Category: NVIDIA

Microsoft Announces Surface Book 2 with 13″ & 15″ Display & Nvidia 1050/1060

Normally with product releases, there is all sort of leaks and hypes about a new product, but Microsoft seems to have gone under the radar with their newly announced Surface Book 2. It has been a few years since the original was announced, and it was generally regarded as one of the best, if not the best convertible laptops around. You had a well-crafted laptop, featuring a top of the range mobile CPU in with a travel-friendly 13.5-inch screen. What really differentiated the Surface Book was the discrete GPU embedded into its base, it was believed the original GPU...

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Nvidia Announces GeForce GTX 1080 Ti & Lowers GTX 1080 pricing

Nvidia has finally announced the eagerly anticipated today announced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, new SKUs of the GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 that feature faster-than-before memory clock speeds, and a price drop for the GTX 1080. Revealed at GDC 2017, the GTX 1080 Ti features the same GP102 GPU found in the Titan X Pascal and just as many cores. On the 12 billion transistors die, there are six Graphics Processing Clusters sporting six Streaming Multiprocessors each, although two are disabled leaving us with a total of 28, which equates to 3,584 CUDA cores and 224...

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CES 2017: NVIDIA announces new Shield TV console, with Google Assistant support.

The stock of the original NVIDIA shield has been dwindling the past few months, so it probably comes as no surprise that a new one has been announced at CES 2017. The new Shield TV doesn’t appear to have had any major upgrades to its internals, though specifics are vague at the moment. We don’t think it is using the new X2 chip, but the old X1 found in the original shield. It does now offer 4K HDR for both games and movies which are quite an important upgrade with the growth of HDR in the past year. The...

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Nintendo Switch Announced – A hybrid console & portable gaming device powered by NVIDIA Tegra

Unfortunately, I am a bit late to the game posting my news, as I have been away, but being Nintendo’s new console, it is still worth posting! As you may, or may not have heard, Nintendo have finally announced their new console, the Nintendo Switch. A lot of the rumours about the new console have been true, and true to Nintendo’s form, they have adopted an alternative approach to the Switch. It is basically a hybrid consoles/hand held, that can switch between a tablet mode and TV mode using a base unit. This means you'll easily be able to...

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NVIDIA has revealed the latest Titan X, 12GB of GDDR5X, $1,200

NVIDIA have released a whole slew of new graphics cards built on their Pascal architecture recently. The latest is the Titan X, the ultra-high end model that is built for professional use but often used in high end consumer units. The new Titan X 12GB of GDDR5X memory and 3,584 cores running at 1.53 GHZ, yielding an absurd 11 teraflops of performance. That easily beats the 8.9 teraflops of the GTX 1080, which itself put the last-gen Titan X to shame. Unfortunately, as with the normal GTX 1080, NVIDIA has decided to ramp up the price, and you will...

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NVIDIA GTX 1080 & GTX 1070 revealed: Both faster than Titan X & GTX 980 Ti

Gamers have been eagerly anticipating this day for the past few months, NVIDIA has finally released details of their consumer grade cards based on their Pascal architecture. The basic nitty gritty of the release is that the GTX 1080 will retail for $599 (£450), $50 more than the GTX 980 cost at launch, while the GTX 1070 will retail for $379 (£270), also $50 more than the previous generation card. The 1080 will launch 27th of May, and the 1070 on 10th of June. The increase in price may not be welcome news most, but NVIDIA may be able...

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Nvidia rumoured to release GTX 1080 GPU in May

Nvidia are rumoured to releasing their GTX 1080 GPU in May which is expected to come with 8GB of GDDR5X memory and be powered by a single 8-pin power connector. It is expected that it will be revealed at the Nvidia GTC event on April 4-7, 2016. This should be the official launch of the new Pascal GPU architecture. Rumour’s indicate it won’t be a massive upgrade in terms of graphics power, and follow a similar pattern as the last generation with the GTX 1080 as a direct replacement for the GTX 980Ti with larger more powerful Pascal designs coming...

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