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ZOTAC Announces its GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Series

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and leading manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today boosts the GeForce GTX 650 Ti series with higher performance and automatic overclocking intelligence. The new ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost graphics card delivers smooth high-quality 1080p gaming at an attractive price point.

"The new ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost is a great addition to the GTX 650 family. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost enables us to offer high-end features such as NVIDIA GPU Boost Technology and a wider 192-bit memory bus to mainstream gamers," says Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC International. "The result is smooth high-quality 1080p gaming capabilities with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost and up to 6.4-times the performance of previous generation solutions."

NVIDIA Launches the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Graphics Card

NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost, its "wild card" for the sub-$200 market. Based on the same GK106 silicon as the original GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660, the card acts as an in-between, featuring the CUDA core and TMU count of the GTX 650 Ti, but the memory bus width and ROP count of the GTX 660. It features 768 CUDA cores, 64 TMUs, 24 ROPs, and a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory. As its name suggests, the card features GPU Boost. The core is clocked at 980 MHz, which can dynamically overclock itself to 1033 MHz. The memory runs at 6.00 GHz, churning out 144 GB/s memory bandwidth. NVIDIA is looking to disturb AMD's pack in this segment with an aggressive MSRP of $169.99, a 1 GB variant priced at $149.99 is also on the cards. Check out our review here.

MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Pictured

Here are the first pictures of an MSI-branded GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost graphics card. The card features MSI's Gaming Series branding, a custom board design with Twin Frozr III cooling solution, and what could be a non-reference design PCB. As details emerge, the GTX 650 Ti Boost is turning out to be more of a competitor for AMD's Radeon HD 7850 than its recently launched HD 7790. Based on the 28 nm GK106 silicon, it reportedly features 768 CUDA cores, a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface holding 2 GB of memory (memory size printed on MSI's box), GPU Boost, core clock speeds in the neighborhood of 1030 MHz; and 6.00 GHz memory (144 GB/s). It is expected to come out a little later this month.

Source: WCCFTech

NVIDIA Working on Second GK110-based GeForce Graphics Card for Summer

NVIDIA may decisively hold on to the single-GPU performance lead, with its GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, but at roughly $1000, it could attract a very small market. According to a SweClockers report, NVIDIA is looking to woo gamers just ahead of Summer with the second GK110-based GeForce GTX graphics card. Similar in specifications to the fabled Quadro K6000, the new SKU could feature 13 out of 15 streaming multiprocessors on the GK110 silicon, working out to 2,496 CUDA cores, 208 texture memory units, a 320-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface holding 5 GB of memory, and 40 ROPs. Given that there's a deep ravine between the ~$450 GeForce GTX 680 and ~$1000 GTX Titan, NVIDIA could pick a price-point in the middle. The report claims the new SKU could launch some time between July and August, 2013.

Source: SweClockers

NVIDIA CUDA Gets Python Support

The growing ranks of programmers using the Python open-source language can now take full advantage of GPU acceleration for their high performance computing (HPC) and big data analytics applications by using the NVIDIA CUDA parallel programming model, NVIDIA today announced.

Easy to learn and use, Python is among the top 10 programming languages with more than three million users. It enables users to write high-level software code that captures their algorithmic ideas without delving deep into programming details. Python's extensive libraries and advanced features make it ideal for a broad range of HPC science, engineering and big data analytics applications. Support for NVIDIA CUDA parallel programming comes from NumbaPro, a Python compiler in the new Anaconda Accelerate product from Continuum Analytics.

NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti Refresh Could Feature GPU Boost and +50% Memory Bandwidth: Report

With AMD looking to turn up the heat (pun unintended) in the sub-$200 market segment, NVIDIA is reacting with a GeForce GTX 650 Ti refresh. According to specifications reported by Bright Side of News (BSN), NVIDIA will make some pretty big changes. While the CUDA core count of 768 is unlikely to change, NVIDIA could introduce GPU Boost, a feature the GTX 650 Ti currently lacks, and increase the memory bus width to 192-bit.

The card could ship with clock speeds of 980 MHz core, 1030 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory (144 GB/s), compare that to the 925 MHz core and 5.40 GHz memory of the current GTX 650 Ti. NVIDIA is making it a strategic move not to change retail name despite such a major overhaul, so buyers will have to stay on their toes when choosing GTX 650 Ti (thoroughly inspect specifications).Source: Bright Side of News

ASUS Announces its GeForce GTX Titan Graphics Card

ASUS today announced the GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, based on supercomputer-grade NVIDIA Tesla K20X architecture. The new card delivers the world's most powerful single-GPU performance to PC gamers and multimedia enthusiasts. It is optimized for DirectX 11.1 and PCI Express 3.0, with a GPU clock of 876MHz achieved by use of NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 technology. The ASUS GeForce GTX Titan offers 6GB of GDDR5 video memory clocked at 6000MHz.

