Nvidia Unveils the Shield, a 4k Ready Android Gaming Console/Set-Top Box
Nvidia has announced an Android running 4K compatible set top box called Shield. Nvidia CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang said the hope is for the Nvidia Shield to do for gaming what services like Netflix and Spotify did for music and video.
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The modern living room is a smorgasbord of technology. These smart devices running applications will increasingly disrupt the dedicated devices around it.
The console gets powered by the company’s Tegra X1 chip, which Hang says has more gaming power and has twice the efficiency compared to the Xbox 360. At launch, the Shield will get 50 games including Doom 3 and the latest Borderlands sequel.
Huang also announced a new version of its gaming streaming service called Grid, which will be made available as an added subscription.
The device has been priced at $199 slated to launch in May alongside Grid, which allows users to stream games in full HD at 60 fps from the cloud.
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