NVIDIA

I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again – the best industry conference I go to every year is Hot Chips. The event has grown over the years, to around 1700 people in 2019 if I remember correctly, but it involves two days of presentations about the latest hardware that has hit the market. This includes new and upcoming parts that change the industry we work in, including deep dives into some of the most important silicon at play in the market today. There are also extensive keynote presentations from the most prominent members of the industry that give insights into how these people (and the companies) work, but also where the future is going. This week the lid was lifted on...

Acer Nitro 7: Thin 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptops with 144 Hz Monitors

Acer has introduced its brand-new series of gaming laptops aimed at casual gamers. The Nitro 7 notebooks combine performance, a 15.6-inch display with 144 Hz maximum refresh rate, a...

22 by Anton Shilov on 4/12/2019

NVIDIA Releases DirectX Raytracing Driver for GTX Cards; Posts Trio of DXR Demos

Last month at GDC 2019, NVIDIA revealed that they would finally be enabling public support for DirectX Raytracing on non-RTX cards. Long baked into the DXR specification itself &ndash...

18 by Ryan Smith on 4/11/2019

OSS Unveils 5-Way PCIe 4.0 Backplane, Demonstrates PCIe 4.0 HPC Platform

One Stop Systems this week introduced the industry’s first 5-way PCIe 4.0 backplane at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference. The OSS 5 Slot Gen 4 Backplane is designed primarily for...

5 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2019

ZOTAC Mek Mini: A Small High Performance Gaming PC

ZOTAC this week launched its small form-factor (SFF) Mek Mini desktop computer, aimed at gaming in a small volume. The system will be initially available in only one configuration...

15 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2019

Samsung HBM2E ‘Flashbolt’ Memory for GPUs: 16 GB Per Stack, 3.2 Gbps

Samsung has introduced the industry’s first memory that correspond to the HBM2E specification. The company’s new Flashbolt memory stacks increase performance by 33% and offer double per-die as well...

25 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2019

Quick Note: NVIDIA’s “Einstein” Architecture Was A Real Project

While it was never an official NVIDIA codename as far as roadmaps go, the name “Einstein” came up in rumors a few times earlier this decade. At the time...

15 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2019

Nvidia Announces Jetson Nano Dev Kit & Board: X1 for $99

Today at GTC 2019 Nvidia launched a new member of the Jetson family: The new Jetson Nano. The Jetson family of products represents Nvidia new focus on robotics, AI...

49 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/18/2019

NVIDIA To Bring DXR Ray Tracing Support to GeForce 10 & 16 Series In April

During this week, both GDC (the Game Developers’ Conference) and GTC (the Game Technology Conference) are happing in California, and NVIDIA is out in force. The company's marquee gaming-related...

38 by Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 3/18/2019

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Review, Feat. EVGA XC GAMING: Turing Stakes Its Claim at $219

Launching today is NVIDIA's next mainstream video card, the GeForce GTX 1660. The card is based on the a cut-down version of the TU116 Turing GPU used in the...

80 by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh on 3/14/2019

NVIDIA To Acquire Datacenter Networking Firm Mellanox for $6.9 Billion

Starting off the week bright and early, NVIDIA this morning announced that they’re acquiring datacenter networking and interconnect Mellanox. With a price tag of $6.9 billion, NVIDIA’s acquisition will...

34 by Ryan Smith on 3/11/2019

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Q1 2019

For gaming PCs that push the pretty pixels on the screens, the video card is the most important component. And given the sheer amount of custom options, choosing the...

18 by Nate Oh on 3/11/2019

NVIDIA To Move Mobile Kepler GPUs to Legacy Status in April 2019 (& 3D Vision Too)

In a note on their support website published earlier this afternoon, NVIDIA has announced that they are preparing to move their mobile (laptop) Kepler GPUs to legacy status, ending...

18 by Ryan Smith on 3/8/2019

Lenovo Unveils ThinkStation P520 & P920 ‘AI Workstations’: Xeon Plus Quadro RTX 6000

Lenovo this week has introduced its new single and dual-processor “AI Workstations”, which the company is pitching at the artificial intelligence and deep learning markets. The new machines are...

15 by Anton Shilov on 3/7/2019

NVIDIA Announces “RTX Triple Threat” Game Bundle for March 2019: BFV, Anthem, & Metro Exodus

With the change in seasons comes a change in game bundles for NVIDIA. This morning the company announced that they’re launching a new GeForce RTX-focused bundle – the aptly...

26 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2019

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Review, Feat. EVGA XC GAMING: Turing Sheds RTX for the Mainstream Market

Launching today is NVIDIA's new mainstream video card, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Based on the new TU116 it is a Turing architecture video card, but a Turing card...

157 by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh on 2/22/2019

NVIDIA Quietly Releases GeForce MX250 & MX230: Entry-Level Laptop GeForce

With the launch of their GeForce 20 Series parts already well underway, it was only a matter of time until NVIDIA updated their low-end parts as well, and that...

24 by Ryan Smith on 2/21/2019

TSMC’s Fab 14B Photoresist Material Incident: $550 Million in Lost Revenue

TSMC on Friday revealed more details regarding an incident with a photoresist material at its Fab 14B earlier this year. The contaminated chemical damaged wafers on TSMC’s 12 nm...

29 by Anton Shilov on 2/20/2019

NVIDIA Earnings Report Q4 2019: Crypto Pain But Full Year Gain

This afternoon, NVIDIA announced their earnings for the fourth quarter of their 2019 fiscal year, which ended January 27. As expected, revenues were sharply hit by the crash of...

31 by Brett Howse on 2/14/2019

Colorful Offers GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Without A Cooler

There are two major things that differentiate GPUs within the same family from each other: the PCB design and the cooling system, both of which provide either headroom for...

14 by Anton Shilov on 1/24/2019

ASUS ROG 'Mothership' GZ700GX 17.3-inch G-Sync Gaming Laptop with Detachable Keyboard

ASUS has introduced its unique ROG Mothership GZ700GX convertible desktop replacement laptop that combines performance, mobility, and versatility of a desktop computer. Equipped with a G-Sync-enabled 17.3-inch display featuring...

22 by Anton Shilov on 1/24/2019

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