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NVIDIA Rolls Out the GeForce 340.52 WHQL Graphics Driver

NVIDIA today made available a new WHQL-certified graphics card driver, the GeForce 340.52. This release is recommended for Metro: Redux and Final Fantasy XIV, it brings multiple new and updated SLI profiles and allows the streaming of PC games to the just-released SHIELD tablet. The GeForce 340.52 has support for the GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700 Series cards and for the ION and ION LE GPUs.

Download: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit) / Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 (32-bit) / Windows XP (64-bit) / Windows XP (32-bit)

NVIDIA Timing GeForce GTX 880 Launch with Gamescom?

NVIDIA is reportedly preparing new graphics cards based on the "Maxwell" architecture, which judging by the purported 3DMark FireStrike screenshots, could be high-end parts, maybe even the GeForce GTX 880. The cards could launch along the sidelines of Gamescon, a gaming expo held each year in Cologne, Germany, around mid-August. Given how most information to date points to a later-Q3, maybe even mid-Q4 launch of these cards, it wouldn't surprise us if NVIDIA merely teases these cards. NVIDIA's next big consumer GPU is widely expected to be the GM204, a performance-segment chip based on the "Maxwell" architecture.

Source: VideoCardz

NVIDIA Powers the World's Most Advanced Gaming Handheld

NVIDIA today launched the newest members of the NVIDIA SHIELD family: the SHIELD tablet and the SHIELD wireless controller.Designed and built by NVIDIA, the SHIELD tablet is first and foremost a high-performance tablet that is packed with exceptional features. Powered by the world's most advanced mobile processor -- the NVIDIA Tegra K1, with 192 GPU cores -- SHIELD tablet is supplemented by regular, over-the-air software upgrades that bring new capabilities and levels of performance.

The SHIELD tablet is unique in that it was built specifically for gamers. It features a bright, 8-inch, full HD display, booming front-facing speakers with rich sound, and an optional cover that both protects the screen and can be used as a kick-stand to prop up the device at the best viewing angle.

Announcing the MSI and TechPowerUp Gaming Z97 Giveaway

TechPowerUp and MSI announce the Z97 Gaming Facebook Giveaway. Open to contestants worldwide, the giveaway lets you win an awesome MSI Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard, which features everything a modern PC gamer ever needs, including Killer NIC, and gaming-grade audio with ground-layer isolation, and a headset amp. Also featured is support for 3-way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX. To win it, all you have to do is "Like" our Facebook page (if you haven't already), fill up a simple entry form (or make Facebook do it for you), and answer a few simple questions. Good Luck!
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NVIDIA Moving Around the Fabled GeForce GTX TITAN II

NVIDIA is moving around engineering samples of what it describes as "GM200 A1 graphics processor," in its shipping manifest. The sample was making its way from Taiwan, to Bangalore, India, from where it's likely pushed to the company's facilities in Bangalore and Hyderabad. A1 steppings of NVIDIA chips are usually pre-production, and bound for just a few more rounds of testing, before being upgraded to "A2" and mass-produced. German tech site 3DCenter.org also pulled out some likely specifications from its sources.

To begin with, the GM200, like the GM204, will be built on existing 28 nm silicon fabrication process, as both NVIDIA and AMD appear to have suffered design setbacks due to their common foundry partner, TSMC, not being able to set its next-gen 20 nm node up to speed in time. The GM200 is expected to feature over 4,000 CUDA cores, although the exact number is unknown. It is expected to widen the memory bus to 512-bit. Given the existing process, the GPU will be huge. Over 600 mm² huge. NVIDIA will probably bank on the energy efficiency of its "Maxwell" architecture to cope with thermal loads put out by a chip that big. The GM200-based "GeForce GTX TITAN II" could launch in the first half of 2015.

Source: 3DCenter.org

Is This the First Picture of GeForce GTX 880?

