While the CES 2013 will start tomorrow, some companies have already begun to show some of their news. One of them has been NVIDIA, who has just raise awareness of their new Project Shield, an Android-based console that integrates the new Tegra 4 processor with 72 cores and support for the grid. Simply amazing.
Project Shield is a hybrid between command and portable console which in turn merges a gamepad with a high resolution screen and high quality sound with the integrated speakers. Also come with a microSD card, HDMI output and an audio jack for headphones. But that’s not all. Project Shield is not just a handheld but also can replace the command of another console and even the TV.
The screen is 5 inches and has a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. As seen in the video below, Project Shield runs Jelly Bean although the version could be modified because the device will go on sale in the second quarter of 2013.
Meanwhile, the new Tegra 4 will incorporate the technology 4 +1 cores that toggles the four main cores for tasks that require more processing power, leaving a core of low consumption when it is not needed. This technology was already present in Tegra 3 but has now been enhanced with a new low-power processor that offers more power and greater consumption efficiency.
NVIDIA reports that the Tegra 4 will feature a quad-core chip based on the architecture ARM A15 with 72 cores of GPU and built with 28nm technology. Amazing, is not it? The company promises that this beast supports 4k video playback and LTE and improvements up to 260% in web browsing. Furthermore, Tegra 4 adds support for Nvidia’s famous grid, the system of partition of online resources, based on the cloud.
How about the new of NVIDIA? It seems that this 2013 will be very juicy for gamers.