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Like most people in tech, we have oh-so-many questions about Intel's discrete GPU efforts, and if things stay on track, we will get some official answers sometime this year. Until then, we're left to nibble on little nuggets Intel shares here and there, and scour the rumor mill for scraps of information. As it pertains to the latter, a supposedly leaked presentation slide outlining Intel's Xe GPU is making the rounds. Just a quick refresher before we get into the meat of the rumor. For anyone who has been out of the loop for a bit, Intel is once again making a play in the discrete GPU space, something it has not done since Larrabee, which it scrapped a decade ago. Intel has assembled a sort of... Read more...
It may have taken a few years, but at long last, NVIDIA last week launched its GeForce NOW game streaming service to the public at large. Somewhat similar to Google Stadia, GeForce NOW is a cloud-based game streaming service. NVIDIA has been mum on the specific hardware specifications that power GeForce NOW, though a few recent leaks strongly suggest it is run by an Intel CC150 CPU and GeForce RTX T10-8 GPU. Neither of those are common parts found in the consumer space, so looking at the model names alone, there is no way to discern the level of power they provide (outside of the "RTX" designation, which indicates dedicated RT hardware for real-time ray tracing, and Tensor Cores). Fortunately,... Read more...
You are probably aware of the philosophical thought experiment that asks, 'If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?', and we are not here to provide an answer. However, we can say that spinning fans make noise. In search of silence, Palit opted to do away with them on its GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX graphics card. The KalmX model ditches the traditional heatsink + fan + shroud assembly and goes the passive route with just the heatsink. Combined with the "advanced powerful Pascal architecture," the GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX offers up a silent gaming experience. That's wrong of course—the GeForce GTX 1650 is not a Pascal part, as Palit incorrectly states... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce NOW game streaming service is now available for all, meaning that it is no longer relegated to a select few that were accepted in waves as part of the early beta program. With this announcement, anyone can now join in with the service that allows you to bring the power of PC gaming to just about any modern computing platform including Macs, Smart TVs, the SHIELD TV, and Android phones. For those that may have not followed the development of GeForce NOW over the past four and a half years, it allows you to stream games at Full HD resolution at 60+ fps -- even on relatively "underpowered" devices like low-end PCs and smartphones. The primary limiting factor... Read more...
Owners of the SHIELD TV family of media streamers/gaming devices will be happy to learn that NVIDIA is rolling out yet another new update that brings even more functionality. SHIELD Experience 8.0.2 was distributed today, and it supports SHIELD TV devices dating way back to 2015 -- how's that for excellent product support? SHIELD Experience 8.0.2 adds support for the new 2019 SHIELD Remote to older SHIELD TV devices. The newest remote is a big upgrade over its predecessor thanks to backlit buttons, customizable menu button, dedicated buttons for volume/mute, and a remote locator feature.  Also included with this update is support for the new Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller, which... Read more...
It appears at least some of EVGA's newly minted GeForce RTX 2060 KO and GeForce RTX 2060 KO Ultra graphics cards are shipping with Turing-based TU104-150 dies, rather than the TU106 dies that other GeForce RTX 2060 cards have used up to this point. It's not clear if this is specific to EVGA, though. In case you missed it, EVGA launched its GeForce RTX 2060 KO models two weeks ago. The cards preceded an official price drop to the regular (read: non-Super) GeForce RTX 2060 family, as NVIDIA has since lowered the cost on its Founders Edition model to $299 on its website. Most custom models on the market are still selling for $330 and up, though we expect that will change in the coming weeks. Why... Read more...
Even as NVIDIA gears up to launch its Ampere GPUs sometime this year, it would appear we have not seen the last of Pascal, the architecture that preceded Turing. if underlying code in recent NVIDIA drivers are any indication, new Pascal GPUs will manifest in mobile form and find their way into entry-level laptop systems. Pascal is a generation old, and soon to be two generations old. It first debuted nearly four years ago, starting with the Tesla P100 and later inside NVIDIA's GeForce 10-series graphics cards. Pascal was initially built on TSMC's 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, and later partially shifted to Samsung's 14nm FinFET node. Here are the interesting lines of code in NVIDIA's latest... Read more...
