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.

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6 Comments on NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 Tablet Wants to Be Your New Console

jon420

On January 9, 2012 at 7:10 pm

dam that thing is shweet, i wanna know how much its gonna be

Luther

On January 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm

This is a brilliant move by nvidia, they needed something to get back into the game since people seem to not want to upgrade there computers these days.

Thomas

On January 10, 2012 at 10:50 am

Your article is a tad bit innacurate. There have been multiplayer FPS on tablets. On Tegra 2 even, its not all that new. The iPad had this two years ago. Modern Combat 1,2 and 3 are fine examples of multiplayer FPS gaming on tablets. The Tegra 3, although incredible in its ability, did not in any sense “break new ground” with reference to multipayer FPS games on tablets.

CJ Miozzi

On January 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

@Thomas:

That’s good to know; I was just repeating the claim the NVIDIA rep made.

Tarball

On January 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

Dis heaahh tablet or pc is da bom man! I’d bit it be round $800 foo! I am’s goin ta git me ones

Anthony Magliocco

On January 16, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Saw this killer machine as CES … didn’t get to play but everyone who did said it rocked!