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It's been rumored for some time that NVIDIA had lost interest in the mobile phone business, and that's something company co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang confirmed during his company's presentation at Computex. None of this is much of a surprise, as the company's Tegra SoC hasn't found itself inside of a commercially successful smartphone, but this confirmation is a bit sobering nonetheless. NVIDIA has what it takes to create an incredible smartphone SoC, and has proven that it can even build great devices surrounding those SoCs. But at the end of the day, the ROI for that particular venture is apparently not worth it. NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang showing off SHIELD Android TV When questioned... Read more...
NVIDIA's latest and greatest GeForce card, GTX 1080, is set to drop on the 27th. Leading up to that date, we're seeing a bunch of vendors show off their special designs in advance. We often don't get these sneak peaks before market availability, but as we can see, even if we do, there might be some details still held back. Case in point: inno3D. This Asian-based GeForce vendor has a new cooler coming called iChiLL, which will be available in two different flavors: iChiLL X3, and iChiLL X4. While inno3D is revealing what makes its iChiLL so good, it stops short of showing us what the actual card looks like. That's fine though, right? After all, it's what's inside a graphics card that counts; not... Read more...
Ever since the release of its SHIELD Android TV device last spring, NVIDIA hasn't slowed down in its attempt to bring as many hot games to the platform as possible. While many of the top-tier game releases have been tied to the company's GeForce Now streaming service, Android-native titles do come along every once in a while. In the past, we've seen NVIDIA help usher in Half-Life 2, Portal and Trine 2 on Android. Now, it brings us Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. The Pre-Sequel is the third entry in the Borderlands series, although it's more of an "in-between" release than a sequel to Borderlands 2. It's also quite unlike that second-last... Read more...
It has been suggested for quite some time that Intel could/should take advantage of AMD's struggling situation to make an acquisition, or at least take advantage of licensing some of its technologies. The latter thought has ramped-up again in the rumor mill, and while there's no clear path that Intel might take, it's being said that the Santa Clara company is heavily weighing its options. A decade ago, it would have been quite a historic event to see Intel work with AMD in any major way, but the landscape has shifted, and with AMD in need of more revenue streams, it now makes more sense perhaps that the companies could work together. Does that mean Intel's looking to craft its own graphics... Read more...
Considering the fact that there have been a number of great games released these past few months, and that we're in the midst of the biggest buying season of the year, there's no better time than right now for hardware vendors to begin dropping prices on their kit, paving the way for new product next year.NVIDIA appears to be one such company jumping in on this action before the new month gets here, as a slew of its current model graphics cards are beginning to be treated to subtle or not-so subtle price drops at both Amazon and Newegg. The company's top-dog GeForce TITAN X has not been discounted as of yet like the rest of the stack, which isn't much of a surprise given its ultra-high-end placement.... Read more...
Despite the fact that it couldn't be more obvious that Apple is going to be getting into the automotive market, the company remains quiet on the matter. Well, kind of. It seems like every week the company drops one major hint after major hint. Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the automotive market is in need of a "massive change", and a few months ago, it leaked out that he visited BMW's factory in Leipzig, Germany, to help become familiar with the intricacies of the industry. Now, there's even more fuel being poured on the fire. According to Re/code, Apple has just plucked a top AI expert from NVIDIA, Jonathan Cohen. At NVIDIA, Cohen was the company's senior manager for CUDA Libraries... Read more...
We talked just yesterday about the various configurations that exist for Microsoft's Surface Book, including the mammoth $3,199 model that boasts 1TB of solid-state storage. Despite all we know about these offerings, though, there are some details both Microsoft and its component vendors are keeping mum on. Such as the GPU model included. Well, thanks to a reddit user who spotted a Surface Book in store, and was able to get online and download some diagnostic tools, we now have that answered. Right off the bat, we can tell that this is not a very high-end GPU, and that's something I doubt anyone will be surprised by. However, I was personally hoping to see something a bit better, given the minimum... Read more...
Just a month-and-a-half after NVIDIA had to recall most of the SHIELD Tablets it sold up to that point due to a potential fire hazard, the company has to go the same route for the 500GB version of its SHIELD Android TV. Fortunately, this recall has nothing to do with any potential safety hazard. Through a forum post at GeForce.com, NVIDIA customer service rep ManuelG notes that some users that update to the new 1.4 firmware might experience an issue after a reboot. The most obvious result would be being entered into Android's fastboot screen, which is generally used for low-level maintenance (eg: recovering a stock ROM). It's noted that so far, no reports of this issue have related to the 16GB... Read more...
