Nvidia planing Android-PC hybrid Gaming Device

Nvidia planing Android-PC hybrid Gaming Device

As reported by the BBC on Monday, July 14, Nvidia is said to launch a new gaming device that’ll be able to link up to a PC’s GPU to increase the performance of its own processing power when used in a different location.

Pitched as something that seems to be a carbon copy of the hardware manufacturer’s Nvidia SHIELD handheld, Nvidia is said to offer a budget priced controller that’ll be a separate peripheral for the Android device. The Android device itself is also said to also stream PC games to a TV via an HDMI cable.

According to the BBC, video game analyst at the consultancy Ovum Ed Barton–who has been reported to have seen the new device in question–has noted that the Nvidia SHIELD struggled in its sales, and also noted that should this new device demand too much it would limit its market demographic.

I think it’s fair to say that Shield sold reasonably poorly, ” Barton said. “ And if the new device requires your PC to have a relatively new Nvidia GPU [graphics processing unit] to make use of its abilities, that will really limit its addressable market.

Without the aid of a PC graphics card, the new Android-PC hybrid device is said to run Android games natively via Nvidia’s new Tegra K1 processor (which managed to run a mobile port of Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 ).

According to the BBC, a spokeswoman would not confirm any details regarding the device, other than that Nvidia has an awesome new gaming product that is launching soon.

You can read the BBC’s full article via the source link below. We’ll bring you more news on Nvidia’s new hybrid device should further information reach our ears.

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