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NVIDIA Unveils Pascal GPU: 16GB of memory, 1TB/s Bandwidth


At the Japanese edition of NVIDIA GTC (GPU Technology Conference), NVIDIA finally revealed details behind its 2016 graphics architecture, codenamed Pascal. The architecture was launched at the main GTC event, which took place in San Jose on March 17th, 2015 (watch Jen-Hsun Huang’s GTC keynote here). GTC Japan was hosted by Marc Hamilton. As always, the Pascal GPU will be manufactured in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), using the brand new 16nm FinFET process. This process is much more than a simple number, since it marks the shift from planar, 2D transistors to the FinFET i.e. 3D transistors. This shift required that the engineers make lot of changes in the


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Which Computer Should You Buy?


Buying a computer is more complicated than it needs to be.  If you are a gamer or a computer enthusiast, this post is not for you. Stop now and move along to your next article. I wrote this article to help those who think buying a computer is challenging because of all the choices, options, and hardware to consider. One reason I believe Apple has done so well over recent years is by bringing a simplicity to the buying process that just isn’t there for traditional Windows-based PCs. Most people I know buy and use these traditional Windows-based PCs, and I hope this article can help take


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Google Takes On Surface And iPad Pro With 10.2-inch Android-Powered Pixel C


Since its introduction in 2012, Google’s reference Nexus tablet grew in (screen) size and features. 2012-2013 saw 7″ and 10″ models, Nexus 9 debuted in late 2014 and now, we are seeing Google reserving the ‘Nexus’ brand for smartphones only. The new reference tablet from Google is named Pixel C; a 10.2 inch, high-resolution (308 pixels-per-inch) tablet runs the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. Just like Microsoft and Apple before, Pixel C comes in a tablet + keyboard layout, which is the new industry standard for ‘productivity tablets’. This combination should makes typing and daily work easier, faster and more task oriented, but also enhance the


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NVIDIA Shares Skyrocket After Great Financial Results


Today was a day for memory for NVIDIA, as the company’s meteoric stock rise got them on top of Fortune 100 stock moves, ahead of Tesla Motors, Inc. The reason for the growth of the stock, are both second quarter results and upbeat announcement of third quarter earnings. Following the trading close on Thursday, NVIDIA announced its results which were on record levels, even though the company had some serious write offs ($167 million) due to Icera modem business and SHIELD tablet recall; $1.15 billion represents their best second quarter result, up from $1.10 a year earlier. Net income was only 26 million, but that came after


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NVIDIA Announces 8″ SHIELD Tablet Recall due to Fire Hazard

8" SHIELD tablet represented one of rare products on the market based on the Tegra K1 chip.

When it was originally introduced, the 8″ SHIELD tablet represented the highest performing tablet on the market, packing Tegra K1 SoC with 192 Kepler cores, world’s first tablet with desktop-like GPU. We were quite impressed with the performance Tegra achieved by using stock Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, as well as overall built quality. The only negative was that the screen resolution wasn’t the greatest on an 8″ tablet, and it would heat up during gameplay – but not more than for example, Nexus 9 tablet (also powered by the same processor), or Texas Instruments powered Amazon Kindle HDX 8.9″. However, it looks like the tables have turned on


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5 Must have Pieces of Software for Gamers

I Love Gaming by Mahbub Ahsan Rashid.

There is no doubt about it; gaming represents one of largest, if not the largest entertainment business in 2015. The growth in this market has been underpinned by innovation and technological advancement, as new hardware is developed to refine the gaming experience across multiple platforms. With modern-day hardware also enabling cross-platform gaming experiences, this sector is set for even further growth in the next decade. Software is also a key component of the modern gaming experience, and there are several must-have programs for aspiring designers and developers. Here are five of what I believe are the most important tools you need for flawless gameplay: Graphic Drivers


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AMD Moves to Justify Radeon 300 Series Rebrand

AMD Radeon R9 290X Board showcases the Hawaii GPU and 4GB GDDR5 memory.

