|October Newsletter - 10/25/12 @ 10:54 am - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|Wanted to remind visitors that NVIDIA offers a monthly newsletter that you can subscribe to here. Here are highlights from the October, 2012 newsletter.|
NVIDIA’s latest GPU is 40% faster than the GeForce GTX 650, yet aggressively priced at $149.
Experience the thrill of battle while you hunt your enemies across stunning landscapes in the first DirectX 11 Assassin's Creed game. Get the card, get the game FREE*.
* Offer valid on select SKUs and at select resellers, while supplies last.
The new GeForce 310.33 beta drivers boost performance by up to 11% in games like Batman: Arkham City and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, include new and updated SLI profiles for the latest titles, and enhance half a dozen games with immersive NVIDIA Control Panel Ambient Occlusion effects.
Falcon Northwest just launched new DRX laptops—powered by TWO GeForce GTX 680Ms in SLI! The new DRX is three pounds lighter than the last version, but gives you more than twice the battery life!
Digital Storm's Bolt packs massive gaming power into an incredibly slim 3.6" slim tower design. From quad core CPUs overclocked to 4.6GHz to high end video cards such as the GTX 680, the Bolt has everything you need to lay waste to even the most demanding games. The best part, it starts at $999.
Register to win a key for the NVIDIA Hawken closed beta weekend, starting October 26th.
Summer has come and gone, but the sun never sets on awesome games for those of us on Team Tegra. Community Manager, Will Park, shares three of the games that we couldn't put down this summer.
HTC's best-rated Android phone looks, sounds, and feels great, and comes with 64 GB of internal storage. Best of all, it's the first phone to be powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 mobile processor, so you get 1.7 GHz speeds and 4-PLUS-1 quad-core processing power with a 5th battery-saver core.
Steve Taylor, Senior Creative Art Director of Digital Spatula, describes how NVIDIA Maximus technology empowers him to do other things with his time besides waiting for images to render. Discover what NVIDIA Maximus can do for you and your clients.
Unlock ultra-high frame rates, shorten input lag, and reduce motion blur for natural movement and a competitive advantage in your FPS, Sim, or RTS games. The ASUS VG278HE lets you do it all, and is even NVIDIA 3D Vision-ready.
Whether volunteering in company-sponsored events like Project Inspire and back-to-school activities, or through their personal efforts, NVIDIA employees are passionate about giving back to their communities.
|Holiday GeForce Roundup - 9/02/12 @ 2:34 pm - By: MikeC - Source: Google Reader|
|GeForce making the news headlines this lazy Sunday and Monday:|
|Radeon HD 7970 GHz - 6/22/12 @ 3:03 am - By: MikeC - Source: Google Reader|
|Tom's Hardware reviews the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition - Give Me Back That Crown.|
Shop for GeForce GTX and Radeon HD graphics cards at Newegg!
|NVIDIA In The News - 6/09/12 @ 11:35 am - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|This past week, NVIDIA was making news headlines at two major tradeshows, E3 and Computex. Highlights include:|
ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (E3)
E3 was held in LA this week and was gaming focused. With the lack of new consoles announced, NVIDIA made news with GeForce GRID. They partnered with Samsung and Giakai for a demo of the mech game Hawken.
Launched two weeks ago at the GPU Technology conference, GeForce GRID allows game providers like Gaikai to stream the latest, most sophisticated games to any connected devices like smartphones, tablets, TVs and more. With GeForce GRID, powerful GPUs can reside in a data center miles away, but fast streaming technology reduces server latency to as little as 10 milliseconds, so gamers can still enjoy lightning-fast play wherever they are.
New Tegra Games
NVIDIA also debuted five brand-new optimized mobile games for TegraZone, including Puddle THD, Demons' Score THD, Bounty Arms, Heroes Call, and Dead Trigger, the latest from Madfinger Games, developers of the popular Shadowgun THD title. These new titles take advantage of Tegra 3's unique 4-PLUS-1 quad core architecture to deliver stunning graphics and buttery-smooth game play.
First with Windows RT
Computex was held in Taipei and mobile computing was the key focus there. NVIDIA and Asus took the opportunity to show off the world's first Windows RT consumer device, the Asus Tablet 600 powered by Tegra 3. It shows that Microsoft has made leaps and bounds in developing the Windows RT edition.
The fact that Microsoft, Asus, and NVIDIA can now showcase the world's first Windows RT consumer device shows just how close we are to seeing Tegra-powered Windows devices on store shelves.
It was good enough to grab a Best of Show Award.
Others were not so ready:
Check out the videos on The Verge, Laptop Magazine or NetBook News.
World's Fastest Notebook GPU
NVIDIA also announced the GeForce GTX 680M GPU, their new flagship notebook GPU. GeForce GTX 680M is the fastest, most advanced gaming notebook GPU ever built. It offers better 3D with NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 technology; better performance and killer battery life when paired with NVIDIA Optimus technology.
How fast is it?
But it is not just about speed with the GeForce GTX 680M, you also get a complete arsenal of gaming technology.
