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Nvidia has announced price drops on some of its video cards starting tomorrow. The lower costs are a result of the upcoming GTX 780 Ti joining the manufacturer’s product line on November 7, 2013.
The GTX 780 Ti will enter the market at a suggested retail price of $699. This bumps the GTX 780 down to $499 and the GTX 770 to $329. Additionally, these cards (along with 760 and 660) come with free games and discounts on the Nvidia Shield as we previously detailed.
Nvidia has also announced the release of its ShadowPlay Beta (part of GeForce Experience 1.7). This enables a video recording buffer on GTX cards, allowing players to save highlights in H.264 format, upload directly to YouTube, or do post-production work in movie editing software. This is currently only available on desktop models, though Nvidia will be updating the software.
Finally, the Shield handheld is now running Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and has some new features. The device can now be connected to a television for Android gaming, web browsing, and movies in 1080p. GameStream will also allow PC play on television via home WiFi to the Shield. You can read our hands-on impressions of the device here.
The Shield retails for $299.
Our TakeI was skeptical of the Shield as a handheld, even with the GameStream (neé PC Streaming) feature. The ability to connect it to a television and a bluetooth controller makes it far more appealing, though. If you happen to have an Nvidia card that supports GameStream, the Shield will now serve the same function as a streaming-only Steam Machine. For $299, that might just be worth it for a lot more people.
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Even if people dont get the Shield the $200 discount on both cards is very sexy and a great upgrade for people who have a gtx 400 series card like me.
It may be time for me to upgrade my machine soon. I haven't heard much about the Shield since it debuted, but this sounds better than before.
The Nvidia has been reviewed as being better that the PS Vita overall.
Gonna be hitting that coin block day and night to pull this one off...
How about that? I recently got a laptop with an m765. Maybe a shield would be cool after all
It' still pretty expensive though; I'm not getting it either way.
EVGA GTX 780 ACX OC for $520 and 3 AAA games. Purchase complete.
Does anyone have one of these? We already have 3 big console makers and the ability to hook up a 360 controller to a PC which can easily be hooked up to your TV. Game devises like the Shield Handheld seem to me an automatic fail. I don't know though, I would love to know the numbers behind it, where can I look that up?
The Shield is a neat little device, but lacking in exclusive content to give it strength. Our lead programmer has one and the screen is really nice even if the device itself is a bit bizarre to behold.
Just look at the picture used for this article. "Nvidia Shield, for when you want to be 10 feet from your computer."