Items tagged with NASDAQ:NVDA

Sometimes it feels like the 17.3-inch laptop form factor is dying out, but fortunately for those who (like myself) prefer a bigger notebook, they can still be found. Proof of this exists with the larger of the two ASUS ROG Strix Hero III options. Offered in both 15.6-inch (G531GW, G531GV, and G531GU) and 17.3-inch (G731GW, G731GV, and G731GU) builds, buyers can go big if they want to, and not at the expense of portability—surprisingly, the 17.3-inch models are not very cumbersome at all. We can confidently state as much after spending several weeks with the ASUS ROG Strix Hero III, model G731GV-DB74. Compared to the ASUS ROG G751JY that this editor has been using for the past several... Read more...
A growing number of game publishers are having a hard time wrapping their heads around GeForce NOW, though NVIDIA remains undeterred in fleshing out its cloud game streaming service with more title additions on a regular basis. You win some and you lose some, in other words. Fortunately, it appears NVIDIA is amassing more wins than losses, as it pertains to publisher support. Unfortunately, the losses are still significant, and piling up. NVIDIA posted an update on the situation and confirmed that several more publishers are pulling their games out, including Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Xbox Game Studios, Codemasters, and Klei Entertainment. Games from those publishers will no longer... Read more...
For the time being, NVIDIA's GeForce RTX graphics cards are the only viable options for playing supported games with real-time ray tracing (there are a few exceptions), with the combination of RT cores and Tensor cores giving them the muscle and smarts required for such a task. As it turns out, however, there is another benefit, and it is being realized by NVIDIA's RTX Voice application. Now you can ray-trace your audio! Just kidding—the RTX Voice app does not actually ray-trace anything, but it does leverage the AI capabilities of Turing to suppress background noise from your broadcasts. "NVIDIA RTX Voice is a new plugin that leverages NVIDIA RTX GPUs and their AI capabilities to remove... Read more...
In case you missed the news, the Minecraft with RTX beta is here, and with it comes a beautifully repainted world with path-traced rendering, physically-based materials, and NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 support to bolster performance. This is essentially Minecraft with ray tracing. To run it, you will need a relatively well-equipped PC. Specifically, the minimum requirements call for the following hardware... CPU: Intel Core i5 or equivalent, or better GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or better RAM: 8GB or more Storage: 2GB (game, plus all worlds and resource packs) Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit The GeForce RTX 2060 is the most affordable graphics card with dedicated hardware (RT cores) for real-time ray... Read more...
NVIDIA has been talking up Minecraft with RTX for nearly a year now, but we're getting very close to the first public beta for the game. As its name implies, this enhancement to Minecraft brings everything that you know and love about the popular game with the inclusion of GeForce RTX effects. According to NVIDIA, the Minecraft with RTX Windows 10 Edition Beta will go live on April 16th. With RTX enabled, Minecraft adds ray-traced reflections, global illumination, emissive lighting, volumetric fog effects and more, which brings a bit of added realism to the still blocky environments. The effects can be quite dramatic; especially with the reflections and atmospheric lighting. In addition,... Read more...
Earlier this month, NVIDIA made one of the worst kept secrets in the tech industry official: the arrival of new "Super" variants of its existing GeForce RTX mobile GPUs. In this case, the company announced the GeForce RTX 2070 Super and GeForce RTX 2080 Super for gaming laptops. Apparently, those aren't the only changes that NVIDIA is making to its mobile GPU lineup, as a representative for German OEM Schenker spilled the beans on "refreshed" versions of the GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 mobile GPUs. Rather than relying on additional CUDA cores to increase raw processing power, this hardware refresh takes a more measured approach. In this case, NVIDIA is pairing the GPUs with low-voltage GDDR6... Read more...
EVGA is no stranger to NVIDIA GPU hardware, and the company is expanding its graphics card lineup with the addition to two new entries: the GeForce RTX 2070 Super KO and the GeForce RTX 2080 Super KO. These two models follow the introduction of the GeForce RTX 2060 Super KO that launched back at CES 2020 (which seems like ages now). EVGA is aiming for a nice balance of performance and value with the KO series, and the company thankfully sticks with the basics (which to many is a good thing). You'll find a dual-fan cooling setup and a simple black design theme on both cards. In addition, you won't find any RGB LED lighting flourishes throughout, which allows EVGA to further hold the... Read more...
