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NVIDIA officially took the wraps off of its Tegra Note mobile platform a few weeks back, though rumors had been circulating for months that the company was designing its own tablet. If you’re unfamiliar with the Tegra Note, it’s a 7”, Android-based tablet, powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 SoC. Beyond that, the Tegra Note also marks NVIDIA’s second foray into the consumer electronics market, with an in-house designed product; NVIDIA's SHIELD was the first. With the Tegra Note 7, however, NVIDIA is following a similar model to its graphics card business. NVIDIA designed the Tegra Note reference platform, but it is up to its retail partners to market, sell and support the... Read more...
NVIDIA officially took the wraps off of its Tegra Note mobile platform a few weeks back, though rumors had been circulating for months that the company was designing its own tablet. If you’re unfamiliar with the Tegra Note, it’s a 7”, Android-based tablet, powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 SoC. Beyond that, the Tegra Note also marks NVIDIA’s second foray into the consumer electronics market, with an in-house designed product; NVIDIA's SHIELD was the first. With the Tegra Note 7, however, NVIDIA is following a similar model to its graphics card business. NVIDIA designed the Tegra Note reference platform, but it is up to its retail partners to market, sell and support the... Read more...
If you splurged on a Tegra Note 7 from any one of NVIDIA's partners who managed to build one, you're in luck. As a post-Christmas gift to all those who ordered, NVIDIA has upgrade the Note 7's platform today with an over-the-air software snippet. The new build takes the Note 7 to Android 4.3, adding a number of useful features and capabilities as well. Tehre's support for left-handed users, improvements in overall response times, and DirectStylus support for removal and insertion dialogs in the notification bar. Moreover, the Note 7's camera now boasts an always-on HDR mode, not to mention video stabilization for "shake-free video." Plu,s a number of more minor camera tweaks have been made. Lastly,... Read more...
To usher in the holiday season, we here at HotHardware and our friends at EVGA and NVIDIA teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting give-away! This time around we gave you all a chance to win a couple of slick, new NVIDIA Tegra 4 powered EVGA Tegra Note tablets. To sweeten the deal, we also threw in a few Google Play gift cards, so you can load your new toys up with apps and games! First Prize:  EVGA Tegra Note Tablet + $50 Google Play Gift Card Second Prize:  EVGA Tegra Note Tablet + $50 Google Play Gift Card Third Prize:  $25 Google Play Gift Card Well, the giveaway has come to a close and we've picked the lucky winners! First Prize Winner:... Read more...
To usher in the holiday season, HotHardware and 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 a couple of slick, new NVIDIA Tegra 4 powered EVGA Tegra Note tablets. To sweeten the deal, we’ll also be throwing in a few Google Play gift cards, so you can load your new toys up with apps and games! First Prize:  EVGA Tegra Note Tablet + $50 Google Play Gift Card Second Prize:  EVGA Tegra Note Tablet + $50 Google Play Gift Card Third Prize:  $25 Google Play Gift Card To be entered into this sweepstakes, please follow these quick and easy guidelines below. If... Read more...
Apple seems fairly content letting everyone else battle it out for the under-$200 tablet market share crown, and if you haven't noticed, the war that's waging down there is getting pretty intense. Google's heralded Nexus 7 has a bit of like-minded competition today courtesy of the Tegra Note. Designed by EVGA, the Tegra Note 7 packs NVIDIA's 1.8GHz Tegra 4, a stylus, a built-in 5MP rear camera, 1GB of DDR3L-1600 memory, a 7" HD IPS display (1280x800), and a VGA front-facing webcam. There's also 16GB of storage, a microSD expansion slot, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS + GLONASS, an ambient light sensor, HDMI output, USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 4100mAh battery that's supposedly... Read more...
NVIDIA is holding a tech event currently in Montreal to showcase a number of the tools and technologies the company has developed to foster state of the art in game development. The event will be taking place over the next two days and we’re told there will be a number of newsworthy items revealed. The morning of Day 1 began with NVIDIA’s VP of Content and Technology, Tony Tomasi talking about “The Way It’s Meant To Be Played” initiative. He outlined a number of existing games that already leverage NVIDIA technology, like PhysX and Waveworks, and discussed a number of new or upcoming games, like Batman: Arkham Origins, that will use NVIDIA tech as well. NVIDIA... Read more...
