The SHIELD (review here) is finally available, with users already receiving helpful updates from NVIDIA. The newest update weighs in at around 400MB, which brings a reduction in audio latency while streaming from your GeForce-powered PC. The changelog shows nothing else, so go grab it if you haven’t already.
Reduction in audio latency for GeForce PC streaming.
Do we have any SHIELD owners here that got the update?
Recently, a device branded the Tegra Tab was pictured and thrown onto the web, but there has been no word from NVIDIA that they are working on such a device. It has been reported for some time that NVIDIA would be looking into contracting out hardware (tablets included) to make sure that their new Tegra processors were hitting the market, but nothing official ever came from that. NVIDIA lost the bid to have their Tegra 4 processor power the new Nexus 7, which instead features a chipset made by Qualcomm. Unfortunately, that has been a sad move by Google, as Qualcomm has been very stingy about releasing factory images for the device. (more…)
We just got done posting our complete NVIDIA SHIELD review, and like clockwork, iFixIt has posted their form of a review – a complete device teardown! The teardown is a great way of seeing exactly what is inside the SHIELD, making it such a powerful gaming machine. Besides NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor, we get eyes on with some Samsung memory chips, SK Hynix RAM, the SHIELD’s interesting battery configuration and the springs that control the triggers. Remember, don’t try this at home. (more…)
Just in time for the launch of NVIDIA SHIELD (full review here), Blood Sword THD has hit Google Play. This game is one of the few Tegra-exclusive titles we have seen hit Android in a while, so anyone running anything but a Tegra-powered device should look for something else to occupy their time. We know, it sucks. (more…)
Unveiled at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NVIDIA’s SHIELD portable gaming console has changed quite a bit from when it was first shown off. We were one of very few sites that were able to get an early hands-on experience with the device, falling head-over-heels for the “Project SHIELD” almost immediately after playing with it. Now in late July (thanks to a delay or two), the device is ready for the general public, undergoing a few cosmetic changes and other enhancements to make it into what NVIDIA hopes is a superb Android-powered gaming device.
SHIELD is capable of performing an extremely long list of tasks – some jaw-droppingly awesome, some just plain awesome, but with a price tag of $299, is SHIELD worth the investment to everyday buyers or best suited for only the hardcore gaming elite? Let’s take a look. (more…)
This morning, NVIDIA released a ton of info regarding their current plans to bring the Kepler GPU to mobile devices. The addition of the Kepler GPU for the company’s next-gen mobile processor was announced back at GDC in March, but the details on what Kepler can do for a phone or tablet were still heavily under wraps. According to NVIDIA, the introduction of the Kepler GPU to mobile devices will be as big of a step as the GeForce GPU was for desktops 14 years ago. (more…)
Yesterday afternoon, NVIDIA reached out to folks that pre-ordered SHIELD, explaining that they have a brand new launch date for the Tegra 4-powered device. Due to a hardware-related issue discovered in the last stage of the company’s quality assurance tests, the SHIELD launch was pushed back from its original launch date of June 27 and is now scheduled for July 31. (more…)
With launch pushed back, there are people out there that pre-ordered NVIDIA’s SHIELD gaming console, but were met with sad emails last week. If you just can’t wait to get your hands on a SHIELD unit and want to see what all of the fuss is about, NVIDIA has partnered with GameStop and Micro Center to set up some unique SHIELD Experience Centers throughout the country. (more…)