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NVIDIA’s “Mocha” tablet might actually be a part of its Shield lineup

Just the other day we heard that NVIDIA could be working on a new tablet codenamed “Mocha”. Given that NVIDIA already has the Tegra Note lineup of tablets, it was presumed that Mocha would be joining that lineup. However according to recent speculation, it seems that there is a chance that Mocha could instead be part of NVIDIA’s Shield lineup. This speculation stems from the rumors that the device could feature NVIDIA’s GameStream technology. For those unfamiliar with this feature, it basically allows gamers to play Android games, but also stream PC games as long as they have a Kepler-based desktop system. 

Last week we reported that an unannounced Nvidia tablet tagged as “Mocha” was spotted on the GFXBench website. The device had a 7.9-inch screen with a 2048 x 1536 resolution and a 5-point touch input at the very least. The device was also powered by Nvidia’s new quad-core Tegra K1 chip, which is an ARM Cortex-15 based SoC with 192 CUDA cores. The tablet’s specs also revealed 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage (13 GB free), support for OpenGL ES 3.1, and Android 4.4.2 “KitKat,” the same OS that’s used on Nvidia’s Shield console. A 7MP camera on the back, a 4.8MP camera on the front, and Wireless and Bluetooth connectivity filled the specs list… for now, unofficially. Now there’s speculation that the Mocha device will feature Nvidia’s GameStream technology, which means not only will owners play Android games, but stream a growing number of PC games to the device as well if customers have a Kepler-based desktop. The tablet will also supposedly have the Shield branding as well as dual-band wireless connectivity so that gamers can stream those PC titles on the 5 GHz band.

 

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