02/24/2014, The Wiko WAX is a European (French) smartphone that is the first Tegra 4i powered handset on the continent. The just launched here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. As expected, the WAX is a mid-range handset that is exactly what Tegra 4i was built for. It features a 4.7” display (720p), a 8 Megapixel Camera and a relatively plain design. In some ways this is quite representative of the […]
02/21/2014, When NVIDIA launched the original GeForce Titan, it was a true monster in terms of performance, in gaming terms of course, but even more so as a GPU-compute card since its double-precision (FP64) floating point performance crushed anything the Gaming GeForce had to offer. The Titan Black ups the ante and nearly every aspects.
02/21/2014, NVIDIA has announced that a new version of its Tegra Note 7 Android Tablet will now come with NVIDIA’s own i500 4G LTE modem which can reach a theoretical top speed of 150Mbps. HSPA+ is also supported as a legacy network when LTE coverage is not available (along with 3G etc…). With a starting price of $299, the Tegra Note 7 LTE looks like a great option for those who seek […]
02/18/2014, Now that the NVIDIA Maxwell GPU is available to NVIDIA’s add-in card and OEMs partners, you are going to see a steady stream of card designs and PC designs based on these two models. Both cards will basically replace the current GeForce 650 Ti and will allow NVIDIA’s partners to have a slightly more granular pricing. As you may have guessed, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti is the faster version […]
02/18/2014, NVIDIA has just announced that its next-generation of graphics processor (GPU) architecture codenamed Maxwell. This is in reference to James Clerk Maxwell, a scientist 19th century scientist known for his work on the electromagnetic field (he was the first person to unify optics, magnetism and electricity as being driven by the same phenomenon). NVIDIA has a tradition of naming its GPU architectures from famous scientists which goes all the way […]
02/17/2014, Last month, NVIDIA finally lifted the wraps off of its next generation chip, the 192-core “Super Chip” that we now know as the Tegra K1. It impressive to say the least, we brand it as the final unification of PC and mobile graphics, touting full Open GL 4.4 API driving the PCs of today. The Tegra K1 happens to be 3X faster than existing competitors, and that’s bound to show […]
02/13/2014, When it comes to mobile chipsets, we guess it’s safe to say that Qualcomm is probably the most dominant company. There is NVIDIA, of course, although recently we haven’t seen too many Tegra-based devices, unlike Qualcomm which seems to be everywhere. At some point, we expected to see more mid-range and entry-level handsets with the low-cost Tegra 4i chip, it hasn’t happened and probably will not happen at scale. During […]
01/28/2014, NVIDIA’s TegraZone 2.9 is now able to track one’s collection of games regardless of what device the app is running on. Previously, only NVIDIA Tegra-powered devices were compatible with it, and it’s fair to say that the market has quite a bit of hardware flavor so it’s a great move to support Android as a whole. Among other improvements, version 2.9 adds support for the Google Play games data and […]
01/14/2014, The tom’s Hardware team had their hands on a Lenovo ThinkVision 28 which is an Android display powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 chip (aka Tegra 5), and ran some benchmarks on it. We posted a short teaser earlier, but here are the charts, courtesy of tom’s hardware, followed by my comments:
01/14/2014, When it comes to mobile devices, these bad boys have gotten more and more efficient in their performance, not to mention being able to deliver quality graphics which were once thought of as impossible. How far technology has progressed! Having said that, we did have a primer on the NVIDIA Tegra K1 not too long ago, and here we are with additional details on just how fantastic of a performer […]
01/06/2014, NVIDIA has officially launched Tegra K1 (thought to be Tegra 5 previously), which is the first Tegra chip to feature an architecture that is identical to its PC counterpart. For NVIDIA, and for the mobile industry, this is a historic day which marks the first time PC, console and mobile graphics, at least as far as NVIDIA is concerned. The architecture in question is code-named Kepler and it is well […]
12/27/2013, Yesterday, I noticed that NVIDIA had updated their Tegra Note 7 stylus-enabled tablet, but I wanted to get some hands-on time with my own unit before posting about it here. In a nutshell, this update gets always-on HDR (AOHDR) which increases the image quality without requiring multiple shots. Video-stabilization has been added and various tweaks and default settings that should translate in higher image quality.
12/05/2013, NVIDIA recently announced its Shield is now capable of streaming content at 1080p and it seems the company isn’t stopping there. NVIDIA knows gamers want to enjoy their games wherever they go, and not just in another room within their home, which is why the company is launching a beta for its cloud gaming service.
12/02/2013, Have you had a go with NVIDIA’s portable gaming console, the NVIDIA Shield so far? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you will be pleased as punch to hear that the NVIDIA Shield will be receiving an update that will increase the resolution for select compatible PC games via streaming. This GameStream functionality was first introduced in October, but back then, games were streamed from the PC in […]