Given that Halloween is upon us, it seems quite fitting that Dead of Arrival 2 has landed on a platform that could be very near and dear to your heart. And your limbs, for that matter. DoA has become something of an icon in the PC gaming world, and as the universe shifts and mobile gaming platforms become more crucial, the game's second iteration has been ported to Google Play. In other words, those with an Android phone or slate can hop over to the Play store right now and install the game. It'll work on some older devices, but it's clearly built for the latest and greatest, including NVIDIA's Tegra 4. Also, if you're a lucky owner of an NVIDIA Shield, you'll be delighted to know that DoA 2... Read more...
The lead-up to the launch of NVIDIA's SHIELD sure has been a strange one. At one point, demand had been so strong for the device, that NVIDIA pulled pre-orders ahead by a couple of days, and then, it dropped the price for the same reason. Then last month, when we were just about to see it hit the market, the company discovered a flaw that forced it to delay the launch by at least a month. Things have been a bit mum since then, but we can now say that the launch will finally take place at the very end of the month. SHIELD is one of the more ambitious projects that NVIDIA has ever taken on, and it's one that has quite a bit of potential. While mobile gaming is huge, not everyone (including me)... Read more...
Companies continue to toy with new ways of building mobile PCs by tweaking form factors and working with different hardware, and today’s announcement from HP is more of the same, as the company announced the HP Slatebook x2 and the HP Split x2. Both devices are essentially Windows 8 notebooks with removable screens that convert them into tablets. The HP Slatebook x2 has a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen and is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip with 64MB of onboard storage, and it runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, complete with Google services including Google Now, Search, Gmail, YouTube, and so on. It also feature access to NVIDIA’s TegraZone as well as DTS Sound+ and native printing capabilities... Read more...
Nvidia announced today that Phil Carmack, the head of Tegra development since the project's inception, has left Team Green to take a position as CEO "of one of our [Nvidia's] partner companies." He'll be succeeded by Deepu Talla. Talla joined Nvidia earlier this year, after more than a decade at Texas Instruments, as general manager of its OMAP product line. TI effectively pulled the plug on OMAP last year and has been winding down the business unit. OMAP 5 products exist, technically, but none have shipped and no handhelds are currently expected to come to market. Talla's greatest challenge will be continuing the strong momentum of Tegra 2 and Tegra 3. Earlier this year, Nvidia was rumored to... Read more...
Warren East, the current CEO of ARM Holdings, has announced that he'll step down from the CEO position as of July 1. His replacement, ARM's Simon Segars, is an engineer who worked on some of ARM's earlier processors before stepping up to become company president. East's decision to step down is a bit surprising; the ARM executive told Reuters that "After you've been doing it for 12 years you do get a bit tired... and think "Maybe that's a bit of a brake on the business and somebody else should have a go." East's own "go" was downright impressive. Twelve years ago, the company was one of a number of microcontroller developers. Today, its products power most of the world's smartphones and are poised... Read more...
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang kicked off this year’s GPU Technology Conference with his customarily impressive opening keynote. The focus of Jen-Hsun’s presentation was on breakthroughs in computer graphics and advances in GPU computing, but he also unveiled new GPU and Tegra roadmaps and took the wraps off of a brand new small form factor Tegra-based product. Predictably, Jen-Hsun began the keynote with some glowing words about NVIDIA’s powerful GK110-based GeForce GTX Titan and ran a few demos showing water and face rendering technologies to illustrate just how far computer graphics have come since NVIDIA created their first GPUs. Jen-Hsun showed off their popular... Read more...
Consider the gauntlet thrown down by NVIDIA. The company has provided additional information about its upcoming Tegra 4 and Tegra 4i mobile platforms at the Mobile World Congress conference currently taking place in Barcelona, including new performance benchmarks and architectural details. The well-timed platform upgrade comes at a time when Tegra 3, with its older GPU technology, is starting to lag behind the best the competition has to offer, which includes SoCs from Apple and Qualcomm. Tegra 4 is an attempt to wrestle back the performance crown in a big way. Before we examine some of NVIDIA's performance claims and in-house benchmarks, let's have a look at the architecture. There are... Read more...
In the world of consumer technology, shrinkage generally means good things. As process technologies shrink, more and more power (and memory) are being crammed into smaller spaces, which allows for smaller, more mobile gadgets and lifestyles. NVIDIA is certainly helping to lead that charge, today introducing its first integrated Tegra LTE processor. The Tegra 4i has 4G LTE on its brain, and NVIDIA claims that this chip is "significantly faster yet half the size of its nearest competitor." That's a line that'll surely get the attention of folks like Qualcomm and Texas Instruments. Previously codenamed "Project Grey," the Tegra 4i processor features 60 custom NVIDIA GPU cores; a quad-core CPU based... Read more...
