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ZOTAC Unveils the NEN Steam Machine

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics card and ZBOX Mini PCs, makes the case for small form factor gaming with NEN, the most powerful small form Steam Machine. ZOTAC taps into NEN to draw out a truly powerful Steam Machine with minimalism, portability, and an all new design for a new way to game.

ZOTAC, the original Mini PC manufacturer, has been producing Mini PCs since 2008 and are continuing to innovate with more power, higher efficiency and smaller size. With the recent release of the MAGNUS, the most powerful small form barebones Gaming Mini PC, ZOTAC is pushing their momentum forward to unleash an even more potent machine.

BIOSTAR Announces Gaming H170T Mainboard and GeForce GTX 980 Ti Graphics Card

BIOSTAR's latest gaming products cover both the mainboard and VGA card spaces with two products that offer a sweet spot for performance versus investment in hardware. The motherboard is the Gaming H170T which is the best valued motherboard of the Gaming Skylake platform (other brands are at least $169 and up) and the GPU is the Gaming GeForce GTW980Ti, a 6GB GDDR5, 384bit, full size PCB, high-end 3D graphic solution, supporting NVIDIA's PhyX and CUDA technology at 4K resolutions.

BIOSTAR's latest mainboard, the Gaming H170T is based on Intel's H170 chipset which is a single-chip design that supports Intel 6th generation socket 1151 Intel Core processors. The Gaming H170T comes with Hi-Fi Technology built inside, delivering Blu-Ray audio, Puro Hi-Fi features an integrated independent audio power design with a built-in amplifier. The technology utilizes audio components with an independent power delivery design for a significant reduction in electronic noise producing superb sound quality. Moreover, the Hi-Fi H170T supports USB 3.0, PCIe M.2 (32Gb/s), SATA Express (16Gb/s) and has DisplayPort for monitor output.

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 355.98 WHQL Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA released its latest "Game Ready" driver. The new GeForce 355.98 WHQL comes ready for "Killing Floor 2." This includes optimization, SLI profiles, and optimal GeForce Experience settings. Killing Floor 2 takes advantage of PhysX Flex to render "realistic" gore (blood, guts) effects in the 6-player cooperative shooter. The rest of the driver's change-log is built on the previous R355 drivers.
DOWNLOAD: GeForce 355.98 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 7/8 64-bit | Windows 7/8 32-bit

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 355.82 WHQL Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA released its latest GeForce "Game Ready" drivers that make your machine ready for an upcoming AAA game. Version 355.82 WHQL offers optimizations for "Metal Gear Soild V: The Phantom Pain," and "Mad Max." These include single-GPU optimizations, SLI support, and optimal settings on GeForce Experience. The drivers also add/improve SLI profiles for a number of games, including Batman: Arkham Knight, DMC 4 Special Edition, Rocket League, and World of Tanks (improved Windows 10 support).
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 355.82 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 355.80 Hotfix for Windows 10 Related Issue

NVIDIA released the GeForce 355.80 Hotfix driver to address a critical issue affecting users of SLI configurations on Windows 10. Users of SLI configurations (and dual-GPU graphics cards such as the GTX 690) report excessive virtual memory consumption on Windows 10. This driver addresses the issue, and future WHQL-signed releases will incorporate the fix. This is one of the many graphics memory management issues Windows 10 users are experiencing across GPU brands, which both NVIDIA and AMD are hopefully working to address.
DOWNLOAD: GeForce 355.80 Hotfix for Windows 10 64-bit (Desktop GPUs) | Windows 10 64-bit (Notebook GPUs) | Windows 10 32-bit (Desktop GPUs) | Windows 10 32-bit (Notebook GPUs)

NVIDIA Readies GeForce GTX 950 Ti Mid-range Graphics Card

NVIDIA is preparing to cement its sub-$150 product offering, and compete with AMD's Radeon R7 370, with a new SKU called the GeForce GTX 950 Ti. This chip will succeed the GTX 750 Ti and is expected to be based on the 28 nm "GM206" silicon. The SKU reportedly features an ASIC variant code "GM206-250" (the GTX 960 features "GM206-300.") NVIDIA could create the SKU by either cutting down the CUDA core count (which is 1,024 on the silicon), lowering clock-speeds, or a combination of the two. The chip already features a narrow 128-bit GDDR5 memory interface, compared to the 256-bit memory bus on its competing R7 370.

Source: VideoCardz

Colorful to Become World's Second Biggest Graphics Card Vendor in 2015: Report

PRC-based Colorful, which started out as (and continues to be) a vendor of wacky, over-the-top GeForce GTX graphics cards, has surpassed industry stalwarts MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte, in terms of graphics cards shipped worldwide this year, according to industry numbers published by DigiTimes. The report notes that Colorful could become the second largest graphics card maker in terms of shipments by the end of the year, next only to Palit (the current leader in terms of shipments).

