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Nvidia Shield Line Will See an Update

The Nvidia Shield has been one of the more impressive dedicated portable gaming platforms we've seen recently, but it's also been out for quite some time. As we all know, technology has a pretty short shelf life. In an interview with Engadget back in October, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said that we should expect a second generation of the Shield soon. Now it seems that there's an official FCC filing detailing some of the key bits of the Shield 2. The document refers to the device as the "P2570," very similar to the current Shield's model number of "P2450."

Comparing the two suggests that the update is a sleeker, albeit more aggressive design. It's not much, but the filing shows that it'll run a bit lighter than the original, use a Tegra K1 chip, and likely will have a higher screen resolution. It also seems that the device is finished and ready to go, so it shouldn't be too much longer before we start seeing them on store shelves.

  • Doug Lord
    I bought the 1st one, it was pretty worthless. No games ever came out that were worth playing.
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  • somebodyspecial
    You must be kidding, it runs everything android runs as a straight copy of the OS. Based on reviews that are out there (4.5 stars at amazon etc), you are fairly alone. There were dozens I'd like to play on android last year and more added monthly. I'm guessing if I go look again I'm now likely to have a list of near 100 that are fairly console like that I'm interesting in.

    You're either lying and don't even own one, or I don't know confused about how to get to tegrazone or google's store? It's a highly refined product today, with mapping software, streaming from pc to anywhere now, plays all movies etc (anything android does), music etc, output to tv, res/specs FAR above vita/3ds. I don't get your comment.
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  • Zepid
    Who buys a Shield to play shitty mobile games anyway? I want one to stream games from my PC anywhere in the world. That is the real application.
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  • airborne11b
    There are awesome games on the Tegra store! Doug is smoking crack. Alpha Wave is one of the most fun mobile games I've ever gotten my hands on.

    The shield supports the billion android google play store games, Tegra games, can stream PC games to it AND android emulators let you play all your favorite console games on it as well. I have my shield loaded up with NES, SNES, Genesis, PS1, PS2 and gamecube games that I loved growing up.

    The shield is by far the best gaming device to ever launch since the PC lol. I will be purchasing a SHIELD 2 for sure.
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  • somebodyspecial
    13479444 said:
    There are awesome games on the Tegra store! Doug is smoking crack. Alpha Wave is one of the most fun mobile games I've ever gotten my hands on.

    The shield supports the billion android google play store games, Tegra games, can stream PC games to it AND android emulators let you play all your favorite console games on it as well. I have my shield loaded up with NES, SNES, Genesis, PS1, PS2 and gamecube games that I loved growing up.

    The shield is by far the best gaming device to ever launch since the PC lol. I will be purchasing a SHIELD 2 for sure.

    Didn't know there was a PS2 emu. Is it running as good as the ones on the PC? Do the games spit and sputter here and there or all smooth fps? This might get me to buy a R2 version (so close now why buy r1 today) as I have a lot of PS2 games. I still think I'll wait out the 20nm version but maybe not if vid cards aren't 20nm for my xmas gifts to myself...LOL. I can't get through xmas waiting for broadwell K, a great gsync monitor and a 20nm gpu. I'll have to buy something as a new toy (toys?...LOL) :) It seems this xmas year may be chalked up to one word so far for me probably: Waiting. With a working PS2 emu that doesn't choke or is close enough the K1 should have no issues I'd assume with yet more power.
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  • RupertJr
    Who buys a Shield to play shitty mobile games anyway? I want one to stream games from my PC anywhere in the world. That is the real application.
    well in order to do so it does not only depend on shield but network latency may make what you are saying pretty difficult, so maybe you are able to stream games in your home network and not farther. I mean at playable frame rates...
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  • hoofhearted
    I wonder if and when Valve intends to release their Android Source engine to third parties. HL2 played really well for me on Shield.
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  • Richard Deurhof
    I only see 1 big problem with Shield..... Still not for sale in Europe! I could order it from US but I'd rather not.

    considering all my friends got at least 50Mbit fiber or cable I should be able to stream my games from almost anywhere, but I would still need to be able to buy Shield first
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  • somebodyspecial
    13481434 said:
    Who buys a Shield to play shitty mobile games anyway? I want one to stream games from my PC anywhere in the world. That is the real application.
    well in order to do so it does not only depend on shield but network latency may make what you are saying pretty difficult, so maybe you are able to stream games in your home network and not farther. I mean at playable frame rates...

    Yes currently YMMV as tomshardware followup review showed. They actually had better gameplay from outside the state than inside on the same ISP network IIRC. I really only intend to do it in house though, and just android stuff on the go if desired. I can wait out a few revs of the software updates until they figure out how to get all the packets on time. ;) There are enough good android games I have no need to play skryim or something on the road from my gpu at home though I may seek that option if they get it working very reliably at some point. I can't stand hiccups in gameplay. Having said that, there are many games you could easily get away with that are not so latency sensitive (maybe turn based strategy or RPG). But I'd still just play android stuff most likely out of the house. I really only want one to get games on the tv (android and maybe pc streamed) without having to sit at the PC all the time or buy a new console (out of the question on xbox1/ps4 for me). The other stuff is all bonus features to me but not the main draw probably. Portable HDMI output to TV movie player is another huge feature for me though.
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  • somebodyspecial
    13484819 said:
    I only see 1 big problem with Shield..... Still not for sale in Europe! I could order it from US but I'd rather not.

    considering all my friends got at least 50Mbit fiber or cable I should be able to stream my games from almost anywhere, but I would still need to be able to buy Shield first

    Wait for R2! Not sure if they'll get to you by then but why not by USA when it hits? Amazon comes to mind ;) It's not a modem device so should go anywhere. Maybe you need an adapter to recharge it but anything else stopping this?

    http://www.androidwafer.com/nvidia-shield-to-get-portal-but-still-no-european-release/
    Maybe NV waiting for get partners in for rev2 release. They admit the first one was learning how to deal with selling to end users direct. That should be over with R2 next month I'd think. It's been out for a year I hope R2 goes nearly everywhere if they want it to really take off that has to happen. I think they're just making sure they get it right and don't screw it up though. They're adding lots of features and now about to hit r2 so maybe you'll be seeing them local soon.
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