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There is no disputing that AMD has made some giant strides in the enthusiast market, especially with its Zen CPU architecture, though also with its Vega GPUs. The latest incarnation of the latter is the recently announced Radeon VII with a 7nm Vega GPU inside. It's a beastly card in its own right, though NVIDIA still has the edge in overall performance with its own Turing GPU architecture. Will AMD ever close the performance gap? That is an interesting question to mull, in light of recent patent applications that AMD filed. First let's talk about the performance of the Radeon VII. The only numbers... Read more...
Oftentimes where there is smoke, there is also fire. Well, there has been plenty of figurative smoke signals suggesting that NVIDIA is readying a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card with Turing underneath the hood, but without real-time ray tracing hardware. There has also been mention of a non-Ti variant, along with some details about the memory configuration of each card. First, let's talk about why the rumor is plausible. From our perspective, it seems like a foregone conclusion that NVIDIA will eventually release a batch of new generation GPUs that lack real-time ray tracing capabilities, for... Read more...
If you are the kind of gamer who is torn between needing a thin and light notebook on the go but still want cutting edge graphical performance, you have probably had your eye on an external graphics dock. Low-power internal graphics can get you through your classes or workday, then back at home a quick plug-in transforms your laptop into a AAA-gaming powerhouse. Gigabyte, like other manufacturers, has been keen to cover this market with Pascal-based GTX 1070 and 1080 and Radeon RX 580 Gaming Boxes. Now, we have caught a glimpse of Gigabyte's upcoming GeForce RTX 2070 Aorus Gaming Box with ray-tracing... Read more...
Cord cutters out there who also want to play the occasional video game have a great option for both with the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. During the holiday shopping season, the 4K TV streamer was on sale with discounts that gave about $30 off the device. If you missed those deals, Amazon is offering discounts on several SHIELD TV bundles matching those holiday discounts. Amazon is offering the SHIELD TV Gaming Edition that includes the remote and a gaming controller for $168; that is a discount of $31.99 off the regular $199.99 retail price. If you don't want to play any games on the device, you... Read more...
There is further evidence to suggest that NVIDIA is planning to launch a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, which so far has not been officially announced. After word of the new model leaked out last week, purported benchmarks of the GPU have now popped up online, and interestingly they claim to show the performance of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti as a laptop GPU. The initial leak pegged the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti as a desktop card, or at least that was the general assumption. While the model number could change by the time it hits retail, the the big takeaway is that it is based on NVIDIA's current Turing GPU architecture,... Read more...
While NVIDIA's GeForce RTX family of products has garnered the bulk of the attention in the gaming graphics community over the past few months, we have been hearing some rumblings about another incoming family of Turing-based graphics cards. Rumors have been suggesting that NVIDIA is working on a next-generation GeForce GTX family that will slot under the current GeForce RTX family. The latest report calls out the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, which will allegedly be based on the familiar Turing GPU architecture that underpins the GeForce RTX cards. However, it will have its ray tracing (RT)... Read more...
The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is one of the biggest events in the Tech space each year. We typically see a dizzying array of new products launch during the week of CES; more than we are likely to see in the following few months. Not all products are block-buster standouts though, and some of these technological spectacles inevitably shine brighter than others. After sifting though all the products we saw last week, we've compiled a list of the best products that we got time with at CES 2019. And with that, we'll just dive right in... Asus ProArt PA90 Asus's ProArt PA90 is a cylindrical... Read more...
Earlier this month at CES, NVIDIA announced new hardware including mobile versions of the GeForce RTX family and the desktop-oriented GeForce RTX 2060. Although it didn't garner nearly as much attention, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced that GeForce graphics cards would soon support non-G-SYNC, adaptive sync monitors. Up until this point, GeForce cards have only supported NVIDIA's own proprietary adaptive sync monitors, i.e. G-SYNC. However, NVIDIA has been validating AMD FreeSync-compatible monitors for use on its graphics hardware. When first announced, Huang said that 12 of the hundreds... Read more...
This year's Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up just a few days ago, and while some years it is relatively tame in the tech space, the convention did not disappoint this time around. There were new product announcements, technology previews, and even a bit of back and forth between NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang and AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, For her part, Dr. Su refrained from slinging mud at the competition, though she did address NVIDIA's decision to finally embrace adaptive sync. AMD's full implementation of adaptive sync is better known as FreeSync, which is essentially the company's marketing term for... Read more...
We tend to associate NVIDIA with graphics cards, and more specifically, the graphics processing units (GPUs) that go inside them, but the company has a much broader focus. For example, NVIDIA is heavily invested in artificial intelligence technologies. As part of that, NVIDIA recently opened up a robotics lab in Seattle near the University of Washington campus to research and develop the next generation of artificially intelligent robots. NVIDIA opened the lab in November with 14 researchers and expects to triple that number by midyear, which also factors in visiting faculty and interns. Dieter... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco and Dave will be running down a few highlights of CES 2019, NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2060 and AMD's Radeon VII graphics cards, Intel's new 10nm chips, GeForce RTX notebooks and more! We'll also be announcing the winnders of our Lenovo HOT Holiday Giveaway! Show Notes: 05:49 - AMD Gives Sneak Peek At 7nm Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 Desktop CPUs At CES 2019 10:05 - AMD Announces 7nm Radeon VII High-End Gaming GPU With 16GB HBM2 Shipping February 7 24:53 - Intel Shows Off 10nm Ice Lake, Confirms Systems On Track For Holiday 2019 Debut 28:47 - Intel... Read more...
If you want a trip down PC gaming memory lane, look no further than this MSDN blog post from this DirectX Developer Blog. DirectX has been around in one form or another since 1996, which is starting to really make us feel old. Over those 2+ decades, Microsoft's DirectX team has tested hundreds of graphics cards as they have honed their API with subsequent generations. So, what did these engineers do with the old hardware once they finished testing? Did they just toss them in the trash? Did they send them on a slow boat to China to sit at an e-waste facility? Nope, they've been stored in boxes "in... Read more...
In case anyone is wondering, NVIDIA is not feeling threatened by AMD's recently unveiled Radeon VII graphics card, which is the first implementation of a 7-nanometer GPU in a consumer gaming product. During a Q&A session with members of the media, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang called the overall performance of the Radeon VII "lousy" and said his company's GeForce RTX 2080, which is priced the same, will "crush" it. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang At Private Press Q&A With HotHardware And Other Press That's really just barely scratching the surface of what Huang had to say—he railed on AMD's product... Read more...
At CES MSI announced a bundle of new PCs and tech components targeted at gamers. Among these new products are two desktop PCs, a case, a mechanical keyboard, and a graphics card. "MSI is devoted to gaming and our lineup reaffirms our position as an industry leader endorsed by gamers and eSports teams worldwide," said Charles Chiang, MSI's new global CEO. "We are honored to be recognized by the CES awards panel and will continue to push boundaries to achieve extreme performance, superior design, and maximum reliability." Both of the new gaming desktops announced by MSI are described as using a compact... Read more...
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