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May 26, 2017

SoftBank Makes Massive $4 Billion Investment into Nvidia

No question about it, Nvidia is red hot these days thanks to its superior graphics processing technology driving massive increases in datacenter and automotive technology revenue.

It’s then no surprise that Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank wants a piece of the action as a recent report from Bloomberg claims that SoftBank has slowly acquired a$4 billion stake in Nvidia for 4.9% share of the company. This will make SoftBank the 4th largest shareholder of Nvidia behind Fidelity, Vanguard, and PRIMECAP.

While there’s no question that Nvidia is an strong company with strong financials and a strong product to back it up, it’s interesting [...]

 
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May 23, 2017

Nvidia Volta Titan X Leaked by Intern?

Though Nvidia’s GPU roadmap shows that Volta consumer graphics card won’t be coming until 2018, a Facebook post may have leaked the very first glimpse at what the Titan X Volta could look like.

The card in question sports a never-before-seen cooling shroud bearing the “Titan” logo. It uses an 8-pin and 6-pin power connector. Aside from the obvious appearance features, sharp-eyed users have also pointed out that it lacks the SLI connector. In its place are little notches (just above the logo) that bear resemblance to the NVLink connectors on the recently announced Nvidia GV100 workstation card.

While we know [...]

 
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April 6, 2017

NVIDIA Stealthily Launches TITAN Xp Graphics Card – Full GP102 with 3840 CUDA Cores

NVIDIA has just launched an all-new version of its flagship, ultra-high-end Titan X graphics card, dubbed the Titan Xp (Yes, really). This new 4K gaming beast brings with it a fully unlocked GP102 GPU core, featuring 3,840 CUDA cores and 12.15 TFLOPs of compute performance.

NVIDIA GeForce TITAN XpManufacturer NVIDIAModel Titan Xp Titan X GTX 1080 TiCodename GP102 GP102 GP102Architecture PascalFabrication 16nm FinFET (TSMC)Boost  Clock (MHz)  1582  1531 1582CUDA Cores 3840 3584 3584Framebuffer 12GB 12GB 11GBMemory Type GDDR5XMemory Interface 256-bit 384-bit 352-bitMemory Clock 11.4 Gbps 10 Gbps 11 GbpsMemory Bandwidth 547.7 GB/s 480 [...]
 
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March 9, 2017

Nvidia GeForce 378.78 Drivers Delivers Up to 33% Increase in DX12 Gaming Performance

After recently launching the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Nvidia also released the GeForce 378.78 driver package which among other improvements significantly increases performance in games running on DirectX 12.

According to Nvidia, the new drivers increase DX12 performance by an average of 16% across the board with games such as Rise of the Tomb Raider and HITMAN boasting performance improvements by 33% and 23% respectively. Additional improvements include a wider array of games supporting Nvidia’s ANSEL in-game screenshot feature, support for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and improved SLI support in several games.

Nvidia’s latest driver can be [...]

 
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March 6, 2017

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Benchmarks Leaked, Scores 24,550 in 3D Mark Fire Strike

Last week at GDC, Nvidia launched their new flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and although performance testing of the graphics card is still under NDA, that hasn’t stopped some McDonalds chicken nugget lovin’ guys at ChipHell from leaking 3D Mark benchmarks on the new card.

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March 3, 2017

EVGA Teases GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Sporting Triple-Fan iCX Cooler

With the launch of Nvidia’s latest flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, it looks like they’ve also given the green light for their AIB partners to unveil custom designs of the upcoming graphics card as well.

In a recently released teaser photo, EVGA took the wraps off the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3, which will likely be the flagship custom designed air cooled card for EVGA. Aside from the picture, EVGA hasn’t supplied much information such as clock speeds, onboard component information, and others, but we can see that it does sport a new EVGA triple-fan iCX cooler design which should provide better cooling performance compared to their dual fan iCX [...]

 
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March 3, 2017

Nvidia Unveils FCAT VR to Improve VR Experiences

VR Rendering Pipeline

Nvidia is showing off some cool new things at GDC this year, recently launching the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and also taking the wraps off their new FCAT VR benchmarking tool.

Nvidia’s new FCAT VR benchmarking tool utilizes the same FCAT (Frame Capture Analysis Tool) benchmarking technology they’ve developed previously, now adapted to VR. As a result, the FCAT VR tool is able to benchmark some key metrics in VR systems such as frame time, dropped frames, warp misses, and synthesized frames to provide an even more accurate idea of how well a system will do with VR.

FCAT VR will be offered as a two [...]

 
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February 28, 2017

Nvidia Unveils GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card – Faster Than Titan X for $699

Nvidia GeForce GTX Gaming Celebration |

 
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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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