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Just before the end of 2017, NVIDIA dropped a bit of a bombshell: it'd be soon dropping support for 32-bit OSes with its GeForce GPU drivers. Admittedly, such a move was inevitable, as x64 OSes have been available to mainstream audiences for at least 13 years, with Windows XP Professional x64 Edition having released on April 25, 2005.  The end is now nigh, and NVIDIA has laid out all of the details on its support website. First and foremost, NVIDIA plans to drop all 32-bit GPU driver support on the GeForce side effective this month. Security releases will continue to be issued until January... Read more...
It is very likely that NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will be the final Pascal-based desktop GPU to arrive for gamers, before next-generation architectures hit the scene in the not too distant future. As most of you probably know, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti targets enthusiasts and hardcore gamers and is positioned in the narrow gap between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. We took an extended look at NVIDIA’s Founders Edition card in our launch coverage. But here we’re turning our gaze toward a couple custom variants from Zotac and ASUS. In this piece we're pitting the Zotac GeForce... Read more...
There are many examples today of how PC gaming is flourishing better than ever. You only have to look towards the eSports market to understand how alive and well the ecosystem is. Games like PUBG are being played by the millions, and naturally, that's making many more want to explore the PC gaming world and the components of a killer gaming rig that are the tools of the trade.  Typical crypto-mining rig - one guess as to why GPU prices are so high right now... This should be a time when every hard-core PC gamer should be gloating and grinning from ear-to-ear. PC gaming was never dead; it's... Read more...
For ages, a 1ms response time has been the de facto standard for serious gamers, although we think most would agree that up to 4ms isn't too bad. 8ms is outright ridiculous. Well, both 4ms and 8ms seem real lackluster when compared to AOC's upcoming offerings: a couple of monitors sporting a 0.5 ms response time; or in other words, a response time that's 1/2,000th of a second. Whether or not most gamers would even notice the perceived difference between 1ms and 0.5ms is hard to gauge, but many serious gamers are likely to take this kind of release seriously simply because every little bit helps.... Read more...
It's not too often we get the feeling that some of the technology that we regularly use is reaching its upper-limit, but there comes a time when new ideas need to be pushed forth in order to continue advancements. Take hard drives, for example. It almost seemed impossible to create multi-terabyte drives until PMR (perpendicular magnetic recording) came into play. Today, SMR and helium are helping to take us even further. On the microprocessor front, the challenges can be just as intense. We wouldn't have 14nm and smaller processors if not for the advancement of transistors, but soon, those die... Read more...
All major Linux kernel releases carry a handful of special updates, but there are some that are still a lot more notable than others. Linux 4.12 is one of those kernels, with even Linus Torvalds stating that it's one of the "bigger releases historically". A big reason for that? Well, for starters, it include introductory AMD Radeon Vega support. This comes hot on the heels of AMD unleashing its Vega Frontier Edition to the world, and close to a month before the consumer variants launch at SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles. AMD's Vega architecture is now supported in Linux - to some extent It's important... Read more...
In case it's not obvious enough at this point, NVIDIA is big on Destiny 2. That's despite the fact that the original wasn't even available for the PC, which shows that Destiny is a series that's long overdue on being available for the most powerful gaming platform going - #PCMasterRace.  At E3, NVIDIA has dozens of demo PCs scattered about, each equipped with a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti along with a 4K G-SYNC monitor, all fired up with Destiny 2 running on them. With this kind of show of support, it wouldn't be surprising to learn that Destiny 2 will become a "The Way It's Meant To Be... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, we reported on a rumor of forthcoming GT 1030 graphics cards from NVIDIA, and this week, their existence has been confirmed. Its launch creates a new battle: Radeon RX 550 vs. GeForce GT 1030, although based on the specs alone, it looks like the RX 500 is going to come ahead (but its price will scale). The rumor leading up to the launch of the GT 1030 showed that the card could come equipped with either 384 or 512 CUDA cores, but based on the models available right now, it appears that the variant with 384 CUDA cores is going to be more common. At this point, we can't find... Read more...
Earlier this week, NVIDIA came out of absolutely nowhere with an announcement of a new top-end TITAN X, following-up to the Pascal-based TITAN X released (also out of nowhere) last summer. This new TITAN X, somewhat confusingly called TITAN Xp, offers more CUDA cores and faster memory than the previous gen Titan X for the same $1,200 USD price tag. It's also of course faster than a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Regardless, if you happened to have been in the market for such a luxury, then this announcement came at just the right time. Based on the TITAN Xp's specs, and what we know of the GeForce... Read more...
In addition to having just launched the fastest gaming graphics card ever, in the form of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, NVIDIA has also dropped a new driver that's useful for all GeForce owners. Performance is the biggest name of game with the GeForce 378.78 drivers, but that's not all that's bundled. Those who have been craving for improved DirectX 12 performance will no doubt be pleased: there are gains to be seen all over the place. In Ashes of the Singularity, NVIDIA states that this driver brings a 9% performance boost, and in Hitman, that grows to a staggering 23%. Not all boosts are quite so... Read more...
While it didn't seem to be a major focus of NVIDIA's when it launched the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, the same model card also has a 3GB card available, which can be found virtually anywhere today. So how's such a card making headlines today? Because soon, according to the latest rumor, the chip inside that model will be changing. Both the 3GB and 6GB GTX 1060s launched with the GP106 architecture, not the GP104 architecture of the high-end GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. If this rumor proves true, though, the GTX 1060 3GB will begin to be built on GP104 chips that are not up to snuff for either GTX 1070 or GTX... Read more...
Self-driving cars are all the rage  (road rage perhaps?) at the moment and of course NVIDIA has already jumped on the self-driving bandwagon with an entire suite of Drive PX 2-based products that employ the company's processors to power the brains of the operation. To further expand on the company's goals, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has stated that he envisions vehicles with artificial intelligence that would mold to each individuals’ preferences. Huang recently spoke at an event alongside other tech titans including, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Netflix’s Reed... Read more...
It has been widely expected for the past two months that NVIDIA would be releasing a new lower-end graphics card based on its Pascal architecture, and after a few leaks and a lot of rumors, the company finally coughed up the confirmation last week. This release will be a bit of a one-two punch for NVIDIA, as it'll be tackling AMD's Radeon RX 460 and 470 series head-on with its GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, and it also fills an even lower tier with its GTX 1050. The GTX 1050 Ti should prove to be a great 1080p gaming card, with some potential for 1440p gaming in certain titles (most likely MOBA-esque). With... Read more...
We've been hearing about NVIDIA's NVLink for quite a while -- ever since the original announcement of Pascal -- but we've still not seen it put into broad use. That changes with NVIDIA's super-high-end Tesla P100, but it's still not shipping in huge quantities. What might come first is IBM's newest Linux-based servers, which also employ the use of NVLink for accelerated AI and deep-learning research. As you might suspect with the use of NVLink, IBM's latest Linux servers are GPU-focused, and because of that, IBM says that they can offer up to 80% better performance-per-dollar than solely x86-based... Read more...
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