Colorful has been clocking an average of 500,000 graphics cards shipped per month, and is projected to have shipped over 5 million cards in 2015. The company has currently outsold ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, and ZOTAC, all of which are multinationals. Colorful has developed a strong brand-image in the Greater China region, particularly in the mainland. With a brand portfolio that includes Galaxy, Gainward, Point of View, and its own namesake, Palit is the biggest graphics card manufacturer by volume. Colorful's motherboard business is accelerating at a similar rate, and the report notes that the company could become "a very big threat" to ASUS and Gigabyte.

Source: DigiTimes

NVIDIA Restores Overclocking on GTX 900M, Again

NVIDIA re-enabled overclocking on its GeForce GTX 900M series mobile GPUs, by releasing a new hotfix driver (GeForce 353.00 Hotfix). Launch drivers originally allowed overclocking on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 900M series mobile GPUs. NVIDIA disabled overclocking with its R347 drivers, stating that overclocking was originally allowed due to a bug, drawing outrage from the PC enthusiast community. NVIDIA then re-enabled overclocking with its 347.88 drivers, with a quasi-apology. Then, without making much noise, the company disabled overclocking (or the "clock-block," as the enthusiasts are calling it), with its R350 drivers, which stayed on even as the drivers graduated to R352 series.

Following our May 21st report uncovering this, the company slipped out a driver hotfix, late last night. Version 353.00 Hotfix comes with a single item on its release notes, which reads "Fixes a regression that prevented overclocking the GPU on some GeForce Notebooks" (read: Whoops!). So gaming notebook owners have the freedom of overclocking their GPUs to tweak up eye-candy on the latest games, such as GTA V and The Witcher 3, which would have been buggy and unplayable, if users reverted to older R347 drivers, just to be able to overclock.

DOWNLOAD: GeForce 353.00 Hotfix for mobile GPUs

NVIDIA Back to Dirty Tricks with GTX 900M Series Overclocking

NVIDIA's driver team is at it again. The company drew outrage from the PC enthusiast community, for developing drivers that prevent GPU overclocking on its GeForce GTX 900M series notebook GPUs, in February 2015, with the introduction of its GeForce 347.29 WHQL drivers, blaming it on a "bug" that allowed overclocking on previous drivers. When called-out and under pressure from the community, it re-enabled overclocking on these chips, with the following GeForce 347.88 drivers, with an equally lame quasi-apology.

Hoping that nobody would notice, the company seems to have reinstated the overclocking block, or "clock-block" as the community is calling it; with its R350 and R352 drivers, such as the GeForce 352.86. Enthusiasts in notebook-centric communities such as NotebookReview, discovered that the latest GeForce drivers prevent overclocking if it reads a "lock-bit" in the video BIOS. Below are the two excuses the company exhausted by means of mutual-contradiction.

NVIDIA Also Releases GeForce 352.86 WHQL Game Ready Driver

In addition to the first WHQL-signed GeForce driver for Windows 10, NVIDIA released GeForce 352.86 WHQL Game Ready Driver for other Windows versions. This driver adds optimizations for "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt," which will release tomorrow (19th May). The driver also adds SLI profiles and GeForce Experience optimal settings for the game. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is part of NVIDIA's "Two Times the Adventure" game bundle, in which buyers of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 960, GTX 970, and GTX 980 graphics cards; and notebooks with GTX 970M and GTX 980M, receive game codes for free. The game have also has some inherent optimizations for NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, with its Game Works varnish, which adds PhysX effects, turf effects, and HBAO+.
DOWNLOAD: Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit | Windows XP 32-bit | Windows XP 64-bit

NVIDIA Launches First WHQL-signed Windows 10 GeForce Driver

NVIDIA announced the first WHQL-signed driver for Windows 10. GeForce 352.84 WHQL offers full compliance to WDDM 2.0 specification, and offers support for DirectX 12 (feature level 12_0) on supported GPUs (all chips based on the "Kepler" and "Maxwell" architectures). There are no games that take advantage of DirectX 12 right now, but NVIDIA suggested a few tech-demos you can toy with, such as Forza DX12 renderer, Fable Legends DX12 Game Demo, Witch Chapter 0 DX12 SLI_support, King of Wushu DX12, and the Unreal Engine Race DX12 demo. DirectX 12 is highly anticipated among game developers, as it provides a leap in performance due to the way it handles multi-CPU. For the first time, 3D graphics rendering can take advantage of any number of CPU cores you throw at them, allowing game developers to increase eye-candy and detail. DirectX 12 will debut with Windows 10, which launches this July.
DOWNLOAD: GeForce 352.84 WHQL for Windows 10 Desktop GPUs | Notebook GPUs

