Nvidia Shield specs includes 16GB storage, GameStream support, and more

Shortly after Nvidia made its big Shield announcement, we're now learning about the product's specs which includes a number of surprising features.


Nvidia announced it will be entering the living room space with its Shield during its GDC 2015 presentation, and shortly afterwards, the company revealed what kind of specs we can expect out of its Android TV device.

We already know the Nvidia Shield runs on the company’s Tegra X1 processor, which includes a 256-core Maxwell GPU with 3GB of RAM, as well as it being a 4K Ultra-HD Ready device. But we weren’t aware of a large majority of the device’s specs, such as it offer 16GB of storage with MircoSD support for cards up to 128GB, 2x USB 3.0 (Type A) ports, Micro-USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and an IR Receiver that’s compatible with Logitech Harmony.

In addition to offering the Nvidia Grid streaming service, the Shield will also be compatible with Nvidia GameStream, which allows you to enjoy your PC games on the device. Of course, the PC will need to running a GeForce GTX graphics card in order to enjoy this feature.

The Nvidia Shield will be available this May and will retail for $199 and will include a controller, while optional accessories, such as a remote control and a stand, will also be available.

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    March 4, 2015 7:50 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Nvidia Shield specs includes 16GB storage, GameStream support, and more

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      March 4, 2015 8:26 AM

      Good to see it has local streaming capabilties. $199 price tag is actually surprisingly low considering the entire package, but it remains to be seen if there is a market for this product.

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        March 4, 2015 9:16 AM

        When you consider it's a top-end chip and 3gb of ram, it's a pretty good deal. I assume not having to worry about a display and battery is what makes that possible. Though, I'm sure at that price they're making pretty good margin. For just the chip and ram I would expect it to be closer to $149, but then ya the controller.

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      March 4, 2015 9:19 AM

      Glad to see this coming out with 3GB vs just 2gb since this is a 64-bit chip. Should keep the OS level stuff running smooth. They didn't cover if this is a unified OS/UI build compared with the tablet. I hope they're going down that path or updates are going to be long in coming. Now they just need to get Netflix, Google and Amazon (and Vudu, Flixster and Disney Movies Anywhere) to step up to the 4k content plate. I assume that'll happen. Eventually.

      Did Netflix ever do the 4k client stuff for the Tab S?

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