NVIDIA Shows Skyrim Running on a Tablet, Nerdgasms Had by All

NVIDIA Shows Skyrim Running on a Tablet, Nerdgasms Had by All

This week the technology world is descending into Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Today marks the first day of what will be undoubtedly be a week full of hot tech demos and announcements. During NVIDIA’s press conference (which just wrapped up) company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage to show off what kind of tricks their latest mobile processor, the Tegra 3, can pull off.

For those who don’t know, NVIDIA’s Tegra powered products have access to their own custom tailored applications and games in a marketplace known as “Tegra Zone”. Among the latest additions to the Tegra Zone, is Splashtop THD. A remote desktop app that has made a name for itself on Apple’s iPad — now making the jump over to Android and taking advantage of the Tegra 3’s quad core architecture.

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So what’s the best way to test this out? Easy, play the one game that everyone and their mother is currently playing. Huang invited pro/celeb gamer Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel on stage to play a little Skyrim on the Tegra 3-powered Asus Transformer Prime while the entire crowd sat and watched in awe.

Let’s think about this for a second. Skyrim. In full settings, streaming on the go, on a rather cheap machine (although you’ll still need it to connect to your machine at home). Mind = Blown.

If you’re one of those players out there that can’t get enough Skyrim, NVIDIA (with the help of Asus) just announced a 7″ version of the tablet, with the same specs as its 10″ bigger brother,  for only $249. Sh*t just got real.