If there's one thing I love, it's beer and graphics. Alright - that might be two things, but when I have beer on the mind, it tends to override other less important brain processes. I imagine it's quite hard, too, for Jason Cohen, CEO of Analytical Flavor Systems. He has to do his job without overdoing the ice cold brews. But, his resistance is for the greater good. Jason grew up wanting to make things taste better, and while his first big venture involved tea, he ended up making the reasonable transition to beer. With an app, he polls groups of people he graciously hands out beer to for their opinions, which includes needing to come up with various individual tastes - even things like "musk",... Read more...
The increasingly bitter war between Nvidia and AMD just hit a new low, with AMD Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy yet again going on the offensive and slinging accusations at Team Green over its proprietary GameWorks technology. Huddy calls it "tragic" and "unhealthy for PC gaming." If you're even remotely entrenched in either company's graphics card ecosystem, you're likely aware of the mud-slinging over Nvidia's GameWorks, specifically surrounding more recent titles like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Only a couple months ago, AMD's Huddy accused Nvidia of not only deliberately sabotaging the game's performance on Radeon hardware -- but also of handicapping their own GeForce GTX video cards. ... Read more...
NVIDIA's SHIELD Android TV device has been available for a couple of weeks now, but only in the regular 16GB version. Now, NVIDIA has announced that it's begun shipping the "Pro" model, which in addition to including a 500GB hard drive, bundles in a free copy of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. It might be worth noting that this game is an Android native title, so no streaming will be required. If that bundle somehow doesn't entice you, NVIDIA has even more up its sleeves. Anyone who purchases either of the SHIELD models will receive $30 credit for the Google Play store as well as a free three-month subscription to Google Play Music. That's $60 worth of free stuff with the regular SHIELD, and $90... Read more...
As we discovered in March, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX TITAN X is a seriously powerful graphics card. Under its hood are 8 billion transistors -- 50% more than the GTX 980. Despite that, it shares the same exact form-factor and reference cooler as the GTX 980. While that's sufficient enough, given that reference cooler is quite good, it does mean that TITAN X will peak at high temperatures even easier. Ironically, at the time of TITAN X's launch, EVGA released a 'Hybrid' liquid cooler for the GTX 980 - and not the TITAN X. It seemed inevitable that the TITAN X would be taken care of in time, though, and that time is now. Outside of the name of the card on the front, this Hybrid model looks identical... Read more...
Taking good advantage of the ongoing Google I/O conference, NVIDIA has just released what's undoubtedly one of the world's fastest Android devices: SHIELD. This peculiarly-named device might take over the name of the original portable SHIELD hand-held, but it's a much different device. SHIELD is a set-top device that NVIDIA aims to be better than all of the others. And we'd hope so, because the $199 price tag for the regular model will demand that this is a premium product, at least compared to simple media streamers. Yes, "regular model", because there's also a Pro model, which tacks on an extra $100. SHIELD Pro bumps the internal storage from 16GB to 500GB, and includes a full Android copy... Read more...
Since its launch in the 90s, NVIDIA's core business has revolved around graphics units, either for gaming or professional use. In the past five years, the company has made a small dent in the mobile market, with its Tegra series of SoCs having been well-received overall. Now, the company desperately wants to see success in another hot market: automobiles. In recent years, NVIDIA's Tegra processor has powered the infotainment systems in select cars, such as Audi's R8 and Tesla's Model S, and while the company has no intention of slowing its efforts there down, it wants to expand into autonomous driving, an area of the automotive market where interest is rapidly growing. Tesla's Model S has NVIDIA's... Read more...
NVIDIA released its Quadro M6000 at last week's GPU Technology Conference, but interestingly, it was without much fanfare. Perhaps that has something to do with the card belonging to the professional market and NVIDIA doesn't feel the need to trumpet in a new release, but this thing deserves that. As the "M" in its name implies, this is a Maxwell-based Quadro - the first of its kind. Just as with the desktop GeForce series, the move from Kepler to Maxwell on Quadro offers a slew of benefits, from improved general performance (in some cases up to 2.5x) to increased power efficiency. Specs-wise, the M6000 is effectively a GTX TITAN X, but clocked down ever-so-slightly. We're talking 3,072 CUDA... Read more...