This may come as a surprise, but there is actually something more valuable than a box of toilet paper and hand sanitizer right now. Over on eBay, NVIDIA's "extremely rare" GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition graphics card is fetching prices in the range of $5,000. One that sold yesterday reached $5,200, and that did not even include shipping. The buyer had to pay an extra $29.20 to have it shipped, though at least the seller was offering expedited shipping. Still, it is not exactly a value purchase—the MSRP for a regular GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is $999, and the overclocked GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition model runs $1,199 on NVIDIA's website. So, what gives? In collaboration with... Read more...
NVIDIA has been quite the busy bee in the mobile GPU space lately. In case you missed it, NVIDIA recently fleshed out its mobile GPUs with two new models, the GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 2070 Super, both with support for enhanced Max-Q technologies. If you are wondering what is next, there is evidence to suggest a new GeForce MX model based on Turing is in the works. Whether it arrives before a mobile version of the GeForce RTX 2060 Super arrives remains to be seen. However, the lower powered part for thin and light laptops appears to be in the works, and has even made a supposed appearance on 3DMark. According to the leaked listing, the unnamed GeForce MX GPU is based on a TU117 GPU.... Read more...
In case you missed it, NVIDIA earlier this week refreshed its mobile GPU lineup up with a couple of new Super models, the GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 2070 Super, both with support for an enhanced version of the company's Max-Q technology. What about the rumored GeForce RTX 2060 Super for mobile? NVIDIA did not announce such a thing, though a slide that was put together by ASUS suggests it might still be coming. At present, NVIDIA's mobile GPU lineup in RTX territory consists of five primary SKUs. They include the following... RTX 2080 Super: 3,072 CUDA cores, 1,365MHz base / 1,560MHz boost, 8GB GDDR6, 256-bit RTX 2080: 2,944 CUDA cores, 1,380MHz base / 1,590MHz boost, 8GB GDDR6, 256-bit... Read more...
Coinciding with the launch of Intel 10th generation Comet Lake-H processors is the arrival of the GeForce RTX Super mobile GPU refresh from NVIDIA. The company is launching the GeForce RTX 2070 Super and the RTX 2080 Super for laptops, both of which now support enhanced Max-Q Technologies. This time around, NVIDIA is bundling in some new features under the Max-Q Technology umbrella to enable even thinner and lighter laptops. When all of the new features are combined, NVIDIA is touting up to a 2X improvement in efficiency over previous Max-Q implementations in gaming laptops. Among these new additions are Dynamic Boost, which brings automatic and intelligent per-frame balancing... Read more...
Here is a little fun fact about technology journalism—the Consumer Electronics Show is typically the busiest time of the year for tech writers, while April Fool's Day is the most challenging. Why the latter? Gag announcement abounds, and in the wild world of technology, it's not always easy to separate the silliness from the real stuff. Case in point—is NVIDIA giving its add-in board (AIB) partners the green light to outfit GeForce GTX 1650 graphics cards with GDDR6 memory instead of GDDR5? It sure seems that way. There have been multiple leaks and rumors suggesting as much, and as April Fool's Day has rolled into view, some retailer listings highlighting a pair of upgraded models... Read more...
There’s no question that real-time ray tracing afforded by NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX graphics cards have led to an increase in realism for AAA games. Some of the titles that are RTX-enabled include Battlefield V, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (among many others).  One incredibly popular game that many folks don’t realize will [soon] be RTX-enabled is Minecraft. NVIDIA first brought us news of Minecraft with RTX back in August 2019, and is now giving us a fresh update on its status. The game worlds that you see below are fully path-traced, and chock full of global illumination, reflections, shadow effects and more to give the typically... Read more...
Back when the GeForce RTX family launched in late 2018, NVIDIA unveiled its Deep Learning Super Sampling anti-aliasing method, which upscales low-resolution images via machine learning on the GPU's Tensor cores. While the technology was promising, there were some drawbacks. First of all, image quality was typically lower than rendering at the target resolution, even when the game was in motion. Also, DLSS required per-game training on the graphics giant's neural network, and as a result adoption wasn't quite as high as NVIDIA would have liked. All that changed this week when the GeForce maker unleashed a new revision of its AI-powered anti-aliasing method, dubbed DLSS 2.0. This time around, implementing... Read more...
