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NVIDIA to Give Away One of Three VR Indie Games with Mid-Range Graphics Cards

NVIDIA today announced the "Choose your Adventure" bundle. Buyers of new GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti, and GTX 1060 graphics cards will get to choose from one of three available VR indie games. The giveaway also extends to notebooks with mobile variants of the GPUs. The selection includes "Maize," "Redout," and "Raw Data." The offer is applicable to a large selection of markets and participating retailers. Invoices of new applicable products from these retailers will include coupon codes which can be exchanged on NVIDIA's redemption page for game keys.

NVIDIA Rumored to Launch the GTX 1050 M at CES 2017

New reports have surfaced that indicate NVIDIA is all set to launch a new mid range mobile graphics solution, the GTX 1050 M at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. While NVIDIA has already released mobile variants of the GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060, people not willing to spend big on higher tier products from the green camp are limited to "Maxwell" based GTX 960 M or GTX 950 M offerings. Reports also indicate there has been somewhat of a surge in demand for GTX 1060 M equipped laptops, where the new GTX 1050 M could be nicely positioned to further augment consumer appetite.

As we reported in November, we can expect that in line with the existing "Pascal" based mobile solutions, the new GTX 1050 M to sport the same (or better) core-configuration as its desktop counterpart, but with significantly higher clock speeds. This should make the GTX 1050 M an attractive option as it would endow the laptop with graphical horsepower exceeding the very capable GTX 970 M. All in all with new Intel "Kaby Lake" processors set to take the stage at CES 2017 too, we could see quite an array of new or reconfigured laptops scattered throughout the show.

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 376.19 WHQL Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA has today released their latest GeForce Game Ready drivers, in the form of the 376.19 WHQL release. The new drivers boast support for Oculus Touch launch titles, such as Crytek's "The Climb", Oculus Studios' "Oculus First Contact", Insomniac's "The Unspoken", The Stork Burnt Down's "Home Improvisation: Furniture Sandbox" for all your furbishing-related needs and IKEA doctorate, as well as Escalation Studios' "Please, Don't Touch Anything", along with an estimated 345 other Oculus Touch launch games (in reality, closer to 49 others;I admit, I picked some of the most interesting names). Also, remember that article about the VR bubble bursting?)

Lacking are any additional SLI profiles, though there are some resolved issues specifically on Windows 10: an issue where No Man's Sky with the Foundation Update (1.10) would display severe texture corruption with SLI enabled, G-SYNC flickering issues on notebooks, as well as a notebook G-SYNC pendulum demo issue. For those of you using 3D Vision, there are some updates on that field as well, with four new profiles for Dead Rising 4, Mars 2030, Serious Sam and SuperHot. You can grab the drivers from the NVIDIA page, right here on TPU. Just check the links below the images.



DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 376.19 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bitSource: Thanks qubit!

ZOTAC VR Go Backpack With Core i7 6700T and GTX 1070 Priced: $1999

After announcing earlier this week the impending release of their VR Go backpack, ZOTAC has now made pricing details available: $1999 will net you the ability to strap a PC to your body so you can freely engage with enemies or friends alike in VR environments.

The ZOTAC VR GO can work autonomously for up to two hours, feeding on two Li-ion batteries rated at 95Wh (6600mAh). The batteries can be hot-swapped and charged separately, featuring a DC12V-out for powering the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. When not in use as a backpack to play virtual reality games, the VR GO can be used like a normal desktop computer: its form-factor allows it to be placed on a desk either vertically or horizontally and all the ports will remain accessible. It isn't very heavy, either, though at 4.95 kilograms, your mileage may vary.

Swiftech Intros Komodo Luxury Edition Water Block for TITAN X Pascal

Swiftech today introduced the Komodo Luxury Edition (NV-LE) full-coverage water block for the NVIDIA TITAN X Pascal graphics card. This block is a premium variant of the Komodo Eco block recently announced for the TITAN X Pascal. What sets the two apart is the opaque metal element that covers the acrylic top over all parts except the coolant channel; and an included green LED lighting kit (which has to be purchased separately for the NV-ECO). The underlying block is still nickel-plated copper; with the same exact coolant channel and heat-dissipation micro-fin lattice over the GPU; as the NV-ECO. The Komodo Luxury Edition (NV-LE) block for the TITAN X Pascal is priced at US $169.95.

