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

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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13 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

2. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i have no money :O i sad

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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. :)

3. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 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

4. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

5. Raizen

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 23, 2011

Actually Galaxy Note is the new king

6. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

8. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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 :-(

9. rwrife

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 25, 2009

Looks just like Shadowgun on my iPhone.

11. thebikerboi2

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 01, 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.

13. nexus7Tegra3

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 28, 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 ,,,

12. atomasx1

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

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

7. JDCohen722

Posts: 39; Member since: May 18, 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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