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This £2,700 GPU Is the Most Powerful Ever, and to Prove It, Nvidia Painted It Gold

When it comes to satisfying the needs of the PC master race, there’s no such thing as too much. That’s why Nvidia went and created the £2,700 Titan V, which the company is calling the most powerful graphics card ever created. Then, Nvidia went and painted it gold, so you wouldn’t confuse it with any of those other pedestrian GPUs. Read More >>

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Gorgeous Nintendo Games Are Coming to Nvidia Shield, But Only in China

If you live in China and own an Nvidia Shield, you can now play great Wii games like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess—no need to own a Switch, a 3DS, or even the console that Twilight Princess originally appeared on. All you need to enjoy one of the best games Nintendo has ever made is a game console not actually built by Nintendo. Read More >>

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Nvidia’s Game Streaming App To Turn Your Mac Into A Gaming PC Is Now Available In the UK

If you're a Mac owner then you're probably pretty smug. I mean, I use a Mac and I certainly I am. There's just something about having a computer which just works, in which every design decision is driven by elegance, which makes you feel like you're somehow better than other people. Read More >>

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Watching This Neural Network Render Truly Photorealistic Faces is Creepy and Mesmerising

In 2015, Google released DeepDream, a bonkers, art-generating neural net users put to work rendering everything from disturbing dog collages to even more disturbing psychedelic porn. DeepDream may have just been the prelude to less aesthetically off-putting but much more significant applications of the slightly creepy technology—such as generating photorealistic, high-definition images of people who never existed. Read More >>

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Nvidia Adds Google Assistant to Shield TV, Making It a Smart Box to Take on Apple and Amazon

Even though Nvidia’s Shield TV has been out for a while, in many ways, it’s Android’s answer to the recently revamped Apple TV 4K. Like the £170 Apple TV, the £190 Shield TV can stream media in 4K and HDR, in addition to having built-in Chromecast support, access to all your regular Android apps, and the ability to stream full on PC games from a nearby computer or Nvidia’s servers in the cloud. And now that the Shield TV is getting Google Assistant support, not only does it combine all the features in both the new £90 Amazon Echo and £70 Fire TV, it can function as a full blown Google Home too. Read More >>

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AMD’s Vega Graphics Cards Could Kick Off a War

Every nerd loves a good tech war: Windows vs Mac, Apple vs Android, Intel vs AMD. They give us something to armchair argue about over beers with friends—or to rant over in the comments of illustrious tech blogs. After spending the weekend playing with AMD’s new Vega 64 and Vega 56 graphics cards I think I can safely say an old tech war is back on—even if AMD’s latest salvo feels paltry. Nvidia might be leading the discrete graphics card industry, but AMD’s two newest cards are cheap and fast enough to finally compete. And that can only mean good things for PC users. Read More >>

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Has the Age of Powerful and Convenient Gaming Laptops Finally Arrived?

A couple of weeks ago I was braving the big crowds of E3 to meet with the Nvidia team, and while I was ostensibly there to check out Destiny 2 on a PC, what I really wanted to know was what the hell Max-Q Design was. Nvidia announced its new design philosophy back in May, and I’d spent the intervening weeks unable to shake the sense that this was all just a great big marketing ploy—an acknowledgement that Nvidia’s most powerful GPUs often end up in great big computing monstrosities. Read More >>

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Nvidia’s Volta GV100 GPU Is Ridunkulous

Announced at GTC 2017, the Tesla V100 is an enterprise-level processor powered by the Volta GV100 GPU: the first chip in the world built with a 12nm FFN process. A single Volta GV100 packs in 21 billion transistors, 5120 CUDA cores, 320 texture units and a 4096-bit HBM2 memory interface with a boost clock speed of 1455MHz. It's equipped with 640 Tensor Cores capable of providing 120 teraflops of tensor operations. (And yes, it will totally play Crysis - one day.) Read More >>

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Nvidia Is Not Exactly Being Subtle About The New GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

It's almost time. That's what Nvidia is telling us in preparation for its keynote at GDC 2017, and it doesn't take a genius to work out that it's going to take the opportunity to introduce a new, top-of-the-line consumer graphics card to replace the powerful GTX 1080 — unsurprisingly called the GTX 1080 Ti. Read More >>

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Nvidia’s New Shield TV Supports Google Assistant

Nvidia just showed off its new Shield TV set-top box. The successor to the “world’s most powerful streamer” adds expanded support for 4K HDR, as well as Google Assistant. Read More >>

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Nvidia Is Bringing Better Game Streaming to Facebook Live

Thanks to Nvidia, you’ll soon be able to stream tons of games to Facebook Live. At its big CES press conference, Nvidia made the announcement, which could help make Facebook Live a bonafide platform for esports and friendly game streaming. Read More >>

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Nvidia Wants to Bring Old PCs Back from the Dead With Gaming “Revival Kit”

Nvidia's had an idea for a Christmas present you could get your dad -- a box of PC upgrades to bring any old lump up to a decent modern standard that should be able to manage most of the newest games at decent-ish settings, as long as you plug it all in right and have a CPU that's not so old it has wood veneer sides. Read More >>

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Nvidia’s Self-Driving Car Learns From Other Drivers

I don’t think anyone would argue that artificial intelligence in any of its current forms is past infancy, meaning that humans are still smarter. For now. But this car, with no driver inside, pays attention to every other meatbag-filled car on the road — and learns from them. Read More >>

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Elon Musk’s OpenAI Wants to Teach Robots to Speak Like Redditors

Reddit is known for many things: lively communities, a dedicated user base, cum boxes, incest. Now, the Elon Musk-and-Peter Thiel-backed nonprofit OpenAI wants to use Reddit’s vast array of content as a guide for its new machine learning programs. Read More >>

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Nvidia’s New GeForce Laptop GPUs are Just as Powerful as a Desktop PC

When Nvidia released its latest Pascal graphics cards for desktop PCs, it signalled a significant jump in outright performance from the previous Maxwell generation, with a completely new architecture offering not only improved frame rates but also much more efficient energy consumption — the critical metric of performance per Watt. Nvidia has taken that leap further with a new range of 10-series graphics chipsets for gaming laptops, and unlike in previous generations they’re not operating at a huge performance disadvantage versus desktops. Read More >>