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Finnish game studio Remedy Entertainment makes some of the finest-looking, quirkiest games around. Perhaps best known for the Max Payne series (but not Max Payne 3, which was developed solely by Rockstar), Remedy has been publishing its games exclusively on Xbox and PC for the last several years. The studio has delivered interesting, story-driven games more recently in the form of cult survival classic Alan Wake and the more recent sci-fi thriller Quantum Break. Both games featured cutting-edge graphics for their respective times. For that reason, maybe it's no surprise that the studio's latest creation, Control, uses the most cutting-edge graphics technology available today, including... Read more...
One of the most popular games ever made is getting a big-time facelift. At Gamescom, NVIDIA announced it has been working with Mojang and Microsoft to bring real-time ray tracing to Minecraft, the world's best selling video game, transforming colorful, block-filled worlds into richer landscapes with realistic lighting effects. This is Minecraft as you have never seen it before, and perhaps never envisioned. Since Minecraft is not particularly demanding to begin with, NVIDIA has opted to refit the entire game with path tracing, a compute-intensive form of ray tracing. In other words, this is full-scene ray tracing and not a hybrid implementation. NVIDIA did the same thing with Quake II RTX, and... Read more...
The final member of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX Super-series officially arrives today, the GeForce RTX 2080 Super. In case you missed it, a couple of weeks back, NVIDIA launched the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super, to preemptively zing AMD in the lead-up to the Radeon RX 5700 series launch. The GeForce RTX Super-series will supplant and eventually replace their original, “non-Super” counterparts once availability dries up. At the top and bottom of the stack, however, the GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will remain. It is in the meat of the 20-series where the Supers reside, with the new GeForce RTX 2080 Super we’ll be showing you here today leading the charge,... Read more...
NVIDIA dropped a hint that something “Super” was coming just prior to Computex and since then a handful of leaks have let the cat mostly out of the bag. Today, however, we can dispel the rumors, officially reveal what NVIDIA’s got coming down the pipeline, and show you exactly what NVIDIA’s Super branding is all about. NVIDIA is overhauling its Turing-based GeForce RTX line-up with an array of “Super” GPUs, specifically the GeForce RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super, and RTX 2080 Super. In the short term, like two days from now, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super will hit store shelves. The GeForce RTX 2080 Super is coming in a few weeks though, and... Read more...
There have been a lot of SUPER rumors making the rounds over the past month, with the most recent one indicating that the cards would be announced this week. Now a new rumor claims to have pricing details for the entire lineup of NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics cards. At the top of the GPU heap is the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, which is expected to have an MSRP of $799. This is the exact same price as the current GeForce RTX 2080, but the SUPER variant will have more CUDA cores and higher clocks which would make it an even better value. Next up is the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, which will reportedly debut at $599. Again, this is the same launch price as the GeForce RTX 2070, with performance... Read more...
NVIDIA has something "SUPER" in store for gaming enthusiasts. The company first teased SUPER in the days leading up to Computex 2019, but made no announcements pertaining to this new branding. Over the past few weeks, reports have zeroed in on SUPER referring to a refresh of the GeForce RTX family that was first introduced last fall. A new report is now shedding light on when we might actually see these new GPUs. According to VideoCardz and WCCFTech, NVIDIA is set to announce the new SUPER family as early as next week. However, the report indicates that cards wouldn't actually be available for sale until mid-July. As for pricing, it's expected that the new SUPER... Read more...
Seeing Keanu Reeves make an appearance at E3 to promote Cyberpunk 2077, an upcoming dystopian role playing game in which he is a part of, was a delightful surprise. Less surprising, but no less welcome, is that developer CD PROJEKT RED is working with NVIDIA to support real-time ray tracing on GeForce RTX hardware (and perhaps other cards as well—more on that in a moment). "Cyberpunk 2077 is an incredibly ambitious game, mixing first-person perspective and deep role-playing, while also creating an intricate and immersive world in which to tell its story," said Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing at NVIDIA. "We think the world of Cyberpunk will greatly benefit from the realistic lighting... Read more...
