Items tagged with NASDAQ:NVDA

This is far and away the most thought we’ve ever given to a wig on a manikin, but after you see Nvidia’s latest YouTube clip, you’ll understand why we’re so excited. The video is of Nvidia HairWorks 1.1, a simulation and rendering tool for creating lifelike hair and fur in video games. In this clip, Nvidia shows off a Fabio-style hairdo with about 500,000 hairs that bounce and sway as the camera circles. If this was a real wig, it might unseat YouTube’s most boring video ever. But as an example of what Nvidia can do with hair physics, it’s pretty darn cool. Previous demos of HairWorks showed up... Read more...
An over-the-air update is bringing NVIDIA's Shield TV a trove of new functionality this week. The Android-based gaming set top box will now feature 4K video support and 4K picture sharing, as well as better streaming support for Google Play and Netflix.The update from NVIDIA follows a Google Android TV update that improved searching for TV apps. NVIDIA’s update also includes KODI 15 Beta 2, which has several features optimized for the NVIDIA Shield. Chief among those is 4K video support.  Shield users now have access to several new TV apps, including CBS News and Sports, as well... Read more...
We were first given a taste of NVIDIA G-SYNC technology over a year and a half ago and it was definitely quite a sweet dish. Like competing solutions from AMD (FreeSync), G-SYNC aims to rid gamers of synchronization-related maladies like VSync input lag, stuttering and screen tearing, providing instead a buttery smooth gaming experience. For an in-depth look at G-SYNC, you can take a look at Marco’s excellent article about the technology right here. Up until this point, G-SYNC has been solely aimed at desktop gamers, but NVIDIA today is extending its reach by bringing a new implementation... Read more...
The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt is available today, and it’s riding a wave of positive reviews. If you’re picking the game up for PC and you have an NVIDIA graphics card, you’ll want to download the latest driver before you fire up the game. NVIDIA released a new driver update with support for the game. NVIDIA GeForce driver version 352.86 adds an SLI profile for Witcher 3. The driver also has new support for HairWorks, Magicka 2, and World of Warships. The update also features an improved SLI profile for Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth. The Witcher series has received praise for its vast, open... Read more...
We have some good and perhaps slightly surprising news for Windows 10 users running on NVIDIA hardware -- NVIDIA has released new WHQL drivers specifically for you! Why is that slightly surprising? This is only the second time that NVIDIA has made available on its website WHQL drivers for Windows 10, whereas previously they were mostly doled out through Windows Update.The upside to grabbing drivers direct from NVIDIA is that you get all the extras in one package, like GeForce Experience and PhysX. Both are bundled and updated in the 352.84 WHQL release that's now available for Windows 10.Unfortunately,... Read more...
It’s Happening! NVIDIA is bulking up its GRID cloud gaming service with the introduction of 1080p 60 FPS streaming. This is big news for gamers as 1080p60 is the same performance target that developers aim for with the latest and greatest games running on Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One. NVIDIA is actually the first company to offer 1080p60 streaming over the Internet, however, plenty of services offer the capability with local playback. To take advantage of this new capability, you will need to sign up for the SHIELD Hub beta and of course have possession of a SHIELD gaming device.... Read more...
NVIDIA, a major player in the graphics chip market, announced today that it's winding down its Icera modem operations in the second quarter of its fiscal 2016 and is open to selling off the technology. So ends NVIDIA's short-lived plans to break into the smartphone market, as it's now focused on other categories, including gaming, automotive, and cloud computing. The chip maker acquired UK-based Icera in 2011 for $367 million and, at the time, had big plans of getting into mobile. Icera was an attractive buy for NVIDIA because of its baseband technology, and in particular its line of software modems... Read more...
NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture has already torn up the gaming world, thanks to cards like the GeForce GTX Titan X and the GeForce GTX 980. NVIDIA recently took time to bring that same Maxwell goodness over the workstation market as well and the result is the new Quadro M6000, NVIDIA's new highest-end workstation platform. Like the Titan X, the M6000 is based on the full-fat version of the Maxwell GPU, the G200. Also, like the GeForce GTX Titan X, the Quadro M6000 has 12GB of GDDR5, 3072 GPU cores, 192 texture units (TMUs), and 96 render outputs (ROPs). At first glance, the M6000 may seem like a... Read more...
There's an old adage that says you have to spend money to make money, and if that's truly the case, AMD better think long and hard about its investments, or lack thereof. According to a Chinese-language report, the Sunnyvale chip designer's quarterly R&D spending has declined since 2012 and is at the lowest level since 2004. Prior to that, AMD's spending was flat through 2011 before dipping down to $238 million, which is how much it spent on R&D last quarter. Meanwhile, rival NVIDIA has switched places with AMD over the past several years and has increased R&D spending... Read more...
One of the highlights of today’s opening keynote at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference in San Jose (GTC) was NVIDIA CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang’s invited special guest, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk and the “fireside chat” the two were scheduled to hold. Frankly, it was a bit shorter than expected, but when two visionaries take the stage, time does tend to fly, figuratively and literally. There’s no question, Jen-Hsun Huang is a visionary when it comes to visual computing, but Musk, Musk thinks way outside the box on a lot of things – from Electric Vehicles, to Hyperloop supersonic transport,... Read more...
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang kicked off the company's 2015 GPU Technology Conference today with his keynote that focused heavily on "deep learning" and analytics that essentially teach computers to think, recognize and react like a human (AI). Huang disclosed a number of details regarding the just-launched GeForce GTX Titan X as well, along with some news regarding the company’s upcoming Pascal GPU architecture and future-looking initiatives in autonomous driving, accompanied by a special guest, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk. In case you missed out on our full review, we have all of the GeForce GTX Titan X’s... Read more...
Titan X is finally here, and as our own Marco Chiappetta noted in his in-depth review, the graphics card is freakin’ fast (and overclockable, to boot). You can head out now to pick up an NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X for your rig – or you can lay down some extra cash for a custom build from a boutique PC maker. With the news embargo safely behind them, Maingear, Origin PC, and others have been showing off systems that can be customized with Titan X. Maingear X-CUBEs“Maingear prides itself in offering the best in gaming and the NVIDIA Titan X is the next generation video card for gamers who demand... Read more...
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is about to get the party started at this year’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC), which is being held in San Jose, California. We’re certain that NVIDIA’s monster GeForce GTX Titan X will make an appearance but the real kicker might come from Tony Stark Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors. Musk is scheduled to join Jen-Hsun on stage for perhaps a big announcement relating to automobiles. We already know that NVIDIA technology is used in the Model S, so perhaps we’ll hear about a Tegra X1 announcement for the upcoming Model X and Model III electric vehicles. You can watch... Read more...
Last year, NVIDIA delivered GeForce GTX 980M and 970M GPUs, which offered mobile gamers a no-compromise solution in a mid- to large-size notebook form-factor. Now, NVIDIA is extending its GTX 900M series with the introduction of the GTX 960M and 950M. NVIDIA is hoping to prove that the race to deliver thin (less than one-inches thick) and light notebooks doesn’t have to mean that graphics performance has to suffer. Both the GTX 960M and 950M support DirectX 12, feature Maxwell architecture, include 640 CUDA cores, and are built on a 28nm process. However, that’s where the similarities end. The... Read more...
1 2 3 4 5 Next ... Last