Nvidia has gained a reputation for making top end high performance GPUs for PCs. They also ventured into the handheld smartphones by creating the Tegra chipset for high performance gaming graphics in smartphones. But gaming never a first class treatment in smartphones. Very few smartphones have been able to deliver really high performance along with HD graphics. The tables are about to turn now as the pioneer in the gaming world is entering the segment of handheld portable gaming devices.
Nvidia is ready to enter into competition with likes of PSP Go. Here comes Nvidia’s brainchild; Project shield. Project shield is a file piece of device which will be powered by a Custom designed 72 core Nvidia Tegra 4 chipset! It will have an A 15 quad core CPU. To be able to harness this much power it will run Android’s latest addition Jellybean. Being a Nvidia’s own device one can expect a fine piece of gaming console. This is the company’s first venture into such a device.
Have a look at the device:
The hardware specifications of the device are proposed to be:
- 15″ Multitouch display with a Resolution of 1280 x 720.
- D-pad with 2 × Analog Sticks, L/R bumper and trigger buttons, X, Y, A, B buttons, Nvidia Button, Volume buttons and a Back button.
- Integrated stereo HD speakers for the true gaming experience.
- Wireless connectivity to stream games via Nvidia’s new technology called shield. Which means that you will be able to play games installed on your PC wirelessly on your handheld device.
- Android Jellybean 4.2.1 which gives you access to a variety of games available on Google play store.
- An HDMI port, microSD slot, micro USB port,IEEE 802.11n-2009 2 x 2 Wi-Fi connectivity and 3.5mm audio jack.
- Quad-Core ARM Cortex A15 CPU
- Nvidia Tegra 4 chipset.