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Some powerful gaming laptops are on the horizon. AMD is promising big things from its Ryzen 4000 "Renoir" APUs, and Intel is prepping a lineup of Comet Lake silicon. As it pertains to the latter, a leaked benchmark entry highlights a laptop configuration with a 10th generation Intel Core i9-10980HK Comet Lake-H CPU paired with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super with Max-Q Design. That is a potent combination for sure. Starting with the CPU, the Core i9-10980HK is an unreleased part based on Comet Lake-H (14nm+++). It wields 8 cores and 16 threads with a 3.1GHz base clock and 5GHz boost clock, along with 16MB of L3 cache and a 45W TDP. It sits at the top of the upcoming Comet Lake-H stack. Now here is where... Read more...
This will come as little consolation to early GeForce NOW adopters, but that whole messy situation with Activision-Blizzard abruptly pulling its titles from the game streaming service right after its public launch? Well aw shucks, folks, it was just a simple "misunderstanding." In short, NVIDIA thought the agreement it had with Activision during the GeForce NOW beta period extended into the public launch. NVIDIA was wrong. So, what does this mean for gamers? Nothing has really changed—GeForce NOW is still devoid of Activision games, and there is absolutely no clarity on when or even if they will return to the service at a later date. "Activision Blizzard has been a fantastic partner during... Read more...
The cryptocurrency hangover appears to be firmly in NVIDIA's rear view mirror at this point. The GPU maker posted its fourth quarter earnings report for the three-month period ended January 26, 2020, and investors reacted positively to the strong numbers and outlook. As a result, shares of NVIDIA are up more than 6 percent this morning. NVIDIA finished its fiscal year with $3.11 billion in the fourth quarter. That represents a monstrous gain of 41 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago, and a more modest 3 percent jump sequentially. Full-year revenue actually went down 7 percent, but still registered $10.92 billion. "Adoption of NVIDIA accelerated computing drove excellent results, with... Read more...
NVIDIA is gearing up to launch a couple of entry-level mobile GPUs, namely the GeForce MX350 and GeForce MX330, to take on integrated solutions from AMD and Intel. According to NVIDIA, the GeForce MX350 offers up to 2.5X faster performance while the GeForce MX330 is up to 2X faster compared to the "latest and best integrated graphics for photo editing, video editing, and gaming." Are they really, though? It's too early to tell, but some leaked benchmarks give us an early look at performance. While the benchmark runs are unofficial, these GPUs do exist—NVIDIA has put up separate product pages for each GPU. The product pages only reveal a few basic details, such as GDDR5 memory support and... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce NOW game streaming service exited beta last week and became a commercially avail product to the masses. What makes GeForce NOW so special is that it connects to existing PC game stores, allowing you to stream games that you have already purchased, to various computing platforms regardless of horsepower and capability, from set top box devices like NVIDIA Shield, to laptops, Macs, mobile devices and everything in between. So, despite the fact that you might have an underpowered PC, a Mac, Chromebook, or even an Android smartphone, it's still possible to partake in 1080p 60fps PC gaming from anywhere, as long as you have a stable internet connection (~30Mbps, 5GHz WiFi... Read more...
Like most people in tech, we have oh-so-many questions about Intel's discrete GPU efforts, and if things stay on track, we will get some official answers sometime this year. Until then, we're left to nibble on little nuggets Intel shares here and there, and scour the rumor mill for scraps of information. As it pertains to the latter, a supposedly leaked presentation slide outlining Intel's Xe GPU is making the rounds. Just a quick refresher before we get into the meat of the rumor. For anyone who has been out of the loop for a bit, Intel is once again making a play in the discrete GPU space, something it has not done since Larrabee, which it scrapped a decade ago. Intel has assembled a sort of... Read more...
It may have taken a few years, but at long last, NVIDIA last week launched its GeForce NOW game streaming service to the public at large. Somewhat similar to Google Stadia, GeForce NOW is a cloud-based game streaming service. NVIDIA has been mum on the specific hardware specifications that power GeForce NOW, though a few recent leaks strongly suggest it is run by an Intel CC150 CPU and GeForce RTX T10-8 GPU. Neither of those are common parts found in the consumer space, so looking at the model names alone, there is no way to discern the level of power they provide (outside of the "RTX" designation, which indicates dedicated RT hardware for real-time ray tracing, and Tensor Cores). Fortunately,... Read more...
