NVIDIA is reportedly working on an Android-based gaming device that will be able to run visually intensive titles by offloading graphics processing to a desktop GPU. According to BBC News, NVIDIA's gaming device will feature the Tegra K1 chipset, which would allow it to natively run Android games. When linked to a PC with a desktop GPU, the device will apparently be able to run PC titles through the GeForce Experience system, and stream games to a TV via HDMI.
The device is said to feature its own controller, which will be sold as an accessory, suggesting it won't be a fully integrated handheld like the NVIDIA Shield.
NVIDIA hasn't shared any further details, but a spokesperson did tell the BBC that the company was working on an "awesome new gaming product that is launching soon."
While the ability to run graphically intensive titles like Battlefield 4 on a portable device sounds exciting, that option will only be available to those who already own a high-end gaming rig with an NVIDIA graphics card. NVIDIA's first attempt at an Android-based console, the Shield handheld, was met with limited success, so it remains to be seen whether the hardware vendor fares better with its latest idea. We'll let you know as soon as we hear more.
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Source: BBC News