Looks Like a Refreshed Version of Nvidia Shield TV is on the Way

By Shabana Arif on at

An updated version of the Nvidia Shield TV could be on the way, and while it's not quite a Shield 2, the new hardware will be be getting something of an upgrade.

First released in 2015, a refreshed version of the box launched in 2017, and according to XDA Developers, a third iteration could well be on the way, codenamed 'mdarcy,' but we doubt it looks as good as Colin Firth in a billowing, wet, shirt.

The specs are the same as the current model but mdarcy has been certified to run Android 9 Pie, as opposed to the 2017's Android 8.0. Meanwhile, the box will still house the Tegra X1 chipset, albeit a refreshed version that apparently has a higher max GPU clock speed and more efficient power usage.

Back in March, it was discovered that Nvidia was working on a new controller and remote for the Shield, supporting the idea of a refreshed box.

In the absence of a Shield 2, an update to the hardware and software will certainly improve performance, but Nvidia has yet to officially comment, so nothing is set in stone just yet. [Pocket-Lint]