NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 Tablet Wants to Be Your New Console
During tonight’s NVIDIA Press Conference at CES 2012, the tech company demonstrated the gaming capability of its Tegra 3 tablet by connecting a console controller and playing a multiplayer FPS game, Shadow Gun, on a three-player LAN. The game looked on par with console quality and was being rendered at a smooth 60 FPS. Multiplayer FPS gaming on a tablet has never been done before and is just one of the ways in which the Tegra 3 is breaking new ground.
The Tegra 3 is the world’s first quad core mobile processor, and it technically has five cores. NVIDIA referred to the fifth core as a “ninja core” that sneaks around quietly, allowing the tablet to operate on low power, with a high battery life and higher performance.