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

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

Nvidia's Android-powered handheld Shield will be hitting the market on June 27, but the company has decided to drop the price to $299 before its release, based on user feedback. This represents a discount of $50. However, even the new price is still higher than a 3DS or Vita.

Read more: Those who pre-ordered get the new price »

"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

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

Starting with Battlefield 4, all games using Frostbite 3 will be "optimized exclusively" for AMD cards, IGN reports. Given that Frostbite 3 has become EA's engine of choice for its upcoming slate of games, this could be a significant blow to rival graphics card manufacturer Nvidia.

According to their report, "while Nvidia-based systems will be supported, the company won't be able to develop and distribute updated drivers until after each game is released."

Read more: 'Very true to the original game and very modern' »

"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

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Nvidia's handheld Shield launches in June at $349

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 regular old Android games, but how much is that worth to you?

Watch: Borderlands 2 played streaming on the handheld »

"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

Related Topics – PC, NVidia, PhysX, GDC 2013
Nvidia tech demo: destroy everything you touch

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 which won't get made.

Watch: Mouse smash! »

"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

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

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 drivers also boost Tomb Raider framerates by up to 71%. Gosh! If you have an Nvidia card, you'll want to install these.

Read more: More charts that you can shake a bar at »

"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

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

Nvidia used to be a major player in the console gaming scene, having co-developed the GPU for PlayStation 3 and original Xbox. However, it appears 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?

Read more: Focusing on other efforts instead »

"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

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Nvidia announces Android handheld Project Shield

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 that resembles an Xbox 360 controller with a flip-up touchscreen. Curiously, as well as playing Android games, it can play PC games streamed over WiFi from your gaming rig.

Read more: Packing a 5-inch 720p multi-touch screen »

"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

Windows RT to support Unreal Engine 3

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.

For the uninitiated, Windows RT is a version of Windows 8 that will run on ARM devices, such as tablets and Surface. Unlike Windows 8, RT will only run software available through the Windows Store, making it more like iOS than previous versions of Windows.

Read more: Will enable quick ports to and from PC »

"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


Borderlands 2 PC video shows off fancy PhysX effects

Borderlands 2 PC video shows off fancy PhysX effects

Borderlands 2 for PC will predictably come with fancy graphics effects not found in the console versions. Among them is support for Nvidia PhysX. Accompanying today's announcement that the GTX 660 Ti will include a free copy of the game is a brand new video showing off the various particle and cloth effects that will be available only with GTX cards. While these features have no gameplay ramifications, they are quite dramatic.

Watch: Cloth goes boom! »

"I don't think I've ever found any facts on whether or not a weaker dedicated Physx card will ..."
- at0micgarden    See all 17 comments


Nvidia GTX 660 Ti offers Kepler for $299, includes Borderlands 2

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Nvidia GTX 660 Ti offers Kepler for $299, includes Borderlands 2

PC gaming enthusiasts have long been pining for Nvidia's Kepler series. With full support for DirectX 11 features, TXAA, and PhysX, they represent the beginning of a new generation of gaming graphics. However, with the GTX 680 series costing upwards of $500 or more, the cards have been out of reach for many PC gamers.

Today, Nvidia launches the GTX 660 Ti, the lowest priced entry in Nvidia's Kepler series. Not only do cards start at $299, it will be bundled with a voucher redeemable for a free copy of Borderlands 2, an attractive incentive for those already intending to buy the game.

Read more: 41 percent increase over the 560 Ti, full stats »

"I just upgraded from the gtx 480 to the gtx 680 last night. I was going to go with the 660 as ..."
- Saldrin    See all 16 comments


Nvidia's New Dawn demo now downloadable

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Nvidia's New Dawn demo now downloadable

Nvidia dragged its former fairy mascot Dawn out of retirement this year for the tech demo A New Dawn, showing off how realistic a character PCs can render if they throw hefty hardware at the problem. You can now download and run the demo yourself, if you're packing an Nvidia GTX 670 or better.

Watch: 40,000 strands of swishing hair »

"wtf is up with her Hair? Don't know why they left that part in."
- Matto357    See all 9 comments


MacBook Pro refreshed with Nvidia Kepler GPU, Retina display

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MacBook Pro refreshed with Nvidia Kepler GPU, Retina display

As expected, Apple announced new hardware at its WWDC keynote. Of most note to gamers is the upcoming MacBook Pro refresh. The 15" model includes a Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, and a NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M--a GPU in the high-end "Kepler" series.

Prices start at $1,799 for the standard Pro. However, the company also announced a new Pro model with Retina Display support. The enhanced model also includes at GT 650M, and supports a resolution of 2880 x 1800. The upgraded model will retail for $2,199.

Read more: Windows laptops with Kepler also coming »

"mac D3 performance is bad, and that res isnt and wont be supported for some time"
- spaceyme    See all 84 comments


Nvidia shows off 'A New Dawn' DX11 tech demo

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Nvidia shows off 'A New Dawn' DX11 tech demo

Games are all right, so it's nice that there are lots of them at E3, but sometimes you want a cold, hard tech demo to ogle. Square Enix revealed its gorgeous Agni's Philosophy demo yesterday, and graphics card manufacturer Nvidia also had something to show off. Its faery mascot Dawn returned in the 'A New Dawn' demo, showing off how realistic a real-time character we can run in real-time nowadays.

Watch: The world's most boring burlesque act »

"tbh faeries are supposed to have lil A-cups, not very realistic imho"
- boring gegtik    See all 42 comments


GeForce GTX 690 announced for $999

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GeForce GTX 690 announced for $999

Are you in need of a new graphics card? Do you have about a thousand bucks just laying around? Do you tend to overdo it? The solution may just be the the GeForce GTX 690, NVIDIA's latest flagship graphics card. It boasts some impressive stats and design, and for that price, it really should.

Read more: Almost a match for two GTX 680s »

"People buy two GTX 680 for SLI setups and that costs about the same... and consumes more power ..."
- SlamDunk    See all 47 comments


GeForce GTX 680 announced, powerful enough for Samaritan

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GeForce GTX 680 announced, powerful enough for Samaritan

At GDC earlier this month, we saw Unreal Engine's impressive Samaritan tech demo running on a single GPU for the first time. Epic Games' Mark Rein told us that the demo was being powered by a new Nvidia card, simply codenamed Kepler. While we were able to see the hardware, the graphics card manufacturer was keeping quiet about the card's specs.

Well, until today. The GeForce GTX 680 represents the beginning of Nvidia's next generation GPU architecture. "With Kepler we wanted not only to build the world's fastest GPU, but also the world's most power efficient," Nvidia said in the announcement.

Read more: Energy efficiency powered by GPU Boost »

"The relay delay between loading the resources and the increase in performance does lead to some ..."
- Zolneirz    See all 46 comments




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