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NVIDIA An­nounced Shield An­droid TV and Ti­tan X GPU at GDC 2015

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NVIDIA made some sur­pris­ing an­nounce­ments at its re­cent ap­pear­ance at the an­nual Game De­vel­op­ers Con­fer­ence, most no­tably the NVIDIA Shield home con­sole and the flag­ship Ti­tan X graph­ics card.

The Shield home con­sole – which NVIDIA claimed is also the world’s first An­droid TV – is set to dis­prove the long-stand­ing no­tion that states one would need a high-end gam­ing PC to en­joy the most de­mand­ing of games.

This is mainly pos­si­bly due to the Shield be­ing granted ac­cess to NVIDIA Grid – a cloud­based su­per­com­puter. This unique re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two plat­forms al­lows you to ef­fort­lessly stream the most graph­i­cally-in­ten­sive games di­rectly from the Grid, and en­joy­ing them on the Shield home con­sole.

To put it sim­ply, NVIDIA Grid un­der­goes all the hefty pro­cess­ing re­quired to run your game of choice, while the Shield merely han­dles the task of dis­play­ing it on screen. Fur­ther­more, if your In­ter­net con­nec­tion is suf­fi­ciently fast – NVIDIA rec­om­mends a speed of 50Mbps – you can have your games streamed to you in 1080p and at 60 frames per sec­ond.

This brings us to their next be­he­moth – the Ti­tan X GPU.

While we don’t have many specifics to work with, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang did men­tion dur­ing its un­veil­ing that the Ti­tan X is built on NVIDIA’s Maxwell ar­chi­tec­ture, fea­tures eight bil­lion tran­sis­tors, a 12GB frame­buffer and took thou­sands of en­gi­neer-years to build. What we do know for sure is that the Ti­tan X is set to be one of the most, if not the most pow­er­ful GPU on the mar­ket when it of­fi­cially goes on sale.

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