Nvidia announced it will be entering the living room space with its Shield during its GDC 2015 presentation, and shortly afterwards, the company revealed what kind of specs we can expect out of its Android TV device.
We already know the Nvidia Shield runs on the company’s Tegra X1 processor, which includes a 256-core Maxwell GPU with 3GB of RAM, as well as it being a 4K Ultra-HD Ready device. But we weren’t aware of a large majority of the device’s specs, such as it offer 16GB of storage with MircoSD support for cards up to 128GB, 2x USB 3.0 (Type A) ports, Micro-USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and an IR Receiver that’s compatible with Logitech Harmony.
In addition to offering the Nvidia Grid streaming service, the Shield will also be compatible with Nvidia GameStream, which allows you to enjoy your PC games on the device. Of course, the PC will need to running a GeForce GTX graphics card in order to enjoy this feature.
The Nvidia Shield will be available this May and will retail for $199 and will include a controller, while optional accessories, such as a remote control and a stand, will also be available.