Taiwan: Home of GeForce!

At the keynote of NVIDIA AI Forum, NVIDIA CEO and Founder Jensen Huang called “Taiwan is the home of NVIDIA’s GeForce system”.

Video gaming is a US$100 billion industry and “GeForce PC gaming is the number one platform, nearly 200 million GeForce installed base,” declared Huang.

He announced the new NVIDIA Max-Q platform which lets gaming notebook makers produce faster, slimmer and quieter machines.

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NVIDIA unleashes first Maxwell-based GPU

geforce gtx 750 tiNVIDIA has introduced the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750, the first GPUs based on the new Maxwell graphics architecture.

A GeForce GTX 750 Ti running at 1080p resolution doubles the performance and uses half the power of the GTX 550 Ti, which was built with the Fermi architecture, and is one of the most used NVIDIA GPUs, according to the Steam Hardware Survey.

“We know that to advance performance, we must advance performance per watt, because every system we design for has a power limit — from supercomputers to PCs to smartphones,” said Scott Herkelman, General Manager of the GeForce business unit at NVIDIA. “That’s why we architected Maxwell to be the most efficient GPU architecture ever built.”

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NVIDIA unveils revolutionary Tegra K1 super chip for mobile platform

NVIDIA Tegra K1NVIDIA unveiled at CES the Tegra K1 mobile processor, a 192-core super chip featuring the same NVIDIA Kepler architecture that powers the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti. For the first time, next-generation PC gaming will now be available on mobile platforms.

The Tegra K1 processor sets new mobile standards by supporting the latest PC-class gaming technologies, enabling it to run sophisticated gaming engines like Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. It delivers advanced computation capabilities to speed the development of applications for computer vision and speech recognition. And its extraordinary efficiency delivers higher performance than any other mobile GPU at the same power level.

 

“Over the past two decades, NVIDIA invented the GPU and has developed more graphics technologies than any other company,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and CEO, NVIDIA. “With Tegra K1, we’re bringing that heritage to mobile. It bridges the gap for developers, who can now build next-gen games and apps that will run on any device.”

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NVIDIA bundles games for extra holiday cheer

NVIDIA‘Tis the season to be jolly and NVIDIA is giving PC gamers more for their dollar. In Southeast Asia and Australia, every purchase of a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 and 700 series card will come with a bundle of games. And we’re talking about the latest games!

Buy an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770, 780, 780 Ti, or Titan and get Assassin’s Creed IV — Black Flag, Splinter Cell Blacklist and Batman: Arkham Origins free. During this holiday season, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and GTX 680,  670, 660 Ti, or 660 will come bundled with Assassin’s Creed IV — Black Flag and Splinter Cell Blacklist. Additionally, every NVIDIA GeForce card purchased also includes free-to-play games Marvel Hero and Warframe.

The NVIDIA GeForce holiday bundle is available across the region. Redemption of games will be through http://www.geforce.com/holidaybundle, where buyers can get their game codes.  The holiday bundle programme will end on February 28, 2014

 

NVIDIA fights back in battle of the GPUs with GeForce GTX 780 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780TiAMD fired the first salvo after a long period of silence to reignite the GPU battle. But, NVIDIA has hit back immediately and regained the crown with the GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Besides sheer performance, NVIDIA’s armoury also includes G-SYNC, GeForce Experience and ShadowPlay.

The new card delivers smooth frame rates at extreme resolutions for the latest and hottest PC games, including Assassin’s Creed IV — Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Batman: Arkham Origins. It also this with cool, quiet operation that is critical to providing an immersive gaming experience.

Powering the GPU is the NVIDIA Kepler architecture, which provides an advanced, low-thermal-density design that translates into better cooling, quieter acoustics and record-breaking performance.

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NVIDIA Tegra Note coming soon

Tegra NoteAt this year’s Computex, NVIDIA gave a preview of a tablet, tentatively called Tegra Tab, that leverages the NVIDIA DirectStylus technology, which significantly improves passive stylus performance.

That device is now called NVIDIA Tegra Note and will be available in the next few months. Designed by NVIDIA, it will be marketed by NVIDIA partners including ColorfulShenzhen Homecare Technology, XOLO, and ZOTAC XOLO in Asia-Pacific. 

The suggested retail price for the Android-based device is US$199, making it highly competitive in the growing tablet space.

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Xiaomi introduces world’s first NVIDIA Tegra 4-powered super phone

Xiaomi Mi3China mobile device maker Xiaomi has announced  the Xiaomi Mi3, the world’s first to be based on the NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor. 

Delivering superb gaming and lightning-fast web browsing, the flagship phone represents the first collaboration between NVIDIA and Xiaomi. The Mi3 will launch on China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier, in October.

