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Nvidia Shield Tablet will be available in the UK on 14 August

Will be launched at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany
Wed Aug 06 2014, 16:31

NVIDIA WILL LAUNCH its Shield Tablet across Europe on 14 August at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, and the device will be available in the UK on the same date.

Nvidia announced its 8in Shield Tablet, a handheld device aimed at the gaming market, in July. Powered by an Nvidia Tegra K1 chip that has been smashing benchmark test records, it includes a holstered stylus, which the firm claims is accurate enough for "serious artists".

nvidia shield tablet

Better yet, the Tegra K1 chip has 192 dedicated graphics cores that the company proudly points out are identical to the ones used in Tegra supercomputer accelerators.

The Nvidia Shield Tablet comes with a wireless controller that the tablet pairs with out of the box, with support for up to three more. Sound is provided by Nvidia Pureaudio and the online gaming community Twitch is integrated into the operating system.

Those attending Gamescon will be among the first to get their hands on the tablet come 14 August at the firm's booth stand B020 in Hall 8, with gaming demos from Ubisoft, 2K, Koch Media, Gaijin, Alienware, Wargaming and CD Project RED, which will be showcasing their latest games and exclusive content.

It is still not known what version of Android the Shield will run at launch, but Nvidia has confirmed that it will have full Google Play support with over the air updates.

Nvidia announced its 64-bit Tegra K1 processor at CES in Las Vegas in January, claiming that it can match the performance of the Playstation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One games consoles.

The 32-bit version of the Tegra K1 is available now for pre-order via the company's Jetson mini supercomputer, which was unveiled at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in March.

Claiming to be "the world's first mobile supercomputer", the Jetson TK1 kit is built for embedded systems to aid the development of computers attempting to simulate human recognition of physical objects, such as robots and self-driving cars. µ.


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