NVIDIA announces the Shield Tablet, the latest addition to The Shield family We knew it was coming, but up until a few days ago no one knew that the next SHIELD device was going to a completely installment to the NVIDIA shield family. The new SHIELD tablet is a specialty tablet targeted directly to gamers, featuring a Tegra K1 processor with 192 GPU cores, a separate controller, and an 8” (1920 x 1200) IPS screen. The SHIELD controller can also function with the original SHIELD portable (think Console Mode). It uses an ultra responsive wi-fi direct-connection with 2x lower latency than bluetooth offers to connect to the device. Also included are volume rockers and headset audio options.