Tegra 4 was not the only surprise of the NVIDIA’s press conference at CES 2013. The company introduced a new gaming console, currently known as Proejct Shield, which of course is powered by Tegra 4. The new processor allows the device to display 4K resolution picture via the built-in HDMI output and according to the company, the sound quality is a worthy competitor to any device with Beats Audio technology.
NVIDIA Project Shield has a 33Wh battery, which is more than enough for 5 to 10 hours of playing games and 24 hours of watching HD videos. Project Shield has a 5-inch screen with 720p HD resolution, and the storage can be expanded via microSD cards. The console relies on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS without any changes to the interface and comes with pre-loaded applications to access some Google services such as Gmail and Google Play Store. NVIDIA’s Project Shield can be also used and as a PC game controller for computers with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or higher, in which case is used a wireless connection to all Steam games.