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NVIDIA has announced new and returning games coming to the GeForce NOW gaming service this week. In addition to announcing video games, it's also announce something that fans of the service in Europe may want to take advantage of. When GeForce NOW first launched in Europe, there were two membership tiers available, including the Free and Founders tiers. NVIDIA says that after the successful launch, the Founders tier reached capacity, and the memberships were discontinued. Over the last several weeks, NVIDIA has been working to increase capacity and is now offering Founders memberships for £4.99 per month for the first 12 months. The memberships are available at the GeForce NOW website and... Read more...
Another leaked photo of a supposed heatsink design for NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card has surfaced, suggesting that the previously leaked photo was the real deal. Not only that, it is looking increasingly likely that what we saw just a few short days ago is what will end up shipping to consumers, as opposed to being a prototype design. Of course, nothing is set in stone—we are still dealing with leaks and speculation, and even if everything up to this point has been real, NVIDIA could still decide to change things up and go in a different direction. So, there is your multi-layered disclaimer. This newly leaked photo (shown up top) shows a set of heatsinks with the cooling... Read more...
It is only Tuesday and it has already been a wild week, in regards to GPU leaks and rumors. First there was an actual photo of a supposed GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card, then a user on Reddit concocted some official looking (but not actually official) renders, including the image above. Now there is chatter of NVIDIA releasing a GeForce RTX 3090 with monster specifications. This all relates to NVIDIA's next-generation Ampere GPU. NVIDIA already held an official introduction of its Ampere architecture in the form of the A100 for the high performance computing (HPC) market. The company is pitching the A00 as the biggest and most powerful GPU it has ever made, and also the world's largest chip built... Read more...
Photographs purporting to show what NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card looks like recently emerged, and whether they are real or not, or perhaps indicative of an early prototype rather than what will be the finished product, we do not know. Either way, a user ran with the images and created some nifty looking renders. To be clear, these are not official renders scraped from some hidden site at NVIDIA or anything like that, but are sort of fan creations. Well, that is assuming Reddit forum member JDSP_ is a fan of NVIDIA and its GeForce products. Regardless, the talented individual took a set of low quality photos that recently appeared, and concocted what could pass for official... Read more...
Over the past 6 months or so, we've been hearing a lot about the next-generation consumer GeForce graphics card family; at least when it comes to rumored specifications. What we know is the cards will be based on NVIDIA's Ampere GPU architecture and will allegedly fall under the GeForce RTX 30 naming scheme. What we haven't seen until today, however, are images of the actual cards. But now that we're getting closer to the rumored 2H 2020 launch window, photos of the supposed flagship GeForce RTX 3080 have leaked out. The images show a rather odd design with two cooling fans. However, the cooing fans are not situated on the same side of the PCB, as is typically the case with modern... Read more...
Every Thursday, NVIDIA adds a bunch of new video games to the Game Ready on GeForce NOW service. The games coming to the service today include 26 titles that should give just about every gamer something to enjoy. Out of the 26 new games, there are three new game releases, including Maneater, Saints Row: The Third Remastered, and Strategic Mind: Blitzkrieg. As with all Game Ready on GeForce NOW titles, the new games have all been optimized for cloud gaming and include Game Ready Driver performance improvements. NVIDIA manages all the game updates and patches, and games that support RTX feature ray-traced graphics. Eight Ubisoft games were added this week from the Epic Games Store and they are... Read more...
NVIDIA built a thriving company on a mountain of graphics processing units (GPUs) mostly aimed at gamers, but its focus has since expanded into other segments. Notably, NVIDIA is coming off a record high in quarterly data center revenue—it reached $1.14 billion during the first quarter of its fiscal 2021, which is up 18 percent sequentially and a whopping 80 percent year-over-year. It is the first time NVIDIA's data center division hit the $1 billion mark for a quarter. Equally impressive, NVIDIA managed the feat both in light of COVID-19, which is disrupting businesses across the globe, and without the benefit of Ampere, it's next-generation GPU that only became official last week. "NVIDIA... Read more...
One of the first arcade games you may remember playing on an Atari 2600, what seems like a million years ago, was Pac-Man. However, this was not exactly a faithful recreation of the true classic co-op arcade version. Now, several decades later, NVIDIA trained an AI model called GameGAN to recreate a proper recreation, and what makes this so interesting is that there is no underlying game engine, whatsoever. These days, the original Pac-Man arcade game is easy enough to recreate on virtually any modern platform, though this approach with NVIDIA machine learning is unique and far more challenging. GameGAN did not have the benefit of being programmed with the game's fundamental rules or... Read more...
