At the ongoing Computer Electronics Show (CES) 2013, NVIDIA® announced the Tegra® 4 mobile processor and the Project Shield.
Tegra 4 is being touted as the fastest mobile processor, almost twice as fast as its predecessor – the Tegra 3. And with a 72-core custom GPU and quad-core Cortex A15 processor, it is also a very powerful processor.
Tegra 4′s power is said to provide:
…the ability to show great detail in both bright and dark areas by enhancing a single high-resolution frame – rather than relying on elements from multiple snapshots — enabling real-time HDR previews, no-lag HDR photos, HDR photos with flash and even HDR video.
The other announcement from NVIDIA® is the Project SHIELD, an Android-powered gaming device that’s equipped with a wireless receiver that enables it to stream titles from a gaming PC.
As an open platform, Project SHIELD can play titles not just from NVIDIA®’s TegraZone™ store, but also from Google’s Play store. And it should not come as a surprise that the device is powered by a Tegra 4 processor, which means that:
Its 72 GPU cores provides six-times the graphics muscle of its predecessor. And its quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU delivers exceptional speed. Among its talents is real-time HDR imaging, which provides photo and video images with great detail in high-contrast light-and-dark settings – even when using a flash or when taking burst shots.
By the way, Project SHIELD is the devices code name.