Nvidia announces the Shield console with 4K content playback

SHIELD console
Nvidia’s new SHIELD console

Nvidia made an important announcement at the Game Developers Conference 2015, in San Francisco. The company introduced its SHIELD console for Android TV, which is powered by the worlds most advanced gaming supercomputer in the cloud, NVIDIA GRID.

Nvidia SHIELD console is a game streaming service that delivers PC quality gaming to our living room. The new device can playback 4K content to the TVs via HDMI or stream it from the cloud at 1080p at 60 frames per second.

The Nvidia SHIELD console comes equipped with a Tegra X1 processor, backed up by a 256-bit Maxwell GPU and 3GB of RAM. It also has a microSD card slot, USB 2.0 and two USB Type-A 3.0 ports, Gigabite Ethernet port, Bluetooth 4.1, HDMI, WiFi 801.11ac and Surround Sound 7.1 and 5.1, plus a infrared receiver.

The bundle package consisting of Nvidia’s SHIELD console and a SHIELD controller costs $200.