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NVIDIA SHIELD prepared for pre-orders with full detail rush

NVIDIA SHIELD prepared for pre-orders with full detail rush

This week NVIDIA's Project SHIELD was revealed all over again, this time renamed simply: SHIELD, arriving as both the company's first handheld gaming device and hardware sold direct to end users, all at once. It is here that NVIDIA starts its journey in converging the worlds of mobile and desktop gaming with the Tegra 4 mobile processor on one end and GeForce graphics on the other. NVIDIA has announced today that SHIELD will not only be available in the US and Canadian markets starting in June, but that it'll be up for pre-order (for some) starting today.

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NVIDIA Tegra 4 Chimera camera technology hands-on

NVIDIA Tegra 4 Chimera camera technology hands-on

This past week we've had the opportunity to have a peek at one of the many new features involved in the NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor technology family: Chimera computational photography. The NVIDIA Tegra 4 (and Tegra 4i) SoC works with what they're calling the "world's first mobile computational photography architecture", and today what you'll be seeing is one of the several features NVIDIA will be delivering to smartphones that utilize their processor. This first demonstration involves "Always-on HDR" photography.

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NVIDIA Tegra “Parker” blasts forth aside mini ARM computer “Kayla”

NVIDIA Tegra “Parker” blasts forth aside mini ARM computer “Kayla”

This week the folks at NVIDIA have been revealing bits and pieces of their GPU roadmap with Tegra and GeForce GPU action left and right, moving forward with their newest mobile superhero code-named SoC "Parker." This SoC comes after the still code-named "Logan" and will, if the naming scheme holds true, be Tegra 6 down the road. Along with this reveal came word of a code-named system called "Kayla" - a processing beast that, when it's ready for action, will be extra-tiny and extra-powerful beyond anything we're capable of today.

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NVIDIA Tegra “Logan” detailed with game-changing CUDA integration

NVIDIA Tegra “Logan” detailed with game-changing CUDA integration

This week NVIDIA's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spoke up at their GPU Technology Conference on the future of the mobile processor known as Tegra and has teased what will likely be called "Tegra 5". Running through what we'd already learned about the Tegra 2, Tegra 3, and the upcoming Tegra 4, Huang let us know that the next code-name "Logan" would be breaking boundaries once again. The next Tegra processor will, according to Huang, do "everything a modern computer should do."

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NVIDIA Tegra 4 benchmarking and hands-on with Phoenix

NVIDIA Tegra 4 benchmarking and hands-on with Phoenix

This week we've had the opportunity to take a peek at the NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor inside both a couple of tablets and the Phoenix Developer Platform smartphone (in the form of the Tegra 4i). While we've only been able to see benchmarks in a mocked-up version of a tablet, the numbers are impressive, to say the least. We've also had a peek at the insides of an NVIDIA Tegra 4 and Tegra 4i chip setup, with an up-close look at how the SoCs look inside your phone or tablet of the future.

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SlashGear 101: NVIDIA Tegra 4 in detail

SlashGear 101: NVIDIA Tegra 4 in detail

At CES 2013 we saw the unveiling of the NVIDIA Tegra 4, a mobile processor the company suggested was the World's Fastest, it containing 72 GPU cores, five CPU cores (one of them an A15 "companion"), and the ability to work with 4G LTE. The Tegra 4 will be working with the NVIDIA Icera i500, that being a 28nm HP, Category 3 LTE (4 in the pipeline) Soft Modem. These two pieces of architecture together will be NVIDIA's hero technology for mobile devices throughout 2013.

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CES 2013 wrap-up: Gaming gets the spotlight

CES 2013 wrap-up: Gaming gets the spotlight

We're used to CES being all about gadgets and technology in general, but this year, there were actually a surprising number of major gaming announcements. NVIDIA positioned itself front and center, leading the charge and talking about a number of new products and services that are bound to get any gamer bouncing up and down with glee. Perhaps the biggest reveal NVIDIA's press conference held was the reveal of Project SHIELD, a new Android-based games console that's packing the company's latest mobile processor, the Tegra 4.

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NVIDIA Project SHIELD hands-on

NVIDIA Project SHIELD hands-on

Just last night we first heard of the Tegra 4-toting NVIDIA Project SHIELD for the very first time, and right here and now we've gotten our own opportunity to get our hands on it. This machine is a large piece in a gaming ecosystem NVIDIA is bringing forth to the world combining not only Android and its brand new Tegra 4 processors, but large screen monitors like your HDTV, and PC gaming too! We've been shown this device in its current state playing an early version of the new-to-Android game Hawken, Call of Duty: Black Ops II streamed from a GeForce-packing PC wirelessly, and some interesting moves through the device's unique user interface.

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NVIDIA Project SHIELD – Should you be excited?

NVIDIA Project SHIELD – Should you be excited?

CES 2013 has only just started, but already NVIDIA has made its pitch for product of the show with Project SHIELD, the Tegra 4 based portable console that pairs the growing Android gaming scene with remote access to your home gaming rig. An eye-catching clamshell, borrowing cues from Xbox 360 and with a 5-inch 720p display, Project SHIELD promises the best of portable play with the freedom to output up to 4k Ultra HD video to your TV when you're home.

NVIDIA Project SHIELD cloud streaming gaming abilities revealed

NVIDIA Project SHIELD cloud streaming gaming abilities revealed

It was made plain this week at the NVIDIA presentation at CES 2013 that their newest beast, Project SHIELD, was a personal gaming machine that could stream games from the cloud with graphics and abilities only otherwise available to a PC. The abilities shown here were foretold earlier in the presentation this week via NVIDIA GRID, the company's cloud processing solution for the future of gaming. This system connects with STEAM to bring on the games you already play on your PC streamed - and played - through the cloud.

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