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Tegra 4 and Project Shield coming in early summer 2013

NVIDIA's earnings call revealed that Project Shield and Tegra 4 are in production and coming sometime this summer.

NVIDIA recently held their quarterly earnings call, and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang had information to reveal about Tegra 4 and their Project Shield gaming console. According to Huang, production of the 28nm-based Tegra 4 has been ramped up and shipments are expected in the later part of Q2 2013. Unfortunately, the transition from Tegra 3 to Tegra 4 has negatively impacted sales, but leaps in future generations are expected to be less pronounced.

Reports have surfaced over the past month about the Tegra 4 pricing its way out of many devices, but NVIDIA's earnings reveal a different story. Quarterly revenue was indeed down 8% to $1.1 billion, but this was still 16% greater than Q1 of 2012. 

While the Tegra 4 is expected to power many smartphones and tablets, its biggest device may be the in-house produced Project Shield. The gaming console was introduced at CES earlier this year, and should ship in Q2 as the first Tegra 4 device. The console adds many features to mobile gaming, chief of  which are dynamic shadows and PhysX. This performance was highlighted in a video showing Project Shield running "Dead on Arrival 2" and the results can clearly be seen below.



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Ronald Tiefenthäler/Omar Al-Qudsi, 2013-02-15 (Update: 2021-05-18)