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 376.09 WHQL Drivers

NVIDIA today released its latest GeForce "Game Ready" drivers. Version 376.09 WHQL comes game-ready for "Watch_Dogs 2," the week's big AAA open-world third-person RPG by Ubisoft. This includes game-optimization, GeForce Experience optimal settings, and SLI support (if the game supports it). The company is also running a promotion, in which it's giving away UPlay keys to the game with purchases of new GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, and notebooks with factory-fitted GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and GTX 1070 Mobile graphics. Grab the drivers from the links below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 376.09 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit

Zotac Announces its the VR GO Backpack PC

ZOTAC International, a global manufacturer of innovation, is pleased to introduce an entirely new way to experience immersive VR with the ZOTAC VR GO backpack. Since making the impact at Computex 2016 with the first ever mobile VR experience, ZOTAC has improved the design, performance, and endurance of the original backpack.

"The VR GO is an exciting innovation for everyone to finally enjoy VR the way it is meant to be experienced," says Tony Wong, CEO, ZOTAC International. "We want to provide the best of both worlds to our users: Powerful VR in high resolution and fast framerates while enjoying true mobility in a compact, wearable form. The VR GO is the best way to VR."

MSI Gives the GTX 1050 Low-profile Treatment

MSI announced a low-profile GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card (model: MSI GTX 1050 2GT-LP). Based on an identical board design to the company's low-profile GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, this card features a GeForce GTX 1050 chip running at NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 1354 MHz core, 1455 MHz GPU Boost, and 7.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. The card features 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across the GPU's 128-bit wide memory interface.

The MSI GTX 1050 Low Profile, as its name suggests, features a half-height PCB, and a 2-slot thick cooling solution, with both standard and low-profile I/O shields being included. The cooler consists of a dense copper core aluminium heatsink that's ventilated by a pair of 50 mm fans. The card draws all is power from the PCI-Express slot. Display outputs include one each of dual-link DVI, HDMI 2.0b, and DisplayPort 1.4 connectors. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Resident Evil 7 for PC will support HDR and 4K, No Cross Saves for Steam

Japanese developer and publisher Capcom has publicized that the PC version of their anticipated Resident Evil 7 game will support up to 4K resolutions and HDR. Naturally HDR will remain dependent on being connected to a compatible TV or panel, whereas high resolution support could provide additional levels of image quality through the use of super sampling on screens that do not support such resolutions natively. It is said that HDR will complement the immersive experience, better enabling the game to deliver overwhelming fear and ultimate horror.

As previously revealed by Capcom, Resident Evil 7 will also support cross saves between the PC and Xbox One versions of the game, however this will only be possible if you purchase it for PC on the Windows Store. Resident Evil 7 is also available on Steam and this version will not support cross saving. Resident Evil 7 will be available for PC on the 25 January, 2017.

ASUS Intros GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX A8G Graphics Card

ASUS quietly slipped in the GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX A8G graphics card (model: ROG STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING). This card is a variant of the original GTX 1080 STRIX O8G graphics card the company launched its GTX 1080 lineup with, and features a slightly lower factory-overclock. The card ships with clock speeds of 1670 MHz core and 1809 MHz GPU Boost out of the box, compared to the 1759 MHz core and 1898 MHz GPU Boost, which the original STRIX O8G ships with; and NVIDIA reference clocks of 1607 MHz core and 1733 MHz GPU Boost. The included GPUTweak II utility unlocks slightly higher clocks, of 1695 MHz core and 1835 MHz GPU Boost in OC mode, which are still lower than those of the O8G STRIX OC.

