The NVIDIA Shield is an interesting device to say the least, and while the reviews on the first generation were mixed, that may not be the case with the NVIDIA Shield 2 according to new benchmarks that popped up on AnTuTu.
According to the new benchmarks, the NVIDIA Shield 2 will get a big boost in performance as the processor listed is a NVIDIA Tegra K1 clocked at 2.5GHz. You would obviously want some memory to go with all that horsepower and NVIDIA has obliged by tossing in 4G of RAM. That’s a pretty big bump in both categories as the original shield had a quad-core 1.9GHz chip and 2GB of RAM.
The storage space stays the same, but the 5-inch display gets of an upgrade to 1440 x 810 compared to the previous models resolution of 1280 x 820. It’s also interesting to note that a 0.3MP camera is listed this time around although you’ll want to keep in mind that this is a “test” unit so things can change before the NVIDIA Shield 2 hits the streets.
We all knew that NVIDIA would eventually release a follow-up to the Shield, and now we have a good idea of what to expect. Needless to say, the NVIDIA Shield 2 is definitely going to be more powerful than its predecessor and looks to be a solid option if you’re in the market for a new handheld later this year.