Chinese tech publication MyDrivers posted what it claims to be a graphics board running NVIDIA's next-generation GM204 graphics chip, which is designed to succeed the GK104, as the company's next workhorse GPU, covering a wide range of price-points. The pre-production graphics board usually has all its components placed (some redundant), to test out the best combination of them on production boards. Right away you see the purported GM204 chip, which looks bigger than the GK104, flanked by eight memory chips on three sides (reinforcing the 256-bit wide memory interface theory). The GM204 silicon is based on NVIDIA's "Maxwell" architecture, and is rumored to feature 3,200 CUDA cores, and about 4 GB of memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface. It is widely rumored to be built on the current 28 nm silicon fab process. NVIDIA could launch the first products running this chip before X'mas.

Eurotech, AppliedMicro and NVIDIA Develop New HPC System Architecture

Eurotech, a leading provider of embedded and supercomputing technologies, has teamed up with Applied Micro Circuits Corporation and NVIDIA to develop a new, original high performance computing (HPC) system architecture that combines extreme density and best-in-class energy efficiency. The new architecture is based on an innovative highly modular and scalable packaging concept.

Eurotech, which has years of significant experience in designing and manufacturing original HPC systems, has successfully developed an HPC systems architecture that optimizes the benefits of greater density, as well as the energy efficiency of ARM processors and high-performance GPU accelerators.

NVIDIA GPUs Open the Door to ARM64 Entry Into High Performance Computing

NVIDIA today announced that multiple server vendors are leveraging the performance of NVIDIA GPU accelerators to launch the world's first 64-bit ARM development systems for high performance computing (HPC).

ARM64 server processors were primarily designed for micro-servers and web servers because of their extreme energy efficiency. Now, they can tackle HPC-class workloads when paired with GPU accelerators using the NVIDIA CUDA 6.5 parallel programming platform, which supports 64-bit ARM processors.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880 and GTX 870 to Launch This Q4

NVIDIA is planning to launch its next high performance single-GPU graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 880 and GTX 870, no later than Q4-2014, in the neighborhood of October and November, according to a SweClockers report. The two will be based on the brand new "GM204" silicon, which most reports suggest, is based on the existing 28 nm silicon fab process. Delays by NVIDIA's principal foundry partner TSMC to implement its next-generation 20 nm process has reportedly forced the company to design a new breed of "Maxwell" based GPUs on the existing 28 nm process. The architecture's good showing with efficiency on the GeForce GTX 750 series probably gave NVIDIA hope. When 20 nm is finally smooth, it wouldn't surprise us if NVIDIA optically shrinks these chips to the new process, like it did to the G92 (from 65 nm to 55 nm). The GM204 chip is rumored to feature 3,200 CUDA cores, 200 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. It succeeds the company's current workhorse chip, the GK104.

Source: SweClockers

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GT 730

NVIDIA announced its new entry-level GeForce GT 730 graphics processor. Based on the same 28 nm "GK107" silicon as the GeForce GT 740, which launched last month, the GT 730 is essentially a GT 740 with lower clock speeds, and slower DDR3 memory. Core clock speeds start at 908 MHz, and memory at 1.80 GHz (DDR). 1 GB is the standard memory amount. Most cards based on this chip will be based on half-height (low-profile) PCBs, some single-slot with active (fan) cooling, others double-slot, with passive (fan-less) cooling. In the era of AMD GCN-based APUs, and Intel Iris Pro graphics, NVIDIA could be targeting a dwindling two-figure price.

NVIDIA Rolls Out the GeForce 340.43 Beta Driver

NVIDIA has today made available a new graphics driver, a beta release that's supposed to provide the 'best possible gaming experience' EA's Battlefield: Hardline (Beta) and Codemasters' GRID: Autosport. The GeForce 340.43 beta also comes with a few new SLI profiles and various fixes. The driver offers support for GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700 Series desktop cards and for ION/ION LE chips.

