Items tagged with NASDAQ:NVDA

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...
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...
The highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is set to land on September 15th for PCs (it launches on September 2 for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One). For those PC gamers looking to pickup the game, you’ll be glad to know that NVIDIA is now bundling Metal Gear Solid V for free with the purchase of select GeForce GTX GPUs. To take advantage of this freebie, you’ll need to purchase a qualifying GeForce GTX 980 Ti, 980, 970, or 960 GPU. In addition, those that purchase a gaming notebooks with a GeForce GTX 980M or 970M will also be eligible for the promotion. NVIDIA’s previous... Read more...
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 tech demo, you’ll understand why we’re rather 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...
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