NVIDIA Shield successor shows up in benchmarks with Tegra K1 CPU and 4 GB of RAM

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If these benchmarks are to be believed, NVIDIA is working on a follow-up to their portable Android gaming console, the NVIDIA Shield. The benchmark pegs the Shield successor with a Tegra K1 quad-core processor, and a whopping 4 GB of RAM. The K1 already has some extremely impressive benchmarking and multitasking scores, so NVIDIA is definitely going for the absolute fastest components possible in this device. » Read the rest

NVIDIA Shield receives Android 4.4.2 software update with new features

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The NVIDIA Shield, which is the company’s Android-based gaming console with an analog controller and an attached 5-inch screen, received the April software update today that takes the gaming console from Android 4.4 KitKat to Android 4.4.2.

The April update comes with new features such as Remote GameStream and Notebook support beta, an updated TegraZone, a keyboard and mouse support in console mode, Multi-PC pairing and many more features which you can find out at the end of this article.

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NVIDIA unveils the Jetson TK1 DevKit

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NVIDIA unveiled the new Jetson TK1 DevKit powered by Tegra K1 at the company’s GPU Technology Conference on Tuesday. It enables the development of applications which employ computer vision, image processing and real-time data processing.

The developer kit provides developers with tools to create applications that allow robots to “navigate, physicians to perform mobile ultrasound scans, drones to avoid moving objects and cars to detect pedestrians.” More interestingly, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who unveiled the new Jetson TK1 at the conference, invited an Audi executive on-stage where he demonstrated company’s future of self-driving cars by displaying a car which drove all by itself without a driver.  » Read the rest

Nvidia announces updates and new games for SHIELD, including Valve’s Portal

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Nvidia has announced a few things concerning the SHIELD gaming platform today, including a new software update, allowing for a number of new games. The biggest change to the platform is that it now adapts better to PC gamers.

SHIELD was released to be an ultra portable gaming platform for hard-core gamers, and this new update should help that become more of a reality. With this update, users will now be able to play PC games outside of their home. This feature is still in beta. Users will also now be able to take advantage of the wake-on LAN support. To further accommodate for PC gamers, users will also now be able to connect Bluetooth keyboards and mouses.

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NVIDIA K1 powered tablet surfaces in AnTuTu Benchmark

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NVIDIA’s next generation of mobile processor, the K1, has shown up in the AnTuTu Benchmark site powering a new NVIDIA TegraNote tablet device. The K1 packs 192 gpu cores with CUDA technology, which NVIDIA says will make it capable of outperforming an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3. In the data submitted to AnTuTu, this particular device was only running at up to 2.1GHz, slightly slower than the projected 2.3GHz speed NVIDIA is expected to use for production devices that utilize the quad-core chip. The TegraNote P1761 is listed as having a 1920×1200 resolution screen powered by 2GB of RAM operating Android 4.4.2. » Read the rest

Nvidia Tegra to concentrate on ‘superphones’

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According the Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia is not interested in normal smartphones and will instead focus their Tegra efforts on tablets and what is being dubbed “superphones”. Nvidia is mainly interested in devices that can take full advantage of the Tegra’s graphics capabilities such as gaming systems. Nvidia is also very interested in cars in which a demand for visual components are growing.

Nvidia briefly entered the budget smartphone market with their Tegra 3, which was in a number of devices from companies like HTC, Lenovo and Motorola. The chip that came after the Tegra 3, the Tegra 4, was a disappointing product, and hence Nvidia lost their hold on the market.

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Benchmark scores prove dominance of upcoming NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip

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NVIDIA’s upcoming Tegra K1 stole the show last week at CES in Last Vegas, and we’re now finally getting to see some benchmark numbers for the chip. Despite the processor being in its early stages, the results are looking up.

MyDrivers.com (above) benchmarked the chip using GFXBench 2.7— here are the results:

-60 fps (beating both new iPads by more than 1/2 their scores)
-Beat the Galaxy Note 3 (Snapdragon 800) and Toshiba eXcite Pro (Tegra 4)
-Beat full-sized laptops running on Intel’s Haswell processors (with Intel HD 4400 and 4200 GPU)

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NVIDIA explains its crop circle, inspired by Tegra K1 and its 192 cores

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NVIDIA announced its new Tegra K1 Super Chip last night. For those of you unaware, it has 192 cores in a single processor. But CEO Jen-Hsun Huang finished with an explanation for the company’s self-made crop circle near Salinas, California. In the image above, you can see the crop circle was designed to mock the structure of the Tegra K1 chip. At the bottom, you see five squares that represent the CPU cores. Above that is the GPU, which in actuality would have 192 cores. But rather than putting that in the crop circle, NVIDIA opted to put “192″ in Braille. NVIDIA says that this is its marketing for Tegra K1. I guess we will just have to wait and see how many hardware partners go with the new chip.

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NVIDIA announces Tegra K1, first 192-core processor

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The first major press conference of CES 2014 took place tonight. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the Tegra K1 processor. The most interesting thing about this new processor is that it has 192 cores in a single processor. Yes, you read that right. Due to its astounding amount of cores, NVIDIA is calling it a “Super Chip” since it will be making appearances in future Android-powered cars and gaming consoles.

The Keplar technology in its backbone allows the processor to provide a tailored experience for many different uses. There will be two versions of the Tegra K1 — Quad A15 CPUs with 32-bit architecture and Dual Denver CPUs with 64-bit architecture at the helm. No word yet on which devices will pack it but the press release does give an estimated arrival. The 32-bit version will arrive in the first half of 2014 and 64-bit is coming in the second half.

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