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 352.63 Beta Driver for Windows 10

NVIDIA released GeForce 352.63 Beta, a driver it recommends for all your pre-release Windows 10 testing. Tailored for WDDM 2.0 and DirectX 12, these drivers cover GeForce GPUs based on "Maxwell" and "Kepler" architectures only (GTX 900 series, GTX 700 series, and GTX 600 series only). It's still a wide selection of GPUs, which NVIDIA already announced will support DirectX 12. Grab your drivers from the links below:
DOWNLOAD: GeForce 352.63 Beta for Windows 10 64-bit: Desktop Discrete GPUs | Notebook Discrete GPUs

Reddit Discovers a Neat Performance Improving Trick for NVIDIA Users

An honorable citizen of the PC Master Race on Reddit discovered a neat little trick with which NVIDIA GeForce users could score a tiny but potentially useful frame-rate increase. The user discovered that disabling the "NVIDIA Streaming" Windows service (which is set to start-up automatically and always run, by default), results in a 3-5% frame-rate increase. It may not be much, but the increase could prove to be the difference between "playable" and "slide-show," particularly with machines built on a shoestring budget.

The service enables you to stream your game to an NVIDIA Shield handheld console, and unless you actually own one, we don't see the utility in "nvstreamsvc.exe" running at all times, especially if it has a performance penalty of any measure. To disable this service, simply look up "NVIDIA Streamer Service" in Windows Services (type "services.msc" in Run), and disable it by setting its "start-up type" to "Disabled," in its properties, and restarting your machine. This service is also required for ShadowPlay, and if you use that feature, you could set the service for "Manual" start-up.
Source: Reddit, Many thanks to dj-electric for the tip.

NVIDIA Announces GeForce 350.12 WHQL Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA released its latest "Game Ready" marked and WHQL-signed GeForce drivers, in the run up to a big game release - Grand Theft Auto V (GTA-V), in this case. NVIDIA also took the opportunity to bump its version numbering to R350, with the GeForce 350.12 WHQL numbering these drivers are being released with, today. These drivers come with a boat-load of optimizations for GTA-V, including SLI profiles, Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) support, and GeForce Experience optimal settings. GTA-V supports NVIDIA-exclusive features such as MFAA, TXAA, percentage-closer soft-shadows (PCSS), 4K surround, and more. The R350 driver series also introduces OpenCL 1.2 support.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 350.12 WHQL Game Ready for GTA-V: Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit | Windows XP 32-bit | Windows XP 64-bit

EVGA Announces Pro SLI Bridges V2

EVGA has amped up the bling with the EVGA PRO SLI BRIDGE V2. These redesigned bridges come with several improvements over the previous generation SLI bridges. Not only do these new bridges light up and look great on select graphics cards, they also have a high quality aluminum shroud and are optimized for the next generation display resolution and refresh rates, with a high pixel clock frequency design that gives best performance for 120Hz+ and 4K+ gaming.

Colorful Announces GeForce GTX 960 BURI-Mini Graphics Card

Colorful Technology, the biggest NVIDIA AIC in China, announced its ITX edition GTX960, named the iGame GTX960 2GD5 BURI-Mini. The card is 168 mm in length, and it can be easily installed in congested ITX and mATX cases.

Colorful iGame GTX960 2GD5 BURI-Mini features Colorful-designed cooler, with two 8 mm and one 6 mm heat-pipes. On the PCB, Colorful uses 5 phases VRM, which is equipped all POSCAP capacitors. Like the other iGame series cards, this one also provide two different clocks models. In power efficiency mode, it runs at 1127/7010MHz; and in performance efficiency mode, the clock is set at 1152/7010MHz.

NVIDIA Rolls Out GeForce 350.05 Hotfix Driver

Despite WHQL-signed driver releases almost every other week, NVIDIA still seems to find time or reason for stopgap releases such as the new GeForce 350.05 Hotfix drivers, which quickly address a pressing issue with the latest WHQL-signed drivers (349.88 in this case). The driver fixes a crash with DirectX error message on Battlefield: Hardline. It also fixes a crash with Dragon Age: Inquisition. Expreview reports that NVIDIA also quietly slipped in OpenCL 1.2 support with the new driver, which could be one of the highlights of NVIDIA's upcoming R350 drivers.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 350.05 Hotfix

NVIDIA Starts Giving Away The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with Select Products

NVIDIA started giving away game keys to the month's hottest new game release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, with new purchases of select graphics cards. The company is coordinating with its AIC (add-in card) and notebook partners to give away keys that can be redeemed on Steam, with GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 980, on the desktop platform; and notebooks with GeForce GTX 970M (and above). The Witcher 3 is built with NVIDIA GameWorks, offering a few GeForce-exclusive features, such as HBAO+, HairWorks, and PhysX.

