NVIDIA announces a portable gaming device, “Project SHIELD”

2013.01.08 11:20:58 by andy category : Games & Anime



NVIDIA North America has announced the development of “Project SHIELD” at CES (January 6th). The release date and price are still unannounced.


“Project SHIELD” is a portable gaming device with Android OS “Jelly Bean”. The device will be able to not only play all games on Google Play but also act as a wireless controller for PCs with NVIDIA GeForce GTX cards, with the ability to stream and play games.


The device is powered by a 72 core custom GeForce GPU and the Tegra 4 CPU, and conserves battery life by using PRISM 2 Technology. The 5 inch screen will boast a resolution of HD (1,280 x 720) and the display is a multi touch capable Retina display.


The controller section has an ergonomic design with an embedded portable speaker system. The device is 802.11n WiFi capable.


PC game streaming will require either a GeForce GTX 650 (Desktop) or a GTX 660M (laptop), a CPU of Intel Core i5 or above, over 4GB of RAM, the GeForce Experience and the latest drivers installed with Windows 7 or above.


Companies such as Ubisoft, Epic Games, and Meteor Entertainment has announced support, and the official site has announced support for PC games such as Assassin’s Creed III, Battlefield 3, Borderlands 2, Dishonored, Howken, Portal 2, and Skyrim. Android applications such as Hulu, Netflix, and Slacker Radio will also be supported.


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