Every power user is looking forward to the launch of Tegra 4, and if recent reports prove accurate, Hewlett-Packard will be the first to showcase NVIDIA's upcoming powerhouse System-on-Chip (SoC) when it launches a high-end Android tablet. In the meantime, NVIDIA has another Tegra part up its sleeve codenamed "Grey." Grey is a mainstream SoC with integrated 3G and 4G/LTE communication technologies baked in. Not a ton of details are known, though early reports suggest it might use ARM Cortex-A9 cores like Tegra 3, but consume less power, making it a good fit for smartphones. Originally there was talk of Grey debuting towards the end of the year, but during a recent conference call with investors,... Read more...
Despite the fact that the company offers truly competitive products, NVIDIA has had a rough time penetrating the mobile market like it wants to - or perhaps needs to. Finding a Tegra-based smartphone requires a fair bit of patience, if you can find one at all for your particular market or carrier. Things are a lot smoother on the tablet side of things, where Tegra's gaming performance is readily sought after - overall though, the situation could be better, and no one knows this better than the company itself. To help improve upon things, it's being rumored that the company will soon be getting into the business of building reference designs for smartphones and tablets and then contracting those... Read more...
NVIDIA made some serious noise and surprised just about everyone in attendance a couple of days before the official opening of this year's Consumer Electronics Show, with the company’s official unveiling of its next-gen Tegra 4 SoC and a portable gaming device, code-named "Project SHIELD." We posted details regarding Tegra 4 and SHIELD late Sunday night and we’d suggest checking out this post for some additional information, photos, and specifications.  Today we got a chance to see SHEILD up-close and personal in a closed-door meeting with some representatives from NVIDIA. Take a look... Although it’s easy to categorize Project SHIELD as a portable gaming system, which... Read more...
This evening, NVIDIA made some bold moves at their CES 2013 press conference and announced a couple of potentially game-changing products. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spent a little more than 90 minutes talking to a captive audience at the press conference, which was held at the posh Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. He used the first couple of segments to show off the GeForce Experience utility, which launched in beta form a few weeks back, and the GeForce GRID server platform. Just to reiterate, GeForce Experience is designed to make PC gaming more “console like” by automatically configuring many of today’s popular games for optimal image quality and performance, based on the PC’s hardware... Read more...
NVIDIA is kicking off their CES 2013 onslaught a little early this evening with major announcements promised at an exclusive press event at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas at 8PM PST.  Buzz with folks in the know says that NVIDIA could officially take the wraps off Tegra 4, their next generation low power integrated System-On-a-Chip, based on integrated ARM cores and NVIDIA graphics engines and target for tablets and smartphones.  This wouldn't be the first time the company has unveiled new Tegra technology at CES, so speculation is running at a fevered pitch.  It has been said that the venue will be packed with a standing room only crowd, including the likes of at least one HotHardware... Read more...
When dual core phones first hit the smartphone market several years ago, Tegra 2 was perfectly positioned across the smartphone and tablet market. Tegra 3 has done extremely well in tablets this past year; Nvidia has won high-profile designs with everyone from Google to Microsoft. In the past few months, however, it's become clear that Tegra 3's quad-core, Cortex-A9 CPUs and older GPU technology wouldn't be able to compete with the latest designs from Apple or Qualcomm. A leaked slide from a Chinese site has shed light on what Team Green plans to answer with and the next-generation SoC is pretty darn sexy. Here's what Wayne (aka Tegra 4) purportedly looks like: The new Tegra 4 packs 72 GPU cores... Read more...
Numbers from Jon Peddie Research on the current state of the graphics market point to Nvidia as the big winner of Q3 2012, against both Intel and AMD. Intel's share of desktop and notebook sales both dropped roughly 8%, while AMD took a much smaller hit in desktops (2%) and a far greater hit in notebooks, sliding a whopping 17%. For Sunnyvale, the bad news doesn't stop there. JPR reports that quarter-on-quarter sales of desktop APUs fell 30%, notebook APUs slid 4.7%, and overall PC graphics shipments were down 10.7%. It's too early to tell if AMD's Trinity and Vishera launches have had much impact on the company's recent sales; both product families are in stock at NewEgg. The A10-5800K has hit... Read more...
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