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News hardware & software 17 June 2019, 16:04

author: Bart Swiatek

Nvidia is Preparing Refreshed Shield TV Console

Android TV reports that Nvidia is planning to create a refreshed version of the Shield TV console. The device is to be based on the newer version of Tegra X1. Unfortunately, at the moment it is not known whether it will reach the market.

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Nvidia is planning another version of Shield TV?

A leak reached by Android TV suggests that Nvidia is planning to create a refreshed version of the Shield TV console / streaming device. The information has been published on Twitter, and its source is an entry on the forum dedicated to this gadget.

The device is codenamed "mdarcy" and will probably use a slightly newer version of Tegra X1 - t210 b01. The chip can be clocked a little bit higher and is to have "a few extra things". It will also receive a newer version of the Android OS (9.0 - Pie). Unfortunately, at the moment it is not known whether the new model will actually be available on the market.

"The new 'shield device(s)' are very likely to use t210 b01 which is a slightly higher/lower clocked depending on the version form of the x1(t210) with a few additional things. Nvidia definitely have a shield tv using this made (mdarcy) but the might not release it (...)," the entry aforementioned entry reads.

Shield TV - what's that?

Nvidia Shield TV is a streaming device that we connect to our TV set. The hardware enables cloud-based gaming (based on GeForce NOW), streaming games from your own PC, and even running Android dedicated titles (mobile games). We can also watch VOD content (e.g. Netflix, Amazon Prime) and listen to music (Spotify, Apple iTunes, Google Play Music). The product was launched in May 2015 and belongs to the Nvidia Shield family, which also includes a tablet (Shield Tablet) and a portable console (Nvidia Shield Portable).

It is worth remembering that the above information is only an unconfirmed rumor - treat it with a great deal of caution.

  1. NVIDIA - official website
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