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  • anindrew - Sunday, January 06, 2013 - link

    I was just debating about ordering a new video card now or waiting to see what might come out soon. This is just TOO convenient! I can't wait to see if Nvidia announces new cards and when they'll come out (hopefully VERY soon). Thanks for doing this live blog, Anand! Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Sunday, January 06, 2013 - link

    Was announced back in May: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5805/nvidia-geforce-... Reply
  • paul878 - Sunday, January 06, 2013 - link

    Where is the 780? Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Sunday, January 06, 2013 - link

    You're about 4 months too early, I'm afraid. Check back in the Spring. Reply
  • anindrew - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    That's a shame. I was really hoping for new card announcements. Thanks for the info, anyway. Reply
  • mayankleoboy1 - Sunday, January 06, 2013 - link

    +1
    Cloud gaming and GeForce Experience (an app for lazy people who dont know shit about settings.)
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  • fr500 - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    Well I just tried it I had access to the beta and never installed it

    It just maxed out settings for any game. But that's not optimal for me with my GTX570 and Battlefield 3 or Borderlands, will try with a lesser GPU and see what it does.
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  • mayankleoboy1 - Sunday, January 06, 2013 - link

    Increasing low latency internet bandwidth is much more difficult than increaing computation power of client devices. So for a large number of people, cloud gaming is worthless. Reply
  • Duwelon - Sunday, January 06, 2013 - link

    With even the input lag of LCDs being a concern, I really can't see this GRID actually benefiting gamers anytime soon... Reply
  • mayankleoboy1 - Sunday, January 06, 2013 - link

    I basically see this as a marketing gimmick to get console gamers to buy

    1) expensive smart TV's, preferably with a Nvidia SoC
    2)expensive tablets.
    3) subscribe to a expensive "game streaming service".
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  • geddiesburg - Sunday, January 06, 2013 - link

    Anyone else think it's funny they use Trine 2 to show off their fancy new hardware? Show me Far Cry 3 or something else that actually taxes our systems. The user that is interested in this is the one who can't get a good experience in high end games using their own hardware. Come on nvidia!

    Also, agreed that cloud gaming is in many cases, worthless
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  • mayankleoboy1 - Sunday, January 06, 2013 - link

    Ofcourse they used Trine2. They cant use FarCry3 or even Crysis1 on 1080p with 4xMSAA, because it will completely gimp the "Nvidia Grid". These use GK107 GPU's. I am surprised they didnt showcase Mario Super Bros Reply
  • geddiesburg - Sunday, January 06, 2013 - link

    Hahaha Super Mario Bros... now THAT would have been epic Reply
  • redviper - Sunday, January 06, 2013 - link

    If Nvidia is smart, they can kill steam with this. The NV grid could be the go to game provider with this. Or it could be used by steam itself to service games from the cloud.

    Still I don't see how it can do low latency games. Input lag would be killer. Online games on the other hand (like wow/aion and even sc2) could see a big benefit given that the game itself could be hosted by blizzard or ncsoft and you just get the streamed game.
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  • althaz - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    I could see people putting up with it for something like WoW, but there's no way it would be acceptable for competitive-focused games like Starcraft 2. Reply
  • dgz - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    @redviper Streaming multiplayer games? You're a genius... Reply
  • mayankleoboy1 - Sunday, January 06, 2013 - link

    With all the next gen consoles using AMD CPU and GPU, Nvidia *has* to do something to make some money Reply
  • mayankleoboy1 - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    Can a two chip solution ever be as power efficient as an integrated sollution ? I ask this, because A15 architecture has proven itself to be power hog at loads. So a separate chip will most probably make power usage worse. Reply
  • mayankleoboy1 - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
    This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo
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  • redviper - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    I was so excited to see the windows logo. This would make a great Surface 2. Reply
  • cmikeh2 - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    That tablet looked like a Windows RT tablet running Android. Did anyone else notice that? Reply
  • skiboysteve - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    Has a windows button on the bottom and an android menu bar at the bottom of the UI.

