Nividia Shield

A new Shield with an even more powerful chip means game developers can go even further — and we can't wait to see what they come up with

The NVIDIA Shield is one of those niche devices that never made it big. Having had one for a long while, I can tell you that there is no better way to play the highest-end games built for mobile (on any platform, sorry Infinity Blade series, but it's true) and extras like PC game streaming make for a great little gadget for the serious gamer. The device just didn't garner much enthusiasm with the mainstream Android user.

The good news for fans of the handheld console is that NVIDIA has no plans to abandon it, and are actively developing the next version — which may have the insanely-powerful Logan chip at its heart. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has said as much in an interview with Engadget at their big event in Montreal.

To us, the reason why Android is such an important platform is, we want to do for Android what GeForce did for PCs

There was no hint on when anything would be available, or any pricing, but we're excited to see what game developers can do with an even more powerful chip to push to the limit. Be sure to visit the source link to watch the full 10-minute interview.

Source: Engadget


Reader comments

NVIDIA has a new Shield in the works, may feature next-gen Tegra chip


I don't like the first one and I don't think I'll like the second one

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Ya, I want one as a portable emulation device, but thought the first one was too big, and figured there'd be a newer one out next year. Guess I was right :)

Kind of a big fuck you to the people who bought the first one don't toy think?

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No more so than any android phone since the HTC Dream was a big fuck you to ever phone before it, it's a mobile OS so it's foolish to think it wouldn't be updated yearly like every phone/tablet out there (assume they don't fail and the line gets canceled). The fact that it will get updated yearly is a huge advantage over stand alone hand held consoles, those you're stuck on dated hardware for years and years while the world move on past you, this every year you have the option of upgrading, and you will have full backwards compatibility since it's still the same OS.

So, they shouldn't release a new product a year later with new internals?

Someone tell Samsung. And HTC. And LG. And Motorola. And Huawei. And Google. And, and and...

Stop making sense, This is a comments section on the Internet

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Stop making sense, This is a comments section on the Internet

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I still think it looks odd, would be nice if they went with a more handheld look like the DS or PSP.

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This reminds me of when I bought a TF101 very recently after it came out. Shortly after the TF201 was announced with the new Tegra chip. I could have returned mine but it's just the way the technology world works. The nvidia shield has tempted me if only the design looked a little better. Also not really fond of tegra chips anymore. Especially since even the nexus 2013 dropped it for snapdragon.

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It wasn't dropped for performance.  Maybe the lack of OpenGL ES 3.0 support, since that was a big bullet point with 4.3.

Definitely not performance, though.

A "niche devices that never made it big"? Dude its only been available to the public a few months, Rome wasn't built in a day. I have one, it's awesome, and everyone I show it to wants one :-)

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That's what your "All Powerful" $600.00+ Tax Telephones are for.. Right?
Now.. You want to invest Another $300.00 to play Android games?
Go for it. :-)

While smartphones are like jacks of all trades/Swiss army knives, sometimes it's nice to have a device that excels at one particular function. I like to use my phone for particularly that: staying in touch. I don't ever game on my phone but for those that do, the option's there.