NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual-core and Quad-core Chips Put Through Benchmarks, Rips Apart the Competition

While we continue waiting ever-so-patiently for the Tegra K1 from NVIDIA to show up in hardware we can actually buy, we shall proceed to drool over its benchmark scores. The 64-bit quad-core and dual-core models of the Tegra K1 were announced back in January at CES, featuring a somewhat unheard of 192-core GPU, based on the Kepler architecture which is found in NVIDIA’s GeForce line of PC graphics cards.

To sum up the hype in simple terms, this mobile SoC features desktop grade performance, which will be essential for next-gen mobile game developers to take advantage of.  (more…)

NVIDIA’s Tegra NOTE 7 Tablet Sees Android 4.3 Update, Includes New Stylus and Camera Enhancements

NVIDIA’s ultra-affordable 7-inch tablet, the Tegra NOTE 7, received its first “significant” update since launch this morning. The update jumps the device up to Android 4.3, but that’s minor compared to what NVIDIA did to enhance the camera and the tablet’s stylus support. For those not familiar with NVIDIA’s update tactics, just know that you should probably expect updates like this on the regular. When the SHIELD launch earlier this year, NVIDIA told us that their goal was to update that device quite frequently, something I would imagine they will try to do with the $199 NOTE as well.  (more…)

Leaked Photos Hit the Web of NVIDIA’s Tegra Tab

Tegra Tab

Recently, a device branded the Tegra Tab was pictured and thrown onto the web, but there has been no word from NVIDIA that they are working on such a device. It has been reported for some time that NVIDIA would be looking into contracting out hardware (tablets included) to make sure that their new Tegra processors were hitting the market, but nothing official ever came from that. NVIDIA lost the bid to have their Tegra 4 processor power the new Nexus 7, which instead features a chipset made by Qualcomm. Unfortunately, that has been a sad move by Google, as Qualcomm has been very stingy about releasing factory images for the device.  (more…)

NVIDIA Brings the Kepler Architecture to Mobile, Desktop Power for Phones and Tablets

KEPLER

This morning, NVIDIA released a ton of info regarding their current plans to bring the Kepler GPU to mobile devices. The addition of the Kepler GPU for the company’s next-gen mobile processor was announced back at GDC in March, but the details on what Kepler can do for a phone or tablet were still heavily under wraps. According to NVIDIA, the introduction of the Kepler GPU to mobile devices will be as big of a step as the GeForce GPU was for desktops 14 years ago.  (more…)

Contest: Another Chance to Win a Nexus 7 Prize Pack from NVIDIA and Droid Life (Update: Winner Chosen)

Nexus 7

It’s Friday, which means it is time yet again to enter for your chance to win a Nexus 7 prize pack from the good people at NVIDIA and Droid Life. Aren’t holidays just the best? This contest will go until Monday morning, so you have plenty of time to enter. Once we all get back from our Father’s Day slash weekend festivities, we will have a new Nexus 7 owner among us.

The Nexus 7 is Google’s very popular 7″ tablet, sporting an HD display, NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a front-facing camera, and the sweet taste of vanilla Android. With the device comes the matching official ASUS dock that you would find on Google Play, plus a case to keep your shiny new toy safe.

Let’s do this!  (more…)

Report: New Nexus 7 Arriving in July, Google Chooses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Over NVIDIA’s Tegra

nexus 7 retail

According to a report out of Reuters this evening, Google will launch a new version of its popular Nexus 7 tablet this July. The tablet will be made by Asus once again, but will use one of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors this time around in favor of NVIDIA’s Tegra line, “for power reasons,” one of their sources said. The new N7 will also sport a display with a higher resolution and a casing with a much smaller bezel than the current model.  (more…)