Back in November, we heard rumblings that NVIDIA was looking to give its GeForce RTX/GTX Mobile lineup a "Super" refresh; just as it had previously done with its desktop counterparts. Things have been quiet on that front until now, as we're seeing the first additional evidence confirming the existence of the GeForce RTX 2080 Super with Max-Q Design. Confirmation of this news comes by way of TUM_APISAK, which unearthed a Geekbench entry for the mobile GeForce RTX 2080. In this particular instance, the GPU is paired up with an Intel Core i9-10980HK processor (Comet Lake-H), which indicates that is likely a desktop replacement gaming laptop. Intel announced its Comet Lake-H processors at CES... Read more...
Like a submarine with a screen door, there does not appear to be a way of containing all of the leaks associated with NVIDIA's upcoming Ampere GPU as we march increasingly closer to a formal launch. The latest round of unsubstantiated claims suggest NVIDIA will launch two Ampere GPUs at the outset, including one that will power its GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card, and another for the GeForce RTX 3070. We have been hearing about Ampere for a long time now. It is widely assumed Ampere will represent a shift in manufacturing to a 7-nanometer node, as AMD has done with its Navi GPU architecture. Generally speaking, denser nodes lend themselves to better power efficiency, with faster clockspeeds and... Read more...
AMD thought that it had the upper hand against NVIDIA when it first announced its Radeon RX 5600 XT during CES. The Radeon RX 5600 XT, which is priced at $279, is promoted as being the ultimate 1080p graphics card, offering greater performance than both the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (also priced at $279) and GTX 1660 Super. NVIDIA was listening intently, as it countered by lowering the price of the more performant GeForce RTX 2060 from $349 to $299. Even better, NVIDIA board partner EVGA launched the GeForce RTX 2060 KO at a "knockout" price of $279. So, what is AMD to do in response? Rather than "jebait" NVIDIA again with pricing, the word on the street is that AMD is boosting... Read more...
Say it with us folks, 'Hooray for competition!', and then navigate to NVIDIA's product page for the original (read: non-Super model) GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition graphics card. It is now listed on NVIDIA's website at $299, representing a timely price drop ahead of AMD's Radeon RX 5600 XT launching to retail next week. Right around a year ago, the GeForce RTX 2060 launched at $349, and it stayed at that price point even after the GeForce RTX 2060 Super made a debut at $399. More recently, NVIDIA's add-in board (AIB) partners have offered custom models for less than the official price, though for the most part, pricing still hovered above $299. That's true even at the time of this writing—a... Read more...
This is going to be a fun year in the graphics space. AMD is said to be working on a higher end version of its Navi GPU, which will offer hardware-level support for real-time ray tracing and maybe (mayyyybe) outperform NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Meanwhile, NVIDIA is readying its next generation Ampere GPU, perhaps for a GTC 2020 debut, and it has the potential to deliver monster performance. We do not suggest marking your calendar in permanent ink, but you can at least bust out a No. 2 pencil and circle March 22-26. That is when NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference runs, and there is sure to be an interesting announcement or two. The question is, will NVIDIA actually introduce its Ampere GPU... Read more...
This week, AMD announced the new Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card, which it has proclaimed is the “Ultimate 1080p Gaming Card”. At its heart is a Navi-based GPU delivering 36 compute units, 2304 stream processors and 7.19 TFLOPs compute performance. More importantly, AMD is touting that the Radeon RX 5600 XT delivers superior performance compared to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti at the same $279 price point. Needless to say, NVIDIA isn't about to take this development sitting down, and word on the street is that it is countering with price cuts for the entry-level RTX GPU: the GeForce RTX 2060. This revelation comes to us via WCCFTech, which laid hands on EVGA's GeForce... Read more...
Strap in and secure any loose items, folks, because 2020 is shaping up to one heck of a ride. We are only a few days into the new year, and already there is a rumor floating around that NVIDIA's next-generation Ampere GPU will offer a 50 percent performance uplift over Turing, while consuming half the power. That is a bold prediction for sure, given that Turing is pretty fast in its own right (though perhaps not quite as fast as some gamers hoped it would be, in comparison to Pascal outside of ray-traced workloads). And if the rumor proves true, it means NVIDIA would be in great shape to compete against AMD's eventual Navi 20 GPU, which will even the playing field with the addition of hardware-level... Read more...
Quick, sound the alarms, GeForce Experience is fatally flawed and we're all doomed. DOOMED, I tell you! Just kidding (I may have had too much coffee this morning)—the flaw is not fatal, and we're not doomed. However, NVIDIA really is pushing out a security update to patch a vulnerability in GeForce Experience that could otherwise lead to a denial of service (DoS) attack or escalation of privileges. Scary stuff, right? Normally those consequences would be cause for grave concern, but in this case, a potential attacker would need local access to your machine. The exploit itself can't be triggered remotely, in other words. Even so, it is considered a high severity security threat with a CVSS... Read more...
