At the inaugural edition of North American Dreamhack conference, Electronic Arts and DICE launched Battlefield 1, while Nvidia unveiled their first Pascal-based consumer cards, the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070. Both cards set to offer record-breaking performance per watt, and that performance enabled Nvidia to price the parts above its predecessors. In this article, we will analyze the key elements that make second Pascal chip (GP104) even more efficient than the GP100 (Tesla P100). While the performance results are under NDA until the May 17th (expect a tidal wave of reviews from usual suspects), we are now digging into the architecture that makes GeForce GTX 1080 ‘a screamer’. Pascal GPU architecture
As the time for GPU Technology Conference approaches, Nvidia is starting to unveil products that will be hotly discussed in sessions. One such example is Quadro M6000 24GB. This graphics card comes as an answer to customer demands for more on-board memory, satisfying the demands across the board. For example Deadpool’s opening sequence was visualized on the Quadro M6000 12GB, using the same assets in the final render. Expanding on that, 24 GB of on-board memory enables the content creators to take one step further, as seen in the upcoming Angry Birds movie. “At Sony Pictures Imageworks, we regularly push the limits of our ability to display
2016 will be marked with the arrival of two memory standards, which should spread across the mainstream and high-end / enthusiast line-up like fire. First, we have the HBM2, an improved version of HBM memory which debuted (and so far, only ships inside) with AMD R9 Fury family of cards. HBM2 promises a four times increase in capacity and double the memory bandwith – meaning a single card can go from 4GB and 512GB/s to 16GB and 1TB/s. Given the low volume of HBM and HBM2 memory, those two will probably remain only on enthusiast graphics cards, such as recently renamed Greenland, high-end Polaris graphics processor from AMD
As we are approaching Computex and the majority of press and media analysts are in the plane en route Taipei, companies such as Intel, Nvidia and AMD are polishing their press releases for the first day of the show. One such product is GeForce GTX 980 Ti, a product refresh which does not have a lot to do with ‘refresh’. While the original GTX 980 was based of GM204 GPU, featuring 2048 CUDA cores attached to 4 or 8GB of GDDR5 memory. As you might have guessed, the chip was using 256-bit memory bus. When you combine GPU clock of 1.12 GHz and GDDR5 clock
Zotac’s GTX 970 AMP! Omega Core Edition lowers the barrier for entry to 4K gaming considerably, coming close to the flagship GTX 980 in many regards.
The GTX 980 Hybrid makes an already stunning card even better.
The Titan X is billed as the most powerful single-GPU solution available today.
New GPU architecture promises ten-times the performance of Maxwell.
Nvidia has announced the GeForce GTX 960. With the GTX 980 and GTX 970 targeting high-end and mid-tier segments, it is time for Nvidia to go after the entry-level.
The GTX Titan-X will allegedly be twice as powerful as the GTX Titan Black.
With the Tegra X1, it looks like Nvidia has finally managed to offer a chipset that delivers incredible performance combined with great energy efficiency.
Nvidia once again used CES to announce a refresh of its mobile and automotive platforms
Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang talked about Nvidia’s GPU technology licensing discussions and possibilities during their latest earnings call with analysts.
The GTX 980M and 970M consolidate Nvidia’s position in the notebook segment, and for the first time deliver performance that is comparable to desktop level GPUs.
Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) is highly coveted by gamers in India, but its high-end offerings have been prohibitive in terms of price. In a market that is inundated with budget offerings, the $900 (Rs. 54,000) asking figure for cards like the GTX 780 Ti has meant that gamers looking for a high-end solution have largely had to look to the likes of the R9 290X, which costs a full $175 (Rs. 10,500) less. That is no longer the case with Nvidia’s latest offerings in the GeForce GTX 900 series. The GTX 980 will be available at a retail price of $750 (Rs. 46,000), with the final price
After months of rumors, the GeForce GTX 980 is official, and now hardware vendors are launching their own versions of the card. The rumors indicated that while GTX 970 would come in overclocked variants, the GTX 980 would be available only as a reference card, at least initially. This, thankfully, is not the case, as Zotac has three variants of the card: a standard reference variant, an overcooking edition and an extreme edition that is catered to the enthusiast gamer segment. All cards feature Zotac’s FireStorm customization utility, although the overclocked editions get more bells and whistles in the form of a custom cooler, more
Now that the Maxwell-based Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) 9xx series is official, hardware vendors are starting to offer their custom variants. Zotac, known for its overclocked video cards, is catering to all segments of gamers by offering three video cards based on the GeForce GTX 970 — a reference design, an enthusiast overclocked model that features higher clocks, and an extreme edition that features three cooling fans. Zotac GeForce GTX 970 The reference GTX 970, which Zotac is referring to as the Zotac GeForce GTX 970, has dimensions of 204 mm, which should allow it to fit in most mid-tower enclosures with ease. The rumors surrounding the
With Nvidia’s alleged reveal of the GTX 980 and GTX 970 said to occur later this week, we are starting to see several benchmark scores emerge online. The latest listing was found on CompuBench, an OpenCL and RenderScript benchmark that tests the parallel compute performance of GPUs. CompuBench’s benchmark comprises of several tests, each targeting a specific area of the GPU, like physics, processing and throughput. In the face detection test, the GTX 980 and the GTX 970 received scores of 142.522 mPixels/s and 123.183 mPixels/s, outdoing AMD’s R9 290X, which managed a score of 112.814 mPixels/s. The GTX 980 and GTX 970 continued their
MSI Germany has teased a render of a card running the hardware vendor’s new TwinFrozr V cooling solution. While the card in question has not been confirmed to be the GTX 970, it is believed that the TwinFrozr design will launch alongside Nvidia’s upcoming video card. The render reveals a two-tone design featuring a red and black color scheme for the cooler. In the Facebook post, MSI mentioned that the new TwinFrozr V enabled cards will come with “fantastic new features”, not elaborating on what features the manufacturer will offer. From what’s known thus far, the GTX 970 will be based on the 28 nm
Nvidia’s next-generation video card launch details may have been indadvertedly leaked by a Gigabyte executive. In an interview with Expreview, the executive claimed that Nvidia will unveil the GeForce GTX 880 in the month of September, with Gigabyte coming out with a custom card based on the reference design, dubbed the GTX 880 G1.Gamer. Details of the card are scant at this moment, but it is estimated that Gigabyte’s GTX 880 will feature a thermal cooler that can handle loads as high as 650W, and will feature a silent cooling solution that makes little to no noise when running in idle load. Also rumored is