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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"

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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 ..."

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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

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