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Tegra K1-exclusive effects hit Half-Life 2, Portal on Shield tablet

NVIDIA boosts up the visual effects in Half-Life 2 and Portal on its new Tegra K1-powered Shield tablet (NASDAQ:NVDA)
| Gaming News | Posted: Aug 21, 2014 4:31 am

NVIDIA's new Tegra K1-powered Shield tablet is now available in the select markets, with the company announcing that it has unveiled new Tegra K1-exclusive effects to two of Valve's most popular titles: Half-Life 2 and Portal.




These new Tegra K1-exclusive effects bring the mobile versions of the game to be "just as visually rich as the full PC editions of the game". NVIDIA says that these new effects include "render-to-texture shadows, bump mapping, specular highlights, motion blur, and higher-quality texture filtering".


Both of the new Tegra K1-powered titles are optimized to play well on the new Shield tablet, thanks to its optional ultra-low-latency Wi-Fi Direct Shield wireless controller.


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