Tegra 4 is a big deal. It is, after all, now the worldâ€™s fastest processer, and the one thatâ€™ll be chugging under the hood for tomorrow’s Android flagship phones. And unlike Tegra 3, this one is less of a battery vampire, consuming 45 percent less power than its quad-core predecessor.
But letâ€™s not kid ourselves, the real scene-stealer for NVIDIA here is the announcement of Project Shield, their official and very first entry to the portable gaming console wars. Itâ€™s still in the developmental stages though, but it does look interesting, to say the least.
Apart from looking like a dsitant cousin of the Xbox controller, NVIDIAâ€™s maiden gaming console sports a 5-inch 720p 294 dpi touchscreen display, WiFi connectivity, a USB port, micro SD card slot, HDMI out, audio jack, and currently runs on Jelly Bean. Itâ€™s alsothe first device confirmed to run on Tegra 4.
ETA for this baby is Q2 2013.
No idea yet on pricing and market availability, but rest assured, weâ€™ll keep you guys in the loop as far as Project Shield is concerned.
In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about NVIDIA’s first venture into the gaming console space, check out their full press release for Project Shield here. The one for Tegra 4. meanwhile, can be found here.
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