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Shadowgun gets optimized for the quad-core Tegra 3, shows off amazing graphics

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Shadowgun gets optimized for the quad-core Tegra 3, shows off amazing graphics
Shadowgun is one of the most immersive graphical visual experiences on a tablet and even though the action in the game happens in 2350, you’ll be able to enjoy the jaw-dropping graphics pretty soon. The game has been enhanced for the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip and if you’re not yet convinced that it’s the right hardware for you, why don’t you just quickly skip to the trailer below.

The rest of you might want to know a little more about the quad-core chip itselft. The Tegra 3 is built using 40nm manufacturing technology and has four cores not counting the additional fifth “companion core” which takes care of the not so intensive tasks and allows for better power consumption. 

“The Tegra 3-optimized version of Shadowgun features console-quality water, enhanced rag-doll physics, particle effects, enhanced shaders and dynamic textures,” NVIDIA explains.

But is more cores necessarily better? What is the good and is there a drawback to having a quad-core chip? We’ve answered those questions in our deep look at the NVIDIA Tegra 3. Put shortly, gaming is one of the areas which will get the greatest boost from the new chip, along with browsing, while other more common functions like just navigating into a handset’s menu probably won’t look that drastically changed.

The Shadowgun video showcases the graphical powers of the Tegra 3 brilliantly. The game is available now on the Android Market for $4.99, but before you go on and download it check out this trailer first.


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posted on 09 Dec 2011, 09:25 6

1. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


there is pretty much no downside to quadcores and almost all upsides. everyone run out n get one!! yaaay!! :) :) :)

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 09:46

2. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


i have no money :O i sad

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 15:51

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


niether do i. I was hoping that iKing was going to come through on that high end cell phone he promised me for christmas. :)

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 10:01 4

3. bloodline (Posts: 686; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


this is why android is better, the best specs the best os and now the best gaming and apps

Android is the future.

Android rise, iphone falls

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 10:05 4

4. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


amen to that! the current king is the sgs2, in a few months the new king will rise in the sgs3 :D

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 10:21 3

5. Raizen (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Sep 2011)


Actually Galaxy Note is the new king

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 10:31 1

6. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


gigantic sgs2 with a better screen and faster processor :D thank you for correcting me raizen

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 10:59 2

8. clevername (Posts: 1407; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I'm probably gonna be bombed with red thumbs for this but one extremely awesome gears of war clone doesn't make Android king of mobile games. True this is better than anything I've seen on iPhone gameplay wise (if you're a core gamer) but infinity blade 2 still looks a little better and iPhone still outnumbers Android on good games. But this is a step in the right direction.

And before I get slammed as an sheep, I posted this from my brand new galaxy S II, which I LOVE!! I'm just disappointed chrono trigger is ios only right now :-(

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 11:53

9. rwrife (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Sep 2009)


Looks just like Shadowgun on my iPhone.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 22:16

11. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


seriosly, dude, galaxy on fire 2 HD, infinity blade 1 and 2, modern combat 3, GPA, EPOCH......... all are HD consol game graphics optimised for the A5 chip which even after TEN MONTHS has a more powerfull gpu than that found in the tegra 3. oh and whilst im at it, ios also has shadowgun, and i run it at the same graphical quality on my iphone 4.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 15:19

13. nexus7Tegra3 (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Are u fcking kdding me? This THD is meaning Tegra HD is special only for tegra3 device and up+ i have been tried normal version and looks like lol vry bad suck ,,,may u could try mod tegra3 grapics on ur iphone 4 its will get lagging lol,,if u know not everytimes ios will win sometimes games" THD like shadowgunTHD,dark medaow,blade slinger will run smootly in tegra 3 and up coz made for tegra lol not ios ,,,

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 15:29

12. atomasx1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


and then 'the new ipad' camed out. somehow future android is gone.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 10:51 2

7. JDCohen722 (Posts: 39; Member since: 18 May 2011)


:O Thats amazing! But Bladeslinger on Tegra 3 and Lost Planet 2 on Tegra 3 still look a lot better!!

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