Nvidia Shield Specifcation and Features

September 17, 2015


As Sony and Microsoft were going on top in terms of gaming consoles Nividia thought why stay behind?  So they decided to release an ultimate gaming console having a lot of features. And the best of those features is that it can also be used as an android tv



Nvidia Shield




A Smarter Android Box TV:

Explore a world of entertainment, powered by Android TV. Tap into Google Play for a huge selection of movies, TV shows, and apps. It also features Google’s voice control  feature just say “Oscar-winning movies” or “launch Orcs Must Die” and let Google’s advanced voice commands do the work for you. SHIELD makes it fast and easy.

 Android TV Shield


All the streaming set-top boxes look alike. They are usually very fat and uncomfortable to carry with you , no bigger than the CD players or  a VCR or either they look like a rounded puck

The Nvidia shield is neither round not flat nor it is like a fat CD player

It has a mix design of criss-corss lines unique slants and stark angles its also loger than wider-

1.0x 8.3 x 5.1 inches or 25 x 210 x 130mm (H x L x D).

On the top of the device you will find an Nvidia logo, a capacitive- touch power button on the top left corner, an led that lights up when turned on. On the back side there are a lot of ports: Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, Two USB 3.0 ports, micro USB 2.0 and a microSD slot.




RELEASE DATE        May 28, 2015.

PROCESSOR            NVIDIA® Tegra® X1 processor with a 256-core GPU and 3 GB RAM

VIDEO FEATURES   4K Ultra HD ready

4K playback at 60 FPS (VP9, H265, H264)

4K capture at 30 FPS (H264, H265)

AUDIO                       7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through over HDMI

High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI and USB

High-resolution audio up-sample to 24-bit/192 kHz over USB

Supports: AAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, PCM

STORAGE                 16 GB and 500 GB (Note: portion of storage occupied by system software)

WIRELESS                 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.1/BLE

INTERFACES                        Gigabit Ethernet

HDMI 2.0

Two USB 3.0 (Type A)

Micro-USB 2.0

MicroSD slot

OPERATING SYSTEM        Android 5.1 (Lollipop) powered by Android TV and Google Cast

SOFTWARE UPDATES       SHIELD software upgrades directly from NVIDIA

POWER                                 40W power adapter (5-10 W typical consumption)

GAMING FEATURES         NVIDIA GRID™ game streaming service


NVIDIA GameStream

PRICE                                     199.99$ -Amazon.com





A list of games that can be played on Nvidia Shield


-reference link:      1)   http://shield.nvidia.com/games/grid

2)  http://shield.nvidia.com/game-stream




Some reviews about the Nvidia Shield:

Best Android TV – and best smart TV – on the market today”-SlashGear

The only 4K Netflix certified set-top box we are aware of.” AnandTech

A cord-cutter’s dream”-Android Guys

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