CES 2011 CoverageBosco - January 7, 2011
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With NVIDIA just getting done launching the GTX580 and GTX570 a short while ago, the company decided to showcase some of the other products that it has been working on recently. It had a wall of twenty monitors playing demos of different games that support its 3D Vision, just to give you an idea of how many different game titles and genres are supported. NVIDIA was also showing off what it calls 3D TV Play, which is going to allow you to connect your TV to your computer and stream your 3D video feed to your 3D-capable TV, whether it be playing a game, watching a movie, or whatever else you may be doing on you computer.
DarthBeavis from OutoftheBoxMods has been working closely with NVIDIA to create the NVIDIA Kegputer, which uses an old keg for the housing, has two GeForce GTX580s in SLI, an Asus P8 P67-M Pro motherboard and watercooling supplied by Danger Den. This case not only houses a very impressive system with a nice watercooling loop, but it also has the top section of the keg still intact to be able to hold beer for those long nights of benchmarking, making it so you wont have to get up and go get another beer from the fridge.
The final thing that NVIDIA was really showing off was its push to get into the mobile market with the Tegra 2 chip. The Tegra 2 chips are the world's first mobile super chip. First, you have a dual-core CPU with 1GHz on each core and a 1MB L2 Cache and 32KB L1 Cache per core. The Tegra 2's GPU is an ultra-low power (ULP) GeForce with eight cores and support for OpenGL ES Version 2. AT&T is going to be getting the Motorola ATRIX 4G, which is on the Android 2.2 operating system and features a 4" QHD display with 24-bit color graphics and the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip.