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NVIDIA began rolling out its Android 5.0 Lollipop update (check out our hands-on look here) for its SHIELD Tablet in late November. Today, the company is updating its SHIELD Hub to better adhere to the “Material Design” aesthetic that is prevalent throughout Lollipop. The SHIELD Hub 4.0 refresh reflects “Material Design language with subtle animations, layers, and updated iconography.” In addition the visual overhaul, NVIDIA has also paid close attention to usability by improving the layout to show more games at once and minimize tedious scrolling. There have also been improvements made to GameStream’s console mode — support for 1080p/60fps over Wi-Fi has been added (that is, if you have a 5GHz... Read more...
At this point, it seems inevitable that whenever NVIDIA reveals a new GeForce series, the company will have a number of cool tech demos on-hand to help sell us on what it can do, and tease us on what's coming to gaming. Unfortunately, many of these tech demos remain internal at NVIDIA, but there is the odd one that the company packages up and lets loose. One example is the Apollo 11 demo that we talked about a couple of months ago, one that takes great advantage of Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI). Well, I hope that the Apollo 11 demo satiates your appetite, because the following preview of NVIDIA's PhysX FleX features are exclusive to the following video. It's really too bad, because some of... Read more...
In a continuation of the legal battle between NVIDIA and Samsung, the latter company has just filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission to block sales of NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet on the basis that it infringes on its patents. This legal battle began this past September, when NVIDIA sued both Samsung and Qualcomm for infringing on its graphics IP. At that time, NVIDIA requested that Samsung's Galaxy phones and tablets be blocked from being sold. Earlier this month, Samsung struck back, counter-suing NVIDIA and also adding a seemingly innocent boutique vendor in the mix, Velocity Micro. As Velocity Micro doesn't have a part in the design of the NVIDIA products it installs in... Read more...
Last week, NVIDIA spilled the beans and released some new information regarding its Android Lollipop update for the SHIELD Tablet and also revealed a new game bundle, which included Half Life 2: Episode One, and a revamped GRID beta featuring new games, additional servers, and a commitment to steadily offer even more games moving forward. We’ve got many of details regarding the updates and additions coming to the SHIELD Tablet right here, if you didn’t catch them the first time around. A couple of days after that post went up, NVIDIA gave us early access to the Android Lollipop update and we’ve been poking around on it with our SHIELD Tablet since. Some of the changes... Read more...
In an effort to give the U.S. a leg up when it comes to supercomputers, the Department of Energy announced its plans to build two GPU-powered supercomputers that will bring the world closer to exascale computing. The DOE is awarding $325 million to build “Summit” for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and “Sierra” at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California while an additional $100 million will go into research for “extreme scale supercomputing” technology. The supercomputers are expected to be installed in 2017 using next-generation IBM POWER servers coupled with NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators and NVIDIA NVLink high-speed GPU interconnect... Read more...
NVIDIA's top-end GeForce GTX 980 graphics card is powerful. So powerful, in fact, that I've felt confident in calling its performance "drool-worthy". Well, after seeing GIGABYTE's latest release, I'm thinking that's a statement I should take back, as it's a little more deserving. It's called the WATERFORCE 3-way SLI water cooling system, and as the name implies, we get three times the GTX 980 action with this one. Just look at it! The product page for this kit doesn't explode at the seams with details, but fortunately, images like these speak volumes. This is an entire water cooling kit that sits on top of your chassis and includes a dedicated 120mm radiator for each card. The massive unit that... Read more...
With Android 5.0 'Lollipop' having officially released yesterday, the game is on to predict when the myriad of supported devices will actually receive their update. Word has it that Google's recent Nexus lineup (4, 5, 7, and 10) will be one of the first to receive the OTA update, while select phones, like the Moto G, will receive it later this month. Not wanting to keep quiet in this party, NVIDIA has just announced its support of Lollipop as well, with note that its SHIELD Tablet will be treated to the update later this month. The above video is a quick one, so on the NVIDIA side, it seems that little is "new". That doesn't lessen the impact that a Lollipop release will have on the device though,... Read more...
If you are planning to pick up an NVIDIA GPU anytime soon, then now might be a good time to do so. NVIDIA has announced the “Pick Your Path” promotion that will give consumers a free game with the purchase of a qualifying NVIDIA GPU. Starting this week, if anyone purchases the GeForce GTX 780, 780 Ti, 970, or 980 or a notebook with a GeForce GTX 980M or 970M will qualify for the promotion. From there, consumers will be able to choose, and then receive, a download code The Crew, Assassin’s Creed Unity, or Far Cry 4. Image Credit: NVIDIA While a small selection, all three Ubisoft titles are brand new and take advantage of NVIDIA’s GameWorks technology. Assassin’s Creed... Read more...
