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NVidia Shield receives new software update, features 60 FPS streaming from PC in 1080p

Guide4GameS: NVidia Shield, a handheld portable gaming console from NVidia has been received a new software update. This new update brings 60 FPS streaming from PC games and 1080p resolution by using NVidia’s GameStream technology. (Tech)

cesuf  +   726d ago
I just wonder on a 5" screen if you can really see much difference on 1080p vs 720p. I really doubt it, but the numbers sound good anyway.

The price decrease down to $250 on newegg is pretty nice though.
Maxor  +   726d ago
The screen is only 720p. What they're talking about is 1080p streaming to your TV.

Now I may actually want to get one.
decrypt  +   726d ago
Thats an amazing option and since it relies on your PC horse power(which is upgradable) This will never go out dated.
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2pacalypsenow  +   726d ago
Pc gets outdated too you know
Fireseed  +   726d ago
Yeah that's when you replace parts... Just like I plan on replacing my Nvidia Quadro K2000D,
decrypt  +   726d ago

What i ment is the Shield device wont get outdated, it can be relevant even 10 years into its life time which is commendable as long as you have a PC thats capapble of 1080p gaming.

Hell due to the ways games have been developed in the last 7 years PC hardware doesnt need much upgrades at all.
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UltimateMaster  +   725d ago
That's a nice and welcome update.

PS Vita does it at 720p (No, it's not downscale to 540p, you're confusing yourself with the native resolution of the Vita games and the screen format.)

You can watch movies and videos in HD 720p or 1080p 30fps, since Streaming doesn't require much power from the system, it is at 720p.
SirDjss  +   726d ago
Ofc you can see a big difference , just check out my utube channel of the uploaded videos. Look at some of the new recorded in 1080p comparring the older 720p video i did when i started. 1080p are waaay crispier quality comparred tp the 720p blurry one mate.
kB0  +   725d ago
This is relavant only when it comes to Native Resolution.

If you screen is 1080p and you run 720p then yes 1080p is way cripier than 720p.

Also don't forget that screen size matter as well. If you have a 24" 1080p screen and a 5 inch 720p screen, chances are the 720p will still look more crisp. (ofc depending on PPI, which i didn' do the math)

So this is what it comes down to, PPI. Not just resolution.

Nvidia Shield is a 720p Native Display device, unless it output onto a TV that's 1080p I doubt u'll see a difference, BUT 60 fps is key here!
SonyNGP  +   726d ago
That's pretty impressive.
SirDjss  +   726d ago
Buuuhuuu ,i want this for my amd card, are you listening AMD. ;)
ninjahunter  +   726d ago
Well, after 6 years, i think its about time to upgrade haha.
Damn you NVIDIA 6xx series and your awesome features!
biglittlesps  +   726d ago
but this does not support every game, only limited games are available.
Maxor  +   725d ago
Support is totally irrelevant. All Steam games work, BF 4 works, AC 4 works. Of course Diablo, Starcraft and Rome Total War isn't going to be viable because you can't play those with a gamepad.
webeblazing  +   725d ago
I wish they would announced shield compatible game that you could download to the console and play anywhere.
cesuf  +   725d ago
You cannot download any full pc to the shield. Neither the hardware nor the storage would allow that. For PC games, your streaming them from your Nvidia gpu equipped pc (mandatory) through wifi to your shield.

For on the go, your playing games from the android market or emulators from older systems like Super Nintendo.
kingPoS  +   725d ago
AMD Mantel NVidia Shield, I've heard it's possible to use AMD & NVidia simultaneously with reduced performance from both. The pc market sure sounds fragmented. Just saying...

Gateway MT6706 2008

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