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NVIDIA Unveils First Mobile Supercomputer

Supercomputers for everyone! That may be a huge overstatement, but NVIDIA is definitely making the possibility closer to a reality with the release of their Jetson TK1. The tiny board sports the same architecture found in the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratories even though it runs at a much slower pace than it’s gargantuan brother. NVIDIA said that the board was designed for advanced robotics (autonomous cars) but also mentioned the idea of the board showing up in quirky projects. At first glance, this seems like a huge thing for the DIY (do it yourself) community, but there is a lot of competition for NVIDIA to find a place for this board. DIY enthusiasts love boards like the Arduino and the Raspberry Pi for their projects. The boards are inexpensive, compact in size and fairly easy to program since they use Linux and simple program languages like Python. While a $192 might sound like a great deal for a supercomputer, that price is a little steep when compared to the $40 cost of a Raspberry Pi. The size of the NVIDIA board is also about double the size of other boards, making it harder to fit in smaller projects. Not to mention, the Jetson TK1 uses the NVIDIA VisionWorks toolkit which could be more complicated than the programming languages used elsewhere. This doesn’t mean the board is incapable, or doesn’t have the ability to do impressive things, but it does mean that unless consumers are very experienced programmers, it’s l...



Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti Windforce Review

Today we're specifically looking at the Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti Windforce, a budget-oriented card that comes with a factory overclock out of the box and a cooler design that promises very low temperatures, while looking to trounce AMD's R7 260X not only in performance, but also power efficiency. Let's take a closer look and get it on the bench to see if real world tests can fulfill Nvidia's aspirations.



Dual GPU Cards Fighting for Dominance Once More

Back in January, NVIDIA leaked specs for their GTX 790, a new dual GPU card. Now, AMD is doing the same. The last time AMD and NVIDIA went rounds in this market, it was a one sided fight with NVIDIA getting the first release, and AMD getting in the ring so late that everyone had already gone home. This time around, AMD has announced a new dual GPU chip, only shortly after NVIDIA, called the R9 295 X2. As expected, the specs on both of these cards look pretty monstrous. Some frequencies have been tuned back a tad to compensate for the two chips, but what’s really interesting is the architecture choices. In spite of everyone’s excitement about Maxwell, NVIDIA chose to keep to the GK110 GPUs in the 790. While it’s obvious that Maxwell still needs some time in development, it also seems like the perfect choice with the heat and power efficiency performance seen in a dual GPU card. While it might be worth the wait, AMD has Hawaii architecture coming to their dual GPU card now. And if bitcoin miners loved the performance of the R9 290X, there is no doubt the R9 295 X2 will be an instant success. As it is, Hawaii architecture has already made great strides in the gaming market and if it wasn’t for mining inflating the prices, AMD would be the top pick for many gamers. If everyone comes to see the fight, it’s good to know both competitors showed up this time around. Another exciting thing about these releases is the future of dual GPU card...



The Story of Steamroller, CPU Benchmark, and FX

A terrible cry of despair could be heard around the world when AMD announced they would not be developing their steamroller cores into the FX CPU line up. If that wasn’t bad enough, leaked road maps showed us no future for the flagship series making it very hard to believe that AMD cares about high end at all. This is a dark time in the CPU world in that AMD fans have lost all hope and Intel can have a monopoly on the high end. But maybe there’s a glimmer of hope which might bring vibrant competition in the future. If you haven’t heard of cpubenchmark.net, go there, and let’s take a stab at what the future might hold for hardware enthusiasts. If you ever plan to purchase a new processor and know you have a limited budget, CPU Benchmark should be the first place you go to. They have performance graphs of almost every chip on the market showing overall performance, overclocking, single thread performance and even power to performance ratio. While the website does its own testing, they also pull their benchmarks from thousands of users who buy the software to bench their own systems giving a convenient average score to help users decide on a chip. This will help you find a good range of chips to sort through, then you can look at more specific reviews to make the best decision. It was from these charts that something interesting appeared about the new Steamroller chips, specifically the A10-7850K. When compared to the previous flagship APU, (the A10-68...



MSI Unleashes Domination with the Help of NVIDIA

Geronimo was one of fiercest Native American Warriors known today. He led numerous successful raids, eluded capture many times, and became one of the greatest pillars in trying to preserve the Native American way of life. It seems fitting then that MSI has named one of it’s newest gaming notebooks after the tribe Geronimo came from. These deadly new instruments are powerful, while remaining super efficient, and much like the Warrior in battle, these devices plan on taking no prisoners. Please welcome the MSI GT Dominator and the GE Apache Gaming Notebooks! The phrase “Gaming laptops” almost seems like an oxymoron. Gaming brings in the sense of power draining, but laptops need battery efficiency. This leaves a delicate balance for a manufacturer to straddle because if the device is powerful, it has to stay plugged in lest it die in an hour. On the other hand, if there isn’t any useful hardware, the gaming experience suffers. This is where the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M series GPUs come in. If you haven’t already guessed, this is Maxwell architecture. The GTX 750 Ti already showed some impressive performance for remarkable power consumption. These mobile GPUs are primed to follow that lead so that, combined with Intel Haswell technology, a gaming experience can still have a decent battery life. If that was the only exciting thing about these laptops though, it would only be a matter of time before that became the mainstay of every gaming noteboo...



