The tablet device may have changed the way we consume content, but it hasn't radically enhanced the gaming experience. With the Shield tablet, and to some extent Nvidia Shield, the company honestly tried to challenge the so-called critics. Despite several challenges, Nvidia seems to have big ambitions to challenge the likes of Sony and Microsoft in the gaming hardware business.
Many are confident that Nvidia will unveil the successor to the Shield tablet, which has been the topic of rumour mills for quite some time now. Now it appears that we're closer to the release date. NVIDIA has sent out invites for a March 3 press event. The tech giant promises to "redefine the future of gaming."
There have been many reports that indicate how powerful and distinct the successor to the Shield tablet will be. The premium gaming tablet will reportedly stuffed with Nvidia's Tegra X1 chipset.
The new Tegra X1 is reportedly the first mobile processor that comes with the capability to offer 1 teraflop floating point performance. It reportedly houses an octa-core, 64-bit ARM CPU. Out of the eight cores, four are Cortex-A57 and the rest are Cortex-A53 cores. Moreover, the powerful 256-core Maxwell GPU is bound to give solid performance especially when it comes to gaming.
Furthermore, an LTE version of the Nvidia Shield tablet successor will also be released, according to some media reports.
Even though the specifications and features of the device have not been out yet; the successor to the Shield gaming tablet might reportedly feature an 8.0-inch display as seen in the original Shield tablet.