Category Archives: nVidia
Mon, Dec 02, 2013 | 22:40 GMT
Nvidia’s latest firmware update for its Android-based Shield gaming tablet allows for full HD streams, improved controller emulation, and more.
Sun, Dec 01, 2013 | 23:09 GMT
Nvidia’s consumer sales manager Matt Wright has stressed that PC is the gaming platform of choice, and that its functionality makes it “far superior” to consoles. He recognises that some staunch console players may need some extra convincing however.
Fri, Nov 01, 2013 | 00:48 GMT
Nvidia has released some 4K screenshots of Ubisoft’s upcoming pirate-em-up Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, showing boats, islands and bizarrely in one of them, ten or so floating people. Always surprising when that stuff makes it into a set of only four screenshots. So if you want to feel like your graphics card isn’t good enough for a little while, check them out after the break.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 | 00:14 GMT
Nvidia has issued a significant update for its tablet-like Shield device, adding two major features.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 | 04:03 GMT
A price drop is imminent for the high-end segment of Nividia’s 700 series to combat AMD’s latest addition to the market, the R9 290x and R9 290 graphics cards. Nvidia is also adding free games and significant discount coupons for Shield to sweeten the deal.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 | 14:26 BST
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag drops next week, on PS3 and Xbox 360 at least, but those wanting the PC versions will have to wait until November. To give you an incentive for the wait, Ubisoft Montreal and Nvidia have released a video showing the card maker’s-exclusive effects, features and technologies, inherent in the desktop version. Granted you won’t have these effects of you own an AMD card, still, it’s rather neat. Watch below courtesy of Evil Avatar. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is out worldwide on PS3 and Xbox 360 October 29 and will arrive on PC, PS4, Wii U and Xbox One from November 22.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 | 12:25 BST
Let’s Play videos are rather popular these days, and Nvidia is introducing ShadowPlay to make it easier for PC gamers to capture their finest moments. It’s a new feature of their Experience software suite, and it continually records the last twenty minutes of your gameplay.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 | 00:57 BST
Nvidia has found a way to sync monitor refresh rates with GPU output – not the other way round, as is usual – in order to reduce or eliminate some of the most persistent problems of graphics output.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 | 20:19 BST
Nvidia Shield: GameStream out later this month, supports GRID cloud gaming, Shield Console Mode detailed
Nividia has announced its desire for a connected gaming ecosystem and plans to implement a streaming technology standard called Nvidia GameStream which upon release later this month with support over 50 games for local PC streaming on its handheld Shield console. In the future, the firm plans to add the ability to play these games on the go through its Nvidia Grid cloud gaming service. The firm also detailed its Shield Console Mode, which transforms the portable into a full gaming and entertainment console on your big-screen TV. To celebrate the release of GameStream on October 28, the firm is offering $100 off Shield plus free copies of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Splinter Cell Blacklist and Batman: Arkham Origins with the purchase of select GeForce GTX graphics cards. More details through the link.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 | 17:22 BST
Nvidia has announced Twitch functionality will be featured in a future GeForce Experience update, enabling ShadowPlay users to stream captured gameplay directly to Twitch. ShadowPlay is a free-to-use way to record gameplay within GeForce Experience and utilizes an on-board H.264 encoder built into GeForce GTX 600 and 700 Series graphics cards. You can find out more about the tech through the link and the video below.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 | 12:20 BST
Valve’s Doug Lombrdi has downplayed rumours that the company’s Steam machine rigs will not ship as Nvidia exclusive rigs. AMD and Intel versions of the SteamOS-powered hardware are also set to be revealed.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 | 02:37 BST
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 | 12:04 BST
Last year Linus Torvalds, project coordinator at Linux, said that Nvidia was “the single worst company” the Linux kernal has ever worked with. In fact, he famously gave them the finger. But it looks as if relations are thawing, as Nvidia has pledged to improve the usability of its kit with open source drivers. Torvalds has changed his stance to “cautiously optimistic.”
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 | 05:46 BST
Consoles will never again launch with better graphics and more power than PCs, according to Nvidia executive Tony Tamasi.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 | 03:09 BST
Nvidia and Wargaming.net have teamed up for the GeForce eSports World of Tanks 3v3 Tournament Amateur Division. The 128 team tournament offers a prize pool of 1 million in-game gold, and the two companies will pony up $5,000 cash which will be donated to veteran’s charities with an additional $5,000 garnered from registration fees, in-game gold and PC hardware. Visit Nvidia for more details and to register.
Mon, Sep 02, 2013 | 11:21 BST
Nvidia is offering £50 of MMO currency to anyone buying selected GeForce-powered notebooks and PCs.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 | 15:47 BST
Nvidia has announced those who purchase GTX 600 or GTX 700 series graphics card by January 31, 2014 will receive a copy of Batman: Arkham Origins. The game makes use of Nvidia’s PhysX and TXAA anti-aliasing. Batman: Arkham Origins releases worldwide on October 25 for PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will release on PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS worldwide the same day.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 | 05:48 BST
Ubisoft and Nvidia have announced a collaboration to deliver an enhanced experience on PC for recent and upcoming titles like Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag, and Watch Dogs. According to Nvidia boss Tony Tamasi, the company has worked closely with Ubisoft’s development teams to incorporate Nvidia “technologies and deliver the most immersive and visually spectacular game worlds imaginable”, including “the best resolutions, the smoothest frame rates and the latest gaming breakthroughs”. More specifically: TXAA antialiasing, which provides Hollywood-levels of smooth animation, soft shadows, HBAO+ (horizon-based ambient occlusion) and advanced DX11 tessellation. You can rea dup on how this has been applied to Splinter Cell in particular on Nvidia’s blog.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 | 10:55 BST
AMD has quite a stake in the upcoming next-gen consoles. It’s manufacturing the CPU/GPU for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Their competitor Nvidia has been critical of consoles lately, stating that new mobile devices will out-perform current-gen consoles and that financially the new consoles weren’t worth their time. AMD disagrees.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 | 10:14 BST
Grand Theft Auto 5 was pegged for a ‘Fall’ release during Nvidia’s recent investor call. The company has now confirmed to VG247 that the release window was stated in error.