Nvidia brings 1080p60 Grid streaming to Shield devices

Nvidia is upping the visual fidelity of its Grid game-streaming service for Shield devices. The latest update for the Shield Hub Android app brings support for 1080p streaming at 60 FPS. Until today, the service was limited to 720p resolution at 60 FPS.

More than 35 games in the Grid catalog are said to support streaming at the new quality level, including Batman: Arkham Origins, Borderlands, and DiRT 3. You'll need a lot of bandwidth to take advantage of the richer visuals, though. Nvidia says 30Mbps is the minimum connection speed needed for 1080p streaming, and 50Mbps is recommended.

The latest Shield Hub client is available as a beta today for those who can't wait to try out the pretty visuals. A general release of the client is expected by the end of the month.

Nvidia is also bringing two new data centers online to improve Grid service in certain regions. One is up and running now in the southwestern United States, while a second will come online in central Europe later this month.

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