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Nvidia May Be Prepping a New GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q to Counter Intel, AMD

Nvidia May Be Prepping a New GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q to Counter Intel, AMD

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.When Intel and AMD announced they’d be cooperating on a new CPU with an Intel processor paired with an AMD GPU, it was easy to see who the loser was going to be. Nvidia has a dominant overall position in the GPU market, including the types of all-in-one and small form factor systems that might opt for one of Intel’s new CPUs with Radeon RX Vega graphics rather than an Intel CPU with Nvidia GPU. Now, there’s hints that Nvidia is planning to respond with a new GPU iteration of its own: The GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q.That’s the word from Overclock3D, based on the latest Nvidia driver update, which lists both a 1050 Ti as being supported. It’s not hard to see why Nvidia might want to roll a new flavor of GPU. Intel’s mar
Nvidia Goes All-In On G-Sync With New ‘BFGD’ Ultra-High-End Displays

Nvidia Goes All-In On G-Sync With New ‘BFGD’ Ultra-High-End Displays

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.At CES 2018, Nvidia announced a new line of gaming monitors designed to round up and deliver every single high-end feature you can buy in a monitor or television today. The company’s new BFGD monitors — the acronym stands for Big Format Game Display, obviously, and not the kind of profanity-fueled phrase that might lead one to label such a display a “BFGD Screen” — are serious business, as the saying goes.All of the partner displays from Acer, Asus, and HP are 65-inch panels that support up to 120Hz refresh rates and HDR with up to 1,000 nits of brightness. The devices also integrate an Nvidia Shield, which Nvidia says will deliver Netflix, Amazon Video, and YouTube at 4K, plus Nvidia GameStream, and Android
Nvidia adds hardware verification to stop reselling of free game codes

Nvidia adds hardware verification to stop reselling of free game codes

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Graphics card makers often toss in a free game with the purchase of a new card. This used to take the form of a physical disc in the box, but these days it’s a code for online redemption. Until now, you could use those codes on any piece of hardware. Nvidia has started to use a redemption system that is tied to the piece of hardware that included the game, effectively stopping consumers from reselling those codes. The standard way of handling free promo games involves going to the Nvidia website, entering the necessary info from your new video card, and then waiting for the code to be spit out. These codes for Steam, Origin, or some other service are free and clear — completely unrelated to the video card that was purchased. That led many people to re-sell the codes in order to recoup s
Upcoming Nvidia GTX 1080 pictured, may not use HBM2

Upcoming Nvidia GTX 1080 pictured, may not use HBM2

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It’s no secret that AMD and Nvidia are planning to launch new GPUs in the next few months, but there are still questions about configurations and technology. Initially, we expected these new cards to use the HBM2 memory standard, but the persistent rumor has been that AMD’s upcoming Polaris would be GDDR5 based. That now appears to be true for Nvidia as well. The “GTX 1080” moniker is for discussion purposes only; Nvidia has not revealed their future branding Leaked photos of the GP104 die show the chip with a standard memory interface — either GDDR5 or GDDR5X (it’s difficult to tell). PC Perspective is reporting that there’s an ongoing rumor the GTX 1080 will use GDDR5X, which could be possible, but would honestly seem to be a bit early — when we spoke to Micron about the memory, the
Nvidia fixes G-Sync refresh rate bug, adds VR SLI support to OpenGL

Nvidia fixes G-Sync refresh rate bug, adds VR SLI support to OpenGL

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Share This article Two new announcements from the Team Green front as we head into the holidays. Nvidia’s 361.43 driver has just dropped, with two significant updates inside it, though only one will be of immediate benefit to customers. First, Nvidia has fixed the driver bug that caused abnormally high power consumption at high refresh rates when using Maxwell cards. This should prevent the issue we documented earlier this year where power consumption spiked at higher refresh rates. Note: This issue was initially reported as affecting G-Sync monitors and we saw no sign of a problem with a 144KHz non-G-Sync display. Other readers, however, reported that they had problems and Nvidia’s bug report doesn’t mention G-Sync specifically. Regardless, this driver (Windows 10 / Windows 7/8/8.1)
Video showcases Ashes of the Singularity on AMD and Nvidia hardware — simultaneously

Video showcases Ashes of the Singularity on AMD and Nvidia hardware — simultaneously

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Share This article Earlier this week, we discussed new test results for Ashes of the Singularity that showed GPUs from AMD and Nvidia running the game side-by-side. Unfortunately, Oxide has made the decision not to make this build of the game public immediately. What we do have, courtesy of Oxide,  is video evidence of the ultimate Frankenstein rig running both AMD and Nvidia GPUs. Note that in this case, the hardware obviously isn’t configured for any kind of SLI passthrough — AMD doesn’t use physical bridges the way Nvidia still does, and this kind of hardware wouldn’t be able to take advantage of it, since the two company’s use very different pinouts. Nevertheless, the rig works and works well. Oxide’s benchmark test pairs a GTX 980 with a Fury Nano and notes that scaling is extr

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