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New NVIDIA(R) Dual-Analog TV Tuner Turns PCs Into Home Entertainment Centers SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 5, 2006— NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today introduced the NVIDIA DualTV tuner, the first TV tuner for PCs to offer two TV tuners on a single card with comprehensive personal video recording functionality, unique MediaSqueeze™ disk space saving technology, and support for the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Media Center Edition (MCE) operating system. The NVIDIA DualTV tuner is available immediately for $169 USD. from the NVIDIA Store Web site at store.nvidia.com. With its unique two-tuner technology, the NVIDIA... Read more...
NVIDIA Professional Solutions Capture Mobile Workstation Graphics Leadership Three new NVIDIA Quadro(R) FX mobile solutions deliver desktop workstation graphics features and performance to address the needs of 3D Professionals SANTA CLARA, CA — March 29, 2006 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced a new line of NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics solutions. This new line-up includes: * The NVIDIA Quadro FX 350M – the Company's first professional GPU designed specifically for thin and light mobile workstations. * The NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M – offering outstanding application performance and the industry's... Read more...
This morning, Fudo posted a bit of news regarding ATI's rumored R580+ GPU at The Inquirer. Being an 80u version of the 90u R580 core, this new GPU was more of an interim solution while ATI prepared its next-generation R600 architecture.  Here, Fudo mentions R600 in the statement, "Such timing clearly indicates that ATI is not in a rush to release the R600 and we know that R600 is actually doing just fine. The R600 needs Vista to glow." Apparently, Fudo and Charlie need to talk more often as Charlie seems to insinuate that R600 was well behind NVIDIA's schedule in his own article regarding NVIDIA's next-generation G80 GPU. WORD... Read more...
DigiTimes reports this morning that NVIDIA has been accelerating the pace of shutting down ULI's chipset business in an effort to put pressure on rival ATI. With the vast majority of motherboards designed around ATI's chipsets using a ULI southbridge, the lack of inventory for the ULI part would certainly cause motherboard vendors to shy away from ATI-based platform designs. Apparently, both the ULI 1575 and 1573 chipsets are in severe shortages so it appears NVIDIA's supposed plan is working quite well.Although ATI is pushing to beef up its southbridge product offerings and development, Nvidia's anticipated termination of sales of its ULi Electronics southbridge have prompted Taiwan motherboard... Read more...
NVIDIA has just released a press release today that claims the company has just received another large design contract from Sony. Supposedly a larger deal than the GPU contract for Sony's upcoming Playstation 3 console, both vendors are being curiously vague on what the actual project in question truly is. Given some of the comments made by Sony regarding Cell we expect the new CPU architecture to show up in a variety of consumer electronics. Now which of those will require GPU assistance which would warrant bringing NVIDIA back to the design table is a question we're eager to have answered."We had anticipated that (contract revenue) would drop off, but that's not going to happen," Burkett told... Read more...
NVIDIA Strengthens Mainstream Product Line with Two GeForce 7 Series GPUs GeForce 7600 GS and GeForce 7300 LE GPUs Deliver GeForce 7 Series Features and Performance at Affordable Prices GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE 2006—SAN JOSE, CA—MARCH 22, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today expanded the Company's GeForce 7 Series product line for the mainstream market segment with two aggressively-priced graphics processing units (GPUs). Available immediately from leading retail and e-tail outlets worldwide are: GeForce 7300 LE GeForce 7300 LE GeForce 7600 GS The GeForce 7600 GS GPU—this NVIDIA SLI-Ready... Read more...
NVIDIA Corporation to Acquire Hybrid Graphics Technology Leaders in Handheld Graphics Silicon and Software Join Forces to Enable Compelling 3D for All Segments of Mobile Devices GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE—SAN JOSE, CA—MARCH 22, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Hybrid Graphics Ltd., the leading developer of embedded 2D and 3D graphics software for handheld devices. This acquisition will enable the customers of both companies to deploy compelling graphics solutions for the entire worldwide handheld market. Under the terms of the agreement,... Read more...
