Nvidia Announces New Gaming Console

During its GDC 2015 conference, Nvidia announced a new gaming console it will be adding to its lineup of Shield devices.

"First, it’s based on the most popular OS in the world," Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said, via IGN. "Second, the richness of the Google Play store, with it huge range of applications. Third, it syncs with all my other devices. Finally, it has an incredible voice search capability.”

It's an Android-based machine capable of 4K playback and capture, and packs a Tegra X1 processor with a 256-bit Maxwell GPU and 3GB of memory. The console is set to launch this May and will include a Shield Controller for the price of $199.

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