NVIDIA is making a Herculean effort to bolster self-driving cars with vastly upgraded chip technology, Specifically, NVIDIA this week unveiled its DRIVE AGX Orin platform designed to handle the large number of applications and deep neural networks that run simultaneously in autonomous vehicles and robotics, with safety checks in play as well. The heart of the new platform is Orin, a system-on-chip (SoC) packing 17 billion transistors. It is the culmination of four years of research and development. It integrates NVIDIA's next-generation GPU architecture and ARM's Hercules CPU cores, along with deep learning and computer vision accelerators. All combined, NVIDIA says the chip is capable of delivering... Read more...
Is there anything that artificial intelligence does not do these days? Sure there is, but the list is growing smaller by the day. In case you were wondering, AI even has dance moves that it came with by itself. That's right, through the power of deep learning, researchers at NVIDIA collaborated with the University of California, Merced, to develop a deep learning-based model that can automatically compose new dance moves. "This is a challenging but interesting generative task with the potential to assist and expand content creations in arts and sports, such as a theatrical performance, rhythmic gymnastics, and figure skating," NVIDIA stated in a paper on the subject. The team collected dance... Read more...
Researchers at NVIDIA have come up with a clever machine learning technique for taking 2D images and fleshing them out into 3D models. Normally this happens in reverse—these days, it's not all that difficult to take a 3D model and flatten it into a 2D image. But to create a 3D model without feeding a system 3D data is far more challenging. "In traditional computer graphics, a pipeline renders a 3D model to a 2D screen. But there’s information to be gained from doing the opposite—a model that could infer a 3D object from a 2D image would be able to perform better object tracking, for example.," NVIDIA explains. What the researchers came up with is a rendering framework called... Read more...
A lot of expensive hardware and other swank prizes are up for grabs, courtesy of NVIDIA and Hackster.io partnering to launch the AI the Edge Challenge. It's a competition centered around NVIDIA's Jetson Nano Developer Kit, whereby developers are being asked to build "unique and creative projects" to chance to win from a pool of prizes valued at around $100,000. "In this contest, you’ll tap into the power of the new NVIDIA Jetson Nano—a powerful, easy-to-use, mini AI computer that lets you run multiple neural networks in parallel. It’s perfect for any project using image classification, object detection, segmentation, speech processing, and more," Hackster.io states in a blog... Read more...
There is no need to worry if you missed out on the avalanche of Black Friday bargains, there is still ample opportunity to score a deal or two (or three, or four...). Cyber Monday has arrived, and really, this is just one big season of deals, as has become the case the past few years. That said, we have rounded up a bunch of hardware bargains to kick your PC gaming into next year. Shown above is a 15.6-inch Dell G3 gaming laptop for $699.99 at Best Buy. That's $300 below its list price, and the standout feature here is the inclusion of a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU. You don't often find that kind of GPU horsepower in a laptop at this price, but here it is. The system also features a Core i5-9300H... Read more...
Before you cut the turkey today, you may want to cut your cable with one of these deals. Streaming devices from Roku, Amazon, and NVIDIA are all on sale starting today. There's enough savings going around to fill your plate. Up first, Roku has their Ultra and Streaming Stick+ models listed on Amazon for more than half off. Roku's make for a popular options thanks to their compatibility with a wide variety of streaming platforms and live TV. Roku Ultra - $51.99 off at $48.00 Roku Streaming Stick+ - $30.99 off at $29.00 Amazon is getting in on the game themselves with the Fire TV Stick 4K priced half off. Their new "hands-free" Fire TV Cube is enjoying a discount as well. Both of these products... Read more...
Some say you can’t improve on a classic, but those people have not seen the latest NVIDIA Quake II RTX updates. NVIDIA just released their Quake II RTX version 1.2 which includes improved textures and reflections. They also released a new Game Ready Driver for Halo: Reach.  Quake II RTX version 1.2 features over 400 updated textures. The water in the game is now more realistic includes underwater god rays. There are also no recursive reflections on surfaces like mirrors, better reflections, refractions and god rays through glass, and other general improvements. Real-time ray-traced graphics are even shown on displays like security monitors to make the whole experience more immersive. ... Read more...
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