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There's been a ridiculous amount of hype surrounding NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce series, which is based on the Pascal architecture. At the company's recent GPU Technology Conference, we learned that the first shipping Pascal card is the ultra-powerful Tesla P100. While that card is designed strictly for compute purposes (there are no video outputs), we're sure to see a GeForce that will match the P100 in terms of specs. If so, that means we could see a card that's theoretically twice as fast as the GeForce TITAN X without having to go the dual-GPU route. Well, the rumors surrounding the new card... Read more...
Artificial intelligence is sort of the holy grail of computing, and while we may never reproduce the human brain or it's capabilities in their entirety in electronic form, the world's brightest minds are now capable of creating rather convincing systems that are beginning to learn more sophisticated concepts and even learn on their own. IBM is proving that with its constantly improving Watson cognitive computing technology, which one day might have us struggling to perceive the line between artificial and organic intelligence. You might be surprised at the progress that's been made. In the early... Read more...
Yesterday, during his keynote address at GTC 2016, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang made a number of interesting announcements and disclosures. We saw Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak take a virtual tour of Mars and witnessed the official unveiling of NVIDIA’s Tesla P100, which is based on the company’s bleeding-edge, GP100 GPU. GP100 leverages NVIDIA’s forward-looking Pascal GPU architecture and features 16GB of HBM2 memory, all built using TSMC’s 16nm FinFET manufacturing process. The GP100 is massive with a 600mm2 die, which is about the size of current gen high-end Maxwell GPUs, though when you... Read more...
NVIDIA just pulled the wraps off its fastest GPU and compute engine yet: the Tesla P100. This new GPU powerhouse is based on NVIDIA’s next generation Pascal architecture, which means that it’s built on a 16nm FinFET process. But even with thoroughly modern FinFET process tech, the Tesla P100’s die size measures 600mm2 due in part to the 15.3 billion transistors that comprise the new compute engine — nearly twice that of Maxwell, for reference. The specifications of the Tesla P100 are second to none, as double-precision performance is rated at 5.3 teraflops (TFLOPs), while single-precision performance... Read more...
There's really no such thing as a 'one-size-fits-all' solution when it comes to computing, and that's especially true for professionals who need varying degrees of graphics performance. For that reason, NVIDIA is now offering a version of its Quadro M6000 graphics card with 24GB of GDDR5 memory, twice as much memory as much as the original model.What does doubling the memory on NVIDIA's flagship workstation graphics card accomplish? Plain and simple, it makes working with the most demanding rendering and simulation intense workloads easier and faster. According to NVIDIA, customers rendering datasets... Read more...
With the Oculus Rift, HTC's Vive and Sony's PlayStation VR soon to hit the market, we're about to enter the modern era of Virtual Reality. We've been talking a lot about various solutions over the past couple of months, as well as other things related to the VR ecosystem. A consistent message we've heard is that to enjoy VR to its fullest on the PC, a powerful system is going to be needed, especially with respect to graphics. As unfortunate as it might be, VR workload is taxing on a system and generally requires more expensive hardware under the hood, in addition to the cost of VR kit with its... Read more...
We'd all love to wield dual Titan X graphics cards in our gaming systems, but pesky things like mortgages, college funds for the kids, and food bills tend to prevent us from such willy-nilly spending habits. Luckily manufacturers take these things into account and release more pedestrian level graphics cards, as ASUS has done with its new GeForce GTX 950 part.No, you're not going to game at 4K Ultra HD with all the eye candy cranked to the max with this thing, but for Full HD 1080p gaming, there's sufficient power here to push pixels around the screen. The card consists of 768 CUDA cores and 2GB... Read more...
NVIDIA hit it out of the park with its fourth quarter earnings, that the company reported this afternoon. The silicon valley graphics and system-on-a-chip titan outpaced last year’s already strong performance with revenue of $1.4 billion (a 12 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago). Net income came in at $297 million, or 35 cents per share. NVDA's full fiscal year 2016 was reported at $5.01 billion, which was a 7 percent increase over fiscal 2015. The company’s quarterly performance far outpaced analysts’ expectations and NVIDIA was rewarded with a 7 percent share boost in after hours... Read more...
We're all waiting with bated breath for NVIDIA to unleash Pascal, which will reportedly be produced on a 16-nanometer FinFET process technology and bring about big performance gains over Maxwell, but NVIDIA might not be done milking Maxwell just yet. On the opposite end of the performance spectrum, it's said that NVIDIA is prepping a GeForce GTX 950 LP (or SE) as a budget replacement for its GeForce GTX 750 card.What would be the point? If we're being cynical, it's largely a marketing play—higher numbers suggest better performance, and since NVIDIA already released a standard GeForce GTX 950 to... Read more...
Computers have long been used in Hollywood to add special effects to movies, but the level of realism that can be achieved with today's technology is nothing short of astounding. Keep that in mind when you go watch Deadpool, and in particular pay close attention to the 90-second title sequence.From start to finish, that entire scene was created in CG (computer graphics). As you might imagine, some serious graphics horsepower is required for that amount of detail and realism, and NVIDIA is quick to point out that its Maxwell-based Quadro M6000 GPUs did the bulk of the heavy lifting (from a hardware... Read more...
Well here's some fantastic news, many of you reading this need not bother with paying a premium for discrete graphics in your next build!  Do you believe it? That's the exaggerated takeaway from Intel's claim that its integrated Iris and Iris Pro graphics can hang with and overpower 80 percent of the graphics chips on the market."We have improved graphics 30 times what they were five years ago," Gregory Bryant, Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Desktop Clients Platform, said during a speech at a J.P. Morgan forum at the Consumer Electronics Show.As far as Bryant is concerned, it's... Read more...
Brace yourselves folks, this could be a breakout year for virtual reality. We know, you've heard that before, maybe even long before the Oculus Rift resurrected the category with a high profile Kickstarter run. But here's the thing, the industry at large is captivated by VR, and some big names are making preparations for what lies ahead. Obviously Oculus is one of them as it gets ready to open pre-orders for its Rift headset. But it's far from the only company enamored with VR -- so is NVIDIA, which has partnered with a whole bunch of companies to offer "GeForce GTX VR Ready" PCs, notebooks, and... Read more...
The developers at Rocksteady Studios have given up on fixing multi-GPU support in Batman: Arkham Knight. Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (just WB from here on out) confirmed that was the case when addressing a gamer's question on Steam's community forums. At this point in game's development -- post release for a second time -- cleaning up the code to improve the experience for gamers running SLI and Crossfire configurations is proving too much work for too little payoff. Continuing to develop for mulit-GPU setups could also introduce more problems for all players, and that's not... Read more...
The PC graphics market is struggling a bit overall compared to last year, but all three major players -- AMD, NVIDIA, and Intel -- saw a sequential uptick in GPU shipments in the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest data from Jon Peddie Research. All three combined, GPU shipments jumped 9 percent in Q3 from the last quarter, with NVIDIA seeing the biggest individual rise in overall shipments.If you're scratching your head wondering why Intel is the mix, it's because JPR takes into account both discrete and integrated graphics solutions. Most of Intel's CPUs feature integrated GPU cores,... Read more...
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