During a recent Nvidia press conference, the CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang announced the released schedule of the most proeminent Nvidia products in the mobile area. The Tegra 4 CPU was showcased in January this year, at CES 2013 and now we’re counting the weeks and months till the debut of the product and of the Project Shield console.
The very first Tegra 4 smartphones and tablets will come in August or September this year, apparently, with the likes of ASUS, Vizio and HTC jumping on this bandwagon. The Project Shield console will launch earlier, since it’s Nvidia’s brainchild after all and it has priority. It will come in July and it will be shown in its finalized version at E3 2013, taking place in June, short weeks before the product goes on sale. No idea what the price will be, but speculations say that it should cost $200 to $250 in order to compete with the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS XL.
For those of you who don’t know, the Tegra 4 SoC is based on a quad core ARM Cortex A15 new generation technology, with a frequency of 1.9 GHz and based on a manufacturing 28 nm process. The real kicker here is the ULP GeForce GPU with 72 cores, that will spawn beautiful games and provide 6 times the graphical power of the Tegra 3.