Shield 2 Powered by Tegra 5 Plays Pc Games – Outshines PS3 And Xbox 360

Sohaib Ahmad
Oct 28, 2013
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While the original Shield did not sell extremely well, the Shield 2 hopes to make up for lost chance. The new Shield will reportedly be powered by Nvidia’s next generation Tegra 5 SOC. Nvidia recently demonstrated the power this tiny 2W TDP chip holds by demoing off-screen Full HD real-time renders which had Life like output.

Tegra 5

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Tegra 5 plays PC Games Fluently, More Powerful Than A PS3

The Tegra 5 which will be powered by a custom built Nvidia GPU, with the GPU based on the Kepler architecture which was featured in the 6 series graphic cards by Nvidia and four ARM based CPU’s which may not show a huge improvement in the CPU department but the GPU is made to excel. Nvidia has been catching up to Qualcomm and PowerVR since it released Tegra 2 back in 2010. The Tegra 3 was also not a very powerful product, with the new Tegra 4 Nvidia has equaled Qualcomm and other chip makers in benchmarks. Despite the fact that Tegra 4 has not been popular with device manufacturers except being utilized in the original shield, it has the hardware capability to achieve greatness.

Shield 2

It is truly  great news to see a 2W chip beat a graphic card which sips 110W from the power socket, proving the exponential increase in processing power. While the Tegra 5 is nearing release in 2014, the next generation Tegra 6 will be a sight to behold. Tegra 6 will reportedly double the graphic horsepower of the Tegra 5 while maintaining a respectable power limit.

“We want to get multiple years ahead of the competition” as quoted by huang, the CEO of nvidia.

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Although we will not see the next generation of Tegra till next year, Tegra 5 was demoed to play Battlefield 3, we only hope that Nvidia brings Pc gaming to mobile devices sooner, Crysis and other games like GTA V on a handheld will be a great experience!

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