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NVIDIA Shield Console

The graphics processing behemoth takes on Sony and Microsoft with a cloud-based gaming console.
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NVIDIA is launching its first gaming console with SHIELD, the world's first Android TV console and is also 4K-ready. The company hopes to steal attention away from the PlayStation and Xbox with the "Grid", a cloud-based game streaming service that is capable of delivering games in full 1080p resolution at up to 60 frames per second. 


When it launches this May, the service will be host to over 50 AAA games including titles such as Crysis 3, Doom 3 BFG Edition, Borderlands: TPS, and there will also be on-demand, Netflix-style access to some of your favorite titles with a monthly subscription. 

As for the hardware, the Shield console will be powered by their new Tegra X1 processor that features a 256-core Maxwell GPU with 3GB of RAM.  You also get 16GB of storage (expandable via MicroSD), and 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi. 

The Shield Console will be available this May for $199, more information at

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