Earlier today, Nvidia released their Forceware 84.25 beta drivers, which are supposed to improve performance in the new Elder Scrolls game. I've had a few minutes to test them out, and while it's not a dramatic increase for me, they do seem to help a little. With Indoor environments, there's hardly a noticeable difference, but the outside world seems to run a bit smoother. Here's hoping it's just the first of many improvements to the game. ... Read more...
Hey folks, just thought I'd remind you all that Nvidia will be posting some new drivers tomorrow(Forceware 84.25), which should provide some performance improvements to the new Elder Scrolls, Oblivion. I picked up my copy earlier today, and while it runs decent, any kind of performance improvement is welcomed. Nvidia hasn't elaborated on what kind of boost we'll see from the drivers though. We'll post the drivers(and opinion) as soon as possible.... Read more...
NVIDIA AND HAVOK DEMONSTRATE WORLD'S FIRST GPU-POWERED GAME PHYSICS SOLUTION AT GAME DEVELOPER'S CONFERENCE SANTA CLARA, CA—MARCH 20, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, and Havok, the game industry's leading supplier of cross-platform middleware, will be demonstrating a physics effects solution that runs completely on a graphics processing unit (GPU) —an industry first—at this year's Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Jose, California (March 21st through 24th). The result of an ongoing engineering collaboration between Havok and NVIDIA, this new software product from Havok—called Havok... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that both ATI and NVIDIA are questioning the maturity of the new 80u process and will instead, continue using 90u production for all currently shipping cards. A number of new meainstream GPU's from ATI were destined to launch ausing the new 80u process. NVIDIA has not yet committed to using the 80u process so the impact there is quesitonable. Regardless, it appears as though any GPU intended to be made at 80u will now initially be made at 90u for a period of time. Unfortunately, we do not yet know if this process change will have any adverse effects on launch dates.Although ATI initially planned to launch graphics chips (RV570, RV560, RV535 and RV505) that adopt an 80nm manufacturing... Read more...
The Linux-Gurus over at Phoronix got their hands on a pre-release set of drivers for NVIDIA's recently released GeForce 7900 series of cards, and they've taken EVGA's 7900 GT to task with a handful of benchmarks.  They also do a bit of overclocking as well.  Good info for the Linux fans amongst you. "Last week we had presented the world with our preview of the NVIDIA GeForce 7900GT 256MB in the form of the EVGA e-GeForce 7900GT CO SUPERCLOCKED 256MB. We are back again today with our complete Linux gaming benchmark results as well as seeking the maximum frequency when overclocking. Although the new Linux display drivers which support... Read more...
Product refreshes in the Graphics world have tended to become rather casual, commonplace occurrences.  A little tweak here, a clock speed bump there and presto, there's a new SKU to fill the store shelves and something new to look at in the benchmarks.  Historically, refreshes or "kickers" as they are sometimes known, often are just the result of manufacturing process enhancements, a different bond-out option on the GPU, or even a software modification that unlocks or locks, as the case may be, certain features within the architecture.  NVIDIA's launch of new additions to their GeForce 7 line-up is by no means this sort of refresh, however.  In fact, this launch... Read more...
NVIDIA has launched a new flagship GPU in the way of the GeForce 7900 GTX and GeForce 7900 GT which have been thoroughly reviewed on the Hot Hardware testbench. In similar fashion, NVIDIA is also launching the GeForce 7600 GT which has proven to be a very potent mainstream GPU in our testing. In closing, we've scoured the internet this morning to bring you all the other reviews we can find for NVIDIA's latest and greatest GPU's. HardOCP PC Perspective Tech Report Beyond3D nV News Guru3D  ... Read more...
NVIDIA has released a Press Release this morning that informs us the company will be demonstrating a new family of nForce 500 chipsets at CeBIT. From the new flagship nForce 590 SLI MCP to the nForce 550 MCP for the mainstream segment, it seems there will be a new chipset for every price-point. The new NVIDIA nForce 500 series of MCPs will offer OEMs, system builders, and end users a compelling platform solution along with a true, dual x16 PCI Express architecture designed to provide the performance, features, and stability that discriminating PC users demand.... Read more...