Are you in the market for a seriously powerful graphics card? Are you at least a little bit intrigued if I said you could buy one and get a free PC along with it? It sounds too good to be true, but the wizards at MAINGEAR have made it happen. This past week, the company revealed its X-Cube 'TITAN Z' edition, a PC priced at $1,499, which happens to be the going price for the card itself at retail. Loosely priced out, you'd be spending about $2,200 if you were to build this PC yourself, but not only would you be paying a lot more, you wouldn't have the great MAINGEAR warranty that encompasses the entire build. So, we know that this build comes with an incredible graphics card; how well does the... Read more...
After months of anticipation, Google finally revealed its Nexus 9 tablet the other day, and overall, it looks sweet. Aesthetically, it's pleasing to the eye, and under-the-hood, it sports a 64-bit SoC, courtesy of NVIDIA's Denver-based Tegra K1. And, if you love pixels, the Nexus 9 sure has a lot of them: 3.1 million, to be exact. All-in-all, an impressive offering. At the time of announcement, though, we weren't given performance metrics, and that's kind of a big deal given the fact that the Nexus 9 sports the first 64-bit SoC backed by a 64-bit OS. It's also the first device with NVIDIA's 64-bit Tegra K1, as well, and even though its a dual-core, most people figured that the architectural enhancements... Read more...
NVIDIA's latest high-end GeForce cards, the GTX 980 and 970, are powerful - a fact we well-established in our in-depth look last month. In fact, I'd wager that the cards are so powerful - and not to mention so power-efficient - that even AMD itself was taken by surprise. To me, it felt like NVIDIA pulled out all the punches to make AMD feel it. I think that the company could have released both the 970 and 980 scaled-back a little bit, and they still would have impressed us.  Nonetheless, with NVIDIA's latest cards totally ruining AMD's value proposition at the high-end, the red team has finally decided to drop the prices on a number of its Radeon graphics cards. The high-end R9 290X, for... Read more...
By now, you've hopefully had a chance to check out our in-depth look at NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 & 980 graphics cards. Unless you were half-asleep while reading, chances are you've been left very impressed, and now you're wondering which is the right make and model to go with. Well, it's hard to draw a definitive conclusion so easily, but EVGA has a couple of products on tap that are well worth the consideration. With this launch, EVGA has unveiled its ACX 2.0 cooler; Marco took a look at the GTX 970 model in the article linked-to above. The company is really touting this as being something special, and giving a friendly jab to the competition at the same time. "Most graphics card manufacturers... Read more...
It looks like HP has decided to take a page from the retail guidebook, as it's teasing us with some holiday-targeted product well before the holiday season could even be considered "close'. This product comes to us in the form of five notebooks, with three targeting the low-end part of the spectrum, and the other two skirting the $1,000 price-point. Let's start with the Chromebooks, both of which start at under $300. The 11-inch model starts at $279.99, and provides a screen resolution of 1366x768. Under the hood is an Intel Celeron N2830, a dual-core model clocked at 2.16GHz (2.41GHz w/ Turbo). It has 16GB worth of built-in flash storage, but can gain another 100GB via Google's Drive service.... Read more...
NVIDIA has announced that it has filed complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm stating that both companies are infringing on NVIDIA GPU patents. The complaints were filed at the International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court in Deleware. NVIDIA states that the patents being infringed cover technology that includes programmable shading, unified shaders, and multithreaded parallel processing. “Our patented GPU inventions provide significant value to mobile devices,” said NVIDIA ceo Jen-Hsun Huang. “Samsung and Qualcomm have chosen to use these in their products without a license from us. We are asking the courts to determine infringement of NVIDIA’s GPU patents... Read more...
NVIDIA's holding a big event on September 18th to help celebrate PC gaming - and you're invited. Thanks to the little thing we have called "The Internet", even if you're not able to attend an event in person, you'll be able to hop online and watch the stream, as well as take part in the live chat. And yes - there's a chance at some prizes, and yes - it's no surprise that this event will be taking place around the exact same time (or day, if I had to guess) that the launch of NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce series will be announced. To attend a "GAME24" event either online or in person, you can head on over to the official landing page to register. US-based locations include Los Angeles, Chicago, Indianapolis,... Read more...
