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Nvidia Announces Shield Console and GRID

Nvidia Announces Shield Console and GRID

Nvidia Announces Shield Console and GRID

Nvidia Announces Shield Console and GRID

 

Last night Nvidia announced their Shield Console and GRID subscription service, a 4K capable console console with over 100 titles at launch. The Shield Console is console with a tiny form factor, which will be priced very competitively at $199, which includes a Nvidia Game Controller. The Shiled Console will launch in May of this year.

Below are the spec of the Nvidia Shield Console.  

 

 

Specifications
Processor NVIDIA Tegra X1 SoC with 256-core Maxwell GPU with 3GB of RAM
Video Features 4K Ultra-HD Ready with 4K playback and capture up to 60 fps (using VP9, H265, H264 codecs)
Audio Features 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through over HDMI
Storage1 16GB
Wireless 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
  Bluetooth 4.1/BLE
Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet
  HDMI 2.0
  Two USB 3.0 (Type A)2
  Micro-USB 2.0
  MicroSD slot (supports 128GB cards)
  IR Receiver (compatible with Logitech Harmony)
Gaming Features NVIDIA GRID streaming service
  NVIDIA GameStream
Weight and Size Weight: 23oz / 654g
  Height: 5.1in / 130mm
  Width: 8.3in / 210mm
  Depth: 1.0in / 25mm

 

Nvidia Announces Shield Console and GRID

  Nvidia Announces Shield Console and GRID  Nvidia Announces Shield Console and GRID  

 

 

Built on Android TV, SHIELD can play top-quality 4K video content, includes one-click access to Google Voice Search and provides the richness of Android’s app ecosystem.SHIELD is a sleek device that comes loaded with cutting-edge NVIDIA technologies, including the recently launched NVIDIA® Tegra® X1 processor. SHIELD is also the gateway to the NVIDIA GRID™ game-streaming service.

Powered by GeForce® GTX™ supercomputers in the cloud, GRID delivers an on-demand “Netflix for games” experience at up to 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second. “SHIELD will change the way we enjoy digital entertainment at home,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. “It’s an incredibly powerful, efficient and advanced living room entertainment device. It’s the best Android TV experience. And it can transform into a serious gaming machine. It’s made to game.”

 

Nvidia Announces Shield Console and GRID

   Nvidia Announces Shield Console and GRID  Nvidia Announces Shield Console and GRID  

  

The Tegra X1 SoC will undoubtedly give Nvidia the advantage over other Android based TV devices but compared to the real consoles, both of which are based on AMD APUs, the Shield console is at a disadvantage in terms of performance.

Nvidia hopes to make up for this with their GRID service, which is said to be able to run at 1080p 60FPS and will be able to load subscribers to the service into their games in under a minute.

At launch the Shield Console will have over 50 compatible titles, which includes Crysis 3, Borderlands 2 and Half Life 2. Nvidia's GRID service will also launch with over 50 titles in it's library at launch. 

 

Nvidia Announces Shield Console and GRID

  Nvidia Announces Shield Console and GRID  Nvidia Announces Shield Console and GRID  

 

Nvidia is looking to burst into the home console market and hope to compete with the AMD based PS4 and Xbox One, at a price of $199 it definately has a price advantage, but the question is will people buy it?

 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia's Shield Console on the OC3D Forums.

 

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Most Recent Comments

04-03-2015, 05:06:16

Kushiro
A shockingly reasonable price, considering its Nvidia.Quote

04-03-2015, 05:07:42

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newbie_NS810 View Post
A shockingly reasonable price, considering its Nvidia.
Ill believe that price when I see it. UK and Norway will most likely get overcharged for sure.Quote

04-03-2015, 05:08:46

Kushiro
Well Im in AU sooo.... gonna be worseQuote

04-03-2015, 07:38:53

Tripp
Quite in treated in thisQuote
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