NVIDIA

Known for its ability to build ecosystems around its products, NVIDIA rolled out a updated display-related initiative at this year’s Computex trade show. With the recent advent of commercial-scale miniaturized LEDs (Mini LEDs), NVIDIA and its partners are putting together a new generation of G-Sync Ultimate (HDR) monitors incorporating the smaller LEDs for use as backlighting. Similar to 2018's first-generation G-Sync Ultimate monitors, NVIDIA is working with Acer and ASUS on the monitors, which will pair a Mini LED-based (and quantum dot enhanced) backlighting system with 144 Hz IPS LCD panels. These 4K 27-inch LCDs are looking to iterate on previous designs by offering an even greater number of LED backlighting zones, further improving the monitors' contrast and reducing the remaining backlight bloom. Monitors based...

NVIDIA Terminates GeForce Partner Program

Just as quickly as it came into being, NVIDIA’s GeForce Partner Program has come to an end. In a short article posted to their website today, NVIDIA’s Director of Product...

92 by Ryan Smith on 5/4/2018

NVIDIA Releases 397.31 WHQL Drivers: Vulkan 1.1 Support, NVIDIA RTX, And More

After quietly announcing legacy support status for Fermi GPUs and 32-bit operating systems earlier this month, NVIDIA today has released the first Release 396 drivers with 397.31 WHQL, headlined...

7 by Nate Oh on 4/26/2018

MSI Unveils New Vortex Desktop Workstation and Updated Mobile Workstations

MSI has announced updates to its mobile workstation lineup infusing them with Coffee Lake CPUs and Quadro based graphics cards as well as introducing a new pint-sized (Liter size...

41 by Joe Shields on 4/19/2018

ASUS Introduces “AREZ” Brand for Radeon Cards as AMD Discusses New Consumer-Friendly AIB Branding

This week, ASUS introduced new “AREZ” branding for their AMD Radeon video cards. This announcement comes in conjunction with an AMD ‘freedom of choice’ initiative for consumers and gamers...

35 by Nate Oh on 4/19/2018

NVIDIA Moves Fermi GPUs to Legacy Status, Ends Mainstream Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems

This week, NVIDIA has announced that they are ending mainstream graphics driver support for Fermi-based GeForce GPUs. Effective as of this month (i.e. immediately), all Fermi products are being...

43 by Nate Oh on 4/7/2018

Samsung Odyssey Z Gaming Notebook: Going For Gamers with 8th Gen and Max-Q

Samsung this week introduced its latest laptop designed primarily for gamers. The new Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z will be based on Intel’s Core i7 processors with six cores as...

31 by Anton Shilov on 4/4/2018

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop: 15.6-inch, Up to Core i7, GTX 1050 Ti, From $749

Acer has announced a new version of its Nitro 5 laptop this week. The new variants will be powered by Intel’s latest Coffee Lake-H processors, and can use NVIDIA’s...

13 by Anton Shilov on 4/4/2018

NVIDIA Quietly Rolls out Slower, Lower TDP GeForce GT 1030 With DDR4 VRAM

For the lowest-end video cards, a common practice by manufacturers is to substitute in slower VRAM – recently, this meant swapping out GDDR5 for DDR3 – saving costs in...

44 by Nate Oh on 4/4/2018

ASUS Launches ROG Zephyrus M (GM501): A More Traditional Flagship Gaming Notebook

ASUS this week introduced its a second laptop under its flagship ROG Zephyrus gaming notebook brand. Dubbed the Zephyrus M (GM501) the new laptop is a slightly more straight-laced...

11 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2018

GIGABYTE Updates Aero 15: Six-Cores, GTX 1070, 1080p, 144 Hz, 5mm Bezel, $2300

Among the many laptops getting refreshed this morning, GIGABYTE has introduced upgraded versions of its Aero 15-series gaming laptops. The new notebooks retain a relatively compact form-factor, but feature...

8 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2018

NVIDIA ARM SoC Roadmap Updated: After Xavier Comes Orin

As part of this week’s GTC 2018 keynote address, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang quickly touched upon the future of NVIDIA’s ARM SoC lineup. While the company no longer publicly...

43 by Ryan Smith on 3/29/2018

Xiaomi Announces 15.6-inch Mi Gaming Laptop: Mid-Specs with Aggressive Pricing

Chinese brand Xiaomi this week announced its new Mi Gaming Laptop, its first endeavor into the gaming side of laptops. The 15.6-inch Full-HD 1080p gaming laptop will offer up...

19 by Joe Shields on 3/29/2018

NVIDIA Pauses Self-Driving Vehicle Testing; Confirms DRIVE Wasn’t In Last Week’s Uber Collision

While not announced as part of this week’s GTC keynote, during the keynote itself word got out via Reuters that the company had suspended their active testing of their...

14 by Ryan Smith on 3/29/2018

Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EK71080 Compact Gaming PC Review

Gaming systems and small form-factor (SFF) PCs have turned out to be growth segments in a desktop PC market that has been subject to severe challenges recently. Many vendors...

17 by Ganesh T S on 3/28/2018

NVIDIA’s DGX-2: Sixteen Tesla V100s, 30 TB of NVMe, only $400K

Ever wondered why the consumer GPU market is not getting much love from NVIDIA’s Volta architecture yet? This is a minefield of a question, nuanced by many different viewpoints...

28 by Ian Cutress on 3/27/2018

Big Volta Comes to Quadro: NVIDIA Announces Quadro GV100

Along with today’s memory capacity bump for the existing Tesla V100 cards, NVIDIA is also rolling out a new Volta-based card for the Quadro family. Aptly named the Quadro...

22 by Ryan Smith on 3/27/2018

NVIDIA Develops NVLink Switch: NVSwitch, 18 Ports For DGX-2 & More

Back in 2016 when NVIDIA launched the Pascal GP100 GPU and associated Tesla cards, one of the consequences of their increased server focus for Pascal was that interconnect bandwidth...

22 by Ryan Smith on 3/27/2018

NVIDIA Bumps All Tesla V100 Models to 32GB, Effective Immediately

Update 05/24: NVIDIA has since reached out to us, informing us that their previous statement about 32GB cards replacing 16GB cards was in error, and that the 16GB V100...

7 by Ryan Smith on 3/27/2018

GIGABYTE's G190-G30: a 1U Server with Four Volta and NVLink

GIGABYTE Server, the B2B arm of GIGABYTE's enterprise line, is adding the G190-G30 to its roster. This is a 1U server that uses four SXM2 GPUs and dual Xeon...

2 by Joe Shields on 3/27/2018

The NVIDIA GTC 2018 Keynote Live Blog

We're here at the San Jose Convention Center for NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference. Kicking off this first full day of events is of course NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang's keynote...

27 by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh on 3/27/2018

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