Posts tagged with: NVIDIA
  • by | March 31, 2014 8:26 PM

    I have so many mixed feelings about the NVIDIA SHIELD. Most do. It was such an intriguing product – at least in theory – at first. Some of its specifications are drool-worthy. Specifically, the Tegra 4. In my short time with the device, the Tegra 4 was a monster chip. Clocked at 1.9GHz, the quad-core Cortex A15 CPU, paired with the 72-core GeForce GPU, blew through the most graphically intense games found on Android without a problem – hot knife through butter. It also has 2GB RAM, 16GB of fixed storage, a microSD card slot, massive 28.8Wh battery, a 5-inch 720p LCD, and some massive ...

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  • by | March 25, 2014 8:05 PM

    Last year's NVIDIA Shield was an intriguing concept that never really managed to catch on with mainstream gamers. While the console offered quality hardware controls, it was also just as expensive as a full-on smartphone (well, a Nexus phone, at least), retailing for about $300. NVIDIA tried to sweeten the deal by delivering new features by way of updates, but so far it just hasn't been able to win over many hearts. Today the company took one more stab at making Shield more attractive, announcing a new price, new features, and a very popular exclusive game. Starting today, and running all ...

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  • by | February 21, 2014 3:23 PM

    2013 was the year when NVIDIA's efforts to remain relevant in the always-changing smartphone and tablet industry hit a brick wall: OEM interest in the Tegra 4 seemed practically nonexistent, and it wasn't until NVIDIA started designing hardware of its own (incorporating its SoCs, naturally), that many consumers even saw Tegra 4-running devices become available. First it revealed the NVIDIA Shield gaming system, followed late last summer by the Tegra Note tablet. The latter was an interesting concept, with NVIDIA providing the silicon and the basic design, but letting other companies ...

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  • by | February 20, 2014 1:12 PM

    Yesterday we saw the LG G2 Mini get confirmed, but the announcement was a little odd. We didn't see a formal press release from LG, and though it was clear we were dealing with official information, there were a few holes in the specifics. For instance, while we learned that the phone wasn't going to get the Snapdragon 800 that had been rumored, we didn't learn specifically which SoC would power the handset – all we knew was that it was a 1.2GHz quad-core chip. As it turns out, the situation's slightly more complicated than that, and today we hear about three different versions of the G2 ...

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  • by | January 15, 2014 8:36 PM

    For all the months we spend looking forward to the CES, thinking about which devices we might see, and planning whose booth we're going to hit first, it sure can go by in a flash. Sure, it doesn't seem like it when you're in the thick of things, but looking back on it now, just a week later, it's already starting to seem like a distant memory. Part of that has to be due to just how close we are to MWC, and how quickly we have to transition back into that building-up role as we field the mountains of new rumors for what we'll see there, but before we put CES 2014 to bed, we're bringing you ...

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  • by | January 8, 2014 7:20 AM

    I've got four cores in my Nexus 5. My old Nexus 7 has four cores. Some of today's smartphones have eight cores (though it's arguable whether or not they can use all eight at the same time). My desktop computer has four hyper-threaded cores, so it looks like I have eight. Now, news out of CES 2014 is that NVIDIA has a 192-core processor: the Tegra K1, and it just might power your next smartphone or tablet. 192-cores: that's what the headlines are saying, but they're wrong -- sort of. Let's take a look at what goes into an SoC, and why NVIDIA's new Tegra K1 might not be all it's cracked up ...

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  • by | January 6, 2014 8:06 AM

    After much of our disappointment with Nvidia's Tegra 3 mobile processor, and the slow adoption of the Tegra 4, we'll admit that most of us were waiting to see if Nvidia's Tegra 5 would help the chipmaker have a more promising 2014. Nvidia has been famous for religiously using CES as their launch platform for every new mobile processor that we've known in the last couple of years, but this time, we didn't really get a Tegra 5. What Nvidia has unveiled today is actually something much bigger. The company has just announced their new Nvidia Tegra K1 mobile processor, and what makes this chip ...