It presents the advanced graphics processing power required to fully enjoy the next evolution in gaming technology and multimedia in standards well beyond full HD 1080p. The ASUS GeForce GTX Titan ships with the user-friendly GPU Tweak utility in the box, which allows customers to easily modify performance parameters through a clear yet detailed interface.

Palit Announces its GeForce GTX Titan Graphics Card

Palit joined other NVIDIA partners in making a late-evening announcement of its GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, even though we're informed that partners have zero GTX Titan inventories, and could begin having them only by early-March. Palit's GTX Titan is no different from any of the other SKUs launched today. NVIDIA restricts partners from modifying the board design, much like it did with the GeForce GTX 690. Based on the 28 nm GK110 silicon, the GeForce GTX Titan features 2,688 CUDA cores, 224 TMUs, 48 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 6 GB of memory. It is priced at US $1000, which could go anywhere up to $1100 and $1200 including taxes.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Final Specifications, Internal Benchmarks Revealed

Specifications of NVIDIA's upcoming high-end graphics card, the GeForce GTX Titan, which were reported in the press over the last couple of weeks, are bang on target, according to a specs sheet leaked by 3DCenter.org, which is allegedly part of the card's press-deck. According to the specs sheet, the GTX Titan indeed features 2,688 out of the 2,880 CUDA cores present on the GK110 silicon, 6 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 384-bit wide memory interface, and draws power from a combination of 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

The GeForce GTX Titan core is clocked at 837 MHz, with a GPU Boost frequency of 876 MHz, and 6.00 GHz memory, churning out 288 GB/s of memory bandwidth. The chip features a single-precision floating-point performance figure of 4.5 TFLOP/s, and 1.3 TFLOP/s double-precision. Despite its hefty specs that include a 7.1 billion-transistor ASIC and 24 GDDR5 memory chips, NVIDIA rates the card's TDP at just 250W.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Graphics Card Pictured in Full

Here it is, folks; the first pictures of NVIDIA's newest pixel crunching dreadnought, the GeForce GTX Titan. Pictures leaked by various sources east of the Greenwich Median reveal a reference board design that's similar in many ways to that of the GeForce GTX 690, thanks to the magnesium alloy cooler shroud, a clear acrylic window letting you peep into the aluminum fin stack, and a large lateral blower. The card features a glowy "GeForce GTX" logo much like the GTX 690, draws power from a combination of 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and features two SLI bridge fingers letting you pair four of them to run 3DMark Fire Strike as if it were a console port from last decade.

It's Sony, Not AMD in GeForce Titan's Crosshair

When we first heard of NVIDIA launching its GK110-based consumer graphics card by as early as February, it took us by surprise. Intimidating naming (GeForce Titan 780?) aside, the graphics card is hoping to better NVIDIA's current-generation flagship, the dual-GPU GeForce GTX 690, in a single-GPU package, but does the graphics card market really need NVIDIA to launch its card at the moment? Perhaps not, but the answer lies not with AMD and competition in the graphics card market, but Sony, and competition between PC and console platforms.

Over the weekend, it surfaced that Sony would introduce its next-generation PlayStation console (codenamed "Orbis") later this month, and it would mark the beginning of the next-generation of game consoles. PlayStation 4 features an updated hardware feature-set, and promises to raise the bar with graphics detail that the console industry held with an iron fist for the past half decade. This presents a challenge for not only NVIDIA, but PC gaming in general. Here's how.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 660 Thunderbolt Graphics Card Pictured

As the Lunar New Year shopping season heats up in the Greater China Region, ZOTAC launched yet another innovative performance-segment graphics card, the GeForce GTX 660 Thunderbolt Edition, which has nothing to do with the Thunderbolt interface (sorry to get your hopes up). What this card does bring to the table, are a high-grade non-reference design PCB, and an innovative new cooling solution.

The cooler may look like yet another aluminum fin stack ventilated by two fans, but it's in fact a chunky monolithic aluminum heatsink, with heat-transfer bolstered by three copper heat pipes. It's hence a hybrid between heatsinks and fin-stacks. Heatsinks give you the convenience of easier cleaning as spacing between their ridges are greater, and are generally more rigid. In the pictures below ZOTAC demonstrates how its hybrid heatsink is better than fin-stacks.

