Talking game-changing : Nvidia just simply publicized the Nvidia Shield, the world’s very first 4K Android TV video gaming console, at GDC today in San Francisco. The gadget is going to be readily available this May for just for $199.

Together with the new entertainment system, the firm additionally revealed its Grid game-streaming service, which is able to deliver video games on-demand via the cloud at 1080p Full HD resolution as well as 60 fps.


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The Nvidia Shield gaming console will deliver video, music, and also Android applications and video games to the living room area, backed by Nvidia’s brand new Tegra X1 processor with 3GB RAM. It is able to play and capture 4K video content plus offers high-resolution 7 .1 and 5 .1 multi channel surround sound output.

Nvidia Shield
The Nvidia Shield furthermore includes 16GB of on board storage space, a MicroSD slot for cards as much as 128GB, in addition to 5GHz Wi-Fi connectivity. It’s bundled up with a wireless video controller too.

A number of manufacturers have endeavored to obstruct the gaming console area with Android-based items, however, none of them have supplied the amount of power the Nvidia Shield does. The 64-bit Tegra X1 processor is capable of running premium game titles such as Crysis 3, Doom 3, and also Borderlands : The Pre-Sequel. Above 50 game titles fully optimized for the console is going to be available at release, rest will be added every week.

Besides, the Grid service enables gamers stream resource-hungry game titles like Batman : Arkham Origins, GRID 2 and Metro : Last Light Redux, coupled with upcoming game titles such as Batman : Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt later sometime this year. Nvidia states further titles is going to be added every week.


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Nvidia SHIELD remote Nvidia announces $199 4K Android TV video gaming console and also Full HD game streaming service

You’ll at the same time be able to utilize the optionally available remote to manage audio as well as video playback on the Nvidia Shield, perhaps even look for completely new content on Google Play making use of your speech, many thanks to the integrated mic.

In this price tag, the Nvidia Shield could very well deliver severe contest to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which retail at over $300 each. Obviously, the selection of content accessible will play an important part in figuring out the Nvidia Shield’s victory, however, Nvidia already has a remarkable line-up of titles and affiliations with top studios and publishers like id Software, Capcom and CDProjekt to increase it.


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It’s moreover a decent gaming-focused substitute for the Nexus Player. Whilst Google’s entertainment device includes a controller and begins at half the price of the Nvidia Shield, it actually can’t battle when it comes to specifications and features, and lacks the Grid streaming service.

With the Nvidia Shield gaming console, Nvidia may actually emerge as a coerce to reckon with in the living room area.


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