Based on the Tegra 4 – the world’s fastest mobile processor — the phone combines premium specs and features with all-day battery life. In addition to Tegra 4, it includes a 5-inch 1080p full HD display with 441ppi, 2GB RAM and up to 64GB of storage. The Tegra 4 processor offers record levels of performance and battery life with its 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU, quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 and fifth battery-saver CPU core, also based on Cortex-A15.

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NVIDIA and Ubisoft team up for latest games

Splinter Cell BlacklistNVIDIA has formed an alliance with Ubisoft to offer PC gamers the best gaming experiences possible for Ubisoft’s biggest fall titles, including Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, Assassins Creed IV Black Flag and Watch Dogs.

NVIDIA’s developer technology team is working closely with Ubisoft’s development studios on incorporating graphics technology innovations to create game worlds that deliver new heights of realism and immersion. One example is NVIDIA® TXAA™ antialiasing, which provides Hollywood-levels of smooth animation, soft shadows, HBAO+ (horizon-based ambient occlusion) and advanced DX11 tessellation.

“PC gaming is stronger than ever and Ubisoft understands that PC gamers demand a truly elite experience — the best resolutions, the smoothest frame rates and the latest gaming breakthroughs,” said Tony Tamasi, Senior Vice President of Content and Technology at NVIDIA. “We’ve worked closely with Ubisoft’s incredibly talented creative team throughout the development process to incorporate our technologies and deliver the most immersive and visually spectacular game worlds imaginable.”

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NVIDIA rolls out GeForce GTX 760

GeForce GTX 760Barely a month after it introduced the first GeForce 7 series GPUs — the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 — NVIDIA has added another new card to its lineup. Priced at US$249, the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 GPU, is designed to deliver extreme frame rates for this year’s hottest PC games, including Call of Duty: GhostsWatch Dogs, and Battlefield 4,.

According to NVIDIA, this would be its last GeForce 7 series card to be introduced this year. The new lineup now consists of:

  • GeForce GTX TITAN/GeForce GTX 690
  • GeForce GTX 780
  • GeForce GTX 770
  • GeForce GTX 760
  • GeForce GTX 660
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
  • GeForce GTX 650

Powered by an NVIDIA Kepler architecture-based GPU with an incredible 2.3 gigaflops of processing horsepower, the GeForce GTX 760 is more powerful than the next-generation game consoles expected by the end of the year.

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ASUS aims to take gaming to “incredible” level

Gamers, rejoice! ASUS wants to take gaming experience to “incredible” level with its new lineup of gaming desktop and notebook PCs.

Announcing this to a global media gathering at TICC in Taipei, ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih pointed out that ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) is not just about hardware but taking the gaming experience to new levels of incredible.

The new lineup includes:
1. G750 gaming notebook featuring the recently announced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M mobile GPU.
2. Tytan G30 desktop which comes with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 GPU.
3. Poseidon graphics card based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 and 770, which combines with the new Formula motherboard to make the ultimate gaming machine.
4. Sonic Radar visualized audio positioning which helps gamers to identify where the enemy is coming from. this feature is available on all new ROG sound cards and motherboards.
5. Maximus VI Impact, a mini-ITX that works with the NVIDIA DirectCU in a small form factor.

NVIDIA adds GeForce GTX 770 to its lineup

GTX770Just a week after launching its top-of-the-line GeForce GTX 780, NVIDIA has added a scaled-down sibling to its impressive lineup of GPUs based on the award-winning  NVIDIA Kepler architecture.

Priced at US$399, the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 GPU joins the GTX TITAN and the GTX 780 in delivering superior gaming performance, advanced features, and silky smooth frame rates for unsurpassed high-definition PC gaming.

“Only NVIDIA GPUs consistently provide gamers with the ability to achieve extremely fast frame rates at high-definition resolutions with all of the eye candy turned on,” said Scott Herkelman, General Manager of the GeForce GPU business at NVIDIA. “The GeForce GTX 770 represents a new threshold of performance and features for under US$400 and our commitment to PC gaming is why GeForce GPUs continue to be the No. 1 choice of gamers worldwide.”

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 new king of single GPU cards

NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_780-3923-processedJust three months after it introduced the NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN, NVIDIA has rolled out another top of the line graphics card. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 GPU is designed to deliver great performance for the next generation of PC gaming titles, including Call of Duty: Ghosts, Watch Dogs and Battlefield 4.

Designed for gaming enthusiasts, the GeForce GTX 780 boasts a massively powerful Kepler GPU with 2,304 cores and 3GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory – each 50 percent more than its predecessor.

Available from US$649, it also comes with the NVIDIA GeForce Experience software, which delivers helps gamers use optimal playable settings with the convenience of single click operation; and NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 technology, which automatically increases the GPU’s clock speeds for enhanced performance.

