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NVIDIA GameStream turns SHIELD into a game console

NVIDIA turns its Android-based SHIELD device into a gaming console with GameStream
By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Oct 18, 2013 2:37 pm

NVIDIA Editors' Day 2013 - NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage in Montreal, Canada to announce some new technologies today, with the first of which is GameStream. GameStream is an impressive new technology that turns the NVIDIA SHIELD into a gaming console.



SHIELD, if you didn't already know, is an Android-based, Tegra 4-powered handheld gaming machine. GameStream uses your PC, which is powered by your NVIDIA GeForce GPU (or GPUs) and then when you close your SHIELD device, it goes into "Console Mode" which then streams your PC to your SHIELD device, then you connect a wireless Bluetooth controller, which makes your SHIELD device a next-generation gaming console.




This can work either over Gigabit Ethernet, or Wi-Fi, with the former providing 1080p gaming, while the latter can only push 720p. We have a video of GameStream above, which shows off Batman: Arkham Origins being played from a GTX TITAN-powered machine to the SHIELD, on an 84-inch 4K TV being streamed at 1080p. An impressive new technology from NVIDIA.

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