Download: Windows 7/8/8.1/Vista (64-bit) / Windows 7/8/8.1/Vista (32-bit) / Windows XP (64-bit) / Windows XP (32-bit)

Graphics Card Shipments to Drop Drastically in Q2 2014

Graphics card vendors are bracing for a brutal spell for Q2, 2014, in which they expect sales to sequentially drop by 30 to 40 percent. They are attributing this to swelling inventories (unsold graphics cards) lower down the supply chain. The drop in graphics card sales, for the first time, is being attributed to a drop in the demand for GPUs by crypto-currency miners, who are either moving on to more energy-efficient mining technologies, such as ASICs, or quitting the business, following the drop in value of various major crypto-currencies, such as Bitcoin. These miners end up selling high-end graphics cards at attractive prices on marketspace websites such as Ebay, affecting brand-new high-end graphics card sales. Graphics card vendors (AIB and AIC partners), have asked GPU manufacturers AMD and NVIDIA, to help them cut prices to boost sales, however, both have cut down supplies, to deal with the situation, instead. Swelling inventories often translate into price-cuts for the end users, so be on the look out.

Source: DigiTimes

Ubisoft and NVIDIA Team Up On Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4 And More

Ubisoft and NVIDIA today announced the next chapter in their strategic partnership bringing amazing PC gaming experiences to life in Ubisoft's highly anticipated upcoming titles including Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Tom Clancy's The Division.

NVIDIA's GameWorks Team is working closely with Ubisoft's development studios to incorporate cutting edge graphics technology and gaming innovations to create game worlds that deliver unprecedented realism and immersion. NVIDIA's GameWorks technology includes TXAA antialiasing, which provides Hollywood-levels of smooth animation, soft shadows, HBAO+ (horizon-based ambient occlusion), advanced DX11 tessellation, and NVIDIA PhysX technology.

EVGA Shows off 2-slot Air Cooled GeForce GTX TITAN-Z and HydroCopper

EVGA showed off its liquid-cooling ready GeForce GTX TITAN-Z dual-GPU graphics card, ahead of its market availability. The card combines an NVIDIA reference PCB with a full-coverage water-block designed for EVGA, by EK Water Blocks. The block is custom in that it features a custom cooler shroud over the EK-FC Titan Z "clear" acrylic variant. It also comes with a 2-slot rear I/O bracket. The card comes with a lofty factory-overclock, of 758 MHz core (compared to 705 MHz reference), 941 MHz GPU Boost (876 MHz reference), and an untouched 7.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory.

In addition, EVGA showed off the industry's first custom-design, air-cooled GeForce GTX TITAN-Z graphics card. The unnamed card features the company's next-generation ACX TITAN-Z 2-slot air-cooler, which features two aluminium fin stacks cooling each of the two GPUs, ventilated by 100 mm fans. EVGA didn't finalize the card's clock speeds, or even the product, for that matter. It depends on if NVIDIA allows it to launch custom-design, air-cooled GTX TITAN-Z.

Colorful Also Shows off iGame GTX 780 Buri-Liquid 6 GB

Colorful showed off the most over-the-top GeForce GTX 780 graphics card out there, the iGame GTX 780 Buri-Liquid. The card features 6 GB of GDDR5 memory (double the standard amount), and a factory-fitted closed-loop liquid cooling solution. Colorful appears to have innovated the cooling solution all by themselves, and not sourced it from one of the liquid cooling majors. It consists of a full-coverage water block on the card, with the pump+reservoir assembly being located at the 240 x 120 mm radiator's end. The card features dual-BIOS, with one running it at NVIDIA-reference speeds, and the other at factory-overclocked speeds of 1006 MHz core.

PowerColor Radeon R9 295X2 Devil13 Up Close

We went up close with PowerColor's air-cooled Radeon R9 295X2 Devil13 graphics card. Although technically an R9 295X2, the company is choosing to call it "dual-R9 290X." The card is massive, easily bigger in size than even NVIDIA's GTX TITAN-Z. It uses a huge triple-slot cooling solution with individual aluminium fin heatsinks for each of the two GPUs, and a base plate cooling the bridge chip, VRM, and memory; ventilated by three 100 mm fans that can be individually tweaked. The card draws power from four (yes, four) 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort.

