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GeForce NOW is off to a somewhat rocky start, though not for any technical reasons—many people consider it a better version of Google's Stadia service. The issue is with publishers and whether or not they will let their games be hosted on NVIDIA's cloud game streaming platform. Following in the footsteps of Activision and Bethesda, indie developer Hinterland Games has instructed NVIDIA to yank The Long Dark from GeForce NOW. The Long Dark is a exploration-survival game that puts players in the role of Will Mackenzie, a bush pilot who crashed landed in the Northern Canadian wilderness. Released in 2017, it ranks "Very Positive" on Steam from 55,692 user reviews. Steam is the only place The... Read more...
Don't stop us if you've heard this one before—there is a leak related to NVIDIA's upcoming Ampere GPU! We know, we know, that's not exactly shocking. But even if you're suffering from leak-fatigue, it's worth checking this one out. The leak supposedly outlines some basic specifications and performance data, and that's where things get interesting. As a quick refresher, Ampere is rumored to be NVIDIA's next-generation GPU. There's not really much in the way of official information, but past rumors suggest it will deliver a big performance uplift over Turing, and at half the power draw. It's also said Ampere will represent a shift to a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. Getting back to the... Read more...
Around this time last month, NVIDIA issued its SHIELD Experience 8.0.2 update, which brought support for the Xbox Elite 2 wireless controller and Sanskrit USB DAC along with some updates to the Channels DVR app for previous generation SHIELD TV devices (2015 and 2017 editions). Now, NVIDIA has issued SHIELD Experience 8.1.1, which brings those same updates to the 2019 editions of the SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro. SHIELD Experience 8.1.1 also brings some additional features to the 2019 SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro including 16-bit DAC support for Dolby Decoded content, Bluetooth support for the WeChip G30 remote, IR volume control support for Logitech Z906 speaker system, and the inclusion... Read more...
It doesn't matter if you're playing Call of Duty, Counterstrike, Fortnite, or StarCraft, there's usually a benefit to having the highest frame rates possible when playing games competitively. That requires a couple of things, namely a very fast PC and a 120 - 144Hz or other high-refresh rate gaming monitor. Today, we'll look at the PC components end of that equation and identify graphics cards and GPUs that will help you get the highest possible frame rate out of your rig. However, it goes without saying you'll also need a pretty speedy CPU to drive that card as hard as possible as well. This article could be as simple as telling you to get a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and be done with it. The reality... Read more...
A series of Twitter posts are drawing attention because they purportedly detail NVIDIA's next-generation Ampere GPU, with some interesting (and potentially far-fetched) information. We're highly skeptical, for reasons we will discuss in a moment. However, it is fun to speculate as we await the next big GPU from NVIDIA, in what figures to be a busy year overall in the graphics space. We already covered what we know about Ampere to date, or think we know, based on past rumors and speculations. In short, past leaks indicate NVIDIA will be making a transition to a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, a place AMD is already at with its latest generation Navi GPU architecture, and previous generation... Read more...
By most accounts, NVIDIA nailed the concept of game streaming with GeForce NOW, which recently exited beta and launched to the public at large. Some feel it is the service Google Stadia could and should have been. They're somewhat different animals, but interestingly enough, it appears publishers are having a tough time figuring out where they stand in the cloud gaming movement. That's putting it nicely. While we don't know for sure, it seems like publishers are trying to figure out how best to grab their piece of the cloud gaming pie. GeForce NOW is a interesting concept because it's not anything like Netflix. That's to say, it's not serving up a bunch of games for a monthly subscription rate.... Read more...
One of the key selling points of the Disney+ streaming service is The Mandalorian, a new series based in the Star Wars universe set 25 years prior to the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is a remarkable epic, and as you might imagine, computer graphics play heavily into its creation. Fortunately for geeks like us, Industrial Light & Magic posted a nearly 5-minute video highlighting some of what goes into shooting an episode of The Mandalorian. At the heart of it all is a massive 270-degree semicircular video wall and ceiling. It spans 20 feet high and is 75 feet in diameter, and is powered by seven high-powered machines. "Digital 3D environments created by ILM played back interactively... Read more...