New NVIDIA GeForce 700M GPUs extend battery life, enhance performance, enrich experience

GeForce 700MFive new NVIDIA notebook GPUs deliver a trifecta of technologies that seamlessly and automatically maximise a consumer’s notebook performance and experience. With no effort or input from the notebook user, the technologies work in the background to save battery life, enhance performance and enrich the visual experience — providing the best notebook experience the GPU can deliver. They include:

  • New NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 technology, which intelligently adjusts GPU clock speed to maximise graphics performance.
  • NVIDIA Optimus technology, which enables extra-long battery life by switching the GPU on and off so it runs only when needed.
  • GeForce Experience™ software, which adjusts in-game settings for the best performance and visual quality specific to a user’s notebook and keeps GeForce drivers up to date.

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BOOST hits the sweet spot

GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOSTWhat’s the sweet spot in pricing for gamers looking for a graphics card to play this year’s hottest games? While those who are more financially endowed will go for the highest end cards, such as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or 690, NVIDIA believes that most mainstream gamers are prepared to fork out around US$169.

Putting this belief into action, the company has just launched the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST GPU, which is based on the NVIDIA Kepler architecture and equipped with 768 NVIDIA CUDA cores. This new product is available in two flavours – the 2GB version for US$169 and the 1GB configuration for US$149.

This introduction has led to a revision of pricing for other NVIDIA cards with the entry level

  • GeForce GTX 650 going at US$109 and the
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti now priced at US$129.

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NVIDIA to hold global World of Tanks tournament

World of TanksNVIDIA is organising the first ever GeForce eSports World of Tanks Open Tournament, where combatants will compete to win NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600-series graphics cards and a shot at a US$100,000 total prize pool awarded at a grand finals. Pre-registration is now open with team and player registration open starting March 28 for two weeks.

World of Tanks is a team-based, massively multi-player online game dedicated to armoured warfare in the mid-20th century. With more than 55 million registered users worldwide, World of Tanks is a fast-paced PC shooter game with in-depth weaponry, economics and robust eSports tools such as spectator mode and replay file support. In January, the game set a new Guinness World Record for the most players online simultaneously when the Russian MMO server reached 190,541 players.

Teams will compete in five regions – China, APAC, the Americas, Europe, and Russia. In APAC, country tournaments will be held among teams in Australia, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan. Country finals will be held end June while the APAC regional finals will take place in July.  MSI is the hardware and prize sponsor for the Australia, Singapore and Taiwan gaming tournaments.

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NVIDIA unleashes GeForce GTX TITAN

The power of supercomputing brought to the desktop. That’s what NVIDIA has done with the introduction of the GeForce GTX TITAN. Powered by the fastest GPU on the planet, it is designed to unleash the world’s fastest gaming PCs including personal gaming supercomputers and svelte, quiet, small form-factor PCs.

GeForce GTX TITAN is built with the same NVIDIA Kepler architecture that powers Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s newly launched Titan supercomputer, which tops the list of the Top 500 supercomputers in the world.

By harnessing the power of three GeForce GTX TITAN GPUs simultaneously in three-way SLI mode, gamers can max out every visual setting without fear of a meltdown while playing any of the most demanding PC gaming titles.

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NVIDIA untethers gaming with Project SHIELD

Gaming power at the fingertips.
Gaming power at the fingertips.

NVIDIA has announced Project SHIELD, a gaming portable for open platforms, designed for gamers who yearn to play when, where and how they want.

Created with the philosophy that gaming should be open and flexible, Project SHIELD flawlessly plays both Android and PC titles. As a pure Android device, it gives access to any game on Google Play. And as a wireless receiver and controller, it can stream games from a PC powered by NVIDIA® GeForce GTX GPUs, accessing titles on its STEAM game library from anywhere in the home.

“Project SHIELD was created by NVIDIA engineers who love to game and imagined a new way to play,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and chief executive officer at NVIDIA. “We were inspired by a vision that the rise of mobile and cloud technologies will free us from our boxes, letting us game anywhere, on any screen. We imagined a device that would do for games what the iPod and Kindle have done for music and books, letting us play in a cool new way. We hope other gamers love SHIELD as much as we do.”

Project SHIELD combines the advanced processing power of NVIDIA Tegra 4, breakthrough game-speed Wi-Fi technology and stunning HD video and audio built into a console-grade controller. It can be used to play on its own integrated screen or on a big screen, and on the couch or on the go.

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NVIDIA releases new drivers

NVIDIA released a new set of GeForce drivers optimized for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Assassin’s Creed III. This beta driver is up to 26% faster than the current driver in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and up to 18% faster in Assassin’s Creed III. Download the new GeForce 310.54 drivers from GeForce.com. Read the full blog on NVIDIA.com.