Get yours soon.
But Kepler is not just for gaming notebooks. With the launch of Intel's dual core Ivy Bridge CPUs comes an influx of new Ultrabooks powered by GeForce GPUs. GeForce GPUs put the 'Ultra' in ultrabook, giving you ultra-performance with no compromises.
NVIDIA has a wide variety of GPUs which will be viable for the ultrabook platform. Ultrabooks have already been announced with GeForce GT 650M, GeForce GT 640M, GeForce GT 630M and GeForce GT 620M GPUs.
|NVIDIA In The News - 6/05/12 @ 3:41 am - By: MikeC - Source: Google Reader|
|Two reports this morning from NVIDIA's nTerset blog:|
In addition, Tom's Hardware has posted a review of the GeForce GT 640 from Afox.
Related stories from the following web sites:
|Linux Graphics Shootout - 6/04/12 @ 7:16 am - By: MikeC - Source: Google Reader|
|Curious about the performace of the latest high-end Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) under Ubuntu? If so, check out Phoronix as they compare the Radeon HD 7950 and GeForce GTX 680 using proprietary graphics drivers.|
|TechReport 690 Review - 5/09/12 @ 1:12 am - By: MikeC - Source: Google Reader|
|The TechReport has published their review of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 690. I'm a fan of Scott Wasson and have always relied on his benchmark results to veryify my own and, for the most part, we've always been spot on.|
If you're concerned about mirco stuttering under a multi-GPU configuration, you should read their review.
|GTX 690 Conference Call - 5/01/12 @ 5:21 am - By: MikeC - Source: NVIDIA|
|The following notes are from NVIDIA's conference call with Tom Peterson and Bryan Del Rizzo, which took place yesterday. The notes are based on the audio portion of a presentation for the GeForce GTX 690.|
First and foremost, we congratulated NVIDIA on the GeForce GTX 690 - the "Rolls Royce" of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).
Update: Tom Peterson commented on micro stutter during the conference call. Looking over my notes, I see two comments which go something like "the declining quality of those frame rates" and "more and more time not connected to the frame rate."
So yes, NVIDIA has worked to reduce or eliminate micro-stutter.
|Performance Perfected - 4/29/12 @ 10:34 am - By: MikeC - Source: Browsing|
|Quoted from from GeForce.com. Click the headline for more!|
Pop quiz. What mechanism is the GeForce GTX 690 positioned on?
|NVIDIA In The News - 4/20/12 @ 1:10 pm - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|For your Friday afternoon reading pleasure, this weeks installment of "NVIDIA In The News" contains the following highlights:|
The tech world is buzzing about a little teaser NVIDIA put up on the GeForce Facebook page. It was just a pic and the words "It's coming." That is all it took.
GeForce Facebook page!
Kepler Goes Wide
One of the cool new features of the GeForce GTX 680 introduced was surround gaming. NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround expands your field of view across three monitors so you can game at the staggering resolution of 5760x1080. The new Kepler architecture brings exciting improvement to 3D Vision Surround, such as the ability to run 3D Vision Surround off a single graphics card!
Another convert to Team Green!!!
Kepler Goes Smooth
Consumers desire Kepler because it's powerful AND efficient...
Another cool feature NVIDIA introduced with the Kepler-based GeForce GTX 680 is adaptive Vsync. Adaptive Vsync determines the best balance between the smoother performance of having vertical synchronization disabled and the artifact-free gaming of enabling Vsync.
Another technology issue that was solved by NVIDIA. And with their excellent driver program, every owner of an NVIDIA-based graphics card wins!
Adobe + NVIDIA = Real Time Edits
Ever wonder how those hip music videos get all those cool effects? Many are created using the Adobe Creative Suite. With the pending release of Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium creative pros can bring their vision to life as fast as possible, without having to trade off quality for speed and interactivity. That's because Adobe CS6 has support for NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla professional GPUs.
So what? So motion graphics that would take hours to create can now be done in minutes. Effects that used to render a few frames per second now run at full speed. Adobe After Effects CS6, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Adobe SpeedGrade CS6, or Photoshop CS6, faster editing is now a reality! See it in action in this "making of video" and see the end result in this Heavy Hand music video featuring NVIDIA's Andrew Coonrad on guitar.
GeForce 600M + Ivy Bridge = Notebook Bliss
Intel is yet to launch Ivy Bridge, but OEMs are so excited about their new systems that can't wait to tell the world, as evidenced by recent announcements of GeForce 600M and Ivy Bridge-based systems from Toshiba and Alienware.
The 600M GPUs were built from the ground up for incredible performance and power efficiency. By any measurement the new 600M GPUs are revolutionary with excellent performance per watt, excellent performance per wafer area and excellent overall performance. This raises the bar for notebooks from the Ultrabook segment all the way up to gaming notebooks. NVIDIA expects to garner the lion's share of Intel Ivy Bridge notebooks with discrete GPUs.
Over and out! It's time for some serious gaming.