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NVIDIA Introduces Project Sheild: Handheld Gaming System With Tegra 4

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    NVIDIA introduces Project Shield: Handheld gaming system with Tegra 4 - Liliputing (click for full article)

    "NVIDIA has been producing graphics cards for hard-core gamers for years. But now the company is introducing its first gaming console: a 5 inch handheld gaming system code-named Project Shield.


    It features an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor, a 5 inch 720p touchscreen display, and a built-in game controller.


    The system runs stock Google Android software and you can download any games or other apps from the Play Store, but there's also a "Shield" mode which brings up a game browser and access to the TegraZone game store.


    Project Shield features a 38Whr battery which is good for up to 24 hours of video playback, or 5 to 10 hours of game play.


    The system also features heavy-duty audio components, HDMI output, a micro USB port, microSD card slot, and 3.5mm audio jack.


    You can plug in an external display and use the system with a TV, and in today's unveiling, the company even showed off Project Shield powering a 4K display and playing videos on games on the high resolution screen.


    NVIDIA Project Shield: Handheld Gaming System With Tegra 4:



    Project Shield can also pair with any PC with an NVIDIA GTX graphics cards to stream games from your PC to the mobile device, as seen in the video above. That also provides a way to play PC games on your TV if your TV is plugged into your Shield system.


    NVIDIA hasn't announced a price for Project Shield yet, but the company hopes to ship the handheld gaming console in the second quarter of 2013."
     
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    NVIDIA pulls the wraps off Tegra 4 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 chip - Liliputing (click for full article)

    "NVIDIA's next-generation Tegra processor will be a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor with 72 graphics cores. The company says the Tegra 4 will be the first quad-core chip based on ARM's most powerful design, and at a press conference today the company showed off a couple of things that the new chip can do.


    In a head-to-head comparison with the Google Nexus 10 (featuring a Samsung Exynos 5 dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 chip), an NVIDIA prototype was able to load web pages almost twice as quickly.


    NVIDIA Tegra 4 vs. Samsung Exynos 5250: Web page rendering test:
     
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    NVIDIA introduces GRID cloud computing system for streaming games to PCs, tablets, more - Liliputing (click for full article)

    "NVIDIA sees cloud computing as the future of gaming... or at least part of the future. By offloading the work of rendering graphics to a powerful server, you can run top tier games on a device with a low power chip like a smartphone or a tablet. But that's just one benefit.


    Another is that you can play the same game on multiple devices including a PC, a tablet, or a set-top-box, and you can pick up exactly where you left off when switching from device to device, the same way you can pick up reading a Kindle eBook or watching a Netflix video across different devices.


    So NVIDIA is launching a new product called GRID, which is essentially a powerful server with NVIDIA graphics.


    NVIDIA is marketing GRID to game makers that want to make their titles available via streaming, and a haf dozen companies have already signed on.


    GRID clients will be available for PC or Android devices initially.


    If the whole thing sounds familiar, that's because it sounds a lot like the OnLive video game streaming service (which is facing serious financial difficulties) or Gaikai (which was acquired by Sony and may play a role in the next PlayStation console).


    But NVIDIA says its system can stream HD-quality games with less lag than other cloud gaming services. We'll have to wait for NVIDIA GRID to hit the streets before we can test that claim."
     
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    Assuming that the NVIDIA handheld gaming device with Tegra 4 is reasonably priced - then why would anyone want to buy an Ouya? -:)

    Also it has HDMI port and acess to the android market - thus this could connect to TV and be better/faster than any android TV device currently available.
     

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