Nvidia’s next top box is the Shield Console powered by a powerful 256 core Tegra X1 chip and runs a TV version of its Android version. Something else to look forward to is the fact that the Nvidia Shield Console will be the first 4K Android TV box on the market.
The top box will connect into Google’s Play Store for music and video and will take advantage of mic commands.
The Google TV interface is clean and offers intuitive features that might actually be useful in the Nvidia Shield Console, the speed is also very fast loading content quickly. Since this is also a gaming console, there will be games released as well.
The way it works is, the Shield Console will connect to your PC and stream the games to Nvidia Shield Console the games will run in 1080p and run at 60GHz and use the Nvidia controller.
Grid is also the streaming service Nvidia is counting on to get video across to your TV, but we may also see Grid Plus to improve streaming further, as rumour has it, we can expect 1080p streaming in games with no artifacts on the screen, only caveat is that you have at least 15Mbps internet connection with a recommended 50Mbps bandwidth.
Release date is May 2015 and its cost will be $199 with a possible monthly subscription fee.
Nvidia Shield Console Specs:
- Processor NVIDIA® Tegra® X1 processor
- 256-core Maxwell™ GPU with 3GB RAM
- Video Features 4K Ultra-HD ready with 4K playback and capture up to 60 fps (VP9, H265, H264)
- Audio 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through over HDMI
- High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI and USB
- High-resolution audio up-sample to 24-bit/192 kHz over USB