NVIDIA to Restore Overclocking on Mobile GPUs

Under pressure from users angry with NVIDIA for disabling overclocking on mobile-GPUs in the GTX 900M series, with its most recent driver update, the company decided to restore overclocking with its next driver update scheduled for March. To those who want overclocking right now (to make certain games at certain settings playable again), NVIDIA suggests reverting to the older GeForce 344.75 drivers. With the most recent driver update, NVIDIA controversially disabled overclocking on its GeForce GTX 900M mobile GPUs, causing angry comments on its GeForce user forums.

Source: GeForce Forums

NVIDIA Disables GeForce GTX 900M Mobile GPU Overclocking with Driver Update

With GeForce R347 drivers (version 347.29), NVIDIA disabled overclocking on its GeForce GTX 900M series mobile GPUs. Buyers of new notebooks, and using older drivers, with the chips fell under the impression that like their desktop counterparts, the GTX 900M series support overclocking, until they updated their drivers to 347.29, to find that their overclocks were wiped back to reference clocks, and overclocking using third-party tools was disabled.

When angry users took to the official GeForce forums to report the bug, NVIDIA explained that overclocking on the GTX 900M series was enabled by accident, and has since been disabled with the recent driver updates. This explanation was met by angry reactions by users who argued that they should be allowed to use the hardware as they want, even if it voids their warranties. Historically, overclocking was allowed on NVIDIA GPUs.

Source: NVIDIA GeForce Forums

NVIDIA Rolls Out GeForce 347.52 WHQL Game Ready Driver

NVIDIA rolled out its latest GeForce "Game Ready" driver, version 347.52 WHQL. The driver comes with optimizations and SLI profiles for "Evolve." It also gives you GPU- and game-specific performance improvements for the GTX 980, GTX 970, and GTX 960, across 1080p, 1440p, and 4K resolutions. These performance improvements are for 347.52 WHQL, compared to its immediate predecessor, the 347.25 WHQL, and isn't general to the R347 drivers. In addition, SLI profiles are added or updated for "Dying Light," "Saint's Row: Gat Out of Hell," "Total War: Attila," "Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn," etc. The PhysX system software is updated to version 9.14.0702. A few security updates to the driver files, were also added.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 347.52 WHQL Game Ready Driver

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 347.25 WHQL Game Ready Driver

Alongside the GeForce GTX 960 launch, NVIDIA rolled out its latest Game Ready drivers, the GeForce 347.25 WHQL. The driver adds support for the GTX 960, and is "game ready" for Dying Light, a new zombie apocalypse first-person game, from the people who are good at it - Techland (Dead Island). It adds SLI profiles for Black Desert, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, and Nosgoth. Grab the driver from the links below.

DOWNLOAD: GeForce 347.25 WHQL Game Ready Driver

NVIDIA GeForce 347.09 WHQL Game Ready Driver Released

Close to X'mas eve, NVIDIA posted what could be it's final GeForce WHQL driver release for the year, with the GeForce 347.09 WHQL. These "Game Ready" drivers are essentially last week's GeForce 347.09 Beta, with a WHQL certification. Version 347.09 WHQL comes with optimizations for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Elite: Dangerous, along with the usual load of GeForce Experience profiles, SLI profiles, and 3D Vision Surround compatibility test recommendations. Grab them from the link below.

DOWNLOAD NVIDIA GeForce 347.09 WHQL Game Ready Driver

NVIDIA Outs GeForce 347.09 Beta Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA released its latest "Game Ready" driver, this one being marked Beta, instead of WHQL. The new GeForce 347.09 Beta introduces performance optimizations for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and Elite: Dangerous. It adds a GeForce Experience application profile for Project: Cars; and tags along PhysX System Software version 9.14.0702, and GeForce Experience Grab the driver from the links below.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 347.09 Beta for Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, and Windows XP 64-bit

NVIDIA Rolls Out GeForce 344.65 WHQL Game Ready Driver

In what is NVIDIA's third Game Ready driver release in the past three months, the new GeForce 344.65 WHQL is launched specifically for the week's hottest game release, Assassin's Creed Unity. The driver comes with optimizations for the game, its SLI profile, and optimal settings for GeForce Experience. The driver also tags along improvements to the optimizations of the past two "Game Ready" releases, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Civilization: Beyond Earth.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 344.65 WHQL Game Ready Driver
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