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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

Nvidia Logan brings Kepler technology to mobile

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 24, 2013 9:30am PDT

Nvidia's 'Project Logan' is the company's next-generation mobile processor. And the GPU embedded in the chip is based on the Kepler architecture found on PC. That means upcoming mobile devices can support the same features that high-end desktop cards can: OpenGL 4.4, DirectX...

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"Ah, okay. Yeah, I'm wrong. Hadn't seen the roadmap stuff that said Logan was the next Tegra. ..."

- daggot see all 6 comments

Nvidia Shield coming July 31

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 21, 2013 11:00am PDT

Nvidia Shield is finally coming out at the end of the month.

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"And lets say you play a PC fps multiplayer where other PC users are using a keyboard and mouse, ..."

- kenclopz see all 10 comments

Nvidia Shield delayed to July

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 26, 2013 12:20pm PDT

Nvidia's Shield console was due to hit retail this week. However, a last-minute snafu with a "mechanical issue" has the portable gaming device delayed a month.

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"That's where I'm at too, I think it's a neat piece of hardware, I just can't envision a use case ..."

- veras see all 9 comments

AMD: Frostbite 3 partnership won't 'prevent our competition from optimizing' pre-release

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2013 12:00pm PDT

EA and AMD have both issued statements regarding their partnership for Battlefield 4 optimization.

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"This seemed obvious from the beginning, Electroly was bang on, this just means they'll double ..."

- abrasion see all 2 comments

Nvidia's Shield coming June 27 with price drop to $299

By John Keefer, Jun 20, 2013 8:15am PDT

Nvidia's Android-powered handheld Shield will be hitting the market on June 27, but the company has decided to drop the price $50 to $299 before its release, based on user feedback.

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"have you tried HTC One of S4 ? the improvement is noticeable compared to 720p"

- hanged_man see all 44 comments

Report: Frostbite 3 games to be 'optimized exclusively' for AMD cards

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 18, 2013 2:45pm PDT

Starting with Battlefield 4, all games using Frostbite 3 will be "optimized exclusively" for AMD cards, a new report states.

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"How is this good for the publisher/developer when it will only cause launch issues. Unless they ..."

- Proven28 see all 53 comments

Nvidia's handheld Shield launches in June at $349

By Alice O'Connor, May 14, 2013 8:15am PDT

Nvidia's Android-powered handheld codenamed Project Shield will launch this June at the price of $349, now named simply Shield. Yes, that's $100 more than a PlayStation Vita. The big selling point is that it can stream proper PC games from your computer as well as running re...

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"I just don't get it. If your machine is in the same room as you anyways, why not just go play on ..."

- Entity see all 15 comments

Nvidia tech demo: destroy everything you touch

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 27, 2013 12:10pm PDT

Oh, tech demos! So fancy, so shiny, and so unlike any game we'll get to play for years. So come, watch Nvidia's new demo of smashing an amphitheatre to dynamic pieces in real-time, shown at the Game Developers Conference this week, and dream of all the games based upon this ...

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"The error message on release day; Could connect to servers, please try again later."

- dedgecko see all 39 comments

BioShock Infinite FPS boosted by up to 41% with new Nvidia drivers

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 26, 2013 7:45am PDT

As you rush to explore the floating of Columbia, don't be too hasty. Nvidia yesterday released new graphics card drivers which can boost BioShock Infinite performance by up to 41% (with certain system and settings, obviously), so you'll want to install them. The 314.22 WHQL ...

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"Pretty good so far, though for some reason my eyes get tired pretty fast when I'm playing it ..."

- bigimp see all 7 comments

Nvidia VP reveals why they're not in the next-gen console race

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 14, 2013 10:00am PDT

Nvidia will be completely locked out of the market come next-gen, with Sony's PlayStation 4 confirmed to be using AMD chips, and the next Xbox largely rumored to do the same. So, what happened? How did Nvidia lose such a big market to its rival?

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"Reading between the lines makes me think they're not all that confident in the future of console ..."

- wytefang see all 109 comments

Nvidia announces Android handheld Project Shield

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 07, 2013 6:00am PST

Everyone's getting into the Linux game, it seems, and now Nvidia has tossed its hat into the ring. The graphics card manufacturer yesterday announced its Project Shield, an Android-powered handheld which resembles an Xbox 360 controller with a flip-up touchscreen. Curiously,...

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"money. depends on the pricepoint of this new thing. i'm highly interested"

- fw_rams see all 41 comments

Windows RT to support Unreal Engine 3

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 29, 2012 11:00am PDT

Unreal Engine 3 continues to expand its reach to new devices. Epic Games has announced that the ubiquitous multiplatform engine will be available on Windows RT when it launches later this year.

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"I don't think this is true, you can deal with native code (c/c++) without having to deal with ..."

- hanged_man see all 14 comments