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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

Borderlands 2 PC video shows off fancy PhysX effects

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2012 10:30am PDT

Borderlands 2 for PC will predictably come with fancy graphics effects not found in the console versions. Among them is support for Nvidia PhysX.

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"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

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2012 10:00am PDT

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.

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"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

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 23, 2012 9:30am PDT

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.

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"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

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 11, 2012 11:30am PDT

As expected, Apple announced new hardware at its WWDC keynote. Of most note to gamers is the upcoming MacBook Pro refresh, which includes a Kepler video card.

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"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

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 06, 2012 4:45am PDT

Square Enix's real-time tech demo 'Agni's Philosophy' wowed us yesterday, and Nvidia was also showing off some tech of its own. Come watch the 'A New Dawn' demo, dedicated to rendering one single realistic character.

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"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

By Steve Watts, Apr 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT

NVIDIA has announced its latest flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX 690, for a whopping $999.

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"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

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 22, 2012 7:15am PDT

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.

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"The relay delay between loading the resources and the increase in performance does lead to some ..."

- Zolneirz see all 46 comments

Nvidia profits rise amid increasing PC demand

By Steve Watts, Nov 11, 2011 10:15am PST

Nvidia enjoyed healthy profits in the third quarter, attributing the gains to increased demand for high-end PCs thanks to upcoming titles, and the current status of PCs as "dramatically better" than consoles.

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"it could just be that this generation of consoles has been around for so long, that console ..."

- squeakychimp see all 25 comments