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Like the former Red Sox star David Ortiz stepping up to the plate and knocking one out of the park, NVIDIA stepped up its game this year and hit a home run with its Pascal architecture. Now it gets to reap the rewards of all the R&D that went into its latest and by far greatest GPUs it ever released. Sales are up big time, and NVIDIA's share of the GPU market is on the rise. We already reported on NVIDIA's earnings in the third quarter, but to quickly recap, it GPU maker collected record revenue of $2 billion for the three-month period ended October 30, 2016, up 54 percent from the $1.3 billion it raked in during the same period a year prior and a 40 percent sequential bump. That resulted... Read more...
We don't know what is going on behind closed doors but we wouldn't be surprised if NVIDIA's brass popped a bottle of bubbly today. They deserve it—the company reported record revenue of $2 billion for the third quarter ended October 30, 2016, up 54 percent from the $1.3 billion it collected in the same time period a year ago. It's also an increase of 40 percent sequentially. After expenses, NVIDIA was left with a $542 million profit for the quarter, which is more than double the previous quarter ($261 million) and up 120 percent from the $246 million profit it posted a year ago. "We had a breakout quarter—record revenue, record margins and record earnings were driven by strength across all product... Read more...
At this point, we’re sure you’re all aware of the goodness that is NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture and the GeForce GTX 10 series that is built around an array of Pascal-based GPUs. If you’re not – shame on you – you’ve been slacking on your tech homework and we order you to check out our coverage of Pascal and the GeForce GTX 10 series, in enthusiast, mainstream, and mobile flavors. Heck, check out this round-up too, while you’re at it. What you’ll find, after you finish your reading assignments, is that NVIDIA’s Pascal-based GPUs are efficient and relatively power friendly, including the monstrous Titan X, so they don’t need... Read more...
Asus is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand this year. The manufacturer launched its ROG line in 2006 and has since developed a wide range of gaming products under the brand, including some monstrous gaming notebooks like the one we'll be showing you here. With the arrival of NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture this summer, the hulking systems are getting a shot in the arm, so we brought Asus’ flagship mobile gaming machine, the ROG G752VS XB78K, in house to see what you get when you go big. The efficiency of the Pascal architecture has made for mobile GPUs that are very similar to their desktop counterparts. In fact, NVIDIA has dropped the “M” from the product names... Read more...
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti The moment has finally arrived. After nearly two months of speculation, NVIDIA has finally pulled the wraps off its new entry-level GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards. NVIDIA is confident that these budget cards won't drain your wallet and will allow you to enjoy your favorite games at 1080p/60fps. Although NVIDIA isn’t ready to divulge all of the specifications for the new cards just yet, it did let us know that both GP107 GPUs feature a 135mm2 die size, 3.3 billion transistors and a 128-bit memory interface. The GTX 1050, as we’ve previously reported, comes with 640 CUDA cores and 2GB of 7Gbps GDDR5 memory. The GTX 1050 Ti ups CUDA cores to 768 and... Read more...
A good rule of thumb when purchasing a gaming laptop is to buy one with the fastest GPU you can afford. Unlike desktop PCs, you usually can't rip out the graphics adapter and upgrade to something faster (not in most cases, anyway), so when that once shiny and fast laptop starts feeling a little sluggish, you're looking at dialing down in-game settings until you've saved enough scratch to buy a new laptop. That's an expensive proposition (it's called throwing the baby out with the bath water), but if gaming on the go is what you're after, you don't have much choice in the matter.That's still the situation today, though one thing working to your advantage is NVIDIA's Pascal architecture. Pascal... Read more...
Gears of War 4 is one of the most highly anticipated game launches coming this fall, and it will be available on both Xbox One and PC gaming platforms. The folks at NVIDIA are making it easier to obtain the game, as it will provide Gears of War 4 free for anyone that purchases a GeForce GTX 1080 or GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards. Although Microsoft recommends at least a GeForce GTX 1060 for PC gamers looking to blast away their foes in Gears of War 4, NVIDIA reckons that the GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 will provide the best visual experience (hence their inclusion in this promotion). For the “Ideal” gaming experience with Gears of War 4 at 4K (3840x2160), NVIDIA recommends that... Read more...
Virtual Reality (VR) is the “next big thing” in the gaming arena, and MSI is delving into the market feet first with the world’s first VR backpack. Dubbed the VR One, MSI bills the device as the thinnest and lightest backpack PC system ever made. While VR systems like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift traditionally leave you tethered to your desktop (or laptop) with wires, the VR One gives you complete freedom to walk around and fully interact with your virtual environment with ease. MSI describes the VR One as having a “futuristic robot machine style” and we won’t disagree with that assertion. If you’ve laid eyes on MSI’s gaming notebooks, the design should be familiar, and it houses plenty of high-end... Read more...
