The most recent streaming device from Nvidia, the Nvidia Shield Pro, launched with the Tegra X1 processor and 4K scaling. The gadget will be available at retailers for $199.99 and $149.99 across the US.
The Nvidia Shield TV Pro gets its computing power from the Tegra X1+ processor that is by 25 percent more powerful than the standard Tegra X1 chipset that gave life to the first Nvidia Shield TV gadget.
The new device has Dolby Vision HDR, and the famous company decided to use custom processing techniques to upscale video from 720p and 1080p to 4K resolutions. The gadget also brings Nvidia Games, a gaming streaming platform. With its Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision support, the new Nvidia Shield TV Pro will sport the best multimedia experience for services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, among others.
Tegra X1+ powers the new Nvidia Shield TV Pro
The new Nvidia Shield TV Pro doesn’t come out with significant design changes in comparison with the first model in the series. Under the hood, however, it boasts 16 Gb of internal memory and 3 Gb RAM, and Tegra X1+, a more performant processor in comparison with the Tegra X1 CPU. It doesn’t roll out with a controller, but it comes with remote control powered by three AAA batteries, and which has a Netflix-exclusive button.
While the standard Nvidia Shield TV doesn’t boast a USB port, the new Nvidia Shield TV Pro, which is also more compact, sports USB 3.0 to support peripherals and a mini HDMI port, just like the first device in the series.
As for the software, both Nvidia Shield TV and Nvidia Shield TV Pro run with Android based on the Android 9 Pie version of the OS. We know nothing about a possible future update to Android 10, but it might come out eventually. Besides, the device possesses the well-known Google Apps, including Google Play Store, Gmail, and so on, as well as support for Google Home and other gadgets.