NVIDIA

NVIDIA sends word this morning that the company has posted their first DirectX 12 Ultimate-compliant driver. Published as version 451.48 – the first driver out of NVIDIA’s new Release 450 driver branch – the new driver is the first release from the company to explicitly support the latest iteration of DirectX 12, enabling support for features such as DXR 1.1 ray tracing and tier 2 variable rate shading. As well, this driver also enables support for hardware accelerated GPU scheduling. As a quick refresher, DirectX 12 Ultimate is Microsoft’s latest iteration of the DirectX 12 graphics API, with Microsoft using it to synchronize the state of the API between current-generation PCs and the forthcoming Xbox Series X console, as well as to set a well-defined...

NVIDIA Beta 256 Drivers: Optimus Included

Last month we mentioned NVIDIA's plans for their upcoming drivers: the 256 series of drivers (don't ask us why they jumped from 197 to 256). Today, NVIDIA has released...

22 by Jarred Walton on 5/24/2010

Apple MacBook 2010 Update: 10 Hours Battery Life

Apple has updated their MacBook notebook to bring it into line with their recently refreshed MacBook Pro series. Starting at $999 the new machine features a faster processor, improved...

48 by Balraj Sandhu on 5/20/2010

ASUS U30Jc: Refining Thin and Light Performance

Over the past year or so, we've been watching the evolution of ASUS' U-series (and UL-series) of ultraportable laptops. The first generation ULxxVt models were highly promising, coupling switchable...

57 by Jarred Walton on 5/18/2010

Galaxy GTX 470 GC - The world's first non-reference Fermi

Galaxy have pleasantly surprised us, and the folks at vr-zone. To the table, they bring their GTX 470 GC, a 100% non-reference design graphics card utilising an NVIDIA...

22 by Ian Cutress on 5/7/2010

Zotac ZBOX HD-ID11 Review: Next Gen ION is Better & Worse than ION1

The nForce 2 was one of the best chipsets to come out of NVIDIA. It was NVIDIA’s second attempt at a desktop chipset yet it cemented NVIDIA’s position as...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/6/2010

This Just In: Zotac's ZBOX HD-ID11 Next Gen ION

Two months ago NVIDIA unveiled its next-generation ION GPU. Sporting either 8 or 16 SPs (or CUDA cores if you bleed green), the next-generation ION is strictly a GPU...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/30/2010

NVIDIA's Updated Verde Driver Program

Last week, NVIDIA held a conference call and presentation to let us know about updates to their Verde driver program. Initially rolled out in 2008, the Verde program was...

9 by Jarred Walton on 4/28/2010

Update: NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 400 Series Shows Up Early

Now that the week of the 12th is upon us, let's see how a quick stock check at the usual suspects turns out. April 2010 Video Card Prices Video Card Original MSRP Available...

62 by Ryan Smith on 4/12/2010

Alienware M11x: World’s Smallest Gaming Laptop

When you think of a gaming notebook what usually comes to mind is a 17" behemoth with a ridiculous paint job and the weight of a small child. ...

47 by Jarred Walton on 3/30/2010

ASUS N61Jv-X2: Optimus GT325M Meets Arrandale

Mobile users that actually use their laptop unplugged for any extended amount of time should absolutely love NVIDIA's Optimus technology. The ASUS N61J pairs a higher spec GT325M GPU...

44 by Jarred Walton on 3/13/2010

Dell M6500: A Precision Strike on Bling

The Dell Precision M6500 is what we expect from a mobile workstation: high on quality and low on fluff. It’s also very expensive, but the cost of the hardware...

42 by Jarred Walton on 3/9/2010

NVIDIA's Next Generation ION Announced, Optimus + a 16-core Version

Next generation products are always better... just look at Star Trek! At least, that's the theory behind the new NVIDIA ION platform, and it looks like the best thing...

35 by Jarred Walton on 3/2/2010

NVIDIA Optimus - Truly Seamless Switchable Graphics and ASUS UL50Vf

NVIDIA's new Optimus technology is set to change the way we interact with our laptops. The information has been under tight wraps for the past couple of months, but...

49 by Jarred Walton on 2/9/2010

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