NVIDIA to Name GK110-based Consumer Graphics Card "GeForce Titan"

2013 started off on a rather dull note for the PC graphics industry. NVIDIA launched its game console platform "Project: Shield," while AMD rebranded its eons-old GPUs to Radeon HD 8000M series. Apparently it could all change in late-February, with the arrival of a new high-end single-GPU graphics card based on NVIDIA's GK110 silicon, the same big chip that goes into making the company's Tesla K20 compute accelerator.

NVIDIA may have drawn some flack for extending its "GTX" brand extension too far into the mainstream and entry-level segment, and wants its GK110-based card to stand out. It is reported that NVIDIA will carve out a new brand extension, the GeForce Titan. Incidentally, the current fastest supercomputer in the world bears that name (Cray Titan, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory). The GK110 silicon physically packs 15 SMX units, totaling 2,880 CUDA cores. The chip features a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface.

Source: SweClockers

Leadtek Intros WinFast GeForce GTX 660 Hurricane II Graphics Card

Leadtek rolled out the WinFast GeForce GTX 660 Hurricane II graphics card. Based around the same cooler design as its recently-launched WinFast GTX 650 Ti Hurricane II, the card uses a non-reference design PCB, augmented with the company's dual-fan Hurricane II GPU cooler.

The WinFast GTX 660 Hurricane II features reference clock speeds of 980 MHz core, 1033 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory (GDDR5-effective). It features 2 GB of memory across a 192-bit wide memory interface. Based on the 28 nm GK106 silicon, the GeForce GTX 660 packs 960 CUDA cores. The card draws power from a single 6-pin power connector, display outputs include two DVI, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort.

MSI Intros Low-Profile GeForce GT 640 Graphics Card with Three Display Outputs

MSI announced a new low-profile, single slot graphics card based on the GeForce GT 640 (model: N640GT-MD2GD3/LP). The card gives users the advantage of support for 3-display 3DVision Surround, for productivity. It packs 2 GB of DDR3 memory across a 128-bit wide interface, to aid with smooth display on those three monitors. It ships with 900 MHz core, and 1792 MHz memory (DDR). Display outputs include one each of dual-link DVI, HDMI, and D-Sub. Based on the 28 nm GK107 silicon, the GeForce GT 640 packs 384 CUDA cores. The new card is expected to be priced around US $90.

Colorful Unveils GeForce GTX 660 Ti World Cyber Games Edition Graphics Card

Colorful unveiled a limited edition GeForce GTX 660 Ti iGame graphics card that's hand-painted to celebrate World Cyber Games 2012 Final, which was recently held in Shanghai, China. Its cooler shroud features streaks and patterns of multiple colors. Why? Because it's Colorful, that's why! In addition to dual-fan cooler that looks more than capable to handle the 150W GPU, Colorful included detachable auxiliary heatsinks that are part of the "Air Kit."

The card features a 4+2 phase VRM that draws power from two 6-pin PCIe power connectors, redundant BIOS loaded in two separate EEPROM chips, and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 192-bit wide memory interface. Based on the 28 nm GK104 silicon, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti packs 1344 CUDA cores. Colorful manufactured very small numbers of these cards, which will be sold in the Greater China region, some of the cards could make it to Europe.

Source: MyDrivers

NVIDIA Releases CUDA 5

NVIDIA today made available the NVIDIA CUDA 5 production release, a powerful new version of the world's most pervasive parallel computing platform and programming model for accelerating scientific and engineering applications on GPUs. It can be downloaded for free from the NVIDIA Developer Zone website.

With more than 1.5 million downloads, supporting more than 180 leading engineering, scientific and commercial applications, the CUDA programming model is the most popular way for developers to take advantage of GPU-accelerated computing.

PNY Announces XLR8 GeForce GTX 650 Ti Graphics Card

PNY announced its XLR8 GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card. Based on an identical board design to Palit's offering, the card is likely originally manufactured by it. The XLR8 GTX 650 Ti features near-reference clock speeds, of 928 MHz core, and 5.40 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. It packs 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface. The card uses an aluminum fin heatsink that's ventilated by an 80 mm fan. Based on the 28 nm GK106 ASIC, the GTX 650 Ti packs 768 CUDA cores, 64 TMUs, and 16 ROPs. PNY's offering includes download coupons to five movies, and a 3-month subscription to E-Sports Entertainment (ESEA) Premium Video Game Network. It is priced at US $179.99.

AVADirect Now Offers 670MX & 675MX Graphics Cards In Select Clevo Notebooks

AVADirect, a leading provider of custom notebook solutions, begins to offer the latest mobile NVIDIA graphics cards, the 670MX & 675MX. Within the last year, NVIDIA broke ground releasing the 600 series mobile graphics cards; providing less heat output and improved performance over the 500 series mobile graphics cards. Many end-users were weary of the first 670GTX & 675GTX mobile graphics cards, claiming they were "re-badged" designs with very few improvements over the 500 series predecessors. The new 670MX & 675MX will change the minds of those who were skeptical and change the way we think of cost-effective mobile graphics cards.