AMD's next Radeon graphics card series has been the victim of much speculation, and predictions of when the first card comes out have been all over the board - you might as well throw a dart at a 12-month calendar and your guess will be as good as any. That said, the folks over at VideoCardz have a source that says the first card will arrive next month. This information came about because one of the site's readers (supposedly) works at XFX, and provided paper proof that the Radeon R9 370 is in the system, ready to launch next month. Up to this point, I think this is the best hint we've seen. It's interesting to note, though, that it's not just April, but "early April". It's also interesting because... Read more...
At this week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, "VR" was a definite buzzword. You simply couldn't avoid it. Valve announced a solution, as did AMD. Even NVIDIA unveiled a monstrous graphics card that promises to be powerful enough to provide a proper, immersive VR experience. With this spring's GDC now done and over with, reports have begun to trickle out of Google's supposed interest in VR. Much like how the company has created a tuned Android for wearables, it looks like it could be doing the same for VR. It's being said that there are "tens of engineers" dedicated to the project, but there's no telling when the fruits of their labor will be seen. What we know for sure is that Google... Read more...
In case the brouhaha surrounding the 4GB framebuffer on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 wasn't a strong enough indication, a lot of gamers want a full fast 4GB on their GPUs. Even those opting for more modest cards, it seems, such as the GTX 960. To give its customers more choice, EVGA has just rolled-out three brand-new GTX 960 models that pack 4GB of fast GDDR5 under-the-hood -- and no, this card doesn't suffer from the same sort of design caveat that the 970 does, so all 4GB is available, and all at the same speed. All three of EVGA's 4GB GTX 960s feature the same ACX 2.0 cooler, so their differences lay only in the clock speeds. For those wanting to stick to reference, an option is available. But... Read more...
The folks at BOXX are no strangers to crafting some of the world's most advanced workstation PCs, but its latest APEXX 5 still somehow manages to kick things up a notch. This might be a good time to rest your fist under your jaw, because your salivary glands might get overly excited. The "5" in the APEXX 5 name represents the fact that five GPUs can be installed, which at the current time would be composed of a Quadro K2200 dedicated to viewport duties, and four Tesla K40s to handle computation. A wide-range of other GPU configurations exist, but that's the only one that utilizes 5 GPUs. Want 4x Quadro K6000? That's easily done. 3x Quadro K5200 with 1x Tesla K40? Ditto. The GPU horsepower is... Read more...
Considering the fact that AMD's 300 series GPUs are not expected to be unveiled for another couple of months, the company has got to be thanking its lucky stars that an unforeseen GeForce GTX 970 side-effect has come to light. Unless you've been avoiding the Internet this past week, you're probably aware of the current situation. So, I'll make my recap brief. When companies like NVIDIA work to fill up their product lines with lots of SKUs, it's common for them to start with their top product of a given segment and whittle it down to fit into a lower price point. This is the case with the GTX 970; it's a scaled-down GTX 980. Often, that process introduces no caveats, but with the GTX 970, things... Read more...
ZOTAC has a number of new products it's anxious to show off at next week's CES, with its ZBOX series getting quite a big share of the love. Of course, it wouldn't be a ZOTAC showing without some graphics cards on hand, so those can be expected as well. The product that stands out most to me is the refreshed ZBOX E-series, as these little router-sized PCs boast some lofty features. Would you believe, for example, that NVIDIA's G-SYNC is fully supported? That's made possible with the inclusion of NVIDIA's GeForce 860M. And while G-SYNC might not matter to you too much, 4K might, and fortunately, this same PC supports that resolution no problem up to 60Hz. Also worthy of note is the ZBOX CI321 'nano'... Read more...
Considering the fact that NVIDIA produces just a couple of its own mobile devices, it was pretty surprising last month when the company said that it'd be one of the first to roll-out the Android 'Lollipop' update to a tablet - the SHIELD Tablet, to be exact. And so it did, right on schedule. Marco gave us a run-down on the update right before its official release, and considered that while some performance degradation could be seen, the update overall was well worth it, and made the market's best 8-inch Android tablet even better. That's a statement I wholeheartedly agree with, although I'd extend the praise to say it's one of the best tablets, period. NVIDIA is making it even better today with... Read more...
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