Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, VR World

Nvidia Game24 Event: The Launch of GTX 980 and GTX 970

This past Thursday (September 18th), Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) hosted its GAME24 event from Hangar 8 at the Santa Monica Airport in Los Angeles. The event was billed as a “celebration of PC gaming”, and it certainly was. However, the main event was no secret to those in the press – the release of the new top end Maxwell GPUs: GTX 980 and GTX 970. This announcement was made in conjunction with the NDA expiry of the GTX 980 reviews, including our very own review of the GeForce GTX 980. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang soon took the stage to welcome the attendees and to present Maxwell and the


Audio/Video, Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, Software Programs, VR World

Nvidia Disproves Lunar Conspiracy Theories with Maxwell

VXGI Maxwell

Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) has released a video that explains how the company used  voxel global illumination (VXGI) to debunk conspiracy theories of how the Lunar Landing never happened. Nvidia does this by addressing each individual conspiracy theory as they are presented using a real time rendering of the photos taken on the moon by the two astronauts and their craft. This was done using the only hardware capable of using VXGI, the GTX 980 using Maxwell GPU technology, which was just announced and reviewed by us yesterday. The VXGI technology is not yet available as it must be implemented in a game engine and at this current moment


Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, Reviews

GeForce GTX 980 Review: More Performance at Lower Power

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 is Nvidia’s latest and greatest graphics card featuring the company’s new Maxwell GPU architecture. Nvidia claims that Maxwell is able to maintain performance while delivering better power efficiency. Sure, the Kepler architecture brought some amazing improvements when compared to the infamous Fermi architecture, but it was less revolutionary than the Maxwell architecture which debuted last year in the GTX 750 Ti. Below, you can see a single SMM block diagram of the Maxwell architecture, followed by the full GM-204 architecture. Keep in mind that this is not the full-blown version of Maxwell. The GeForce GTX 980 is based upon Nvidia’s GM-204 GPU