Clock-speeds aside, the ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX A8G is identical to the original STRIX OC. You get a strong 10-phase VRM which draws power from a combination of 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe power connectors; two 4-pin PWM fan headers that sync your case-fans to GPU temperatures; and the company's signature DirectCU III cooling solution that features a massive aluminium fin-stack heatsink, with five copper heat pipes that make direct contact with the GPU; and ASUS Aura RGB LED lighting on the cooler shroud, which holds the three 100 mm fans. The ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 A8G is expected to be priced about 5-10% less than the original STRIX OC (O8G).

Point of View, Historic AIB Partner, Declared Bankrupt by Court

Point of View, the Netherlands-based technology company established in 2000, has officially been declared bankrupt by the court in Oost-Brabant. The company's majority of sales were in Europe, where it served more than 30 European countries. The company also included Point of View Taiwan, Point of View China, Point of View Hong Kong, Point of View France and Point of View United States as additional branches.

The first NVIDIA graphics cards from the company harken back to the FX 5000 series days, with the company being particularly prolific on the 8000 series, with no less than 19 graphics cards ranging from the 8400GS through the legendary 8800GT. The company's products have definitely been on the downside, however, having been relatively popular in the GTX 500 and 600 series' days. Historically an NVIDIA-exclusive AIB partner, the company branched out into other consumer products, such as tablets, laptops and computer accessories. If you need a nostalgia-inducing shot, or simply want to see what kind of products Point of View delivered, feel free to read TPU's review on the Point of View TGT GTX 680 Ultra Charged LLS 4 GB, coined by our very own W1zzard.

AMD and NVIDIA Add-in-Board GPU Market Share from 2002 to Q3/2016

The folks over at 3dcenter.org have compiled comprehensive historical GPU AIB market share data for our digestion. While we recently reported on Q3'16 and its comparison to the quarter before and the same period last year, this information spans a near 14 year quarter-on-quarter time frame. The compilers have quite helpfully included points of reference along the timeline which highlight the two major GPU manufacturers milestone desktop product line debuts.

It is worth noting that their exact numbers differ slightly to the ones Jon Peddie Research provided as 3dcenter have also cited the work of Mercury Research, which appears more conservative. The figures provided in their own graph split the difference between the two sources to give us a more impartial look at the market.


Q3-2016 VGA Market - NVIDIA Gained Market Share While AMD's Declined: JPR

Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the graphics and multimedia industry's research and consulting firm, announced estimated PC graphics add-in-board (AIB) shipments and suppliers' market share for Q3'16. The last two quarters have seen both NVIDIA and AMD release and expand a new AIB line-up, the former launching the GeForce 10 series, powered by "Pascal" GPU's and the latter releasing the Radeon 400 series, powered by "Polaris" GPU's.

JPR's AIB Report tracks PC add-in graphics boards (AIBs), which carry discrete graphics chips. AIBs are used in desktop PCs, workstations, servers, and other devices such as scientific instruments. They can be factory installed or sold directly to customers as aftermarket products. In all cases, AIBs represent the higher end of the graphics industry using discrete chips and private high-speed memory, compared to the integrated GPUs in CPUs or SOCs that share slower system memory.

Colorful Intros GeForce GTX 1070 iGame Snake X-Top Graphics Card

Colorful introduced the iGame GeForce GTX 1070 Snake X-Top graphics card, a custom-design, special-edition graphics card bearing the insignia of the Snake e-Sports clan. The company is doing a limited production run of 200 pieces for the retail segment. The card is based on the iGame GTX 1070 X-Top by Colorful, with a unique anodized aluminium ornament around the middle fan, and a special back-plate with Snake clan insignia.

The iGame GeForce GTX 1070 Snake X-Top comes with factory-overclocked speeds of 1657 MHz core, 1860 MHz GPU Boost, and 8.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory, which are higher than the 1607/1797 MHz clocks the original GTX 1070 X-Top ships with. Other features include dual-BIOS, with the backup BIOS falling back to NVIDIA reference clocks, and a 10-phase VRM which draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. The card is sold only in China, priced at RMB ¥3,999.

