NVIDIA demos Borderlands 2 running on Project SHIELD

By on February 6, 2013
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60fps with v-sync, high-res textures, portable gameplay dreams coming true.

NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD was one of our favorite products displayed during CES this year. With the Tegra 4 processor built-in the Project SHIELD is already an extremly capable handheld gaming device, but what makes it even more amazing is the ability to wirelessly stream PC games using it’s ultra-fast WiFi chip for lag-free gaming.

And while many people questioned it’s capabilities to stream high-end games, especially given the entry requirement of having an NVIDIA GTX 650 (or GTX 660M) or more powerful graphics card in your PC (or laptop), today we have a demo that should alleviate doubts on it’s PC streaming capabilities.

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Impressive stuff when all things are considered. Of course, the demo showed best case scenario running Borderlands 2 on a GTX 680, sitting close to the source PC over a (presumably) dedicated WiFi connection. However, this is a good start for true handheld PC gaming.

Slated to be released in North America in Q2 of this year, we’ll bring you more on this exciting handheld device as the year progresses.


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