NVIDIA's Shield Tablet is Now Official
The Shield Tablet is an Android device that uses NVIDIA's Tegra K1 SoC. To accompany the tablet, NVIDIA also announced a Shield wireless controller.
The shield tablet will let you game in two ways. The first is to run games natively on the device's Tegra K1 hardware. The second is to allow you to stream PC games from your NVIDIA equipped home PC to your tablet via WiFi, or over the internet.
Native Tegra K1 games run on the device and take advantage of full OpenGL 4.x, they are not limited to OpenGL ES 3.1:
Here are some of the Tegra K1 optimized launch titles:
Other launch titles include:
- Pure Chess
- Anomaly 2
- Flyhunter: Origins
- Dungeon Defenders Eternity
- Chuck's Challenge 3D: Reloaded
Earlier this year Croteam had also shown off Serious Sam 3 for Tegra K1 running at higher settings than on the Xbox 360. That and others are games are still to come.
The NVIDIA Shield also has Twitch ShadowPlay built directly into the device:
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