Recent reports on NVIDIA's game streaming GeForce NOW service has mostly focused on a small handful of publishers bowing out at the 11th hour, presumably because they want a piece of the pie. That is not the case today. NVIDIA announced a concrete release schedule for new titles, with Control being among the first of the new batches bound for GeForce NOW. NVIDIA says it intends on adding more games to GeForce NOW every Thursday. That is a huge deal, assuming NVIDIA can stick to its promise. Part of that is out of NVIDIA's hands, as a spattering of publishers play hardball. However, in the midst of it all, NVIDIA contended it still had 1,500 additional games queued up. "Since opening GeForce NOW... Read more...
Update 3/25/2020: We've added results for the Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB to our tests and value charts.   Doom is a game franchise that needs no introduction. In 1992, id Software laid down the groundwork for first-person shooters with Wolfenstein 3D. When Doom came along a year later, the studio cemented its status among elite American game developers, thanks in no small part to the game's outstanding graphics and addictive gameplay. The series saw several releases up through 2005's Doom 3: BFG Edition, and then Doom went dormant. In 2016 after being acquired by Bethesda, id released a follow-up simply named Doom. That title was firmly rooted in what id does best: a smooth graphics... Read more...
Ready, set...FIGHT! Well, not quite yet, actually—I'm jumping the gun a bit on the next-generation laptop wars that will pit Intel's upcoming Comet Lake-H processors against AMD's Ryzen 4000 series. It's going to be interesting to see how the dust settles. As we wait, the leaked benchmark scene is providing yet another glimpse of what is to come, this time in the form of a presumed ASUS gaming laptop with a Core i9-10880H processor inside. I say "presumed" because even though the laptop is not labeled in the leaked 3DMark entry (fist bump to @_rogame for spotting the entry), the GPU section lists the vendor as ASUS. There are three possibilities (listed here in order of likelihood)... This... Read more...
NVIDIA made some big promises when it first outed its Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology. Through the wonders of artificial intelligence and machine learning, DLSS aimed to make games look better at higher resolutions, and boost framerates without overburdening the GPU. Results were mixed, though, and certain limitations held the technology back. Now with the introduction of DLSS 2.0, NVIDIA is promising even bigger and better things. DLSS 2.0 delivers a "big leap in AI rendering" and breaks free of several existing constraints. The biggest one is game support—DLSS 2.0 has the potential to be more broadly supported in games because, unlike before, it does not require training... Read more...
GameStop may have jumped the gun a bit yesterday by releasing DOOM Eternal a day early in its retail stores (in a bid to help stop the spread of COVID-19 according to a statement), but today is the game's "official" launch day. DOOM Eternal is highly anticipated, as it is the successor to the DOOM reboot that first hit the market in 2016. In an effort to give gamers the best possible performance in DOOM Eternal, both NVIDIA and AMD have released new graphics drivers with specific optimizations for the game: GeForce Game Ready 442.74 WHQL and Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.3.1 respectively. With regards to DOOM Eternal, NVIDIA states, "The new Game Ready Driver provides the latest... Read more...
Unless you've been living under a rock for quite a while, you know that 2020 is going to be a big year for gaming. AMD is set to launch its second-generation Navi-based RDNA 2 graphics cards, and it's hopeful that NVIDIA will launch its GeForce RTX 3000 Series based on next-generation Ampere GPU architecture. On the console front, both Sony and Microsoft are on track to deliver their PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X respectively in time for the Holiday 2020 shopping season. Given that consoles are becoming more and more like PCs – for example, the Xbox Series X uses an 8-core/16-thread AMD Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 graphics -- Microsoft is looking to consolidate... Read more...
When it comes to NVIDIA's GeForce NOW, everything seemed to be going along swimmingly when the game streaming service was in beta. Gamers were able to enjoy games from a wide range of publishers across multiple platforms. Then GeForce NOW exited beta and all hell broke loose. Activision-Blizzard, Bethesda, and 2K Games removed their games from GeForce NOW, which has led to a lot of finger pointing and anger from some gamers who had enjoyed the service since it was in beta. However, despite the big-name defections, NVIDIA found a defender in Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, who said he "wholeheartedly" supports GeForce NOW. "Game companies who want to move the game industry towards... Read more...
We've been looking forward to hearing details about NVIDIA's upcoming Ampere GPU architecture, and we were hopeful that we'd get at least a little taste at this year's GPU Technology Conference (GTC). However, NVIDIA has now indicated that any new product announcements won't be made next week as previously planned. NVIDIA's in-person GTC 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus), but the company quickly regrouped and said that it would hold a digital event instead. However, the company later revised that decision and stated that it would cancel the streamed keynote address by CEO Jensen Huang. Instead, NVIDIA would simply provide news releases on March 24th that... Read more...
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