All the things you need to know for the upcoming NVIDIA Shield
NVIDIA is one of the leading manufacturers when it comes to GPU (or Graphics Processing Unit but recently, they have unveiled their latest gadget. An entertainment console that is called NVIDIA Shield that is almost similar to PlayStation TV, Apple TV and other micro consoles.
Below, you will find almost all of the information that you need to know about the upcoming NVIDIA Shield.
NVIDIA Shield Specs
Here are the specifications of the upcoming gaming/entertainment console NVIDIA Shield, as posted on their website:
- Processor: NVIDIA? Tegra? X1 processor with 256-core Maxwell? GPU and a 3GB RAM
- Video Feature: 4K Ultra-HD ready with 4K playback. Not just the 4K resolution, the NVIDIA Shield can also reach up to 60 FPS, just like any other next-gen console in the market today.
- Storage: 16GB storage memory seems a bit low for most games today but if you are going to use it for Apps like Hulu, YouTube or Netflix, then 16GB is already enough, or even yet, too much.
- Interface: Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, Two USB 3.0 port, Micro-USB 2.0, MicroSD slot if you want to increase your storage capacity and IR Receiver that is compatible with Logitech Harmony.
- Gaming Features: NVIDIA GRID? game streaming service, NVIDIA Share and NVIDIA GameStream?.
- OS (or Operating System): Android TV?, Google Cast? Ready
Accessories that comes with the NVIDIA Shield:
- Shield Controller
- And Shield Remote
NVIDIA Shield selling retail price and release date
As officially stated on their web page, the selling price for the Shield may start at $199, international pricing is still not revealed though so stay tuned. As for the release date of this gadget, CNET has reported that the company will start releasing this new living room entertainment on May, 2015.
Games that you can play on this console
Here are the games that you can play on Shield as posted on NVIDIA games grid page:
- Batman Arkham series. Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.
- Borderlands 1 and 2
- Saints Row 4
- The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings
- Ultra Street Fighter IV
- And many more PC game titles and next-gen Android games with PC-quality graphics.
These are the only ones that NVIDIA has posted on their Grid page but given that their other main focus is gaming, they will probably add more current games on that list since the console fully supports 4K resolution.
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