Source: VideoCardz

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 375.95 Hotfix Drivers

NVIDIA has today released the latest Hotfix GeForce drivers that address the low memory clocks on certain factory-overclocked "Pascal" cards. The driver includes all of the previous updates from the 375.86 WHQL driver with the "Pascal" memory clock fix listed as the only difference. You can Grab the drivers from the links below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 375.95 Beta for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit

NVIDIA Announces DGX SaturnV: The World's Most Efficient Supercomputer

This week NVIDIA announced their latest innovation to the HPC landscape, the DGX SaturnV. Destined for the likes of universities and companies with a need for deep learning capabilities, the DGX SaturnV sets a new benchmark for energy efficiency in High Performance Computing. While not managing the title of the fastest supercomputer this year, the SaturnV takes a respectable placing of 28th in the top 500 list, while promising much lower running costs for performance on tap.

Capable of delivering 9.46 GFLOPS of computational speed per Watt of energy consumed, it bests last years best effort of 6.67 GFLOPS/W by 42%. The SaturnV is comprised of 125 DGX-1 deep learning systems, and each DGX-1 contains no less than eight Tesla P100 cards. Where a single GTX1080 can churn out 138 GFLOPS of FP16 calculations, a single Telsa P100 can deliver a massive 21.2 TFLOPS. The singular DGX-1 units are already in the field, including being used by NVIDIA themselves.

NVIDIA to Bundle "Watch_Dogs 2" with GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080

NVIDIA is readying the "Hackers Wanted" promotion, the latest of many AAA game bundles with its GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards in recent times. The company will give away game keys to "Watch_Dogs 2" with purchases of GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards; and notebooks with GTX 1070 Mobile and GTX 1080 Mobile graphics. The promotion is expected to start later this month. It will be applicable in only select markets, and to applicable products bought from select retailers.

Source: VideoCardz

Users report multiple issues with GeForce 375.86 WHQL Drivers

If you have installed the GeForce 375.86 WHQL drivers you may experience a variety of issues. According to users on Guru3D forums, and indeed users here on our very own forums, the drivers released just yesterday have had reports where certain games frame rates are cut in half, however more alarmingly many users also report memory clock speed drops resulting in on-screen flickering and instability.

The memory speed and flickering issues appear to be limited to cards using the "Pascal" architecture, NVIDIA have acknowledged that the issues are widespread and work is already underway to remedy them. We expect either that a hotfix or new WHQL driver set will follow shortly, depending on their release cycle.

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 375.86 WHQL Game Ready Driver

NVIDIA has just released the latest version of their GeForce drivers. The 375.86 WHQL Game Ready Driver features Game Ready profiles for Tom Clancy's The Division Survival DLC, Battlefield 1, Steep: Open Beta, and Civilization VI; and updates the SLI profiles by adding a temporal SLI profile for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The drivers also fix some know issues and leave some to fix at a later date - details which you can read right after the break.

As always, you can grab the drivers right here at TechPowerUp. Just follow the below links for your particular operating system.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 375.86 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit

EVGA Finishes Issuing BIOS Updates GTX 1080/70/60 FTW Line of Cards

Just a slight update on our reported stories of overheating issues with EVGA's FTW line of NVIDIA graphics cards, with the company having finished rolling out fan-curve adjusting BIOS updates for the affected cards.

The issue affects EVGA's line of FTW graphics cards ranging through the GTX 1060, GTX 1070, and GTX 1080, sporting the ACX 3.0 solution. As a casual reminder, you can view the list of affected cards below, for which BIOS updates have been issued in a blog post, along with a small FAQ and some instructions on how to perform the update.

Source: EVGA Forums

HP Announces the Z2 Mini Workstation

Today at Autodesk University, HP Inc. unveiled the world's first mini workstation designed for users in CAD and other compute-intensive industries. The stylish, new HP Z2 Mini Workstation delivers breakthrough power and versatility and at only 2.3" high is 90% smaller than a traditional business-class tower. With this new offering, HP is positioned to extend its workstation leadership by delivering a new category of workstation that offers superb performance, elegance and efficiency.

