Introduction A few years ago, it seemed a new System-On-Chip (SoC) design using an ARM-based architecture would pop up every other week. While competition can be great, with so many of the designs offering similar core features and the need to provide support for the products, over time the major players in the ARM SoC market have shifted and consolidated (e.g. Texas Instruments has exited the Application Processor space). There are still plenty of companies that ship SoCs, but some of these are lower end offerings that can't really compete except on price, leaving us with a few major players. Depending on whom you wish to include/exclude, there are anywhere from four to eight SoC manufacturers still in the game, with three of them mostly catering...

Some Thoughts on Half-Life 2 and Portal on Shield

If you talked to me seven years ago, the concept of phone games beyond Snake and basic flash games would've been beyond me. That wasn’t really on my mind...

40 by Joshua Ho on 5/22/2014

NVIDIA GRID Update: NVIDIA Launches GRID Test Drive for VDI Desktops

For the last several years now NVIDIA has been heavily pursuing the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) market. In NVIDIA’s continuing efforts to maintain and expand their presence in the...

15 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2014

Xiaomi Announces the MiPad: The First Tegra K1 Device

Today Xiaomi introduced its first tablet: the MiPad. The tablet bears similarity to both Apple’s iPad Mini and iPhone 5c. On the front of the tablet we have a...

82 by Brandon Chester on 5/15/2014

VESA Adds Adaptive-Sync to DisplayPort 1.2a Standard; Variable Refresh Monitors Move Forward

The last half-year or so has seen the concept of variable refresh desktop monitors advance rather quickly. After sitting on the technology backburner for a number of years, the...

38 by Ryan Smith on 5/12/2014

SHIELD Gets Portal and Half-Life 2

Last week, news came out that Portal is available for SHIELD, which involved NVIDIA sending various members of the press a presumably tasty little cake. (And no, I’m not...

22 by Jarred Walton on 5/12/2014

NVIDIA Q1 FY2015 Financial Results

This afternoon NVIDIA announced their quarterly earnings for Q1 2015. Overall GAAP revenue came in at $1.1B, up 16% year over year and down 4% sequentially. Gross margin was...

68 by Brett Howse on 5/8/2014

Running an NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti Over Thunderbolt 2

A common issue for laptop users is the lack of GPU power. Even the fastest mobile GPUs, in SLI or Crossfire cannot reach the echelons of performance of a...

60 by Kristian Vättö on 5/4/2014

NVIDIA Adds Watch Dogs to GeForce Game Bundles

In a surprise move today, NVIDIA has announced that they are updating their spring GeForce game bundle mid-cycle with a new game. Effective immediately, Ubisoft’s upcoming open world techno thriller...

3 by Ryan Smith on 4/29/2014

Upcoming GIGABYTE BRIX with GeForce GTX Inside

For the past 12-18 months, GIGABYTE’s BRIX platform has made inroads into the small form factor ecosystem with the help of Intel’s Haswell and AMD’s APUs under the hood...

39 by Ian Cutress on 4/23/2014

MSI GT70 Review: GTX 880M Edition

MSI has had the same core designs for several of their high-end laptops for at least a couple years now; specifically we’re talking about the GT60 and GT70 series...

60 by Jarred Walton on 4/16/2014

NVIDIA GeForce Experience 2.0: Remote GameStream and Notebook Support

Coinciding with today’s launch of the R337 driver, NVIDIA has also updated their GeForce Experience (GFE) software to version 2.0. The updated beta drivers are available for notebooks as...

27 by Jarred Walton on 4/7/2014

NVIDIA Releases 337.50 Beta Driver, Touts Significant Performance Improvements

Kicking off what will undoubtedly be a busy week in the world of video cards, NVIDIA has started the week with a new GeForce driver release over on their...

50 by Ryan Smith on 4/7/2014

NVIDIA Announces Jetson TK1 Dev Board; Adds Erista To Tegra Roadmap

Continuing our coverage of NVIDIA’s 2014 GPU Technology Conference, today we’re looking at NVIDIA’s Tegra-related announcements. As Tegra is primarily a consumer facing product, especially the pre-K1 parts, NVIDIA...

33 by Ryan Smith on 3/27/2014

NVIDIA Updates GPU Roadmap; Unveils Pascal Architecture For 2016

In something of a surprise move, NVIDIA took to the stage today at GTC to announce a new roadmap for their GPU families. With today’s announcement comes news of...

68 by Ryan Smith on 3/26/2014

NVIDIA SHIELD Price Cuts and Portal

NVIDIA has a couple big SHIELD-related announcements today. The first is a “limited time” price cut to $199. The original price was $299, which then dropped to $249 &ndash...

20 by Jarred Walton on 3/25/2014

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX Titan Z: Dual-GPU GK110 For $3000

Today at GTC NVIDIA announced their next GTX Titan family card. Dubbed the GTX Titan Z (no idea yet on why it’s Z), the card is NVIDIA's obligatory entry...

64 by Ryan Smith on 3/25/2014

NVIDIA GTC 2014 Keynote Live Blog

We're live from NVIDIA's 2014 GPU Technology Conference. Jen-Hsun's keynote will begin at 9:00AM PT/12:00PM ET, check back here for live updates!

50 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/25/2014

Return of the DirectX vs. OpenGL Debates

With the announcement of DirectX 12 features like low-level programming, it appears we're having a revival of the DirectX vs. OpenGL debates—and we can toss AMD's Mantle into the...

104 by Jarred Walton on 3/24/2014

GDC 2014: NVIDIA, AMD Announce New Game Dev Partnerships - Crytek, Epic, & More

With GDC 2014 taking place this week in San Francisco, there are a number of gaming related announcements occurring over the next couple of days. These announcements in turn...

13 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2014

NVIDIA Announces Spring 2014 GeForce Game Bundles

Coinciding with this week’s launch of the GeForce 800M series, NVIDIA is back in the saddle with another set of bundles to help promote GeForce video card and laptop...

28 by Ryan Smith on 3/14/2014

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