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February 22, 2017

Nvidia to Launch GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at GDC 2017

There’s no question that AMD has stolen the thunder over the past few weeks with the launch of their highly anticipated Ryzen CPUs, but Nvidia wants you to know that they have something coming out as well.

Nvidia recently added a popover on their site which includes a countdown timer that’s about 6 days and a bit away (February 28th) with the line “IT’S ALMOST TIME #ULTIMATEGEFORCE” with the bolded TI of course referring to the upcoming flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.

No additional details of the upcoming GeForce GTX 1080Ti were provided at this time however, according to previous rumors, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is [...]

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February 20, 2017

Graphics Shipments Increase Amidst Slumping Desktop PC Sales

More consumers are opting to keep their current systems as newer generation CPUs and their platforms are no longer offering enough performance gains to justify a new purchase. Consumers looking for high-performance computing are instead turning to upgrading other components such as graphics or storage for a speed boost.

In graphics, a report by JPR has revealed that total AIB graphics shipments in 4Q2016 increased by 5.6% quarter-to-quarter and 21.1% year-to-year. In contrast, overall desktop PC shipments fell by 10.9% over the year.

Over the course of 2016, graphics has seen some major performance improvements as both Nvidia and AMD released their next [...]

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February 6, 2017

Nvidia’s Quadro GP100 Announced, Will Supercharge Your Deep Learning and Design Capabilities

Kicking off the Solidworks World conference currently being held in Los Angeles, California, Nvidia recently announced that the supergrandaddy GP100 GPU has finally trickled its way into a Quadro workstation card.

Known by its street name, “The Big Pascal”, the GP100 GPU is the massive GPU powering the Tesla P100 which features 16.5 billion transistors spread across a 610mm² die. In comparison, the GP102 GPU used in the flagship consumer Titan X has just 12 billion transistors and a 471mm² die.

The new card, known as the Quadro GP100 is so powerful and in a class of its own, Nvidia didn’t even bother changing the name of the card to line [...]

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January 6, 2017

CES 2017: NVIDIA Announces G-Sync HDR, First Displays Available 2Q2017

Following AMD’s recent FreeSync 2 announcement, Nvidia countered with G-Sync HDR, which is an evolution of the existing G-Sync technology with the addition of HDR (High Dynamic Range) support.

 

First Two G-SYNC HDR Displays from ASUS and Acer

In conjunction with the launch, Nvidia announced that two of its partners, Acer and ASUS, will launch the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ and Acer Predator XB272-HDR which will support G-Sync HDR at launch. According to Nvidia, these new displays were created in conjunction with AU Optronics designed specifically for gaming, which means it’ll feature very little to no input latency and a 144Hz [...]

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January 4, 2017

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti Mobile

Earlier this week, Nvidia has finally announced the specifications for the 1050 and 1050Ti mobile graphics chips.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti Mobile

Just like with the rest of the Pascal mobile solutions, as opposed to appending “M” to indicate that it’s a mobile component, Nvidia has decided to keep the same name for both mobile and desktop versions of the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti, indicating that these chips will offer similar if not identical performance as their desktop counterparts.

The GTX 1050 Ti features the same 768 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface found on the desktop version. [...]

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November 29, 2016

Nvidia Powers Four Military VR Demos Simultaneously with Single Quadro P6000

Although still in its infancy in the consumer space, VR simulators have long been a powerful tool for training in specialized jobs such as military and aviation. At this year’s I/ITSEC modeling, simulation and training conference, VR simulation company Mass Virtual demoed their Virtual Attain platform with a fighter jet simulation which realistically simulates flying the F-18 fighter jet. While the demo Mass Virtual is showing off at the show is unavailable online, Mass Virtual has a demo of their Virtual Attain platform which looks extremely realistic and is a positive sign as to what consumer VR experiences could be like in the future.

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November 2, 2016

EVGA Offers Fix for Prematurely Failing GTX 1060, 1070, 1080 Graphics Cards

Without a doubt, the past few days have been pretty rough for EVGA. After numerous complaints of prematurely failing cards have popped up online which finally culminated in a video showing one of EVGA’s GeForce GTX 1080 FTWs literally exploding, the company has recently issued an official statement on their graphics cards and are offering a fix to all potentially affected graphics cards.

According to EVGA’s internal testing, affected graphics cards include the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080, 1070, and 1060 using the EVGA ACX 3.0 cooler. They found that the premature failures have been due to running stress testing apps such as Furmark which in some cases increased [...]

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October 19, 2016

Nvidia Announces GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti Entry Level Graphics Cards

Nvidia today announced their new GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti which isn’t much of a surprise since pretty much every detail of the upcoming cards were already leaked previously.

As expected, the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti will feature the GP107 Pascal architecture based GPU which is manufactured on Samsung’s 14nm FinFET process. This is significantly different from the rest of the Pascal lineup which is manufactured on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process. The GeForce GTX 1050 will feature 640 CUDA cores, 2GB of GDDR5 memory, a TDP of 75W and will start at $109. The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will feature 768 CUDA cores, 4GB of GDDR5 memory, a TDP of [...]

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October 18, 2016

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti Prices Leaked: GTX 1050 – $109, GTX 1050 Ti – $139

There has been numerous leaks already on the upcoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti, but a recent leak from Videocardz provides practically confirmed specs, launch date, and pricing information about the upcoming cards.

In the slide above, we can see that the GeForce GTX 1050 will ship with 640 CUDA cores, 2GB GDDR5 memory, and a 75W TDP. It’ll begin shipping October 25 at $109. The GeForce GTX 1050 on the other hand will ship with 768 CUDA cores, 4GB GDDR5 memory and carry the same 75W TDP as the GTX 1050. It’ll also ship on October 25, but for $139. In comparison to previous leaks, pricing here appears to be even lower than we previously [...]

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October 5, 2016

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti Custom Models Listed Online

By now, we’ve reported on numerous rumors and leaks covering the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti models. Today, one more leak is making the rounds that all but confirms the cards’ imminent release. A Russian online retailer has listed several custom models from ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte of both the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050Ti.

ASUS STRIX, MSI Gaming and Gigabyte G1 Custom GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti Listings

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