NVIDIA pushed the gaming sector forward with its Pascal architecture, perhaps more so than any new GPU architecture in recent memory when factoring in both performance and price. However, gamers aren't the only ones who stand to benefit. The GPU maker today announced some new additions to its Pascal-based deep learning platform, the Tesla P4 and Tesla P40. These GPUs feature specialized inference instructions based on 8-bit (INT8) operations, delivering 45x faster response than CPUs and a 4x improvement over GPU solutions launched less than a year ago, NVIDIA says. The systems that these GPUs will end up in power modern artificial intelligence services, such as voice-activated assistance, email... Read more...
After launch its high-end GeForce GTX 1080 enthusiast-class GPU earlier this summer, NVIDIA has been quick to flesh out its Pascal family from top to bottom. Slotting in above the GTX 1080, we’ve seen the release of a new Titan X. Coming in below, NVIDIA launched the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1060 (in both 3GB and 6GB versions). Now NVIDIA is ready to take the Pascal family deeper into entry-level territory with the GeForce GTX 1050. Still based on a 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, the GTX 1050 has just 768 CUDA cores compared to 1152 for the GTX 1060 (3GB) and a staggering 3584 or the Titan X. Base and boost clocks have also been reduced to 1318 MHz and 1380 MHz respectively. Whereas the GTX 1060... Read more...
Today is a massive day for gaming notebooks thanks to the launch of NVIDIA's latest mobile-bound GeForce graphics cards. As covered in our launch article, these GPUs don't feature the "M" that we've seen in years' past - these are full-blown desktop chips. That means one thing: they're powerful. Seriously powerful. As expected with any new GPU launch, a slew of vendors have today announced their latest wares, and that includes EVGA. The company announced its SC17 17-inch notebook back at CES, but at the time it shipped with the 900-series GeForce chips. Now, it's been upgraded to support the GTX 1070. Perhaps we'll see a GTX 1080 model down-the-road, but given the amount of performance the 1070... Read more...
The folks at NVIDIA have gone and done a bad thing. By building mobile versions of Pascal, they've went and rendered all of us with a previous generation gaming laptop suddenly feeling inadequate with our hardware and wanting for an upgrade. Seriously, check out these benchmarks we ran. The good news is notebook makers are starting to roll out laptops based on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 10 series GPU, including MSI, which is excited as we are about Pascal. "NVIDIA’s GTX 10 Series GPU ushers a new era of mobile gaming where mind-blowing visual performance is no longer restricted to desktops, and VR is a reality no matter where you are," states Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America. "Our world leading... Read more...
NVIDIA's new Pascal GPU architecture has been taking the PC graphics market by storm since its introduction in early May. The leading-edge semiconductor powerhouse, in addition to lighting up pixels, has been burning up its balance sheets as well, with strong sales of GeForce, Quadro and Tesla product lines driving record revenues and a brisk uptick in the company stock price. For NVIDIA's core gamer customer base, the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 kicked-off the Pascal party, followed by the introduction of the more mid-range GeForce GTX 1060, and then finally the monstrous NVIDIA Titan X. With the exception of the entry-level graphics segment (a slot in the product stack the company has yet to... Read more...
Life is good for NVIDIA. The GPU maker reported record revenue of $1.43 billion for the second quarter ended July 31, 2016, up an impressive 24 percent from $1.15 billion a year earlier and a gain of 9 percent sequentially from $1.30 billion in the previous quarter. After paying the bills, NVIDIA was left with a profit of $253 million for the quarter, up a mind boggling 873 percent year-over-year and 29 percent from a quarter ago. "Strong demand for our new Pascal-generation GPUs and surging interest in deep learning drove record results," said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and chief executive officer, NVIDIA. "Our strategy to focus on creating the future where graphics, computer vision and artificial... Read more...
The first release candidate of the 4.8 Linux kernel has just been unleashed, which means its stable release is not too far behind. This particular version packs a serious wallop, so let's dive right in. For starters, there's some serious graphics love in 4.8, which includes initial NVIDIA Pascal support. That support relates to the open-source Nouveau driver, and is quite minimal at this point: it just adds mode-setting support. For users of Pascal-based graphics cards in Linux, NVIDIA has been offering proprietary drivers since each card's respective launch (including the new GeForce GTX 1060). What's a little unexpected in this kernel is the addition of AMD GPU overclocking, which like the... Read more...