The Coronavirus pandemic has been depressing on multiple levels (not the least of which is the loss of life), and who knows if we will still be collectively cooped up this summer. Even if so, there is something look forward to—the potential launch of next generation GPUs from both AMD and NVIDIA, at the tail end of summer anyway. Nothing is official, but according to a new Digitimes report, next generation GPUs are headed for a September launch. There is no word on pricing or which models will be available (assuming the report is true), but the site also anticipates new graphics cards being the catalyst for vendors to lower prices on current generation graphics cards, thereby "stimulating... Read more...
The big tech news this week is the official unveiling of Ampere, following months and months (years, really) of rumors. From the confines of his swank kitchen, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang dished up some details about the next-gen GPU, at least as it pertains to the data center high performance computing (HPC) markets. Following the announcement, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su revealed another interesting nugget—NVIDIA's DGX A100 servers are packing EPYC "Rome" processors inside rather than Intel Xeon chips. This is yet another feather for AMD's cap, which has been amassing them ever since Zen arrived (and in particular, the latest iteration, Zen 2). Proud to have @AMDServer #EPYC “Rome” CPUs... Read more...
Earlier today, we told you about NVIDIA's new Ampere GPU architecture, which forms the basis of the A100 GPU and the DGX A100 AI compute system. However, Ampere is also scaling down to be used in NVIDIA's DRIVE AGX platform for automakers.  NVIDIA's next-generation DRIVE AGX range is incredibly scalable through the use of the Orin SoC and 7nm Ampere GPUs. Starting at the very low-end, NVIDIA is promoting a windshield-mounted advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) that offers 10 TOPS of compute performance while consuming just 5 watts. From there, NVIDIA can scale to a Level 2+ DRIVE AGX autonomous vehicle platform with 200 TOPS compute within a 45W power profile. Finally,... Read more...
Who would have thought that Minecraft would be worth the effort to add ray-traced visuals to its blocky textures and comparatively simple graphics? But that's what happened, and the Minecraft with RTX beta turned out to be a wonderful example of how ray tracing can benefit a game, as we saw in our hands-on impression. Now a month later, gamers who have been pining for more are getting their wish. NVIDIA today announced the release of the Creator Worlds Pack #2. It features five new Creator Worlds with new gameplay, and of course those delightfully traced rays that make Minecraft with RTX pop. And according to NVIDIA, you can expect to see new uses of RTX's ray-traced effects, along with new physically-based... Read more...
We've been hearing about NVIDIA's next-generation Ampere for the past two years, but the company is finally ready to talk about its next-generation GPU architecture. Though you won't hear any info today about GeForce RTX 30 Series of consumer gaming graphics cards, NVIDIA is discussing details about Ampere for machine learning data center and HPC markets. In short, this version of Ampere is the biggest most powerful GPU NVIDIA has ever made, and the company offers that it's also the world's biggest 7nm chip. There's no doubt, it's massive.   According to NVIDIA, its Ampere-based A100 GPU is already in full production and shipping to customers, and it is claiming that the A100... Read more...
We’ve been getting “amped” for NVIDIA’s next-generation Ampere technology for quite some time, and it appears that the wait is nearly over for us to starting receiving some official information on the new GPU architecture. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang is even getting in on the action by giving us just a tiny taste of Ampere prior to his Thursday GTC 2020 virtual keynote. In a humorous video posted to NVIDIA’s official YouTube video, Jensen is just chilling in his kitchen – sans his iconic leather jacket – waiting for a delicious entrée to come out of the oven. But rather than a succulent turkey or a homemade lasagna, Jensen pulls out what looks... Read more...
The month of March is cruising right along, and as more time passes, we get increasingly closer to NVIDIA's next-gen GPU launch. Otherwise known as Ampere (unless NVIDIA announces a different name for the consumer variant), the bulk of information out there right now is all related to leaks and rumors, and here is another one for the growing pile. According to YouTube channel Moore's Law Is Dead, an engineering sample of a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti sports a cooling shroud that is similar to the Founders Edition models of the GeForce RTX 20 series, but with three cooling fans and less screws on the back of the card. Assuming the YouTuber is now blowing smoke up our rear ends (and we're not ruling that... Read more...
