NVIDIA taking gaming to next level with ‘Project Shield‘, a Android portable gaming device designed for gamers who yearn to play when, where and how they want. A perfect gaming device that can run both Android and PC game titles flawlessly. As a pure Android Jellybean device, which provide access to thousands of game on Google Play store and as a wireless receiver, controller that can directly stream games from a PC powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs, accessing titles on STEAM game library from anywhere in the home.
NVIDIA Project SHIELD is powered by the latest announced NVIDIA Tegra 4 that has custom 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU and Quad-core A15 CPU. It has a full-size console-grade game controller which provides gamers with ultimate control and precision. Brilliant gameplay and video are provided by Project SHIELD’s integrated 5-inch, 1280×720 HD retinal multitouch display, with 294 dpi. For a rich audio experience Project SHIELD provides custom, bass-reflex, tuned port audio system with twice the low-frequency output of high-end laptops. Connectivity is through WiFi, which provides high-bandwidth, ultra-fast wireless for seamless game streaming.The gaming device run on pure stock Android Jelly Bean operating system from Google, providing access to thousands of Android applications and games.
“Project SHIELD was created by NVIDIA engineers who love to game and imagined a new way to play. We were inspired by a vision that the rise of mobile and cloud technologies will free us from our boxes, letting us game anywhere, on any screen. We imagined a device that would do for games what the iPod and Kindle have done for music and books, letting us play in a cool new way. We hope other gamers love SHIELD as much as we do.” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and chief executive officer at NVIDIA
NVIDIA Project SHIELD features
- NVIDIA Tegra 4 with custom 72-core GeForce GPU and Quad-core A15 CPU
- Console-Grade Controller
- 5-inch, 1280×720 HD retinal multitouch display, with 294 dpi
- Tuned Port, Bass Reflex Portable Speaker System
- Pure Android Jellybean OS
- WiFi connectivity
- Android and STEAM PC games
NVIDIA Project SHIELD expects to be shipped in Q2 of 2013, as currently they have confirmed that it’s in early beta stage. There is also no word on pricing for the device but we can imagine it to be priced around $350.
Source – NVIDIA Project SHIELD