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NVIDIA may be new to the portable gaming arena, but their Project Shield console is definitely no slouch. Featuring the NVIDIA Tegra 4 system on a chip that combines a Quad-Core ARM Cortex A15 CPU, "custom 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU," and 2GB of RAM. Expect this device to be released in late June. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and the bottom line.
NVIDIA has given us a glimpse of the future of CG, and it's called Faceworks. In the video, you'll see Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA's CEO, showcasing a man called Ira being created in real-time with numerous lighting effects showing off all the detail even down to the pores in his skin and the wrinkles in his forehead. Continue reading for more.
NVIDIA officially unveiled their Project Shield portable gaming console at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Powered by a Tegra 4 processor, it's capable of playing console-quality games in mobile form and can handle 4K resolution video over HDMI to external displays. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and additional information.
NVIDIA's 3D Vision Wireless Glasses Kit basically converts standard games into 3D and supports the new pure 120Hz LCD monitors. According to the company, "with this method, the left and right eye images are presented on alternating frames, but since these monitors are capable of 120Hz, each eye still sees a full 60Hz signal that is equivalent to the refresh rate on LCD monitors today." Best of all, it's currently on sale for just $93.99 shipped, normally $149. Product page. Continue reading for a video review.
This offers a number of advantages including: Full resolution per eye: In 3D mode, each eye receives the full resolution of the display for the highest possible image quality for text and objects.
This NVIDIA tech demo, shown at GDC 2010, simulates 18,000 individual strands of human hair simultaneously, "completely interactive with light, wind, and, apparently, conditioning - just look at that bounce and shine!" Video after the break.
Given that the average human head of hair has 100,000 strands, NVIDIA hasn't hit Caprica levels of in-game realism yet - but for today's technology, we figure we can settle for this remarkable leap forward.
Weighing in at less than 2-pounds, the Mobinova Elan netbook is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra, which allows the machine to display 720p video on its 8.9-inch display. That's not all, you'll also find integrated 3G connectivity and Wi-Fi. Video after the break.
Now we know what you're thinking, Windows CE... ugh. Remember, CE runs on the ARM-based Tegra whereas XP, Vista, and Windows 7 won't. Besides, NVIDIA was showing a custom UI with an OS X-like application launcher along the bottom.
Put simply, the NVIDIA Ion platform is a "system/motherboard platform that includes NVIDIA's GeForce 9400M (MCP79) GPU and Intel's Atom on a Pico-ITXe motherboard designed for netbook and nettop devices." Continue reading for the video.
NVIDIA is promising optimized software support from powerhouse developers in an effort to signal the platform's suitability for serving up 1080p video over HDMI in nettop- and netbook-sized devices.
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NVIDIA's Tegra has finally arrived in cell phones and the company showed up at Mobile World Congress 2009 NIVIDA "with Android running on one of its proof-of-concept units, and with another unit pumping out 1080p video, with a claimed 10 hours of battery life at that task." Videos after the break.
NVIDIA says it took them just a few weeks to port Android to the system, and we found it already quite snappy and even usable on the capacitive touchscreen-ed device.
Amazon is selling the EVGA GeForce 9400 GT for only $57.99 shipped after rebate, originally priced at $89.99. The card features the "GeForce 9400 GT (550MHz clock) chipset, 1GB of 128-bit DDR2 memory, 1400MHz Shader Clock, 16 processing cores, and PCI Express 2.0 compatibility." Product page.
..Dual DVI-I connectors, 12.8GB per second memory bandwidth, NVIDIA unified architecture, Full Microsoft DirectX 10 support, NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology, and OPEN GL 2.1 support.