The goal of the GeForce NOW cloud gaming service is to give gamers what NVIDIA calls a world-class GeForce PC gaming experience with low latency and ray-traced graphics on nearly any device. The streaming game service supports Mac, Android, Shield TV, and even low-specification PCs. NVIDIA remains committed to rolling out new instantly accessible games every week and has announced new games coming to the service this week with 19 new titles in all. All 19 Game Ready on GeForce NOW games have been optimized for cloud gaming and include Game Ready Driver performance improvements. NVIDIA manages all game updates and patches on Game Ready titles, and if a game supports RTX, ray-traced graphics are... Read more...
Microsoft today pulled the wraps off the Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3; and it looks as though the leaks were right on the money with these two new computing products. As expected, both bring newer Intel processors to the table, and in the case of the Surface Book 3, optional NVIDIA Turing-based discrete GPUs. Starting off with Microsoft's entry-level PC, the Surface Go 2 is getting a bump in screen size from 10 inches to 10.5 inches. It's a small increase that also comes with a boost in resolution to 1920x1080 while maintaining Microsoft's reliance on a 3:2 aspect ratio for its Surface devices. The increased screen dimensions mean that the bezels have been reduced ever so... Read more...
Unless all of the leaks and rumors have it wrong, NVIDIA will eventually roll out Ampere, it's next-generation GPU architecture for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads and presumably consumer applications as well (GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, anyone?). As it pertains to the former, an interesting trademark application for a "DGX A100" product has been spotted. NVIDIA's DGX products are high powered workstations built around cutting edge GPU hardware. The DGX-2, for example, features up to 16 interconnected Tesla V100 GPUs based on the company's Volta architecture. NVIDIA bills it as "the world's most powerful AI system for the most complex AI challenges," with up to 2 petaFLOPS of performance... Read more...
Bill Dally joined NVIDIA over a decade ago as the company's chief scientist, after spending 12 years at Stanford University as chairman of the computer science department. He's an incredibly smart individual who has published more than 250 papers and holds over 120 patents. Now he can add a low cost ventilator design to his long and growing list of achievements. The ventilator design he came up with only costs $400 and can be assembled rather quickly. To put that into perspective, traditional ventilators can cost upwards of $20,000, and that's during normal times—at the moment, we find ourselves with a shortage of ventilators as COVID-19 continues to spread. "I hope that we don’t... Read more...
NVIDIA's next-generation Ampere graphics architecture is right around the corner after over a year and a half of gaming domination by the GeForce RTX (Turing) family. According to a new report from China Times, NVIDIA is already ramping production of Ampere GPUs that will be used in first-party and third-party graphics cards. That should mean that good things are on the way for those looking to score a deal on the current-generation GeForce RTX 20 series. The report indicates that Ampere will debut during the third quarter of 2020, and alleges that some AIBs are already reducing spot prices to clear out excess inventory of Turing-based GeForce RTX graphics cards. ASUS is reportedly... Read more...
NVIDIA's driver team is pushing out a hotfix for users who are experiencing unusual levels of brightness in games when HDR is enabled, with the latest GeForce 'Game Ready' 445.87 driver release. The hotfix bumps up the driver version to 445.98, and also addresses a few other niggling issues, like instability in Overwatch. Hotfix releases are entirely optional, but can also be a boon if experiencing issues they are designed to address. All of the fixes in the 445.98 hotfix will be rolled into the next Game Ready driver release anyway, and while you can sit back and wait if you wish, having access to the hotfix driver means you can benefit from certain bug fixes right away. Here are the ones the... Read more...
Lots of folks are working from home these days, and that means endless WebEx, Zoom, Skype, or other online meeting sessions. When you're not optimally equipped to work from home, especially if you don't have a dedicated workspace, that can be a bit of a mess with lots of background noise happening while you're in a session. It's not all bad, though, because Team Work From Home can clean up captured audio in real time with the help of NVIDIA's new RTX Voice application. Video Conference Call Noise Cancellation For GeForce Owners Basically, RTX Voice works as a software layer between an audio source (a microphone) and its destination (your Zoom call, for instance). Install the app from NVIDIA's... Read more...
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