Gigabyte GTX 780 GHz Edition Review

Today we're looking at a premium gaming card from Gigabyte in the form of the GTX 780 GHz Edition. As you can probably guess, its approach comes in the form of aggressive overclocking, by juicing up the core past 1GHz, one of the fastest on the market. Gigabyte doesn't normally just overclock their products, and indeed this model sports a stunning cooler that we've seen before: the Windforce. We've been impressed in the past with Gigabyte Windforce graphics cards, and we suspect this new one will be no different. It's constructed in metal rather than cheap plastic, comes with three fans, heatpipes, and a boatload of cooling potential in a stylish gaming package. Factor in a very aggressive overclock on this card, and we are eager to see just how fast this thing can go. Let's take a closer look.



MSI GTX 750 Ti Twin Frozr Gaming Review

Today marks the launch of Maxwell, Nvidia's latest product architecture, set to take the budget-oriented market with better power efficiency and strong gaming performance at the lower end of the spectrum. We're specifically looking at the MSI GTX 750 Ti Twin Frozr Gaming, a card that comes with an aggressive factory overclock out of the box, and looking to trounce AMD's R7 260X. This card looks very promising on paper. And MSI looks to have put quite a bit of tech into the budget-oriented card, so let's take a closer look and get it on the bench to see if real world tests can fulfill Nvidia's aspirations.



NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Release pricing

Introduction NVIDIA previously announced that the new GTX 780 Ti will be available November 7, 2013 at an E-tail price of $699. Purchase a GTX 780Ti/780/770 and receive a free copy of Batman: Arkham Origins, Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, plus $100 off a SHIELD purchase, as part of its Holiday Bundle . As a result of the GTX 780 Ti joining our lineup, the new suggested e-tail price for GTX 780 is $499 and GTX 770 is $329. Purchase a GTX 760/660 and the holiday bundle consists of Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, plus $50 off a SHIELD purchase. Also, today heralds the launch of GeForce Experience 1.7 and the beta release of GeForce ShadowPlay. For Fans of NVIDIA these releases would be something that will make them extremely joyful. What’s better than waking up to find a new NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti under the tree on Christmas morning? HOHOHO!



Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti Release and Pricing

Just yesterday, NVIDIA released the remaining details on the 780 Ti. Nothing was terribly surprising, it will be released on November 7th with a recommended e-tail price of $699. Following the release, the price of the 780 and 770 will be dropped to $499 and $329 respectively. Buyers of the 780 Ti will also get the “The Way It’s Meant to Be Played Holiday Bundle with SHIELD” which comes with three free games and $100 off the Shield gaming device. The same goes for 780, 770, 760 and 660, (although the 760 and 660 only come with two free games and only $50 off shield). Here’s the official release from Nvidia:



 
 
 
 
 

Gigabyte GTX 760 OC Windforce

The Gigabyte GTX 760 OC Windforce is the latest in the company's popular model series, and this model now comes with an updated version of its namesake cooler. We have high expectations of today's launch, but can the Gigabyte GTX 760 OC Windforce continue the winning trend against AMD?



 
 
 
 
 

Nvidia GeForce GTX 760

Looking to capitalize on the attractive mid-range performance gaming market with a price tag of only $249, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 looks to bring the features of its more powerful siblings at much lower price point. Can the GeForce GTX 760 continue the winning trend against AMD? Let's take a closer look and find out.



GeForce GTX TITAN GPUs Power Red Bull Training Grounds Event

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—June 21, 2013—NVIDIA is proud to have GeForce® GTX TITAN GPUs powering the Red Bull Training Grounds where eight pro StarCraft II players will show off their elite RTS skills to the rest of the world in a series of live-streamed scrimmages and a tournament with over $8K in prize money at stake. Last week, Red Bull eSports launched www.redbull.com/eSports, a digital destination for eSports editorial and entertainment. In the first of a series of Red Bull eSports tournament events in 2013, Red Bull Training Grounds invites eight pro players, who will scrimmage in a series of round-robin matches over the course of the first two days, giving each athlete the opportunity to experience one another’s signature tactics and evasive rebuttals. At the completion of each scrimmage, players head to the analysis booth to discuss and critique their performance, giving the audience at home a bleacher seat to the training regimes and techniques of top players, gaining strategic insight right alongside the pros from June 21 – 23. You can watch the action from the Red Bull Training Grounds via a live digital broadcast this weekend at: http://www.redbull.com/esports/ The full weekend schedule from Friday 6/21 through Sunday 6/23 is: · Friday – 2pm-9pm · Sat – 2pm-9pm · Sun – 2pm-7pm VODs will be hosted at: www.youtube.com/redbullESPORTS. At the core of the Red Bull eSports competition technology is the world’s fastest single GPU, the Ge...



 
 
 
 
 

Gigabyte GTX 770 OC Windforce

The Gigabyte GTX 770 OC Windforce comes with an updated version of its namesake cooler, sporting a new look in metal rather than plastic. Factor in an aggressive factory overclock and low temperatures, and we may have a killer card to showcase. But what about performance? Read on to find out more.



 
 
 
 
 

MSI GTX 770 NV770 TF Gaming

The MSI GTX 770 Gaming is the latest in the company's Gaming Series, a GPU in a broader range of gaming-oriented products. MSI has put together a very compelling package here for gamers who want strong performance and great cooling. Read on for more.



 
 
 
 
 

Nvidia GeForce GTX 770

Another week, another new Kepler launch for Nvidia. This time it's the GeForce GTX 770 and it looks to pack a gaming punch at a more affordable price than the flagship 780. How does it perform? Read on to find out.






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