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We already know a lot about the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960. In our launch coverage of the GPU we noted, “The GeForce GTX 960’s low-power characteristics, beefed up video engine, and overclocking headroom, in addition to support for technologies like NVIDIA’s Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI), Multi-Frame sampled AA (MFAA), Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR), and DX12,l make the card a compelling choice.” The GTX 960 is an excellent choice for MOBA gamers or gamers running single displays at resolution of 1080P, or below but at high image quality settings.The GeForce GTX 960 also happens to be a very power... Read more...
There have been 75 million Windows 10 installs to date, and though things have mostly gone well, some NVIDIA users are experiencing issues running more than one graphics card. Good news -- NVIDIA this week rolled out a hotfix driver (version 355.80) to address one of the SLI issues that's been plaguing gamers.Specifically, the hotfix addresses "excessive virtual memory consumption for SLI configurations running Windows 10," according to NVIDIA. The hotfix won't eliminate all the issues users have been seeing in Windows 10 when running an SLI configuration, though it should prevent users from seeing... Read more...
Love it or hate it, Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines have remained a watermark for which the majority of notebook manufacturers aspire to, whether it's enthusiast gaming companies like Razer with their Blade, or mainstream vendors like Dell via their outstanding XPS 13. Enter Asus. They've utilized their ZenBook line to satisfy a wide range of demographics and price points, but their UX501 -- with its "Pro" designation, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960m GPU, and 4K touchscreen display -- is a Zenbook aspiring to meet and exceed Apple's flagship notebook, and look stunning while doing it. ... Read more...
13-inch gaming notebooks; yeah we’ve seen those. 15-inch and 17-inch gaming notebooks? That’s a big yawn. But 18-inches of gaming goodness? Now you’ve got our attention. The folks over at Dell have resurrected the Alienware 18 nameplate for a balls-to-the-wall hunk of burning love for laptop lovers. Given its huge 18-inch screen size, that makes for a form-factor that is capable of supporting a lot of high-powered gaming goodness. How good you ask? For starters, the base system (which rings in at $2,500) includes a 3.5GHz Intel Core i7-4710MQ processor, 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L memory, dual NVIDIA... Read more...
NVIDIA is launching a new mainstream graphics card today, the GeForce GTX 950, based on the company’s GM206 GPU. If you remember, the GM206 debuted on the GeForce GTX 960, which launched a few months back. As the new card’s name suggests though, the GM206 used on the GeForce GTX 950 isn’t quite as powerful as the one used on the GTX 960.We’ll have more details on the GPU itself below (hint: it’s got a couple of SMs disabled) and will show off and benchmark a couple of retail-ready cards from EVGA and ASUS on the pages ahead. Before we move on though, we should talk about NVIDIA’s positioning of... Read more...
To compliment today’s launch of the GeForce GTX 950, Nvidia is also announcing that they’ve taught their GeForce Experience software a few new tricks. Two and a half years ago when Nvidia debuted GeForce Experience, it carried a simple tagline: “Console Simplicity, PC Performance.” In its infancy, it merely analyzed your unique hardware and recommend ideal settings for a popular selection of games, targeting a perfect balance between performance and visual fidelity without the user needing to experiment with dozens of graphics tweaks.  Since then, GeForce Experience has seen healthy growth... Read more...
Windows 10 is finally here. The new OS has been spit-shined and primed for an official release. As advertised, Windows 8/8.1 users can upgrade to the new operating system, provided that current Win8 installs have been properly activated. Make sure you check our comprehensive Migration Guide for details on upgrades and clean installs. MSFT's new operating system ushers in a host of new features and functions for media lovers and productivity. Part of the kit and caboodle is a brand new browser, embedded Microsoft Office, Cortana search assistant inclusion and most importantly for us gamers--the... Read more...
Sometimes I wonder if we should cook up a TMZ-style column explicitly for reporting on all the drama that transpires between AMD and NVIDIA. Today we’ve witnessed one of the first shots fired from one of those camps, on what’s poised to be a very heated battleground over the next several years: DirectX 12. Over the weekend press was handed access to one of the world’s first DirectX 12 benchmarks courtesy of Oxide’s Ashes of the Singularity. This isn’t a synthetic test like 3DMark’s API overhead feature test, but rather a true real-world benchmark using a pre-Beta version of the upcoming game. And... Read more...
The SHIELD Android TV already has more than 300 compatible titles since launching a few months ago, but Nvidia gave that pool another boost today with the announcement of seven new(ish) titles. Five the games were already available but now have support for Nvidia’s set-top gaming device, while two are completely new to the Google Play Store. Killing Floor: Calamity Of the two new titles, Killing Floor: Calamity will be more familiar for most gamers. While Windward ought to make for some ocean-faring fun, Killing Floor: Calamity is based on the tried-and-true bloodbath of a game that first appeared... Read more...
Laptops are mostly static devices. What we mean by that is, for the vast majority of laptops, what you get at the time of purchase is what you get, and that's that. Unlike a desktop system, in which each individual component is upgradeable without too much fuss, only certain parts of a laptop are user replaceable, at least without some serious deconstruction and maybe even a bit of modding . Typically, laptop makers provide easy access to the RAM and storage, though everything else is either soldered in place or otherwise proprietary for various reasons (whitebooks not withstanding, of course).... Read more...
If some recent rumors are to be believed, high-end gaming notebooks are poised to get a serious dose of graphics horsepower later this year when Nvidia's powerful GTX 990M hits the streets by September.  The origin of the rumor is Chinese manufacturer Hasee -- specifically their CEO Wu Haijun -- who revealed the mobile graphics card during a company livestream. Not only did he out the GPU, he also hinted that the GTX 990M would be capable of delivering graphics eye candy equivalent to GTX 980 SLI. Yep, as much as a pair of Nvidia's current flagship mobile cards.  How does a 980M SLI configuration... Read more...
The increasingly bitter war between Nvidia and AMD just hit a new low, with AMD Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy yet again going on the offensive and slinging accusations at Team Green over its proprietary GameWorks technology. Huddy calls it "tragic" and "unhealthy for PC gaming." If you're even remotely entrenched in either company's graphics card ecosystem, you're likely aware of the mud-slinging over Nvidia's GameWorks, specifically surrounding more recent titles like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Only a couple months ago, AMD's Huddy accused Nvidia of not only deliberately sabotaging the game's... Read more...
There’s hot hardware, and then there’s a fire hazard. Nvidia is recalling all of its SHIELD tablets sold in the last 12 months, citing an overheating problem. The company is urging customers to stop using the SHIELD and to return it for a replacement tablet. Nvidia initiated the recall after discovering that the SHIELD’s battery is capable of overheating, posing a fire hazard. “Consumers will receive a preplacement tablet after registering to participate in the recall,” the company said in a statement. “NVIDIA is coordinating with appropriate governmental agencies to ensure that the recall follows... Read more...
For a minute there, we thought maybe NVIDIA had forgotten all about its Shield Portable, its promising handheld game console released a couple of years ago. And if you own one, you might have thought that too -- after all, software updates have slowed to a crawl after seeing half a dozen upgrades last year. Ah, but good things come to those who wait, and for your patience, you're being rewarded Lollipop.After doling out a rather small and optional software update to SHIELD Portable devices last February, one that simply offered to improve stability and smoothness for emulators, it's been eerily... Read more...
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