When AMD chose to give the R9 295X2 liquid cooling it had only one thing on its mind, to tame its noise. Given that, the question on everyone's mind would be how loud this air-cooled card is. PowerColor's card, much like AMD's reference R9 290X, features two BIOSes, "Performance" and "Quiet." Even with all the show floor noise, the card was audible in "performance" mode. We didn't get to hear it out in the "quiet" mode, but PowerColor assured us that it's working on getting the card quiet. Unlike AMD's reference card, PowerColor may have to stiffen the card's throttle to achieve that.

KFA2 Announces GeForce GTX 760 OC V2 Series

KFA2, the Europe-centric brand owned by NVIDIA AIC partner Galaxy, launched its second-generation factory-overclocked GeForce GTX 760 graphics card, dubbed KFA2 GTX 760 EX OC V2. The card is based on a new custom board design that's different from the one KFA2 launched last June. It features a chunkier aluminium fin heatsink, to support a higher factory-overclock. Speaking of which, the card offers clock speeds of 1019 MHz core, 1084 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 6008 MHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. It features 2 GB of memory across the chip's 256-bit wide memory interface. KFA2 plans to sell the card at 199.99€ (incl. taxes).

NVIDIA Scoops Up Computex Tradeshow Awards for Tegra K1, GRID

For the sixth year running, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has clinched a Best Choice Award at Computex, picking up the honor for NVIDIA GRID technology, as well as a coveted "Golden Award" for the NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor. NVIDIA's honors mark the longest Best Choice Award win-streak of any international Computex exhibitor. More than 475 technology products from nearly 200 vendors competed for this year's recognition.

Tegra K1 is a 192-core super chip, built on the NVIDIA Kepler architecture -- the world's most advanced and energy-efficient GPU. Tegra K1's 192 fully programmable CUDA cores deliver the most advanced mobile graphics and performance, and its compute capabilities open up many new applications and experiences in fields such as computer vision, advanced imaging, speech recognition and video editing.

Galaxy Rolls out GeForce GTX 780 HOF 6 GB

Galaxy launched a 6 GB variant of its GeForce GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF) graphics card (model: GF-GTX780-E6GHD/SOC), which features the company's signature white PCB, and a meaty cooling solution. Barring the 6 GB of memory, the card is identical to the original GTX 780 HOF Galaxy launched last July. It comes with a huge factory overclock, of 1019 MHz core (compared to 863 MHz reference), and GPU Boost frequencies of 1071 MHz (compared to 928 MHz reference); while the memory clock is left untouched, at 6008 MHz (GDDR5-effective). Based on the 28 nm GK110 silicon, the GeForce GTX 780 offers 2,304 CUDA cores, 192 TMUs, 48 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide memory interface.

The GeForce GTX 780 Hall of Fame 6 GB features a 10-phase VRM, which draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. It offers dual-BIOS, with the toggle switch being located at the I/O bracket, so you don't have to open the case up to flip a switch. Display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and one each of DisplayPort and HDMI. Its cooling solution features Hybrid Vapor Chamber (combination of a vapor chamber plate and direct-contact heat pipes), which conveys heat to a large aluminium fin-stack heatsink, over four nickel-plated copper heat pipes. A base-plate with heatsink fins cools the VRM and memory. The heatsink is ventilated by a pair of 90 mm fans.

ASUS Announces its GeForce GT 740 Series

ASUS launched a trio of GeForce GT 740 graphics cards, the GT740-2GD3, which sticks to reference clock speeds of 933 MHz core and 1750 MHz (DDR), featuring 2 GB of DDR3 memory; the GT740-1GD5, featuring factory-overclocked speeds of 1053 MHz, and an untouched 5.00 GHz GDDR5 memory clock; and its 2 GB variant, the GT740-2GD5. Based on the 28 nm GK107 silicon, the GeForce GT 740 offers 384 CUDA cores 32 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide memory interface. It's NVIDIA's bid to capture the sub-$100 market.

