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NVIDIA showcases Project SHIELD Android gaming console [Photos]

7 January, 2013 CES 2013

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NVIDIA already showed its Tegra 4 worlds fastest mobile processor at the CES 2013 today, The company also revealed a new device of its creation, the Project SHIELD.

NVIDIA Project SHIELD is a handheld gaming console that lets you play Android games and will also let you stream Steam games from your PC to the device wirelessly. itbasically looks like an Xbox 360 controller with a foldable display attached. The display is a 5-inch, 1280 x 720 resolution ‘retinal' multitouch unit, with a pixel density of 294 ppi. You can output the video to an external display through the HDMI port on the back, that too in up to 4K resolution! Other hardware features include built-in bass-reflex speakers.




Project SHIELD runs on stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and you can control it either through the touchscreen or the controller.


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Thanks to NVIDIA partnership with Steam, you will also be able to wirelessly stream games running on your PC with NVIDIA GPU to your Project SHIELD. The rendering will happen on the PC and then the video will be streamed to the handheld device, similar to the way the WiiU works.



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