NVIDIA dropped a bomb a couple of weeks back and shocked almost everyone in the enthusiast community with the surprise announcement of the new, Pascal-based TITAN X. If you missed our original coverage, the story went something like this: NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang lost a bet, and out of the blue went and gave away a few TITAN X cards at a special AI event that was taking place at Stanford University. That may sound a little far-fetched, but the way this launch shook out, it seems somewhat plausible. Regardless, as soon as the announcement was posted, we’re sure many of you had two questions in mind – how fast is it? And what’s the deal with the GP102? Thankfully, we can answer both of those questions... Read more...
If you're into graphics technology, you've probably run out of rags at this point to wipe up your drool with. NVIDIA kicked things off by introducing Pascal with its bodacious GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card and it's only slightly less impressive sibling, the GeForce GTX 1070, followed by a new Titan X card. And over on the workstation side, there's the recently announced Quadro P6000, the most beastly of them all, and an unannounced mobile Quadro GPU based on Pascal.While wandering the expo floor at SIGGRAPH 2016, the folks at Fudzilla came across laptop on a table connected to an external display. It turns out that inside that laptop is a mobile Quadro GPU sporting NVIDiA's Pascal architecture... Read more...
NVIDIA has historically taken a somewhat different approach when announcing its newest Titan-branded graphics cards, that differs from the measured, methodical launches of its more mainstream consumer products. Tonight’s announcement, however, takes the cake. We just received details from NVIDIA regarding an upcoming ultra-powerful, Pascal-based Titan X, featuring a 12 billion transistor GPU, codenamed GP102. The email’s subject began with “SURPRISE” and the body started with, “It began with a bet”. NVIDIA Ceo Jen-Hsun Huang With Pascal-Powered GeForce GTX Titan X NVIDIA is obviously having a little fun with this one. At an artificial intelligence meet-up at Stanford University this evening,... Read more...
A couple of weeks back, just in time to rain on AMD’s Radeon RX 480 parade, NVIDIA revealed a few details about the GeForce GTX 1060. We didn’t have actual performance numbers to share, but NVIDIA revealed GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition’s pricing, core count, clocks, memory configuration, TDP, and physical characteristics. They also claimed the card would offer performance in the same class as the GeForce GTX 980. Considering the fact that the GP106 GPU at the heart of the GeForce GTX 1060 has roughly half of the resources of NVIDIA’s current flagship GeForce GTX 1080, and NVIDIA put the 1080 up against a pair of GTX 980s in SLI at its launch event, claiming the GTX 1060 would perform on par with... Read more...
We reported over the weekend that a few different vendors have been teasing their upcoming GeForce GTX 1060 models, which for an unreleased card is quite interesting, but it has helped increase the momentum of NVIDIA's hype train. Now, ZOTAC has decided to get in on the action by announcing its own models that are going to cater to those with SFF builds: two ITX versions of the GeForce GTX 1060. Unfortunately, ZOTAC hasn't been able to actually show us what its ITX models look like yet, but an example of what the company's GeForce GTX 960 ITX edition looked like last generation can be seen below. ZOTAC is going to offer two different SKUs for its ITX GTX 1060s, which include the Mini and AMP... Read more...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is the new king of the hill in the graphics card arena. Based on a 16nm FinFET + VLSI manufacturing process, the Pascal-based GPU at the heart of the GTX 1080 packs four graphics processing clusters, 2560 CUDA cores, and has peak compute performance of around 8.2 TFLOPs. However, NVIDIA has an even more impressive beast that it is expected to unleash at Gamescom. And this snarling graphics menace is thought to bring balls-to-the-wall performance that will make even new GeForce GTX 1080 owners blush. The purported GeForce GTX Titan P, the successor to the GeForce GTX Titan X, is said to be powered... Read more...
Remember that scene when Al Pacino playing the part of Scarface famously said, "Say hello to my little friend!"? Well now NVIDIA is bringing out the big gun in PCI Express form in what it considers the "most advanced data center GPU ever built," the Tesla P100, a crazy fast GPU accelerator based on NVIDIA's powerful Pascal architecture built on a 16nm FinFET manufacturing process. This is the second iteration of the Tesla P100, the first of which NVIDIA unveiled during GTX 2016 a couple of months ago. Though it's built on a fancy 16nm FinFET process, the GP100 GPU inside the Tesla P100 is quite large with a 600mm2 die, roughly the size of previous generation high-end Maxwell GPUs. However, it's... Read more...
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