"4K" has been quite a strong buzzword this past year, and things are only bound to heat up as displays capable of handling the resolution continue to drop in price. But let's face it: While the extra pixels are nice in principle, the amount of GPU horsepower required to deliver smooth gameplay at that resolution is enormous. Consider the fact that 4K, with its 3840x2160 resolution, has four times the number of pixels as 1080p, and over two times the number of pixels as 1440p. Yup - we're dealing with something that requires some serious grunt. On the NVIDIA side, that's where a GPU like the GeForce TITAN Z comes in, a card with a staggering 12GB of VRAM, and 5,760 CUDA cores. It means business,... Read more...
It might be called the HTC Volantis, but what it's set to become is the next tablet in Google's Nexus line. Dubbed Nexus 9, this 8.9-inch tablet is expected to feature a 2048x1440 resolution (281 ppi), 2GB of RAM, 16 and 32GB storage options, an 8 megapixel camera at the back and a 3 megapixel one up front, front-facing speakers, and could weigh 418g, or 427g if it's the LTE model. There's one spec I saved for last, because it's the most interesting: The Nexus 9 will feature NVIDIA's Tegra K1. As we discovered in our look at NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet, the K1 can create the fastest tablet on earth, and to see HTC pick up on it for the next Nexus is a great thing for NVIDIA. It's worth noting that... Read more...
Google's ongoing I/O conference has so far been bursting at the seams with interesting announcements. In fact, there's been so many announcements that it's been a little hard to keep up. One of the more interesting ones surprisingly doesn't come from Google, though. Rather, it comes from NVIDIA, and it's a development that bodes well for its Tegra SoC. NVIDIA says that its Tegra K1 has "led the charge" at I/O with Android-based products on the way that are targeted at gaming, TV, automotive, and robotics markets. K1, for example, is the first processor to support Google's upcoming Android L release. Making this even more important is the fact that Google will have a 64-bit version of L, which... Read more...
Gamers who've wanted to build a very high-end PC this past year with NVIDIA graphics cards have had to face a bit of a dilemma: Opt for the high-performing GeForce GTX 780 (or Ti) and risk the chance of 3GB being too restrictive down the road, or splurge hundreds of dollars more in order to negate that possibility with the 6GB TITAN. Note that the original TITAN was not that much faster than a GTX 780, yet it cost nearly as much as two 780s put together. Again, not a great situation to be in as a high-end gamer. Well, leave it to EVGA to come to the rescue - albeit a tad late (TITAN came out last February, and the 780, last May). With its just-announced GTX 780s with 6GB of GDDR5, gamers... Read more...
It's not uncommon to see a new game title come out that touts that the "best" experience will be on either AMD's or NVIDIA's (or Intel's in rarer cases) GPUs, but it is uncommon to see a game engine as a whole being given the nod by its developer to one or the other. In this case, the engine is Unreal Engine 4, and it s developer, Epic Games. At the ongoing Game Developers Conference, Epic announced a new licensing program for UE4, and its expanded support for Android. Overall, UE4 promises some amazing things, and if anyone out there has ever run the Citadel UE3 demo on mobile, you can probably get an idea of what's to come - graphics that are closer to PC levels than ever before. Epic also... Read more...
If you splurged on a Tegra Note 7 from any one of NVIDIA's partners who managed to build one, you're in luck. As a post-Christmas gift to all those who ordered, NVIDIA has upgrade the Note 7's platform today with an over-the-air software snippet. The new build takes the Note 7 to Android 4.3, adding a number of useful features and capabilities as well. Tehre's support for left-handed users, improvements in overall response times, and DirectStylus support for removal and insertion dialogs in the notification bar. Moreover, the Note 7's camera now boasts an always-on HDR mode, not to mention video stabilization for "shake-free video." Plu,s a number of more minor camera tweaks have been made. Lastly,... Read more...
NVIDIA's more than two-year long search for a Chief Financial Officer has finally ended with the hiring of Colette Kress, a 24-year veteran of the tech industry who will serve both as CFO and executive vice president of the GPU maker, the company announced. Kress, 46, will report directly to NVIDIA presdient and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. "We have searched extensively for the right candidate and are thrilled to have Colette join us," said Huang. "She brings fantastic experience, excellent financial management skills and deep industry knowledge to NVIDIA. Colette will be a great asset as we work to extend our global leadership in visual computing, mobile and the cloud." Karen Burns had been acting as... Read more...
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