Author Topic: Tegra X1 Shield Portable 2 Possibly On Sale This Summer.  (Read 3907 times)

NTMBK

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Re: Tegra X1 Shield Portable 2 Possibly On Sale This Summer.
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2017, 03:04:04 pm »
Why would they launch this thing in Summer 2017 using a bunch of outdated 20nm parts? Sounds like they had a big old stockpile of Tegra X1 that they didn't know what to do with, so they had two plans; try to flog them to Nintendo on the cheap, or shove them into an updated Shield portable and try to get rid of them that way. The Nintendo plan panned out, so the new Shield got shelved.

Elronza Williams Jr. (OP)

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Re: Tegra X1 Shield Portable 2 Possibly On Sale This Summer.
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2017, 12:38:41 am »
While I was indeed wrong about the shield portable 2 launching this summer. Something is indeed about to happen as this Reddit user has a shield portable 2 in hand. Link below.     

https://www.reddit.com/r/theNvidiaShield/comments/6vujt5/portable_2/
Alienware 18 Sli Gtx 880m 8tb external 1tb enternal 80gb SSD 256gb SSD
Nvidia Shield Portable Tegra 4 64gb Micro SD
Jxd S192 Tegra K1 200gb Mirco SD
PlayStation 3 320gb

vcoleiro1

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Re: Tegra X1 Shield Portable 2 Possibly On Sale This Summer.
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2017, 01:36:48 am »
While I was indeed wrong about the shield portable 2 launching this summer. Something is indeed about to happen as this Reddit user has a shield portable 2 in hand. Link below.     

https://www.reddit.com/r/theNvidiaShield/comments/6vujt5/portable_2/

I think it's pretty clear that it's a prototype that a dev has offloaded now that it's canceled . I say that with some reservation, becuase I find the story on where he got it hard to believe.
If you have read Nvidia's financial reports lately, you would have seen they are making an absolute fortune from sales to Nintendo, there is no way they are going to risk that. It would be financial suicide.

Of course we also have proof of the tablet with X1 being canceld: https://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/08/11/nvidia-shield-2-tablet-cancelled/

The story below confirms the dev prototype for testing aspect

"We can also independently confirm that it is a developer unit that was never intended for public release, and was provided to game developers for testing."

http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/26/unreleased-nvidia-shield-portable-2-found-pawn-shop-canada/
« Last Edit: August 28, 2017, 03:23:07 am by vcoleiro1 »

Elronza Williams Jr. (OP)

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Re: Tegra X1 Shield Portable 2 Possibly On Sale This Summer.
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2017, 10:16:22 pm »
I'm really tired of repeating this but yet again it needs to be stated. 'If Nvidia truly did not want to offend Nintendo, the company wouldn't still be selling the Nvidia Shield TV'; which is a true console aka box that connects to a tv and allows game-play on said tv with a controller. Not to mention the Shield TV features a Tegra X1 same chip powering the Nintendo Switch! So again until Nvidia states there will never be another Nvidia Shield Portable, I and others still have hope. Link below proving that the Nvidia Shield TV is still available making all of your points straight booty.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/
« Last Edit: August 30, 2017, 10:19:16 pm by Elronza Williams Jr. »
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Nvidia Shield Portable Tegra 4 64gb Micro SD
Jxd S192 Tegra K1 200gb Mirco SD
PlayStation 3 320gb

NTMBK

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Re: Tegra X1 Shield Portable 2 Possibly On Sale This Summer.
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2017, 05:26:20 pm »
I'm really tired of repeating this but yet again it needs to be stated. 'If Nvidia truly did not want to offend Nintendo, the company wouldn't still be selling the Nvidia Shield TV'; which is a true console aka box that connects to a tv and allows game-play on said tv with a controller. Not to mention the Shield TV features a Tegra X1 same chip powering the Nintendo Switch! So again until Nvidia states there will never be another Nvidia Shield Portable, I and others still have hope. Link below proving that the Nvidia Shield TV is still available making all of your points straight booty.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/

Give it up mate, they're not making a new Shield Portable. The first one had bloody awful sales figures.

skelton

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Re: Tegra X1 Shield Portable 2 Possibly On Sale This Summer.
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2017, 05:49:41 pm »
I'm really tired of repeating this but yet again it needs to be stated. 'If Nvidia truly did not want to offend Nintendo, the company wouldn't still be selling the Nvidia Shield TV'; which is a true console aka box that connects to a tv and allows game-play on said tv with a controller. Not to mention the Shield TV features a Tegra X1 same chip powering the Nintendo Switch! So again until Nvidia states there will never be another Nvidia Shield Portable, I and others still have hope. Link below proving that the Nvidia Shield TV is still available making all of your points straight booty.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/

Give it up mate, they're not making a new Shield Portable. The first one had bloody awful sales figures.

That is normal. Nvidia didn't seem to care European users, so people from europe who wanted a shield portable would have to import it at a much higher price. But it seems Nvidia only likes dollars, not euros
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vcoleiro1

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Re: Tegra X1 Shield Portable 2 Possibly On Sale This Summer.
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2017, 02:52:52 pm »
I'm really tired of repeating this but yet again it needs to be stated. 'If Nvidia truly did not want to offend Nintendo, the company wouldn't still be selling the Nvidia Shield TV'; which is a true console aka box that connects to a tv and allows game-play on said tv with a controller. Not to mention the Shield TV features a Tegra X1 same chip powering the Nintendo Switch! So again until Nvidia states there will never be another Nvidia Shield Portable, I and others still have hope. Link below proving that the Nvidia Shield TV is still available making all of your points straight booty.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/

There is a big difference between the Shield TV and Switch. The Shield TV doesn't compete with the Switch as it has no portable gaming aspect to it.  The shield portable on the other hand could be used exactly like the Switch can, ie as a portable or connected to the TV.

Tegra revenue for the last quarter was $333 million just from Tegra sales - primarily to Nintendo.  That's $1.3 Billion annually. I doubt they are going to risk that  on the comparitive pittance they got from shield portable sales.  if you saif they sold 200k portables at $250 each, thats $50mill over it's life time.  Compare that to the $800mill thats probably coming from Nintendo Tegra sales per annum.

Anyway, if they are going to release it, where is it.  It should have been released ages ago close to the FCC Filings.   IF it's still being released why the long long delay (like almost 2 years )?


Also of note, look at the best comment in the reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/6w6757/i_found_an_nvidea_shield_portable_2/

"Hey guys, a trusted source familiar with the matter told us it is a dev unit that will never be released (if that wasn't obvious already)."
« Last Edit: September 06, 2017, 08:11:49 am by vcoleiro1 »

 

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