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Shack Snack: July 22, 2014

By Steven Wong, Jul 22, 2014 5:30pm PDT

Shacknews presents the Shack Snack, a short recap of the day's big stories.

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Nvidia introduces Shield Tablet with Twitch broadcasting

By Steve Watts, Jul 22, 2014 7:50am PDT

First mobile device with Twitch integrated broadcasting to start at $299.

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"I played black ops 2 last night streamed to m macbook air. Looked good but tricky for online ..."

- Lucy Labia see all 21 comments

Rumor: Nvidia's next device to be an Android/PC hybrid?

By Robert Workman, Jul 14, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Best of both worlds

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"Nope. K1 crushes everything. Next-generation snapdragons won't be out until 2015 sometime."

- ajvitaly see all 7 comments

Half-Life 2 and Portal now on Nvidia Shield

By Steve Watts, May 12, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Half-Life 2 and Portal are now available natively on Nvidia Shield, the company announced today.

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"Sorry, I knew that was a fuckup as I posted it. Controller isn't "best" for third person but ..."

- abrasion see all 30 comments

Watch Dogs video shows off PC version running Nvidia tech

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 10, 2014 10:20am PDT

A new video from Ubisoft shows off the PC version in action, and it highlights some of the exclusive features coming to Nvidia cards.

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"The lightning is the only part that looks off to me the rest looks pretty damn good. "

- clashcity76 see all 14 comments

NVIDIA competes with Mantle with its latest drivers

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 07, 2014 10:00am PDT

The new GeForce 337.50 Beta Performance Drivers promise optimizations of up to 71%, according to NVIDIA's own benchmarks. The performance gains come from being "laser-focused" on DirectX efficiency. Specifically, the new driver aims at reducing CPU overhead and increasing GP...

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"These optimizations have very little to do with the GPU they are CPU optimizations."

- imperator see all 47 comments

Nvidia's next-generation GPU is Pascal, planned for 2016

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 26, 2014 10:10am PDT

Named for the 17th century French mathematician Blaise Pascal, the new generation of Nvidia GPUs promises to innovate with what the company is calling "3D Memory."

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"Maxwell isn't fully out yet. I'd wait for the higher end parts of that before getting something"

- aggressor see all 3 comments

GeForce GTX TITAN Z features 5,760 processing cores, will cost $3000

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 26, 2014 9:50am PDT

Nvidia's newest graphics card is not for everyone. In fact, it will cost $3000. But, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang would argue that it's a terrific deal, given that it's about 50 cents per processor.

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"maybe 500w given that the 2k is not only for the 3 cards but also the overheads from the rest of ..."

- Early_Grayce see all 29 comments

Nvidia Shield's April update includes remote streaming

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 25, 2014 4:30pm PDT

Nvidia Shield will receive a major update on April 2, updating its OS to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and introducing the ability to stream games from outside a user's home.

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"This is cool shit. Honestly though I'd rather Nvidia just made a really nice controller that ..."

- BeowolfSchaefer see all 2 comments

Nvidia Shield update brings GameStream out of beta

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 28, 2013 4:30pm PDT

Nvidia's Shield is receiving a major software update that brings their GameStream feature out of beta, allowing Shield owners to directly stream their PC titles to their Shield at 60fps.

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"If the Shield 2 (S2?) is just around the corner then ya, no one is going to buy this. But, ..."

- daggot see all 4 comments

Assassin's Creed 4 trailer shows off PC graphics bits

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 28, 2013 12:30pm PDT

We've already seen fancy graphical whizzbangs in the next-generation console versions of Assassin's Creed IV, but the PC has a few extra tricks up its sleeve. A new trailer from Nvidia shows off a few effects the graphics card company has worked with Ubisoft exclusively for ...

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"Nvidia should just drop TXAA, and find another way to remove motion jaggies. Yes it removes ..."

- Longgshot see all 14 comments

Grand Theft Auto 5 PC namedropped by Nvidia

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 13, 2013 6:30am PDT

PC gamers should be quite thrilled to hear that Nvidia--a major PC gaming partner--namedropped a PC release of GTA5 for this fall.

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"You sire, are a pooper of partys and hopes. Thanks for runing my day."

- squeakychimp see all 20 comments

Nvidia claims Shield sales are 'great,' planning to 'ramp production'

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 09, 2013 7:00am PDT

Shield, Nvidia's Android-based portable gaming console, has been a success. Well, according to Nvidia, at least.

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"I'm going to just refer to then as "Hand Blaster 3D", now. ...better come with some cleaning ..."

- NickDelios see all 83 comments

Nvidia Shield OS goes open-source

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 07, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Nvidia's Shield already offers the ability to play Android games and stream games from your PC, but Nvidia's also adding the ability to hack right into your device.

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"No, it's got an ARM processor in it and Windows requires x86. Except Windows RT, but that's not ..."

- Schnapple see all 10 comments

Nvidia CloudLight tech demo shows off cloud-rendered lighting

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 29, 2013 8:30am PDT

Internet-connected devices will theoretically be able to offload graphical computation onto the cloud. But what would that actually look like?

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"Yep. But it would require that the application opt into this mode, and it's unlikely they'd do ..."

- daVinci1980 see all 30 comments