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NVIDIA's top-end GeForce GTX 980 graphics card is powerful. So powerful, in fact, that I've felt confident in calling its performance "drool-worthy". Well, after seeing GIGABYTE's latest release, I'm thinking that's a statement I should take back, as it's a little more deserving. It's called the WATERFORCE 3-way SLI water cooling system, and as the name implies, we get three times the GTX 980 action with this one. Just look at it! The product page for this kit doesn't explode at the seams with details, but fortunately, images like these speak volumes. This is an entire water cooling kit that sits... Read more...
Are you in the market for a seriously powerful graphics card? Are you at least a little bit intrigued if I said you could buy one and get a free PC along with it? It sounds too good to be true, but the wizards at MAINGEAR have made it happen. This past week, the company revealed its X-Cube 'TITAN Z' edition, a PC priced at $1,499, which happens to be the going price for the card itself at retail. Loosely priced out, you'd be spending about $2,200 if you were to build this PC yourself, but not only would you be paying a lot more, you wouldn't have the great MAINGEAR warranty that encompasses the... Read more...
NVIDIA's latest high-end GeForce cards, the GTX 980 and 970, are powerful - a fact we well-established in our in-depth look last month. In fact, I'd wager that the cards are so powerful - and not to mention so power-efficient - that even AMD itself was taken by surprise. To me, it felt like NVIDIA pulled out all the punches to make AMD feel it. I think that the company could have released both the 970 and 980 scaled-back a little bit, and they still would have impressed us.  Nonetheless, with NVIDIA's latest cards totally ruining AMD's value proposition at the high-end, the red team has finally... Read more...
When NVIDIA launched the powerful GTX 980 and 970 last month, it was obvious that these cards would be coming to mobile sooner rather than later. The significant leap forward that Maxwell offers in performance-per-watt means that these GPUs would shine in mobile contexts -- maybe even more than in desktop. Mobile Maxwell: NVIDIA Outs GeForce GTX 980M, 970M Today, NVIDIA is putting paid to that hypothesis with two new mobile GPUs -- the GeForce GTX 970M and 980M. Both cards are based on Maxwell's 28nm architecture, and both are trimmed slightly from the full desktop implementation. The GeForce GTX... Read more...
When NVIDIA launched the powerful GTX 980 and 970 last month, it was obvious that these cards would be coming to mobile sooner rather than later. The significant leap forward that Maxwell offers in performance-per-watt means that these GPUs would shine in mobile contexts -- maybe even more than in desktop. The mobile Maxwell die Today, NVIDIA is putting paid to that hypothesis with two new mobile GPUs -- the GeForce GTX 970M and 980M. Both cards are based on Maxwell's 28nm architecture, and both are trimmed slightly from the full desktop implementation. The GeForce GTX 980M is a 1536-core chip... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks webcast, Andrew, Dave and Marco discuss Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (including "bendgate"), the affordable Dell Inspiron 11 2-in-1 convertible, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards, Intel Broadwell low-power processors, the Maingear Pulse 15 3K gaming laptop, our next giveaway and a whole lot more... Show Notes: 01:09 - New Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Pack Larger Screens and More Powerful SoC 01:15 - The Amazing Bendable iPhone 6 Plus -- Users Report Warping Of Apple's Big Boy 12:14 - Apple Joins Forces With Visa and... Read more...
NVIDIA's just-launched Maxwell-based GeForce GPUs bring a lot to the table - something Marco's in-depth article from last Thursday does well to highlight. Without question, one of the most impressive (and complicated) features NVIDIA packed into Maxwell was unparalleled rendering performance of Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI for short), a super advanced lighting system. To help prove to the world just how impressive VXGI is, NVIDIA decided to create a demo that'd help prove Apollo moon landing naysayers wrong, based entirely on the materials present in the scene, as well as the sun's location.... Read more...
By now, you've hopefully had a chance to check out our in-depth look at NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 & 980 graphics cards. Unless you were half-asleep while reading, chances are you've been left very impressed, and now you're wondering which is the right make and model to go with. Well, it's hard to draw a definitive conclusion so easily, but EVGA has a couple of products on tap that are well worth the consideration. With this launch, EVGA has unveiled its ACX 2.0 cooler; Marco took a look at the GTX 970 model in the article linked-to above. The company is really touting this as being something... Read more...
NVIDIA has lifted the embargo on its latest flagship graphics cards based on their Maxwell GPU architecture, the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970. The two cards are somewhat similar and share the same 4GB frame buffer and GM204 GPU, but the GTX 970’s GPU is clocked a bit lower and features fewer active SMs and CUDA cores. The GeForce GTX 980’s GM204 GPU has all of its functional blocks enabled and is the full implementation of the chip, however. NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 And GeForce GTX 970 Maxwell Powerhouse GPUs Reviewed When you see the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970’s specifications,... Read more...
A few months back, we took a look at the GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti, which features a GPU based on NVIDIA’s bleeding-edge Maxwell microarchitecture. Although there have been a few exceptions, when one of the big GPU makers releases a next-gen GPU, they typically start at the high-end and then scale the GPU back to flesh out a top-to-bottom line-up of products, at various price points, leveraging the same core chip architecture. That wasn’t the case with NVIDIA's Maxwell, however. With Maxwell, NVIDIA took a somewhat different approach. The GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti are low-power... Read more...
NVIDIA's holding a big event on September 18th to help celebrate PC gaming - and you're invited. Thanks to the little thing we have called "The Internet", even if you're not able to attend an event in person, you'll be able to hop online and watch the stream, as well as take part in the live chat. And yes - there's a chance at some prizes, and yes - it's no surprise that this event will be taking place around the exact same time (or day, if I had to guess) that the launch of NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce series will be announced. To attend a "GAME24" event either online or in person, you can head on... Read more...
"4K" has been quite a strong buzzword this past year, and things are only bound to heat up as displays capable of handling the resolution continue to drop in price. But let's face it: While the extra pixels are nice in principle, the amount of GPU horsepower required to deliver smooth gameplay at that resolution is enormous. Consider the fact that 4K, with its 3840x2160 resolution, has four times the number of pixels as 1080p, and over two times the number of pixels as 1440p. Yup - we're dealing with something that requires some serious grunt. On the NVIDIA side, that's where a GPU like the GeForce... Read more...
Over the past few weeks, I've spent a significant amount of time with Watch Dogs. The game is infamous for not running very well on PCs -- and after some legwork, I've figured out a hefty chunk of the reason why:  Ubisoft royally screwed up its suggested VRAM (graphics card frame buffer) settings. Watch Dogs sucks down far more memory than any other modern PC game I'm aware of; this game's VRAM demands are far, far outside the norm for a modern 1080p title. In the past, I've compared VRAM usage in games like Guild Wars, Battlefield 4, and Total War: Shogun 2.  In these games, the average... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Andrew, Dave and Marco (Iyaz is on vacation!) talk about the insanely powerful AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 tablet, our GeForce GTX 780 Ti Round-Up featuring cards from MSI, Gigabyte, and EVGA, the slick new Das Keyboard 4 Professional, the Gigabyte BRIX Pro SFF PC and we drop some hint about out upcoming giveaway! Show Notes: 01:27 - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review: Hawaii x 2 07:59 - GeForce GTX 780 Ti Round Up: EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI 16:26 - Lenovo ThinkPad 8 22:18 - Das Keyboard 4 Pro: Cherry MX Flavored Typing... Read more...
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