Nvidia Tegra K1 is still the one of the best low power processor for gaming with its 192-core Kepler GPU, and a few Chinese manufacturers are about the launch mini PCs or game console featuring the 32-bit and/or 64-bit version of the processor. Warchief is one of those products. It’s sold as an Android game console with a gamepad, a motion controller, and a webcam used for motion detection.
- SoC – Nvidia Tegra K1 quad core Cortex A15 processor with a 192-core Kepler GPU
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3
- Storage – 32GB eMMC
- Video Output – HDMI
- Connectivity – Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 4x USB 2.0 ports
- Power Supply – TBD
- Dimensions – 340 x 235 x 110 mm
The package also include the Wii-like remote, a wireless gamepad, the camera, a power supply, a small USB dongle (for the remote or gamepad), and a few cables. A gun and steering wheel are also available separately. The system runs Android 4.4 with a user interface in Chinese only.
3D Motion control is achieved thanks to Extreme Reality (XTR3D) technology providing real time full body 3D motion capture technology using a single standard 2D webcam.
Warchief can be purchased in China only on sites like Taobao and JD.com for 999 CNY ($160 US), but you can already find second hand models for as low as 350 CNY. (It was released in January). You can also find more details in Chinese on Xiaocong and Qikoo websites, as both companies partnered to bring the device to market.