NVIDIA’s close partnership with CD Projekt Red is easy to see, as witnessed by this week’s announcement of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition. Now, NVIDIA has announced that the highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 will be playable on GeForce NOW on day one. What’s even more good news – at least for those with a Founders membership – is that the game will fully support RTX real-time ray tracing effects via the streaming service. Gamers will be able to purchase the game on launch day directly from Steam, after which “GeForce NOW Founders members can explore the streets of Night City with RTX ON, fully optimized and instantly available, even on... Read more...
The United States Navy is enlisting a multi-million dollar Cray Shasta supercomputer powered by hundreds of thousands of AMD EPYC server processor cores and over 100 NVIDIA Volta GPUs. It ranks as the largest, most capable supercomputing system every deployed by the Department of Defense (DoD). Cray Shasta houses 290,304 EPYC 7002-series processors core and 112 Volta V100 general purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUS). The hardware is all interconnected by way of a 200 gigabit per second (Gbps) Cray Slingshot network. To round things out, Cray Shasta is outfitted with 590 total terabytes (TB) of memory and 14 petabytes (PB) of usable storage, including 1PB of NVMe-based solid date drive storage.... Read more...
Earlier this morning, both NVIDIA and CD Projekt RED teased the existence of a Cyberpunk 2077 special edition graphics card. Well, NVIDIA didn’t waste any time giving us official details on the fresh hardware that is on the way. NVIDIA says that the limited-edition card is officially called the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition. As you might have surmised given the name of the card, it’s based on NVIDIA’s existing GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition, and thus carries the exact same performance specifications. The primary differentiator between the two is obviously Cyberpunk 2077’s signature yellow design scheme and custom AL5052 aluminum cooling shroud. It will... Read more...
We all know that NVIDIA will be launching new graphics cards this year, with its next-generation Ampere GPU on the horizon. Before Ampere hits the scene, however, NVIDIA may have a limited edition Turing card waiting in the wings, one that might coincide with the launch of CD Projekt RED's highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 video game later this year. Or perhaps that too will be an Ampere part. Barring another delay, Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled to launch in September 2020. There's been chatter of Ampere possibly being introduced at NVIDIA's Graphics Technology Conference (GTC) in March, and who knows when actual cards based on the next-gen GPU will land at retail. Either way, NVIDIA is teasing... Read more...
Some powerful gaming laptops are on the horizon. AMD is promising big things from its Ryzen 4000 "Renoir" APUs, and Intel is prepping a lineup of Comet Lake silicon. As it pertains to the latter, a leaked benchmark entry highlights a laptop configuration with a 10th generation Intel Core i9-10980HK Comet Lake-H CPU paired with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super with Max-Q Design. That is a potent combination for sure. Starting with the CPU, the Core i9-10980HK is an unreleased part based on Comet Lake-H (14nm+++). It wields 8 cores and 16 threads with a 3.1GHz base clock and 5GHz boost clock, along with 16MB of L3 cache and a 45W TDP. It sits at the top of the upcoming Comet Lake-H stack. Now here is where... Read more...
This will come as little consolation to early GeForce NOW adopters, but that whole messy situation with Activision-Blizzard abruptly pulling its titles from the game streaming service right after its public launch? Well aw shucks, folks, it was just a simple "misunderstanding." In short, NVIDIA thought the agreement it had with Activision during the GeForce NOW beta period extended into the public launch. NVIDIA was wrong. So, what does this mean for gamers? Nothing has really changed—GeForce NOW is still devoid of Activision games, and there is absolutely no clarity on when or even if they will return to the service at a later date. "Activision Blizzard has been a fantastic partner during... Read more...
The cryptocurrency hangover appears to be firmly in NVIDIA's rear view mirror at this point. The GPU maker posted its fourth quarter earnings report for the three-month period ended January 26, 2020, and investors reacted positively to the strong numbers and outlook. As a result, shares of NVIDIA are up more than 6 percent this morning. NVIDIA finished its fiscal year with $3.11 billion in the fourth quarter. That represents a monstrous gain of 41 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago, and a more modest 3 percent jump sequentially. Full-year revenue actually went down 7 percent, but still registered $10.92 billion. "Adoption of NVIDIA accelerated computing drove excellent results, with... Read more...
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