You are probably aware of the philosophical thought experiment that asks, 'If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?', and we are not here to provide an answer. However, we can say that spinning fans make noise. In search of silence, Palit opted to do away with them on its GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX graphics card. The KalmX model ditches the traditional heatsink + fan + shroud assembly and goes the passive route with just the heatsink. Combined with the "advanced powerful Pascal architecture," the GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX offers up a silent gaming experience. That's wrong of course—the GeForce GTX 1650 is not a Pascal part, as Palit incorrectly states... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce NOW game streaming service is now available for all, meaning that it is no longer relegated to a select few that were accepted in waves as part of the early beta program. With this announcement, anyone can now join in with the service that allows you to bring the power of PC gaming to just about any modern computing platform including Macs, Smart TVs, the SHIELD TV, and Android phones. For those that may have not followed the development of GeForce NOW over the past four and a half years, it allows you to stream games at Full HD resolution at 60+ fps -- even on relatively "underpowered" devices like low-end PCs and smartphones. The primary limiting factor... Read more...
Owners of the SHIELD TV family of media streamers/gaming devices will be happy to learn that NVIDIA is rolling out yet another new update that brings even more functionality. SHIELD Experience 8.0.2 was distributed today, and it supports SHIELD TV devices dating way back to 2015 -- how's that for excellent product support? SHIELD Experience 8.0.2 adds support for the new 2019 SHIELD Remote to older SHIELD TV devices. The newest remote is a big upgrade over its predecessor thanks to backlit buttons, customizable menu button, dedicated buttons for volume/mute, and a remote locator feature.  Also included with this update is support for the new Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller, which... Read more...
It appears at least some of EVGA's newly minted GeForce RTX 2060 KO and GeForce RTX 2060 KO Ultra graphics cards are shipping with Turing-based TU104-150 dies, rather than the TU106 dies that other GeForce RTX 2060 cards have used up to this point. It's not clear if this is specific to EVGA, though. In case you missed it, EVGA launched its GeForce RTX 2060 KO models two weeks ago. The cards preceded an official price drop to the regular (read: non-Super) GeForce RTX 2060 family, as NVIDIA has since lowered the cost on its Founders Edition model to $299 on its website. Most custom models on the market are still selling for $330 and up, though we expect that will change in the coming weeks. Why... Read more...
Even as NVIDIA gears up to launch its Ampere GPUs sometime this year, it would appear we have not seen the last of Pascal, the architecture that preceded Turing. if underlying code in recent NVIDIA drivers are any indication, new Pascal GPUs will manifest in mobile form and find their way into entry-level laptop systems. Pascal is a generation old, and soon to be two generations old. It first debuted nearly four years ago, starting with the Tesla P100 and later inside NVIDIA's GeForce 10-series graphics cards. Pascal was initially built on TSMC's 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, and later partially shifted to Samsung's 14nm FinFET node. Here are the interesting lines of code in NVIDIA's latest... Read more...
Back in November, we heard rumblings that NVIDIA was looking to give its GeForce RTX/GTX Mobile lineup a "Super" refresh; just as it had previously done with its desktop counterparts. Things have been quiet on that front until now, as we're seeing the first additional evidence confirming the existence of the GeForce RTX 2080 Super with Max-Q Design. Confirmation of this news comes by way of TUM_APISAK, which unearthed a Geekbench entry for the mobile GeForce RTX 2080. In this particular instance, the GPU is paired up with an Intel Core i9-10980HK processor (Comet Lake-H), which indicates that is likely a desktop replacement gaming laptop. Intel announced its Comet Lake-H processors at CES... Read more...
Like a submarine with a screen door, there does not appear to be a way of containing all of the leaks associated with NVIDIA's upcoming Ampere GPU as we march increasingly closer to a formal launch. The latest round of unsubstantiated claims suggest NVIDIA will launch two Ampere GPUs at the outset, including one that will power its GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card, and another for the GeForce RTX 3070. We have been hearing about Ampere for a long time now. It is widely assumed Ampere will represent a shift in manufacturing to a 7-nanometer node, as AMD has done with its Navi GPU architecture. Generally speaking, denser nodes lend themselves to better power efficiency, with faster clockspeeds and... Read more...
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