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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...
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...
NVIDIA has updated its compute accelerator stack with another Tesla product, the Tesla V100s. It is based on the same 12-nanometer GV100 (Volta) GPU as the rest of the Tesla V100 lineup, but comes standard with 32GB of second-generation high bandwidth memory (HBM2) and sports a faster boost clock, which together yield more overall performance. The Tesla V100s is essentially an extension of the Tesla V100. Since the the GPU underneath is unchanged, we are still looking at 5,120 CUDA cores. Performance is higher, though, due to the boost clock being jacked up to around 1,601MHz, up from 1,367MHz on the regular Tesla V100, according to Videocardz. Here's a breakdown of what that translates into...... Read more...
Unlike a few years ago, GPU makers are not really pushing the use of multiple graphics cards, at least not as heavily as they once were. Even so, NVIDIA has not abandoned the technology. Incidentally, recent driver releases seem to support a checkerboard rendering scheme that can improve performance on SLI setups. This is not a brand new technique. The developers of Rainbow Six Siege used it as a form of anti-aliasing. In addition, Sony added hardware to the PlayStation 4 Pro to support checkerboard rendering. And if you go all the way back to 1993, Doom used a similar technique in the low detail mode. As for NVIDIA, 3DCenter forum member Blaire wrote up a post on his discovery of a checkerboard... Read more...
When NVIDIA's GeForce RTX graphics cards first launched, there weren't many games on the market that could take advantage of Turing's new bells and whistles. Over time that's changed, however, and some of this year's biggest hits—titles like Control and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare—can take full advantage of stunning ray-traced visual effects. NVIDIA's high-end Turing cards include some of the fastest GPUs around with equally eye-watering pricing, but it doesn't have to be that way if you want to take a more modest approach. The $299 - $329 GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB and $499 GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER are more than capable in their own right without breaking the bank. We wanted to check... Read more...
Well, what do we have here? A fresh rumor making the rounds suggests NVIDIA is preparing to add a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super model to its graphics card lineup, which would make its top consumer Turing card even faster. It might even be faster than the Titan X, at least in instances where the added memory does not come into play. I'll expand a bit on the comparison in a moment, but first, here is a refresher on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti's specifications (reference model)... Cuda Cores: 4,352 Tensor Cores: 544 RT Cores: 68 Render Outputs: 88 Texture Units: 272 Boost Clock: 1,545MHz Base Clock: 1,350MHz Memory: 11GB GDDR6 Memory Speed: 14Gbps Memory Interface: 352-bit Memory Bandwidth: 616GB/s Even... Read more...
NVIDIA has already unleashed a "SUPER" refresh of its GeForce Turing family of desktop graphics processors across RTX and GTX product ranges. However, according to a new leak, NVIDIA is looking to extend the SUPER loving to its mobility GPUs in the opening months of 2020. AMD announced its Navi-based Radeon RX 5500M GPUs for notebooks back in early October, and it's expected that there will be RX 5700M and RX 5300M offerings flanking it. To counter the threat from AMD, NVIDIA's SUPER refresh on the mobility side is expected to keep it in the driver's seat with respect to performance. Inside information on this new GPU lineup comes from NotebookCheck, which indicates that there... Read more...
NVIDIA's latest generation Turing GPUs are built on a 12-nanometer manufacturing process, down from 16nm (TSMC) and 14nm (Samsung) parts cultivated for Pascal. Meanwhile, AMD is pumping out 7nm Navi GPUs. Wondering when NVIDIA might make the leap to 7nm as well? If a recent rumor is any indication, we could see graphics cards built around a 7nm Ampere GPU from NVIDIA next year. Manufacturing nodes are just one piece of the puzzle, though. As things currently stand, NVIDIA's latest GeForce cards are more capable than AMD's Radeon parts overall—NVIDIA's GeForce RTX series feature dedicated hardware for real-time ray tracing, and are generally faster at the top end in good old fashioned rasterized... Read more...
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