NVIDIA announces Nvidia Shield set-top box entertainment system

During its GDC presentation, Nvidia has announced it will be entering the Smart TV space with its latest product.

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During GDC 2015, Nvidia has announced it will be entering the living room space with its Nvidia Shield.

The set-top box will be the world's first 4K Android TV consumer product when it's released. As with most Android TV devices, it'll be connected to Google's cloud servers and will be able to sync content to and from the device with other Android devices.

The Nvidia Shield comes with its own remote that features simplified controls, such as a 1-click, 1-touch voice search button and is powered by a high data rate bi-directional bluetooth. It also has a bluetooth receiver that allows the user to plug in headphones in order to enjoy their entertainment in a more personal way. In addition to its remote, the Shield also has a controller that Nvidia says has been engineered for "serious gaming" as it's able to perform for at least 40 hours between charges.

As far as its internals, the Shield runs on Nvidia's Tegra X1 chip. The Tegra X1 chip is able to perform better than the Xbox 360 as it runs on DirectX 12, has 3GB of memory, and runs at a lower wattage. During the demo, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was announced to being in development for the Nvidia Shield. The game was shown in action running at 30fps, although it still looked to stutter slightly during play.

The Nvidia Shield will launch with over 50 Android titles when it's released, such as Doom 3 BFG Edition, Crysis 3, and The Talos Principle.

The Nvidia Shield will retail for $199 and will come with a game controller when it launches in May 2015.

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    March 3, 2015 7:25 PM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, NVIDIA announces Nvidia Shield set-top box entertainment system

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      March 3, 2015 8:33 PM

      I quit watching the live feed. At the point in which I quit watching, it wasn't mentioned whether or not this would stream locally from PC (i.e. like the Shield and Shield Tablet does). If it can do this, then it's an interesting product. If it can't, then it'll likely be DOA.

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        March 3, 2015 8:34 PM

        They're actually streaming modern games from their cloud service.

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          March 3, 2015 8:37 PM

          Right but I have a collection of 250 games I've already payed for via steam and would only consider purchasing this product if I can locally stream games I already own.

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            March 3, 2015 9:24 PM

            ^--- donate your infs here.

            I hope that Steam on mobile will some day allow this. I don't see why not.

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            March 3, 2015 9:25 PM

            I don't think they specifically called it out, but I can't imagine them not doing it. Both the Shield handheld and the Shield tablet do it.

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            March 3, 2015 10:34 PM

            Here you go for $45 its called Steam Link

            Pic : https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_N1K8yUoAAfVkc.jpg:large

            "Designed to extend your Steam experience to any room in the house, Steam Link allows you to stream all your Steam content from any PC or Steam Machine on the same home network. Supporting 1080p at 60Hz with low latency, Steam Link will be available this November for $49.99, and available with a Steam Controller for an additional $49.99 in the US (worldwide pricing to be released closer to launch)."

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      March 3, 2015 8:52 PM

      WHERE'S MY HOLODECK!!!!

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        March 3, 2015 9:14 PM

        AMD said prototype as early as 2016 like 3 years ago, probably 2018 now.

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        March 3, 2015 9:49 PM

        Next to your Mario jump shoes.

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          March 4, 2015 12:13 AM

          LOL! Dream big. Everything actually done then is always disappointing.

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        March 4, 2015 7:22 AM

        Probably coming out when the flying cars go on sale.

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      March 3, 2015 9:13 PM

      Well they sure did aim high with the 360 as their performance target.

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      March 3, 2015 9:14 PM

      Why.

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      March 3, 2015 10:52 PM

      40 hour charge? That's cute, get on Nintendo's level.

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      March 4, 2015 12:34 AM

      They're gonna kick Ouya's ASS.