Ever since NVIDIA teased that something "super" was in the wings, the Internet has been buzzing with related leaks and rumors, suggesting that the NVIDIA Studio certification program was not actually the big reveal. One of the prevailing theories is that NVIDIA is readying a refresh of its existing GeForce RTX family. The latest chatter adds more fuel to the speculative fire. In case you missed it, NVIDIA two weeks ago posted a short video clip from its "NVIDIA GeForce" account on YouTube with the caption, "Something super is coming..." There wasn't much to the 16-second clip—the camera zoomed and panned around what appeared to be a reflective metal plate with the word "Super" stamped on... Read more...
We've been hearing quite a bit about NVIDIA's Quake II RTX remake over the past few months, and now it's finally available for download. As its name implies, Quake II RTX is meant to showcase the hardware capabilities of NVIDIA's current generation GeForce RTX Turing family of gaming graphics cards. The GeForce RTX cards are able to tackle real-time ray tracing thanks to their dedicated hardware RT and Tensor cores, and also support Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). All of that processing power is put to good use in Quake II RTX, which NVIDIA says is the world's first game that is fully path-traced, which means that lighting effects like shadows, reflections, and refractions... Read more...
NVIDIA on Monday announced a new platform and certification program aimed at making it easy for creators to identify which laptops will suit their needs. It's called NVIDIA Studio, and laptops that bear the badge combine GeForce RTX GPUs with NVIDIA's Studio Stack of specialized SDKs and dedicated drivers to run the top creative applications. In part, this is also a play to extol the benefits of GPU rendering versus trying to accomplish creative tasks on CPU horsepower alone. NVIDIA never misses an opportunity to promote GPUs over CPUs, and this is another opportunity to do that. AMD and Intel might have something to say about that, of course, but from NVIDIA's vantage point, the CPU is no match... Read more...
NVIDIA appears to have something waiting in the wings to take on a looming Navi threat from AMD. The company has posted a teaser video for an upcoming product that could be unveiled next week at Computex 2019.  NVIDIA isn't really giving us much to go on with the teaser, but the video is entitled "Something super is coming..." and the word "SUPER" is lit up at the end. So, what exactly does NVIDIA have lined up for gamers with this release? We heard rumors last week that NVIDIA would be releasing a refresh of its Turing-based GeForce RTX and GTX graphics cards. Reports indicated that we'd see boosted GPU clock and GDDR6 memory speeds to further increase performance. NVIDIA’s Turing... Read more...
For people that like to carry a thin-and-light notebook around with them, but might on occasion need some extra graphics horsepower either for games or professional work, external GPU enclosures are a blessing. Rather than be limited by a meager Intel IGP, for example, you can toss in a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti into an enclosure to instantly boost your GPU capabilities. Razer announced today that is launching the new Core X Chroma external GPU enclosure. At first glance, the most noticeable change over the standard Core X is the addition of Razer Chroma RGB lighting in the lower front of the enclosure and internally. In addition, the 650-watt power supply has given way to an uprated 700-watt... Read more...
NVIDIA has an obvious vested interest in seeing ray tracing technologies take off in a big way, both in the way they are adopted by developers and implemented into games, and how it is all received by consumers. To further showcase what ray tracing can do, NVIDIA has released some demos, and the best part (depending on your perspective) is that they run on past generation Pascal hardware. That's right, the latest examples of ray-traced visuals do not require a GeForce RTX series graphics card, though RTX hardware (RT and Tensor cores, essentially) will still offer the best experience. More on that in a minute, but first let's have a look a video NVIDIA put together that describes the different... Read more...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the battle royale game genre has exploded in the past two years. Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) kicked off the festivities, then Fortnite took the ball and ran with it. Now, a new challenger has entered the fray – Apex Legends – and has quickly amassed 50 million actives users (and counting) in just a month since it was initially released. With this in mind, eSports professionals and mainstream gamers alike are looking for any way possible to gain an advantage over the competition in these intense battle royale slugfests. It used to be that 60 fps was the holy grail for gamers looking for smooth, stutter... Read more...
The next installment in the Metro game series is here and for those not familiar, this game franchise is based on author Dmitry Glukhovsky's series of Metro novels that started with Metro 2033 back in 2005. As far as the written lore of the game is concerned, the first installment in the genre was Metro 2033, which was then followed by Metro Last Light (and Last Light Redux) and today we'll be looking at the latest release, Metro Exodus.    Like other releases in the Metro series, Metro Exodus follows a post-apocalyptic story line that takes place in the former Russian Federation, where the world has mostly been wiped out in a nuclear holocaust. Your character is Artyom, a... Read more...
