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by icycalm » 05 Jan 2010 21:51
by Adjudicator » 21 Feb 2010 03:56
Which NVIDIA GeForce GPUs support PhysX?
GeForce 8-series GPUs and later (with a minimum of 32 cores and a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory) support PhysX.
by icycalm » 01 Oct 2012 15:32
Vlad Savov wrote:And yet, the stalwart PC continues to defy exaggerated reports of its demise with hugely popular series like Battlefield, Crysis, Diablo, StarCraft, and Total War offering gaming experiences that simply cannot be touched by consoles.
Vlad Savov wrote:Triple-monitor gaming is simply amazing. A sensory revelation. You still spend the majority of the time with your eyes anchored on the middle screen, but the sense of atmosphere that comes from the two auxiliary displays is spine-tinglingly good. After a while, you may even learn to look at things with your own neck rather than the mouse. In truth, this is how any sort of visual simulation is supposed to operate. The tight horizontal field of view of a typical monitor, no matter how resplendent its color reproduction may be, is just unnatural — human beings have peripheral vision which has gone (mostly) neglected, and it’s only once you move to this sort of surround view that you’ll understand what you’ve been missing.
Vlad Savov wrote:CAVEAT EMPTOR
The new generation of multi-monitor-gaming-on-a-single-card GPUs is indeed impressive, but if you want to make that $499 (and above) leap, bear in mind that you'll have to upgrade more than just the card itself. You’ll likely need new monitors and don't assume you'll be able to get away with the same old bureau, either. Multi-display gaming requires a space closer to a dining table than a desk. Monitors need to be identical in terms of screen size and resolution — ideally identical, full stop, so that bezel gaps and position will match — and have the thinnest possible bezels to maximize immersiveness.
by icycalm » 22 Jan 2013 20:39
Mike S. wrote:NVIDIA's current flagship graphics card, the GTX 680, is based on the Kepler GPU architecture. However, being the GK104 variant, it's not the top model, or "Big Kepler" as it's been dubbed. That chip has already found its way into the super-expensive K20 Tesla HPC card late last year, with a huge 18700 of those cards finding their way into the Cray Titan supercomputer! However, so far, no GeForce card based on this GPU has been announced and crucially, no announcement from NVIDIA at CES 2013 earlier this month where they unveiled their Project SHIELD portable gaming platform running on Android.
Now, rumors (have pinch of salt at the ready) have leaked out that a variant of this chip is to finally be at the heart of a mega-powerful single-chip graphics card. This will be the GK110 GPU, but unfortunately not the full version, since it will only have 14 SMX units, rather than the full 15 present in the K20 card. This means that it will have 2688 Cuda cores rather than the 2880 of the uncut K20 variant. The GPU will be clocked at a conservative 732MHz and it will feature a massive 6GB of GDDR5 memory with an effective memory clock of 5200MHz attached via a 384-bit bus. Performance is reported to be around 85% that of a GTX 690 and the card will sell for about $900. Finally the name is expected to be called the "GeForce Titan", fitting in nicely with the name of Cray's supercomputer.
by icycalm » 22 Feb 2013 16:27
by icycalm » 02 Mar 2013 16:34
by icycalm » 02 Mar 2013 21:22
by movie » 24 Apr 2013 01:28
It has been reported by Brightsideofnews that NVIDIA would be launching their GeForce 700 series including the flagship GeForce GTX 780 as soon as May 2013. According to the information from their Asia based sources, the company is planning to launch three new GeForce 700 series SKUs which will be featuring refined version of the 28nm Kepler architecture.
The most interesting part about the report is that we have already been hearing about the GeForce GTX Titan LE for the past few months. The card which is a consumer version of the already released Tesla K20C would not be another TItan GPU but rather the next flagship GeForce GTX 780 graphics card featuring the same specifications. The GeForce GTX 780 would be powered by the GK110 core boasting 2496 Cuda cores and a 5 GB GDDR5 VRAM which was indicated in a leaked picture of the board itself.
The leak could now be considered true since it was mentioned that Titan LE was just an internal codename of the card, retail name would be something else and with a different cooling scheme compared to the Titan. It was speculated that the Titan LE, now known as the GTX 780 would be priced around the $499 – $599 mark.
The other two boards, GeForce GTX 770 and GeForce GTX 760 Ti would be based on the GK104-425 featuring higher clock speeds and much better memory interfaces. The GeForce GTX 770 for instances is said to feature 4GB GDDR5 memory interface, 1536 cores (same as a GTX 680) and around 20-25% better performance than the GeForce GTX 670. The GeForce 760 Ti on the other hand would also be based on the GK104-425 core architecture and would get a 2 GB VRAM with a 256-bit interface and higher clock speeds. The card would be around 20-23% faster than the GeForce GTX 660 Ti and would give a hard time to the Radeon HD 7800 series GPUs.
by icycalm » 31 May 2013 02:42
by icycalm » 26 Sep 2013 22:33
Scott Michaud wrote:Not a lot is known about the top end, R9 290X, except that it will be the first gaming GPU to cross 5 TeraFLOPs of compute performance. To put that into comparison, the GeForce Titan has a theoretical maximum of 4.5 TeraFLOPs.
Scott Michaud wrote:The "Hawaii" powered Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X graphics cards are expected to handle CrossFire pacing acceptably at launch. Clearly, if there is ever a time to fix the problem, it would be in new hardware. Still, this is good news for interested customers; if all goes to plan, you are likely going to have a good experience out of the box.
Current owners of GCN-based video cards, along with potential buyers of the R9 280X and lower upcoming cards, will apparently need to wait for AMD to release a driver to fix these issues. However, this driver is not far off: Koduri, unclear whether on or off the record, intends for an autumn release. This driver is expected to cover frame pacing issues for CrossFire, Eyefinity, and 4K.
Koduri does believe the CrossFire issues were unfortunate and expresses a desire to fix the issue for his customers.
by El Chaos » 29 Mar 2014 22:08
by icycalm » 29 Mar 2014 23:48
by icycalm » 30 Mar 2014 00:06
by icycalm » 03 Apr 2014 17:09
Tim Verry wrote:the GTX TITAN Z is a triple slot graphics card