Point of View Launches its GeForce GT 740

Point of View, a premier NVIDIA graphics partner and manufacturer of Android tablets, notebooks and other hardware, launches today the newest cards of the GeForce 700 family: the POV GeForce GT 740. The GT 740 is all about balance. With their excellent performance, broad feature set and very interesting price level, this card is the perfect choice to boost your entire PC performance. Did you know that compared to integrated graphics solutions, the GeForce GT 740 can offer a 10X faster video editing, 13X faster photo editing, and 9X faster web browsing? Another big plus is that video graphics cards with NVIDIA GeForce technology can benefit from GeForce Experience. This platform allows you to automatically get the latest drivers and optimize game settings with a single click.

NVIDIA Announces the GeForce GT 740

NVIDIA announced its entry-level graphics card offering for the 700 series, the GeForce GTX 740. A rebadge of the GT 640, the card is based on the GK107 GPU, based on the "Kepler" micro-architecture. It features 384 CUDA cores, 32 TMUs, and 16 ROPs. Also featured is a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 1 GB of memory. 2 GB variants will also be available. The card has a TDP of just 64W, and should make do with slot-supplied power, although some variants with 2 GB or factory overclocks, should feature a 6-pin PCIe power input. NVIDIA hopes to capture the sub-$100 market with this card. It faces competition from integrated solutions such as AMD A-Series APUs, and Intel Iris Pro 5000 series.

GIGABYTE Announces its GeForce GTX TITAN-Z 12GB Graphics Card

GIGABYTE joined several other NVIDIA add-in board partners, in announcing its GeForce GTX TITAN-Z graphics card. GIGABYTE's card sticks to NVIDIA reference design, and consists of a meaty cooler scaled up from that of the GTX 690. Under its hood, the GTX TITAN-Z packs a pair of fully unlocked GK110 graphics processors in an internal SLI configuration, and wired to a total of 12 GB of GDDR5 memory. The card draws power from just a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and one each of DisplayPort and HDMI. The card is designed for ultra high-end builds with up to three Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) displays in 3D Vision Surround setups. It commands a $3,000 price.

Palit and Gainward Announce GeForce GTX TITAN-Z

Palit GeForce GTX TITAN Z is a gaming monster, built to power the most extreme gaming rigs on the planet. With a massive 5760 cores, 12 GB of 7 Gbps GDDR5 memory, and the most advanced power delivery system, GTX TITAN Z offers truly insane performance. It's easily the fastest graphics card we've ever made. GTX TITAN Z is designed with the highest-grade components to deliver the best experience - incredible speed and cool, quiet performance-all in a stunningly crafted aluminum case.

The groundbreaking dual-GPU GTX TITAN Z uses new dynamic power balancing technology that ensures peak performance across two GPUs with optimal power delivery. This means you can game on multi-monitor displays and hyper PCs at high setting and super-fast frame rates. With support for NVIDIA SLI, you can even add a second card and immerse yourself in graphically intense games like Watch Dogs in full 4K Surround.

EVGA Announces a Trio of GeForce GTX TITAN-Z Graphics Cards

EVGA unleashes the most powerful graphics card. The GeForce GTX TITAN Z is a gaming monster, built to power the most extreme gaming rigs on the planet. With a massive 5760 cores, 12 GB of 7 Gbps GDDR5 memory, and the most advanced power delivery system, GTX TITAN Z offers truly insane performance. It's easily the fastest graphics card we've ever made.

GTX TITAN Z is designed with the highest-grade components to deliver the best experience - incredible speed and cool, quiet performance-all in a stunningly crafted aluminum case. The groundbreaking dual-GPU GTX TITAN Z uses new dynamic power balancing technology that ensures peak performance across two GPUs with optimal power delivery. This means you can game on multi-monitor displays and hyper PCs at high setting and super-fast frame rates. With support for NVIDIA SLI, you can even add a second card and immerse yourself in graphically intense games like Watch Dogs in full 4K Surround.
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