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NVIDIA SHIELD 2 Gets Benchmarked, Tegra K1 SoC and 4GB of RAM

NVIDIA’s next rendition of its portable gaming console SHIELD, looks to be taking shape quite nicely. Recently taken from AnTuTu, a benchmark has given a little bit of insight as to what we could expect to see from NVIDIA in 2014, as well as their plans for integrating the Tegra K1 processor into the platform. 

As we see in the benchmark, which are never the end-all, be-all final word for specs on devices, the SHIELD 2 (as we will call it), is apparently running the Tegra K1 processor, clocked at 2.5GHz. In addition, the device looks to feature a display with a resolution of 1440 x 810, 4GB of RAM, a 0.3MP front-facing shooter (just as I recommended last year), 16GB of internal storage (more than likely expandable with microSD), and will come running Android 4.4.2.

On a personal note, as someone who enjoys the SHIELD console, I do hope they don’t take much away from the build quality and overall look of the device. I rather enjoy the toughness and ruggedness the SHIELD gives off. However, if they can bring down the weight, and find a price that more consumers can agree on, I think they will do better this time around.

If you are interested in SHIELD 2 news, don’t worry, we will be keeping our eyes peeled for additional info.


Via: Tom’s Hardware | G for Games
  • Asmodai

    So it’s the 4 core K1 which is still ARMv7 32-bit with 4GB of RAM? I’d rather have 720p screen and the dual core ARMv8 64bit K1. I thought this would be cool to control a quad copter with but now I’m thinking a VR headset with a basic controller would be even better.

  • WAldenIV

    It still pales in comparison to the Vita, especially when remote play is supported by virtually every game released for the PS4.

    • renz

      because it doesn’t made to compete with vita or 3DS. to be exact it wasn’t even suppose to compete with other android micro console out there. and the streaming thing of course PS Vita can play anything played by PS4 because any games made for PS4/Vita is using controller. for PC games some games only playable using mouse keyboard like RTS games. but for games with controller support it should work with Shield even though it is not listed as officially supported by Shield.

  • Skye Villanueva

    This goes on sale for 299 ill buy for sure.

  • Twilightlicous

    Though we know its coming, this is probably fake consider its running an Nvidia “Gefroce”. Noobs.

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    I just want the overall device to be a bit smaller and lighter; would make it a little more portable.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      It needs to be bigger, actually. As I mentioned above, because of the way you hold it, the screen size is on the small size already when you are using the controls.

      Lighter, tho – yeah, any improvement there would be good.

      • Gideon Waxfarb

        A PS Vita will fit nicely inside my man purse; the Shield is just too thick for that. And don’t tell me I need a bigger man purse, when my Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 fits in there 🙂

  • Charlie R.

    Disappointed if this is the final screen resolution. Really just the smallest of upgrades from the current 1280×720 Shield.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      On a 5 inch screen held at the distance you need to have it at in order to use the controller, the resolution is fine. The real thing you should be wondering is will it have a bigger screen; the biggest problem I have with mine is that even at 720p, the UI on streamed PC games is a bit hard to work with. It does the job, but another inch or two would really hit the spot (I know, that’s what SHE said).

  • abqnm

    Nothing here seems to have been benchmarked. I see a benchmark app showing the system information, but that does not a benchmark make.

  • Jared Denman

    Really only 16GB? Manufacturers need to get with the times! Minimal these days should be 32

    • hkklife

      This x100!
      All that GPU power and it’s gimped by a lack of (fast) onboard storage!

    • If this is just a test device, they don’t have any need dropping in more storage than needed for tests. Consumer units could easily come with 32 or 64GB if they think it’s necessary.

      • Also you can put Iin a SD card and move full games over onto it. That’s what I’ve done with my Shield. The software allowed to take full advantage of the SD card slot

    • itsgonnalast

      …Especially when it comes to games, which now seem to often be over 1GB in size.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      As long as it has a UHS1 or 2 compliant MicroSD slot, it’s not a huge deal.

  • I think I just… Yup, I just creamed my pants. I gotta go change!

    • Arthur Dent

      “Yup, I just creamed my pants”

      Yeah, that’s gonna get me to watch your video …


  • kevin

    Nvidia Gefroce…nice

  • I still want to buy one of their tegra 4 notes but now hoping k1 notes are on the way.