NVIDIA Tegra 4 Android Gaming: Blood Sword Demo at CES 2013 (Video)

January 13, 2013

While at NVIDIA’s booth at the 2013 CES, we took a quick look at an upcoming TegraZone game, called Blood Sword THD: Sword of Ruin, played on a Tegra 4-powered Android developer tablet. NVIDIA claims Tegra 4 is the world’s fastest mobile processor. You may not be able to tell from this particular gameplay demo, but Tegra 4 features a 72-core custom GPU, a quad-core A15 CPU and support for 4G LTE. Highlights of the new chipset and information on the game are listed below.

Blood Sword: Sword of Ruin THD is an action-adventure RPG game. Hack and slash your way through hordes of monsters set in the ancient mystic times. Level up your hero and battle ancient evil. The game includes dynamic sound effects, high-end 3D features, and a unique TPS view during boss battles.

Other Tegra 4-optimized games coming in 2013 include: Madfinger Games’ Dead Trigger 2, SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode III, Real Boxing, rochard, Burn Zombie Burn! and Arma Tactics.


- NVIDIA GeForce GPU with 72 custom cores: Enjoy a variety of unique mobile device innovations in media, gaming, and web—including WebGL and HTML5.

- Computational photography architecture: This new mobile architecture fuses together the processing power of the CPU, GPU, and ISP to allow device makers to dramatically enhance mobile imaging. This enables the first Always-on HDR camera with features like live HDR preview, instant HDR photos, HDR video, HDR burst, and HDR Flash.

- LTE capability: Tegra 4 leverages proven Icera technology in an optional chipset to deliver exceptional mobile communication capability.

- Quad-core ARM Cortex-A15s: Tegra 4 harnesses ARM’s most advanced CPU cores ever, plus a second-generation battery saver core, to deliver record levels of performance and battery life. This Variable SMP architecture invented by NVIDIA, enables four performance cores to be used for max burst, when needed, with each core independently and automatically enabled and disabled based on workload. The single battery-saver core handles low-power tasks like active standby, music, and video playback, and is fully transparent to the OS and applications.

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