Just like in the world of sports, there is a lot of personal and below-the-belt attacks on companies we report about, and quite often the heated exchanges happen about Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo consoles, or if we go down to the chip level – discussions about Intel, AMD or Nvidia (interestingly though, we don’t see Qualcomm receiving a lot of flak). Recently, we saw a lot of heated media coverage and comments criticizing the company’s decision to rebrand some of its silicon again, now into the Radeon 300 Series moniker. As a part of its 2015 line-up, some Radeon 300 Series parts are based on silicon


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AMD Radeon Fury X Performance Revealed

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Introduction slide

While VR World is currently working on a detailed series of analysis into how AMD is changing its future by unveiling a completely new product line-up, we were informed by the company’s representatives that the company decided to lift the embargo on performance data for the AMD Radeon Fury X earlier than expected. Thus, while you wait for the architectural analysis of the part (this article will be updated in due course), we are pleased to bring you details from the AMD Radeon Fury X Review Guide, which contains internal performance data of this new, $649 graphic card. This price pitches liquid cooled Radeon Fury X


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NVIDIA GeForce 980 Ti Final Specs Revealed


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


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AMD Fiji XT GPU Teaser


There is no doubt that AMD and NVIDIA will launch their ‘latest and greatest’ graphics cards in June 2015. While the exact schedule is lacking details, it is rumored that both companies will split their unveilings between Computex Taipei 2015 (June 2-5) and E3 2015 (June 16-18). AMD recently fired the first salvo, with a teaser trailer for its upcoming Fiji XT graphics card, high end model for the otherwise rebranded number of GPUs belonging to the ‘300’ series. As you can see on a leaked image from TechPowerUp, this board is going to be quite smaller than the previous high-end cards, even though it is


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Take a Look at Nvidia’s GTX 980 Ti

Nvidia GPU Logo

The GTX 980 Ti launches sometime next week, but here’s a closeup look at the card now.


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Nvidia’s Icera Exit Will Cost it $125 Million

Nvidia Drive PX

Nvidia’s most recent quarter was solid and non-eventful for the company, with all of its divisions posting solid revenue.


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Nvidia’s GTX 900 Game Bundle Includes ‘The Witcher 3’ And ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’

nvidia witcher 3 bundle

Nvidia is including two great games with GTX 900 bundle.


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Nvidia Calls LTE Modem Market Quits


Qualcomm loses another competitor as Nvidia calls the LTE modem market quits.


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Zotac GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Omega Core Edition Review: Mid-Range Cards Don’t Get Any Better

Zotac GTX 970 Omega Core Edition 03

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.


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Uncle Sam Shocks Intel With a Ban on Xeon Supercomputers in China

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer is world's fastest supercomputer, at 33 PFLOPS demonstrated and 55 PFLOPS theoretical performance.

Just as Intel’s (NASDAQ: INTC) CEO Brian Krzanich opens the regular staff meetings before a dramatically reduced IDF2015 Shenzhen conference, it is a good time to review how government and enterprises don’t see eye to eye when it comes to strategic business. Remember the Tianhe-2 machine at Guangzhou Supercomputer Center, the current World’s number one according to Top 500 Supercomputer list? Unlike some other China supercomputers – Tianhe-2 is fully Intel based machine,  the world’s largest assembly of Intel Xeon CPUs and Xeon Phi accelerators. Even after Intel ‘opened the kimono’ and gave a nearly 70%  discount on its processors and accelerators, it has given Intel, and therefore


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Nvidia May Already Be Working On A GTX 980 Ti


The GTX 980 Ti is said to feature the same GM200 silicon as the Titan X, and will likely be available in factory overclocked editions.


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Intel Gunning To Challenge Nvidia At HPC With ‘Knights Landing’ Xeon Phi Processor

Knights Landing

Intel’s Knights Landing is set to offer three times the amount of performance as the current-gen Knights Corner.


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EVGA’s GTX 980 Hybrid Comes With An AIO Liquid Cooler

GTX 980 Hybrid

The GTX 980 Hybrid makes an already stunning card even better.


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Nvidia Officially Launches The GeForce GTX Titan X

Nvidia GTX Titan X

The Titan X is billed as the most powerful single-GPU solution available today.