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While Nvidia Corp.’s first-generation Shield video game console has not yet managed to become a success, Nvidia is already working on second-generation device. Since Shield 2 is projected to be based on next-gen Tegra 5 “Logan” system-on-chip, the product can actually revolutionize mobile gaming in general and Google Android gaming in particular.

“By creating Shield, we are focusing game developers around the world on a device that allows them to create a great gaming experience on a platform that today is prolific, but is not particularly good gaming platform. We believe we can change that. […] We should expect a new Shield whenever there is a new Tegra. We create a new Tegra every year,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive officer of Nvidia, in an interview with Engadget web-site.

Nvidia’s next-gen Tegra 5, code-named Logan and due in 2014, will feature ARM Cortex general-purpose processing units as well as Kepler graphics processing unit with support for GPU computing, Direct3D, OpenGL 4.4, OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL and so on. With a graphics processor capable of general-purpose processing on GPU, Nvidia will offer a breakthrough in performance and capabilities in addition to realistic three-dimensional graphics.

At Siggraph 2013 Nvidia demonstrated its Logan in action for the first time. The company claimed that the chip consumes only about 2W of power in high-performance configuration, but its overall performance should be higher than that of GeForce 8800 GTX (top-of-the-range graphics board in 2006 – 2007) and should be dramatically higher than that of the graphics engine inside Apple A6X SoC (which powers iPad 4).

Since Tegra “Logan” chip has been already taped out and demonstrated in action, then Nvidia may be on track to unleash it during Consumer Electronics Show 2014. That said, it is logical to expect Shield to arrive shortly after that and become the first commercial product based on Tegra 5.

Tags: Nvidia, Tegra, Shield, Logan, Kepler, Geforce

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So nobody will buy Shield 1 anymore.
2 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 10/23/13 01:00:26 PM]
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Nobody is buing anyway ...
3 1 [Posted by: rops  | Date: 10/23/13 02:45:16 PM]
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You AMD fan are having a hard time.
I buy Nvidia and many others non white.
hahahaha
1 0 [Posted by: JanGozi  | Date: 10/23/13 09:16:02 PM]
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nvidia fanboys are illiterate.
1 0 [Posted by: koziolek.matolek  | Date: 10/23/13 10:00:04 PM]
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you are very good, and your English is good too.
can you any thing else.
do you know where is the capital of chain.
do you know what is 2 + 2.5 = ???
0 0 [Posted by: JanGozi  | Date: 10/24/13 01:10:39 AM]
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I don't think anyone bought Shield 1 let alone shield 2. What's the point nvidia ??
0 0 [Posted by: tks  | Date: 10/23/13 08:29:19 PM]
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they can ready as many Shields they want, still nobody will buy it, it's the same story with Tegra, hopeless.
2 1 [Posted by: 63jax  | Date: 10/23/13 03:40:37 PM]
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This kind of GPU power will change mobile gaming. I don't know if the Shield is the perfect vehicle to deliver it, but the days when your tablet is your console seem to be nearing.
3 2 [Posted by: ET3D  | Date: 10/23/13 06:59:09 PM]
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Make it Windows architecture and I would definitely buy one.
1 1 [Posted by: Jose Arellano  | Date: 10/23/13 07:03:42 PM]
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The funniest thing I've heard today.
1 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 10/23/13 07:39:01 PM]
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Calls his own new gaming system a shit gaming system. Good luck ever selling any of these.
1 0 [Posted by: KeyBoardG  | Date: 10/23/13 07:15:59 PM]
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Mr Huang's top goal is to make Tegra render his face without imperfections - that's going to lead to multiple generations.
1 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 10/23/13 07:42:31 PM]
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Hi Hitler
0 0 [Posted by: JanGozi  | Date: 10/23/13 09:31:06 PM]
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No one is going to buy this crap. nVidia have serious ego problems with AMD due to their white wash win on all console hardware.
3 2 [Posted by: tks  | Date: 10/23/13 08:25:41 PM]
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Shield does make sense as part of an Nvidia equipped Steam Machine in house remote gaming terminal.

Unfortunately for Nvidia, Mantle was designed to be cross platform so most next gen Steam OS ported games will be Mantle optimized and AMD hardware will run circles around Nvidia AND Intel processors.

1 0 [Posted by: spigzone  | Date: 10/23/13 11:43:47 PM]
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I wish Intel would license the GPU core for a future Atom. Not likely to happen, but if NVIDIA can give higher than 8800 GTX performance at under 2W, that would make for great Windows gaming experience on tablets.
0 0 [Posted by: ET3D  | Date: 10/26/13 11:26:33 PM]
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Who the hell is gonna buy a shield 2? the nvidia shield just came out this year wtf and that was like 4-5 months ago not even that many people got that, ive got a shield, yes its great, but a shield 2, why?
0 0 [Posted by: Arun Dhingra  | Date: 10/28/13 04:25:57 AM]
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I got a Shield and its as more power then my PSvita and the 3dsXl. I run a lot of emulators. I can do more then any handheld game on the market with so much more power. It run on Android (Linux kernel) it as a brith future. As soon Shield 2 come on market I get one because I got money in the bank. I fill sorry for you that are broke but it is not a reason to bring down NVDIA. By the way I am a ATI fan. But the Shield is to powerful to not buy it.
0 0 [Posted by: smaurice2001  | Date: 01/19/14 08:48:28 PM]
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