NVIDIA Shield 2 / Sequel Surfaces in Benchmark: Tegra K1 SoC, 4GB of RAM

It’s been quite a while since the NVIDIA Shield hit the shelves and we were starting to wonder whether or not the GPU giant has any plans for a sequel. After all, it seemed that the original handheld console has been successful enough to deserve a follow-up, and not too long ago we’ve also dug out information on the ASUS Gamebox – a Tegra 4-powered device that seemed to be a direct competitor to the Shield.

Back in Q4 2013 there have been rumors suggesting that NVIDIA was already working on a Shield 2, but we haven’t heard much since. Today the Shield sequel has finally made it back under the spotlight, as the gadget in question appears to have paid AnTuTu a visit. Check out the details below.


NVIDIA Shield Sequel Hits AnTuTu

Judging by the information gathered from AnTuTu, NVIDIA’s Shield sequel is currently undergoing testing, and as of yet, the device appears to be running on the powerful K1 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz. This is the same SoC that is capable of scoring roughly 44,500 points in AnTuTu. The SoC is coupled with 4 GB of RAM, and boasts a Kepler graphics processing unit with 192 CUDA cores.

Aside from that, the handheld console’s screen resolution is set at 1440 x 810, and we’re guessing that 90 pixels in height are occupied by the Android on-screen nav-bar. In contrast, the ongoing Shield features a resolution of 1280 x 720.

The NVIDIA Shield 2 appears to be running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and comes with a single front-facing 0.3MP camera. Storage-wise, the gadget packs 16 GB of ROM.

Are any of our readers excited for a Shield sequel? Do you own the original model, and if so, what changes and improvements would you like to see from the new model? Feel free to drop us a line in the comment section.