Nvidia Shield Tablet successor will have Tegra X1 processor

Nvidia managed to turn a lot of heads with its new Tegra X1 processor and if you’re wondering when the new silicon will hit the market, the wait isn’t going to be more than a couple of months. A new report has surfaced stating that the company is already working on a successor to its Shield Tablet and it’s expected to arrive by the end of March.

Fudzilla is reporting this information and notes that it comes from the same sources which disclosed details about the Shield Tablet only months before its official launch. We still don’t know what Nvidia plans to call the new slate, but you can be sure that it’ll run on the new Tegra X1 processor which is a beast of a chipset.

Tegra X1

The company officially revealed the silicon at the CES 2015 and is touting it with 1 teraflop of power. The processor has an octa core configuration which is a first from Nvidia and it’s based on the Cortex A57 and Cortex A53 designs from ARM. The company has also thrown in it’s a Maxwell-class GPU with 256 CUDA cores and support for LPDDR4 memory.

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As for the Shield Tablet’s successor, we don’t really have any concrete information on it for now. It’ll of course, follow the same design language of current model and might even feature a larger display with 2K visuals. The slate will be gaming focused and Nvidia’s own software enhancements like GameStream and more are sure to be onboard.

Nvidia Shield Tablet

Nvidia previously disclosed that the Tegra X1 processor will be available in devices during the first half of 2015, so it’s highly possible for the Shield Tablet’s successor to arrive next month.