiary of Chinese telecom Tinno, and the partnership with Nvidia may be one of the company's first... Read more...
It was just late December when the NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 got the latest Android 4.3 update, but NVIDIA announced that the device is already being updated to Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), and there’s now an LTE version is coming, too. NVIDIA is popping a fifth-gen i500 LTE modem into the Tegra Note 7, and the software-defined radio technology inside means it can receive upgrades without requiring new hardware. The KitKat update includes Gamepad Mapper, which allows players to use a physical Bluetooth controller to play touch-only mobile games. The original Tegra Note 7 (our review here) is just $199, and the LTE version costs $299 and includes the Tegra 4 processor and 72-core GPU, 5MP rear and... Read more...
Although it cuts against the app’s actual name, NVIDIA’s TegraZone is now available on all Android devices whether or not they’re running a Tegra chip. This, courtesy of TegraZone v.2.9, which is now available in the Google Play Store. With the update, users can track their game collection across any and all of their Android devices, and there’s support for Google Play Game Services as well, which includes achievements for downloading games, submitting reviews and ratings, and more. You can also personalize your TegraZone experience with Google+ login implementation. One feature sure to make a few users happy is full support for controls for the NVIDIA SHIELD and MadCatz... Read more...
Remember when NVIDIA was primarily a company that cranked out new GPUs for hardcore gamers? Honestly, that feels like an age ago, as the company has evolved into one that's producing its own gaming handheld (SHIELD) and has outfitted a number of tablets with the silicon necessary to run the latest operating systems from the world's software leaders. Now, as CES winds down and Q1-Q2 roadmaps become clearer, rumors are flying that NVIDIA's handiwork may power the third iteration of Microsoft's Surface. Of course, Surface has had a pretty tough time in the market thus far, but it's still a young product. The Tegra K1, which boasts 192 Kepler graphics cores and a re-engineered CPU, was one of the... Read more...
NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage at CES 2014 to discuss NVIDIA's overarching gaming technology efforts, starting with a discussion of PC gaming streaming courtesy of NVIDIA's Shield. We've discussed Shield's game streaming capability before -- it's easily one of the stronger selling points for the product. According to the NVIDIA CEO, the game streaming that the company showed at CES was actually being rendered from an NVIDIA GRID server that was currently located in France. The idea here? NVIDIA can render from thousands of miles away, push those frames to your PC or mobile device, and do it in a manner that feels like a local solution. After covering a number of other NVIDIA innovations... Read more...
NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage at CES tonight to discuss NVIDIA's overarching gaming technology efforts, starting with a discussion of PC gaming streaming courtesy of NVIDIA's Shield. We've discussed Shield's game streaming capability before -- it's easily one of the stronger selling points for the product. According to the NVIDIA CEO, the game streaming that the company showed at CES was actually being rendered from an NVIDIA GRID server that was currently located in France. The idea here? NVIDIA can render from thousands of miles away, push those frames to your PC or mobile device, and do it in a manner that feels like a local solution. After covering a number of other NVIDIA innovations... Read more...
Some of us have already touched-down in Las Vegas for the week, while still others are enroute.  The folks from NVIDIA, however, have likely been on site most of the weekend gearing up for their big press conference that is scheduled to take place just minutes from now at 11:00PM PST, 8:00PM EST. Just what NVIDIA will have on tap is anyone's guess but in the city built upon the notion luck, we'd wager Jen-Hsun Huang and his band of pixel thumping ninjas are going to lift the veil on a little bit of everything.  Maybe we'll see NVIDIA's next generation Tegra technology code named Logan make an appearance, or perhaps there's a new GeForce in the works?  GTX 790 anyone? Whatever it... Read more...
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