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NVIDIA SHIELD Portable 2 Pops Up in Online Database

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Two years ago during CES, NVIDIA showed off its Project Shield device that married a controller with an Android gaming device. Six months later it arrived, and in the intervening months NVIDIA has launched the SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller, and Android Gaming Console. The original SHIELD was renamed the SHIELD Portable, but otherwise has been the same since it arrived. However, it looks like that is about to change, as a SHIELD 2 has been spotted on a database, with a Tegra X1 SoC providing the power. This appears to be the SHIELD Portable 2, and with NVIDIA's latest and greatest Tegra chip running the show, should be quite the powerhouse. The Tegra X1 has 256 Maxwell cores for the GPU and a 64-bit, eight-core ARM CPU, and can display 4K video at 60Hz. Oh, and it supports DirectX 12. It's the same chip that runs the SHIELD Android Gaming Console, so its inclusion in a smaller device should be quite stunning.

Unfortunately there is not a whole lot else to go on, as outside of the Tegra X1, wireless bands (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), and is evidently codenamed Loki, we don't have any other details. A full reveal could potentially come during Computex or E3 in June, but until then we just have rumors. Be sure to keep watch here for when NVIDIA officially takes the wrap off the SHIELD Portable 2!

Source: WCCFTech



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