GeForce GTX 650 Ti Final Specifications Out

Sources among retailers confirmed what could be the finalized specifications of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics processor. Some of these specifications were first leaked when Newegg.com accidentally listed Galaxy GTX 650 Ti GC. According to the sources, the GTX 650 Ti, which is based on the 28 nm GK106 silicon, will carry the ASIC label "GK106-220," it will be configured with 768 CUDA cores (and not 576, as earlier believed).

GeForce GTX 650 Ti will have a narrower 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 1 GB of memory. The source also revealed NVIDIA-reference clock speeds to be 925 MHz core, with 1350 MHz (5.40 GHz GDDR5-effective) memory, churning up 86.4 GB/s memory bandwidth. The chip's TDP is rated at 110W, and cards based on it feature one 6-pin PCIe power connector. According to older reports, the GTX 650 Ti is slated for October 9.Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Eurocom Announces 4 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX and 3 GB 670MX Options

Eurocom, is launching two new NVIDIA GeForce based graphics cards in its High Performance Notebooks, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX and 670MX. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX and 670MX are kepler based cards and have 4 GB and 3GB GDDR5 memory respectively. Eurocom is launching the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX and 670MX in the EUROCOM Scorpius, Panther Series, Neptune 2.0 and Racer 2.0 high performance, fully upgradeable and customizable notebooks.

NVIDIA GeFore GTX 675MX and 670MX graphics are manufactured on the newest 28nm kepler based GPU architecture from NVIDIA. This technology allows for improved performance, power efficiency and manageability. Featuring a long list of technologies such as PhysX, CUDA, DirectX 11 and OpenCL, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX and 670MX will offer next generation graphics performance for Eurocom notebooks.

Origin PC Announces Gaming Notebooks with the Latest NVIDIA GPUs

ORIGIN PC announces the availability of NVIDIA's latest mobile graphics cards for their award-winning EON laptops. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX, the GeForce GTX670MX and the first ever Kepler based mobile QUADRO card, the NVIDIA QUADRO K3000M graphics cards are shipping now. With higher GDDR5 graphics memory and more CUDA cores than before, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX and the GeForce GTX 670MX provide smoother and better mobile gaming experiences than their predecessors.

Professionals, artists and enthusiasts will also be able to enjoythe benefits of the new, Kepler based NVIDIA QUADRO K3000M with the latest CUDA technology providing a parallel-computing architecture that combines advanced visualization and computes features to significantly accelerate professional workflows. With its fast 3D texture transfer rate and manipulation of 3D textures, the K3000M provides a more interactive visualization of large volumetric datasets for everyday working professionals.

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK Graphics Card Detailed

MSI's flagship factory-overclocked graphics card based on the GeForce GTX 660, the N660GTX HAWK, was pictured and detailed by Expreview, earlier this week. According to the source, the card will be designed for about 15% higher core clock speeds than reference, backed by high-grade voltage regulation circuitry and the company's TwinFrozr IV cooling solution.

To begin with, the GeForce GTX 660 HAWK will ship with clock speeds of 1100 MHz core, 1176 MHz GPU Boost core clock speeds. The memory is left untouched at 6.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective). Under the hood is a 10-phase VRM that uses SSC chokes (low energy loss to noise), and IR DirectFETs. The card appears to use a high-end voltage controller that allows software voltage control, and consolidated voltage measurement points. The card draws power from two 6-pin PCIe power connectors.

NVIDIA Rolls Out GeForce 306.23 WHQL Drivers

Following launches of its GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650 graphics processors earlier this day, NVIDIA released the latest stable version of its GeForce driver suite. GeForce 306.23 WHQL was released for Windows 7/Vista and Windows XP. This is NVIDIA's first WHQL-signed driver launch after GeForce GTX 660 Ti was launched last month. Hence, it includes official support for GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, and GeForce GTX 650. The company also notified that the next WHQL-signed drivers will remove support for legacy GeForce GPUs such as 6-series and 7-series.

GeForce 306.23 WHQL also adds GPU and game-specific performance improvements. Along with the latest patch by its developer, Total War: Shogun 2 will see up to 60% performance improvement with GeForce GTX 680. Performance is also significantly improved for games such as Batman: Arkham City, Dragon Age II, STALKER: Call of Pripyat, and Battlefield 3 (in SLI). SLI profiles were added or improved for a large number of games. The drivers provide early support for applications built with CUDA 5 Preview.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 306.23 WHQL for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit

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