CES 2013: nVidia Unveils Next-Gen Processor, Hand-held Gaming Device

Created: 2013-01-08 11:29 EST

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 NVIDIA announced its next-gen mobile chip at CES on Sunday night, which packs 72 GPU cores, offering six times the graphics processing performance over its last gen Tegra 3.

 
The Tegra 4 aims to power the next high-end smartphones, also sporting four of ARM’s new A15 CPU cores, built-in LTE for world-wide coverage and a reported battery saver that gives up to 14 hours of HD video playback.
 
The tech company also announced its own handheld gaming device at the Las Vegas event. Dubbed “Project Shield,” it is powered by the new Tegra 4 chip and can both download Android apps and also stream Windows games from NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU-powered computers. The Shield comes with its own 720p 5-inch touchscreen atop a controller with a MicroSD slot, micro USB and HDMI outputs.
 
Its price and release date were not announced.