HP Z Workstation products have become the industry standard for customers demanding a full performance workstation. Building off the success of the HP Z240 SFF, the HP Z2 Mini Workstation is twice as powerful as any commercial mini PC on the market today and has the ability to support six displays right out of the box. The HP Z2 Mini was designed for the millions of CAD users demanding smaller hardware without compromising acoustics and performance and mission-critical reliability.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Features 10GB Memory?

Air-cargo shipping manifest descriptions point to the possibility that NVIDIA's upcoming high-end graphics card based on the GP102 silicon, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, could feature 10 GB of memory, and not the previously thought of 12 GB, which would be the same amount as the TITAN X Pascal. NVIDIA apparently is getting 10 GB to work over a 384-bit wide memory interface, likely using chips of different densities. The GTX 1080 Ti is also rumored to feature 3,328 CUDA cores, 208 TMUs, and 96 ROPs.

NVIDIA has, in the past, used memory chips of different densities to achieve its desired memory amount targets over limited memory bus widths. The company achieved 2 GB of memory across a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface on the GeForce GTX 660, for example. The product number for the new SKU, as mentioned in the shipping manifest, is "699-1G611-0010-000," which is different from the "699-1G611-0000-000" of the TITAN X Pascal, indicating that this is the second product based on the PG611 platform (the PCB on which NVIDIA built the TITAN X Pascal). NVIDIA is expected to launch the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in early-2017.


Source: VideoCardz

Introducing the Node: AKiTiO's Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Box

AKiTiO has introduced its new, Thunderbolt 3-powered external graphics box. Akin to Powercolor's Devil Box ($379), Razer's Core ($499) or ASUS' XG2, the AKiTiO Node is meant to house an external graphics card, delivering true discrete-graphics-class performance to your laptop, AIO or SFF PC. One thing the Node has going for it, though, is pricing: this eGFX Box comes in at only $299. At this price-point, the Node makes away with extra connectors found in some of its competitors, like Ethernet or USB 3.0, keeping it as simple and to-the-point as possible: the only port is for its Thunderbolt 3 connection.

The AKiTiO Node is 428mm long, 145 mm wide and 227 mm high, making it compatible with a variety of dual-slot, full-length AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards (up to 312 mm long, 170 mm high [with power cables] and 44 mm wide), and sports an upgradeable, integrated 400 W SFX PSU, as well as one 120 mm fan for extra cooling capability.

IBM and NVIDIA Team Up on World's Fastest Deep Learning Enterprise Solution

IBM and NVIDIA today announced collaboration on a new deep learning tool optimized for the latest IBM and NVIDIA technologies to help train computers to think and learn in more human-like ways at a faster pace. Deep learning is a fast growing machine learning method that extracts information by crunching through millions of pieces of data to detect and rank the most important aspects from the data. Publicly supported among leading consumer web and mobile application companies, deep learning is quickly being adopted by more traditional business enterprises.

Deep learning and other artificial intelligence capabilities are being used across a wide range of industry sectors; in banking to advance fraud detection through facial recognition; in automotive for self-driving automobiles and in retail for fully automated call centers with computers that can better understand speech and answer questions.

NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal 2017

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported revenue for the third quarter ended October 30, 2016, of $2.00 billion, up 54 percent from $1.30 billion a year earlier, and up 40 percent from $1.43 billion in the previous quarter. GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $0.83, up 89 percent from $0.44 a year ago and up 102 percent from $0.41 in the previous quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.94, up 104 percent from $0.46 a year earlier and up 77 percent from $0.53 in the previous quarter.

"We had a breakout quarter - record revenue, record margins and record earnings were driven by strength across all product lines," said Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and chief executive officer, NVIDIA. "Our new Pascal GPUs are fully ramped and enjoying great success in gaming, VR, self-driving cars and datacenter AI computing. "We have invested years of work and billions of dollars to advance deep learning. Our GPU deep learning platform runs every AI framework, and is available in cloud services from Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Alibaba, and in servers from every OEM. GPU deep learning has sparked a wave of innovations that will usher in the next era of computing," he said.
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