Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Nvidia's new Shield console brings Grid gaming and Android TV to your living room

Nvidia is really stepping up its game in the mobile market , after launching the original Shield portable ,and  the successful Shield Tablet , Nvidia is now focusing on the console segment with their new Nvidia Shield - console .

The set top box - which is said to pack Nvidia's latest and greatest mobile chipset - The Tegra X1 is said to run Android TV - a special version of Android made specifically for consoles .but unlike the Nexus player , the Shield console will focus on cloud gaming . The Nvidia GRID - which is Nvidia's cloud based gaming system which requires a 10Mbit connection , games are processed off remote servers so all the set top box has to do is run it in full glory - which is quite possible as the new X1 and its Maxwell GPU is pretty much the best mobile chip you can get -at the moment . and if you are not into heavy cloud gaming , you can always play standard Android games as well .

The Shield console box is also said to "play Crysis" - in this case Crysis 3 , other well known titles such as Doom 3: BFG Edition, Portal, Half-Life 2, Borderlands 2 and The Talos Principle are also said to come to the Andorid console once it is launched officially . The Shield - console is said to retail for $199 (available in May) including a wireless controller which has a mic and a 40 hour battery life per charge .

Written By Rakitha for MasHD

Source - techradar

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