If you have a gaming PC but want to play those games on a large TV screen, then you’ll appreciate the latest invention from Nvidia.

Nvidia recently released something called Nvidia Shield. Shield lets you stream games from your PC to your TV. The Shield has been out for a little while now but only allowed gamers to stream in 720p.

Nvidia decided 720p wasn’t good enough. With the latest December Software Update, the Nvidia Shield now supports streaming in 1080p with a number of popular games, including:

-Battlefield 4

-Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

-Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

-20 more games

A further 39 games can be streamed in 720p, which makes the Shield compatible with 62 streamable games in total. You can view all Shield-compatible games at the official Shield website here: http://shield.nvidia.com/play-pc-games/

nvidia shield

How the Shield works

The Shield was launched in June 2013. IT’s an Android-powered handheld console with a 5-inch 720p display. The unit features a console-style control attached directly to the screen. Inside, you’ll find a Tegra 4 SoC.

The Shield can natively play Android games from the Google Play Store, but most gamers use it to stream PC games from their Nvidia-powered desktop rigs. You can launch a game on your PC and walk around your house streaming it on your Shield.

With the latest 1080p update, more gamers will be inclined to use the Shield as a ‘middle man’. The Shield can act as a middle man between your gaming PC and your TV, streaming 1080p games to any television set.

It’s a cool invention and we haven’t seen its full potential yet. To learn more about the Nvidia Shield, go to the official Shield website here: http://shield.nvidia.com/

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