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  • by | November 12, 2013 2:55 PM

    For once, let's try and talk about NVIDIA without getting too caught up in its SoC struggles so far in 2013 – the past is the past, and right now NVIDIA is looking to move forward, repositioning itself as not just the company behind a mobile SoC, but as a designer of products build around such chips in its own right. That's meant devices like the Shield gaming console, and more recently the Tegra Note tablet. After announcing that tablet platform back in September, it's finally time for the slate to start arriving, and today NVIDIA details the start of US sales. As you'll remember, ...

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  • by | November 8, 2013 5:03 PM

    We already don't find ourselves talking about the NVIDIA Tegra 4 too much, as the SoC has failed to take off in any meaningful way with this year's crop of smartphones. But for as little attention as the Tegra 4 has seen, the Tegra 4i has found itself getting even the shorter end of that stick; we haven't mentioned the chip since March, when rumors suggested in might show up in the hardware that ultimately arrived as the Moto X. On its latest earnings call this week, NVIDIA talked a little about its plans to bring the 4i to prominence, and finally get it into some hardware early next year. ...

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  • by | October 18, 2013 5:05 PM

    While not too many OEMs flocked to the Tegra 4 this year, NVIDIA made the best of a bad situation by releasing some hardware of its own, bringing us the Shield Android portable gaming console this past summer. While that lets you play Android games with the benefit of real hardware controls, that's only been one part of Shield's allure: you could also use the device to play full PC games, streamed over WiFi with the help of your GeForce GTX graphics card. While that feature's been available, NVIDIA's kept it under beta. Well, it's finally about time for it to go official, and the company ...

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  • by | September 26, 2013 7:04 AM

    2013's been a year of upsets for some major industry players. BlackBerry failed to see its latest platform take off, and now it looks like the company is going to be sold. HTC didn't get quite the boost from the One it was hoping for, and may be facing quarterly losses. And while this Nokia business might be good for Microsoft and Windows Phone in general, it hardly speaks to Nokia's success. When we're talking about companies that have seriously seen their standings tank over the course of they year, I think we absolutely have to include NVIDIA. Back in January, NVIDIA got the year ...

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  • by | September 19, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HP's introduction of a couple of new Android tablets running on Tegra 4 hardware. Microsoft is next as Steve Ballmer discusses the reality of Windows Phone 8, the Surface, and other flops, even though we also have some hot leaks of Windows Phone 8.1 as well. Google is next as the company has now made their Quickoffice service free for all Android and iOS customers. Then we talk about the Moto X going affordable on Republic Wireless, which also makes the plan for it affordable. We end today's show talking about the Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat ...

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  • by | September 19, 2013 11:36 AM

    Recent rumors have suggested that HP might be curious about getting back into the smartphone game with a possible Windows Phone release, but as far as the recent products we've actually seen from HP go, the name of the game has been tablets. Today we hear from HP to expect more along that line, as the company unveils five new tablets, including one based on a design we just shared with you. Yesterday NVIDIA announced its Tegra Note tablet platform, with news that the actual hardware would be licensed to other manufacturers to sell as their own. HP may be one of the first to do so, as the ...

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  • by | September 18, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about NVIDIA's new Tegra Note platform, and what we can expect from it. Then we talk about YouTube's plans to enhance their mobile application to allow offline video on mobile devices. CyanogenMod is next as the service has now officially become a company dubbed CyanogenMod Inc. and plans to enhance their user experience with Android. BlackBerry is next as we talk about their new BlackBerry Z30, specific dates for BBM to reach Android and iOS, and then the sad news that 40% of their work force will get laid off. We end today's show talking about the ...

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  • by | September 18, 2013 10:39 AM

    For the past several weeks, we've been seeing more and more signs of NVIDIA's work towards an Android tablet. That's included benchmarks, a number of leaked pics, and even the device's regulatory certification; by all accounts, the tablet seemed nearly ready to go. As it turns out, that wasn't far from the truth, and today NVIDIA formally announced the Tegra Note. The big news concerns how the tablet will be sold. NVIDIA isn't just going to release the Tegra Note itself, and instead a number of different partners will introduce the tablet to markets in regions around the world: EVGA, PNY, ...

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