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    NVIDIA has long been one of my favorite chip-making companies. Back in the PC days they were always leap-frogging ATI to see who could make the best video card on the market. NVIDIA has since moved into more than just graphics and has a fairly impressive presence in mobile technology, specifically SoCs. The best NVIDIA SoC on the market today is their Tegra 3. Unfortunately, it's starting to show its age. Not to worry, at this year's CES, NVIDIA announced the Tegra 4! Not unlike the Tegra 3, inside the Tegra 4 is a quad-core CPU with an extra "low-power core" to help extend battery life. ...

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    While not a mobile device, the just-announced Project SHIELD is NVIDIA's new portable gaming console which is the first gadget powered by the Tegra 4 SoC, also recently announced at CES 2013. It just so happens that is a "pure Android", as the manufacturer refers to it, thus giving access to any game title on the Google Play Store. It can also stream games from a PC that has one of the company's GeForce GTX GPUs at its core, with access to titles on the online STEAM game library. The Tegra 4 SoC is the one powering this gaming portable, delivering "enormous power from its custom 72-core ...

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    When it came to dual-core SoCs, and then quad-core SoCs, NVIDIA led the way. More recently, though, we've seen Samsung get the jump on it with the race to A15-based processors. In Las Vegas tonight, the stakes are high as NVIDIA gets the CES rolling with its press conference, where we've been hoping to learn how the company next plans to innovate in a very competitive mobile-processing landscape. After talking a lot about cloud-based gaming, NVIDIA came through with its big SoC news: the Tegra 4. Like the Tegra 3, the company is sticking with a four main core plus one low-power core ...

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    NVIDIA's Tegra 3 introduced many of us to quad-core SoCs, but back before those chips ever even made it to smartphones, the company was already talking about the future. Over the following several months, we learned some new details on future Tegra-series chips thanks to a few leaks, including the tidbit that the company would be introducing two new components around the start of 2013, the next-gen Wayne and the LTE-capable Grey. Today, a new leak gives us a detailed look at the former, combining the Tegra 3's 4+1-core layout with Cortex-A15 technology. We've already seen what A15s can ...

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    In the smartphone and tablet world, there's a huge rush with new technology to be the first to bring it to market. Sure, that's true for plenty of other electronics, as well, but with the kind of device turnover we see from smartphone users, as well as the incessant string of new releases from all the various manufacturers involved, this is one market where competition's especially fierce. Everyone wants to have the newest thing on their phones, whether that's a new Android build, a next-gen radio, or the latest System-on-a-Chip development. It's that last one we're taking a look at today, ...

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    Look at all the hardware you get with Google's Nexus 7 for only $200: an HD display, a gigabyte of RAM, 8GB of flash, and a quad-core Tegra 3. Think about what you're getting for your money, and then ask yourself why comparable smartphones cost so very much more. Sure, miniaturization adds to manufacturing expense, and a smaller screen means the need for higher pixel density components, but why isn't there something like the Nexus 7, but in maybe a 4.7-inch form factor, that sells for $300 or less, no contract, no subsidy? The day we see such a phone may be on its way, as NVIDIA is ...

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    UPDATED: Thanks to our readers I've been able to shake off a little of the alien brain-washing that caused me to get some parts of the article dead wrong! I've updated the article with more accurate information and have removed the inaccurate information. Have you ever gone to the supermarket and found several lanes open? It doesn't matter which lane you pick, your lane is the slowest. It's inevitable! What do you do when you see the lane next to you moving faster? You move to that lane! But then that one slows down, and you move to another, then another, and another. Soon you realize that ...

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    For the past couple months, NVIDIA's been talking about how its Tegra 3 SoC, the first chip to bring quad-core processing to Android, could be the heart around which a new family of budget-priced yet powerful tablets are constructed. The target price point that NVIDIA keeps returning to is the $200 mark, and we can understand why; it's hard enough to find an off-contract smartphone for that kind of money that includes anything resembling modern hardware, let alone a quad-core chip. Nevertheless, it looks like NVIDIA's seemingly-lofty goals are being realized, as Acer has revealed a ...

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