If you're of a certain age, then Quake 2 probably holds a special place in your heart. From its [at the time] state-of-the-art graphics, to its robust LAN multiplayer component, to its frequent use as a benchmark for graphics cards, Quake 2 built up quite the following. Quake 2 was released over two decades ago, but is now being given a modern makeover, courtesy of real-time ray tracing. A group of developers has released what they call QUAKE II PATHTRACED or Q2VKPT. It is being billed as a proof-of-concept exercise to show what can be accomplished in future games with fully-realized real-time ray tracing effects. And the good news is, you can play it right now on GeForce RTX cards. As you can... Read more...
We've seen a lot of Hot Hardware this week at CES 2019, including a few desktop and notebook systems from CyberPowerPC. We have the feeling that the company is really into Thor and Asgardians in general, because the first system that we bumped up against was the Ragnarok. The Ragnarok features a massive E-ATX chassis that can be equipped with a dual-chamber power supply, each with their own separate power button. That second power supply can be used to power a separate Mini-ITX system mounted within the chassis.  Ragnarok Powering the [primary] system is a 9th generation Intel Core i9-9980XE processor that is backed by a Gigabyte X299 Designare motherboard. Also thrown... Read more...
In case anyone is wondering, NVIDIA is not feeling threatened by AMD's recently unveiled Radeon VII graphics card, which is the first implementation of a 7-nanometer GPU in a consumer gaming product. During a Q&A session with members of the media, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang called the overall performance of the Radeon VII "lousy" and said his company's GeForce RTX 2080, which is priced the same, will "crush" it. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang At Private Press Q&A With HotHardware And Other Press That's really just barely scratching the surface of what Huang had to say—he railed on AMD's product launch, shared his opinion about FreeSync, and even had something to say about Intel getting into... Read more...
Dell didn't just set out to build an incredibly fast gaming laptop with its latest Alienware offering -- it wanted to build the world's fastest mobile gaming rig and it has likely succeeded magnificently. Witness the Area-51m, which is a beastly machine that is factory overclocked and designed to handle pretty much any game that you throw its way. More importantly, the Area-51m is immensely upgradable, with customers being able to swap out their GPUs and the onboard CPU. Speaking of the graphics card, the Area-51m can accommodate NVIDIA's new real-time ray-tracing graphics cards, topping out with the GeForce RTX 2080. These GPUs are affixed to a module which can be [relatively] easily removed... Read more...
We've already covered a number of new laptops that are packing NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX mobile GPUs, which brings real-time ray tracing to the gaming laptop sector. The new GPUs are available in three SKUs: RTX 2060, RTX 2070 and RTX 2080. At this time, there is no mobile counterpart to the RTX 2080 Ti. According to NVIDIA, the latest crop of GeForce RTX-equipped laptops come equipped with WhisperMode, Battery Boost and G-SYNC technologies. In addition, nearly 20 of the new notebooks that have been announced feature a Max-Q design (RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 SKUs) to enable thin, quiet, and efficient laptops. With that being said, here's a quick and dirty rundown of all the laptops announced with... Read more...
GeForce RTX 2060 rumors began circulating soon after the launch of the initial batch of cards. Some of the news suggested that NVIDIA would do away with the RT and Tensor cores in the more mainstream-targeted RTX 2060, and omit support for real-time Ray Tracing and DLSS as a result. Well, as it turns out, those rumors couldn’t have been more wrong. In fact, the new GeForce RTX 2060 we’ll be showing you here today is based on the very same Turing TU106 GPU that powers the higher-end GeForce RTX 2070, with a handful of tweaks, of course. Just like its x60-branded predecessors, the GeForce RTX 2060 offers the very same features as its higher-end counterparts, but the GPU is pared down... Read more...
As has been the tradition for the last few years, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang got on stage in Las Vegas to host the company’s annual pre-CES keynote. Though Jensen’s last few CES keynotes have featured a myriad of AI, Deep Learning, and autonomous vehicle related news, this year’s keynote focused almost solely on gaming and the advanced brought forth by the company’s Turing GPU architecture. The talk began with a brief history on rasterization on how fidelity has improved over the last decade and a half, before pivoting to RTX technology and a discussion about how AI and ray tracing will usher in more photo-realistic imagery moving forward. To that end, Jensen showed a new... Read more...
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