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NVIDIA's Shield Details Released

Official price and release date confirmed

NVIDIA is ready to release their new Shield product into the wild and with it they may either make it or break it in the mobile gaming market, which is already fiercely competitive and not exactly lacking in options for consumers. So what exactly do NVIDIA have to offer that's new and could it really do much better than anything else that is already on the market?

The Android powered device is setup with the NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip, the current flagship mobile processors from NVIDIA and it certainly packs quite a punch too with 72 graphic processing unit (GPU) cores combined with four central processing unit cores, which NVIDIA says will allow for "rich graphics and unbeatable performance".

The trick here of course is that Shield is able to stream your PC games to your Shield device, allowing you to get away from your desk, much like users can do with certain games on the Wii U.

The official price is set at £229 / $349 and that isn't too bad given the specifications, but it's more expensive than Vita and the 3DS XL, both of which are proven devices with a robust back catalogue of titles, although Shield will have some support from the Steam digital distribution platform.

Pre-orders are open and official sales will open up on the 20th of May.