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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. 

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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 nvidia.com.

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