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If you’re itchin’ to get your hands on NVIDIA’s brand-new SHIELD TV Pro or SHIELD TV, and don’t want to wait until the end of the month when they officially launch, you might have a chance to score one early from Best Buy. NVIDIA has already started shipping the new 4K media streamers to Best Buy locations around the United States in preparation for next week’s launch. The folks at Android Police obtained screenshots of Best Buy’s internal inventory management software that shows listings for both the SHIELD TV Pro and SHIELD TV; the former carries the SKU 6370425, while the latter’s SKU is 6370422. So, if you’re lucky,... Read more...
It looks as though Amazon isn’t the only retailer spilling NVIDIA’s secrets for upcoming streaming devices. Amazon got the ball rolling with the SHIELD TV Pro earlier today, while Newegg has posted a product page for the all-new SHIELD TV.  This entry-level device is shaped like a small cylinder measuring 1.57 inches wide and 6.5 inches tall. Despite its tiny dimensions, it still manages to incorporate an HDMI port, GbE port, a microSD reader, and a proprietary power port.  The new SHIELD TV carries the same NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor as the SHIELD TV Pro, but makes do with just 8GB of internal storage instead of 16GB. We’d imagine that this streamer will... Read more...
We've been hearing rumors about an updated NVIDIA SHIELD TV 4K media streamer coming to the market, and those reports have all been confirmed thanks to someone that had an itchy trigger finger over at Amazon. The online retail giant "accidentally" posted a listing for the upcoming SHIELD TV Pro complete with images of the revised device and its all-new remote. The SHIELD TV has long been the enthusiast's choice for 4K media streamers due to its Android TV compatibility, wide support for streaming services, Android gaming, and GeForce NOW support. The SHIELD TV Pro extends that leadership with a new Tegra X1+ processor. We don't have anything with regards to specs on the processors,... Read more...
When we last reported on NVIDIA's SHIELD TV, a revised version of the 4K media steamer leaked via Google Play carrying the codename mdarcy. Although not much was revealed about what this new SHIELD TV would offer, it was determined that it would at least receive a revised version of the NVIDIA Tegra X1 SoC. Today, a new NVIDIA streamer has shown up at the FCC carrying the following designation: NVIDIA Corporation SHIELD Android TV Game Console P3430. The current SHIELD TV uses the Tegra X1 A2 SoC, while this refreshed model is said to use the Tegra X1 T210 B01. We have no way of knowing what kind of core/frequency changes are going on under the hood with this latest B01 revision, but... Read more...
Nintendo gaming consoles are typically pretty well locked down (at least initially), and are a tough nut to crack for enthusiasts. About the closest that homebrew wizards came to prying inside the inner working of the Nintendo Switch was to find a hidden NES Golf game, which was included in honor of late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. However, enthusiasts have a new reason to be excited, as homebrew support will soon be coming to incredibly popular hybrid gaming console. You might ask, "How is this possible?" Well, it all comes down to the fact that Nintendo opted to use NVIDIA's Tegra X1 hardware platform for the Switch, which is a known quantity to developers and hackers alike. Hackers Plutoo,... Read more...
Among geeks like us, one of the biggest questions surrounding NIntendo's hybrid Switch console is what exactly makes the custom Tegra system-on-chip (SoC) inside different from existing Tegra parts. It turns out the answer is nothing. It has never been a secret that the Switch is powered by Tegra, but the assumption has always been that it's a customized version specific to the Switch. Nope. Following up on a recent teardown of the Switch, the folks at Tech Insights say an in-depth evaluation of the die structure reveals the Tegra part to be a Tegra X1 T210 featuring four Cortex A75 cores, four Cortex A53 cores, and a GM208 CPU core based on NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture. There are no signs that... Read more...
It seems these days that we’ve learned more about what Nintendo’s upcoming NX console can't do, rather than what it can do. Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime claimed in mid-June that virtual reality just isn’t ready for mainstream adoption, while Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto chimed in with a “think of the children” angle, stating that parents likely wouldn’t be happy about their children wearing VR headgear. Nintendo also made it clear that the NX won’t get into a horsepower battle with Sony and Microsoft, and will instead focus on the gaming content. So we likely won’t see VR on the NX, and you can toss aside any notion that it will be a 6 TFLOP monster like Project Scorpio.... Read more...
As we’ve detailed a number of times here at HotHardware, the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV console is a powerful media streaming and gaming device that features a beefy Tegra X1 processor and an integrated 256-core Maxwell-based GPU (check out Marco’s full review here). While we’ve seen plenty of streaming devices come to the market with potent quad-core SoCs before, none of them are packing the kind of graphics hardware and Android TV polish lurking inside the SHIELD. To that end, NVIDIA thought that it could use the standard SHIELD (16GB) and the SHIELD Pro (500GB) as a centerpiece for Plex Media Server. As you may recall, Plex is a powerful media app that lets you stream your media library to just... Read more...
NVIDIA just wrapped up an event in San Francisco, where the Game Developers Conference (GDC) is currently underway. The company unveiled a new Android TV streamer, game console, and supercomputer as NVIDIA’s Jen Hsun Huang calls it, all wrapped up in a single, ultra-slim device—the new NVIDIA SHIELD. The NVIDIA SHIELD Console And Wireless SHIELD Controller   In the lead-up to tonight’s event, an invitation from NVIDIA’s CEO was sent out with the title “Made To Game”, claiming that the product that would be shown was “more than 5 years in the making” and that it would “redefine the future of gaming”. That five year development cycle surely harkens to more than just the SHIELD device itself.... Read more...
NVIDIA CEO Jen Hsun Huang hosted a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas this evening, to officially kick off the company’s Consumer Electronics Show activities.  Jen Hsun began the press conference with a bit of back story on the Tegra K1 and how it took NVIDIA approximately 2 years to get Kepler-class graphics into Tegra, but that it was able to cram a Maxwell-derived GPU into the just announced Tegra X1 in just a few months. We’ve got more details regarding the Tegra X1 in this post, complete with pictures of the chip and reference platform, game demos, benchmarks and video of the Tegra X1 in action with a variety of workloads, including 4K 60 FPS video playback. Over... Read more...
For the last few years, NVIDIA has used the lead-up to the Consumer Electronics Show to announce new Tegra-related products and technologies. This year is no different. Earlier today, we got together with representatives from NVIDIA to talk about the company’s upcoming Tegra X1 system on a chip (SoC) and see the reference platform in action, running a variety of benchmarks and demos. NVIDIA Tegra X1 System On A Chip At last year’s CES, NVIDIA announced the Tegra K1 featuring a Kepler-derived GPU, which has since found its way into the excellent SHIELD Tablet, Google’s Project Tango device, and the Nexus 9. The Tegra K1 proved to be a strong performer, in both its quad-core 32-bit and dual-core... Read more...