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Nvidia Calls for Limits as Crypto Hysteria Pushes GPU Prices Sky High

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the most important choices every PC builder makes is which graphics card to buy. That choice has been getting much more stressful lately as the price of GPUs skyrockets. You can thank the surge of interest in cryptocurrency for the increase in graphics card prices, but Nvidia is trying to do something about it. “Trying” is the operative word here. As recently as the middle of last year, you could get a high-end…

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Nvidia May Be Prepping a New GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q to Counter Intel, AMD

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Intel and AMD announced they’d be cooperating on a new CPU with an Intel processor paired with an AMD GPU, it was easy to see who the loser was going to be. Nvidia has a dominant overall position in the GPU market, including the types of all-in-one and small form factor systems that might opt for one of Intel’s new CPUs with Radeon RX Vega graphics rather than an Intel CPU with Nvidia GPU….

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Nvidia Goes All-In On G-Sync With New ‘BFGD’ Ultra-High-End Displays

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. At CES 2018, Nvidia announced a new line of gaming monitors designed to round up and deliver every single high-end feature you can buy in a monitor or television today. The company’s new BFGD monitors — the acronym stands for Big Format Game Display, obviously, and not the kind of profanity-fueled phrase that might lead one to label such a display a “BFGD Screen” — are serious business, as the saying goes. All of the…

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Nintendo Launches Wii and Gamecube Games on Nvidia Shield in China

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nintendo has been famously reluctant to allow its classic games to run on anyone else’s platform, but it’s making an exception in China. Nvidia is teaming up with Nintendo to launch the Shield Android TV box in China with an assortment of games from the Wii and Gamecube. Don’t hold your breath for these games to launch in other markets, though. Nvidia has put together multiple partnerships to bring games like Borderlands and Doom 3…

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Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti Review Roundup: Neatly Splitting the 1070 and 1080

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Nvidia launched the GTX 1070 and 1080 back in May 2016, it decisively re-established itself as the upper-midrange market, while extending its lead at the top of the graphics stack. Save for the launch of the new 1080 Ti and a modest bump to the GTX 1080’s RAM clocks earlier this year, that’s where the market stayed until August, when AMD’s Vega 56 took a modest lead over the 1070 and Vega 64 landed…

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AMD’s Vega Battles Nvidia for the Pole Position in Forza Motorsport 7

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD’s Vega architecture launched in August with the Vega 64 and Vega 56, but while these GPUs put AMD back on the board with higher-end architectures, they weren’t the clean sweep of Nvidia many would-be buyers had hoped for. The Vega 56 is a strong competitor for the GTX 1070, but the Vega 64 was less competitive with the GTX 1080, and the GTX 1080 Ti is out of reach. At least, it’s out-of-reach most…

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Nvidia Wants to Use AI to Enhance Games, Improve Ray Tracing

At SIGGRAPH this week, both AMD and Nvidia are announcing various hardware and software technologies. SIGGRAPH is an annual show that focuses on computer graphics and advances in rendering techniques. At the show this year, Nvidia showcased the ways AI could be used to improve gaming or to create extremely realistic images, without the enormous computational horsepower that would be required to brute force certain visual standards. This last bit is of more than incidental concern. The problem is simple: If you compare a top-shelf character animation from 2017 versus the…

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