Review of the new console nvidia shield

On July 31, the prefix from Nvidia officially went on sale. The recommended price is $ 300. Much or little is not yet clear, since before the release of the portable hybrid, there was nothing like this on the market.

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At the moment, the mobile console is available only in the US and Canada. Perhaps, soon the prefix will appear on the shelves of the Russian, as the first results of sales are very positive. Zen-Sun Juan, chief executive of Nvidia, noted that the started sales of the console were excellent - everything that Nvidia delivered at the first stage was sold. At first glance, the quality assemble and interesting design of the console rush into the eyes.

portable console Nvidia Shield

The structure of the console resembles a gamepad from the PlayStation, and the form factor is like a joystick Xbox. In the center there are two stickers intended for easy control both in the menu and in the games. Slightly above the game buttons are located, on the sides there are also additional control keys. At the end there is an input for mini HDMI and a slot for a memory card.

main chip Nvidia Shield

Nvidia Shield Technical Specifications

  • Android 4.2.1 (Stock) - Tegra 4, 4 cores, 1.9 GHz;
  • Graphics: 72-core GeForce;
  • IPS-display 5 'with a resolution of 1280x720, 294 ppi;
  • 2 GB of arrangement;
  • 16 GB of internal memory;
  • Support for MicroSD up to 64 GB;
  • Bleed mini HDMI;
  • GPS;
  • Battery capacity 7350 mAh

Impressive is not it? Nvidia created a really powerful thing, this is confirmed by tests:


Video AnTuTu

GeekBench 2

GeekBench 2 video test

The main feature of the new console Shield was the ability to play games with PC, by quality streaming and instantaneous feedback, this is really a revolutionary idea.

But in order for your computer to support this function, you need a video card GeForce GTX 650 or GeForce GTX 660M for a laptop, an Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and Windows 7. These are the minimum requirements announced by Nvidia.

streaming with a PC

Now let's figure out how this works.

First you need to download and install the Nvidia GeForce Experience. This program is a debugger for video drivers, so many GeForce users already have it installed. Everything works automatically, now all you need is to connect PC and Shield to one Wi-Fi network and connect to the computer on the console. This is done in a special program, from where you end up running games. All other details about Nvidia Shield you can learn from the video review below.

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