    wonder if its supposed to be windows by release but it was easier to customize the android camera app for demo
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  • MegaGeek1 - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    Just wanted to give the biggest possible props to the journalists covering this event on behalf of Anandtech. I cant tell you how utterly refreshing it is to read unbiased journalism. Pointing out frame rate drops and problems with the demo units, as well as contradictory numbers Nvidia is claiming. Its all so awesome. Keep up the good work gentlemen. I wish more new outlets were this honest. Reply
  • madmilk - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    With each Cortex-A15 core consuming 2W per core, plus a couple watts for the 72-core GPU, Tegra 4's TDP seems to be well over 10W. Is nVidia planning for Tegra 4 to be used with active cooling or will the cores just be throttled significantly? Reply
  • tipoo - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    Fair question, the implementation in the Project Shield did have a heatsink that they showed in the internals video. Seems like a tough fit for a phone, but then I did say the same thing about T3 in phones and that worked ok. Reply
  • glenricky - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    WOW NVIDIA WOW!!! This one is interesting Reply
  • mayankleoboy1 - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    So what is Project Thor ? Reply
  • tipoo - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    I've heard that name in relation to either the next Sony or Microsoft console, I forget which. Reply
  • HanzNFranzen - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    I enjoyed that very much! Great coverage Anand!! Shield looks like it could end up being very intersting.. as long as its not $400.00! Reply
  • mayankleoboy1 - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    On its own, Shield should be cheaper. But the whole "shield ecosystem" , that you will actually end up buying, will cost more than $400 Reply
  • silverblue - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    I'm liking the idea of private cloud computing/gaming, so it'll be interesting to see how this pans out. Reply
  • skiboysteve - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    I have my desktop plugged into my 52" TV with a wireless keyboard and mouse and a game pad (ps3). Why would I ever want this shield thing for PC games? I'm sure it will be way way more expensive and impractical.compared.to just plugging your PC into the TV directly! Am I missing something? Not revolutionary at all...

    maybe if I want to lay in bed and do PC games but that also doesn't make sense
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  • maximumGPU - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    Not everyone wants to drag their massive PC to the living room where the tv sits just for gaming! Reply
  • Kiste - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    I am wholly unexcited about using this Shield thing to wireless stream games from your PC . I'm already doing it better and probably cheaper with
    - a wireless Xbox360 controller
    - a GigaByte SkyVision WS100 WHDI transmitter

    The setup costs about $170 and does 1080p.
    Reply
  • vanwazltoff - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    it would be nice if the screen was detachable, i think they said it was able to wirelessly stream video via a dongle. i would prefer to see it as a console so you can do multiplayer without buying another one kind of like the ouya, obviously multiplayer in that regaurd would spell trouble when playing pc games and nothing is optimized for this whether its games or hardware. i am still very impressed with the shield and everything else nvidia announced today. Reply
  • FearTec - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    I cant wait to get my hands on one of these... Reply
  • nhp12345 - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    Should we put a notice on top to tell everyone that this this article is read from bottom to top? Reply
  • cknobman - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    Do retards run Nvidia?

    Project shield is about the dumbest thing I have seen this company announce.....EVER.
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  • fr500 - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    Mobile gaming is an important market, what are you talking about, appart from the smaller screen than the controller I don't see a problem Reply
  • fr500 - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    This could be a great opportunity for Valve and NVidia if they play their cards right, they just got a lot of free advertising today.

    Integrating your steam account with an nvidia grid powered service for gaming when you're not at home would be great, to that end I guess Valve would have to jump on the nvidia grid bandwagon.

    I hope any tegra4 device (or any android device for the matter) can use the streaming functionality, I guess it will be locked down but what if there is an nvidia powered steambox in the bedroom and you have a more powerful PC in another room, being able to take advantage of the most powerful available hardware would be great.
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  • tecknurd - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    Lazy that you can not make a proper article instead of some twitting or blog crap. You call your selves Aanandtech. Reply
  • fr500 - Monday, January 07, 2013 - link

    It's a live blog.... Reply

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