Competition drives innovation and trash talk in equal measure
Nvidia didn’t say much when the PS4 was announced, but today they came out swinging. During an interview with Maximum PC’s sister site Techradar, Nvidia’s Tony Tamasi claimed that, "Compared to gaming PCs, the PS4 specs are in the neighborhood of a low-end CPU, and a low- to mid-range GPU. If the PS4 ships in December as Sony indicated, it will only offer about half the performance of a GTX680 GPU (based on GFLOPS and texture), which launched in March 2012, more than a year and a half ago."
GeForce GTX 680 owners will see performance gains in several titles using Nvidia's latest drivers.
Nvidia on Monday made available new beta drivers for GeForce graphics card owners. The GeForce 314.14 drivers, while not yet officially certified, are said to increase performance by up to 23 percent for GeForce 400, 500, and 600 series GPUs in several PC games versus the GeForce 314.07 WHQL-certified drivers. Naturally, results will vary depending on your particular setup.
Two podcasts in one month? We share because we care
What's this? A new podcast already? Well, that's just how much we love you. And it gets us out of the salt mine for about an hour and a half. Not that benchmarking GTX Titans all day is a hard-knock life. In No BS podcast episode 196, we rotated in our trusty intern Chris, giving Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang and Editor-in-Chief Katherine Stevenson some time to plot writing assignments and other devious shenanigans.
A new "Dual Silencer" cooling system and game bundle have been added to Zotac's GTX 680 AMP! Edition card.
Zotac on Wednesday announced a "refined" version of its GeForce GTX 680 AMP! Edition (ZT-60105-10P) graphics card, which at first we thought that meant it would come dressed in a fancy suit and speak with a British accent -- chip chip cherio and all that jazz. Even better, Zotac was referring to a new and enhanced "Dual Silencer" cooling solution and game bundle that includes Assassin's Creed III.
Nvidia has grown from a three-person startup to 8,000 staff.
It was 20 years ago this month that three people -- Jen-Hsun Huang, Chris Malachowsky, and Curtis Priem -- co-founded Nvidia with venture capital funding from Sequoia Capital. Nvidia's grown by leaps and bounds in the past two decades and now employs over 8,000 individuals situated across more than 40 sites. At Nvidia's headquarters in Santa Clara, a few blocks from where it all started, there's barely a spare desk to be found, the GPU maker says. The solution? Build a new headquarters.
Not quite the fastest single-card, but definitely the fastest Single GPU
On Tuesday we posted our preview of the GK110-based Geforce GTX Titan from Nvidia, and like all of yall we were eager to stuff the Titan into a test system to see what it could do in both single-card and dual-card configurations. Now that the dust has settled and our initial testing is complete, we have to say we think we misunderstood what Nvidia was said to us when we asked them how the Titan compares to the GTX 690. The Titan is one hellishly fast single GPU, but it's not the fastest single-card solution for gaming. That title still rests comfortably with the dual-GPU GTX 690.
Has the "Gaming Supercomputer" era officially begun?
CyberPower PC is certainly excited about the release of Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, as are many other boutique system builders. Not only is Titan a, well, titan in the GPU space, it's also based on architecture that's been used in several supercomputers. This fact has led CyberPower to declare this the "Gaming Supercomputer" era, which for CyberPower actually begins on February 21, which is when customers will be able to configure Titan in new builds.
The Tegra 4i processor, previously codenamed Project Grey, features 60 custom Nvidia GPU cores.
Nvidia's firing on all cylinders today. The GPU maker made waves early this morning by formally introducing the world to its GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, which is supposed to offer comparable performance to the dual-GPU GeForce GTX 690 part for the same price, and now Nvidia is announcing its first fully integrated 4G LTE mobile processor, the Tegra 4i (codenamed Project Grey).
Discrete graphics shipments dipped 16 percent sequentially in Q4, according to data by Jon Peddie Research.
Intel increased its share of the graphics market by 3.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 to claim nearly two thirds of the market at 63.4 percent, the latest data by Jon Peddie Research (JPR) reveals. AMD, meanwhile, dropped from 21 percent in Q3 to 19.7 percent in Q4, and Nvidia gave up nearly 2 percent and remains in third place with a 16.9 percent share of the market. All three vendors saw graphics shipments decline last quarter.
The Titan's reduced length makes it an ideal fit for small form factor (SFF) gaming rigs.
Nvidia today unleashed its GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, which is supposed to offer nearly the same performance as its dual-GPU GTX 690 (check out our Titan preview). Equally remarkable is that Nvidia was able to shorten the length of the card by an inch, reduce noise output, and keep temperatures in check. Put it all together and you have a potent card destined for SFF systems, a point that wasn't lost on Digital Storm.