NVIDIA has just posted a set of Beta display drivers that enables a host of performance and functionality enhancements with the highlight being full H.264 support. Should you be looking for the fastest framerate in games or aiming to create a multimedia powerhouse do youself a favor and give these Beta drivers a shot. ... Read more...
Has it been two years already? Yeah, it has been, and SLI is still on the lips of every enthusiast. While ATI also offers their own dual video card solution, CrossFire, it still hasn't taken off as well as Nvidia's SLI. But has SLI lived up to the promises and the hopes set for it years ago? NGOHQ ponders that very questing, as they take at look at Nvidia's marketing masterpiece."So in layman's terms SLI is a method whereby you can throw extra video cards into your system so as to make it run faster whilst using higher quality settings. That is fantastic - how could any enthusiast not embrace such a feature?"... Read more...
DailyTech brings word that NVIDIA's next generation MCP (MCP55) is nearing completion and is currently up and running on functional motherboards. In short, this new chipset will add a new audio codec, dual Gigabit PHY's, and support 6 SATA channels. Unfortunately, 2x16 SLI setups will still require the use of two discrete chipsets so don't expect motherboards using this feature to be cheap anytime soon. With ATI's RD580 on the map as well it should be interesting to see how the performance of these two chipsets compare. Our sources in Taiwan have just confirmed with us that MCP55 spin A02 is available to manufacturers and is already implemented... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that NVIDIA's recent final acquisition of ULI might be leading to some interesting scenarios in terms of chipset names. Here, sources have told DigiTimes that NVIDIA might be renaming either current or newly released chipsets to reflect the new ownership. In one example, the ULI M1697 was rumored to possibly be renamed the NVIDIA M1697 chipset. On the surface, this seems like a painfully bland naming convention. However, can you image the irony and marketing stress ATI would face if the M1575 southbridge used for most ATI-based motherboards was renamed the NVIDIA M1575? Without question, it would certainly be interesting to see both logos on the same motherboard box.... Read more...
The Inquirer has posted a brief but very interesting rumor in which AMD is supposedly talking with NVIDIA over a possible relationship where the company's unused Feb 30 plant could be used to produce NVIDIA parts. Given the history and success the two company have shared over the years with the nForce platform, it is easy to make an argument why this partnership could realistically happen. However, given the recent market share gains into the lucrative Intel platform as of late it would seem that NVIDIA would be shooting themselves in the foot. Looking at the Intel-exclusive Dell and their latest involvement with NVIDIA for both GPU's and chipsets (for Quad-SLI), it seems logical to assume that... Read more...
X-Bit Labs has posted some interesting rumors regarding NVIDIA's upcoming G80 GPU architecture that seems to indicate a "hybrid" design. Somewhat surprisingly, this DX10 part will reportedly have dedicated pixel and vertex shaders and not feature a unified shader achitecture (supported by DX10) as many expected. Regardless, the remaining features of DX10 including Shader Model 4.0 are expected to be fully supported. Again, this is entirely speculation at this point but its still amusing to see the rumor mill is already gaining momentum on this future product.Nvidia's code-named G80 graphics processing unit (GPU) will incorporate 48 pixel shader processors and an unknown number of vertex... Read more...
Having two video cards in your system still not enough? For those that can afford it, Quad-SLI is coming. Today FiringSquad gives us a peak of Dell's implementation of the tech. It's great to see they'll be hitting the market, but are these Quad-SLI cards going to be available for everyone, or just system builders such as Dell and Falcon Northwest? "In the case of the Dell demonstration launched at CES, the PCBs for two GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB GPUs were grafted onto one board, requiring one x16 PCI Express graphics slot. You must then combine this card with a second board to enable Quad SLI. The whole setup only requires two x16 PCI Express graphics... Read more...
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