Tag: NVidia

Machine learning is rescuing old game textures in Zelda and Final Fantasy

The first generation of 3D video games are ugly. I think they are ugly in a charming way, but many people disagree with even that. The truth is that the Nintendo 64, PlayStation, and Saturn were like the Atari and Intellivision for 3D graphics. While modern technology has easily surpasses those hardware limitations, new processes […]

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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang unplugged — The blockchain bubble and car autopilots

Sitting in a press Q&A with Jensen Huang, the CEO of Nvidia, is like listening to a comedy routine. I appreciate that because so few tech CEOs are willing to engage in a dialogue and crack jokes with the media. Huang’s sessions are unique because he’s one of those billionaires who doesn’t muzzle himself in […]

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Ubergizmo’s Best of CES 2019

Goodbye CES 2019, this was Ubergizmo’s 14th CES! It was difficult to navigate the avalanche of new products and technologies announced there. Including the pre-show work, it took out a huge chunk of December and all of the Holidays, but the chips have fallen, and here are the best products and technologies we’ve seen at […]

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Nvidia opens robotics research lab in Seattle

Nvidia today opened its robotics research lab, a 13,000-foot facility in Seattle. The lab will house 50 roboticists, 20 from Nvidia Research staff, and others from the wider academic research community. Dieter Fox, a member of University of Washington computer science faculty, is the director of the lab. The lab was intentionally opened in Seattle […]

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AMD’s speedy Radeon VII GPU is proving Nvidia’s point

AMD announced its new Radeon VII video card today. It’s a $700 GPU that may have similar performance to Nvidia’s RTX 2080, which ranges in price from $700 to $800. This finally makes AMD competitive with Nvidia again on the high-end (if you ignore that $1,200 RTX 2080 Ti). But the Radeon VII may actually […]

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Nvidia CEO: Rival AMD’s graphics chip performance is ‘underwhelming’

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang had a well-timed Q&A session at CES 2019, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas. It came on Wednesday morning, just after his rival, Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, gave a keynote speech where she introduces the Ryzen VII graphics chip. Huang was not impressed. “It was kind […]

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Nvidia GPUs now support some FreeSync monitors

Nvidia is crashing AMD’s FreeSync party. The company announced today at CES that it is testing every “adaptive sync” monitor to see if they meet its GSync standards. So far, it has found 12 displays function properly, and it is going to automatically turn on GSync support for those monitors in its GeForce software. GSync, […]

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Nvidia shows off amazing real-time ray tracing demos on GeForce RTX 2060

Nvidia showed off some amazing demos of real-time ray tracing graphics on its Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics chip at its press event at CES 2019, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. It showed new demos from Electronic Arts on its Battlefield V and Anthem games, where reflections show up in the […]

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Nvidia unveils GeForce RTX 20 Series for gaming laptops

Nvidia announced that it is taking its real-time ray-tracing graphics technology into gaming laptops today with the unveiling of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics processing units (GPUs). The chip can be used for laptops or desktops, depending on how a PC maker designs the system. The new chips are more power-efficient versions of […]

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Nvidia’s RTX 2060 variants look confusing — but they’re not

Nvidia still hasn’t officially revealed the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. But supposed specs have begun leaking, and the company is likely going to reveal it at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show. But while Nvidia boss Jensen Huang may present the RTX 2060 as a single product launch, it may end up a lot more […]

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CES 2019: Tips for surviving tech’s biggest trade show

I’ve been to Consumer Electronics Show more than 20 times in Las Vegas, and I’ve collected a few tips that will help the newcomers walk the miles of exhibits next week at tech’s biggest trade show in Las Vegas. Yes, it is possible to survive CES 2019 without Vegas nightmares and hangovers. All told, CES […]

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Nvidia launches Jetson AGX Xavier module for autonomous machines

Nvidia launched the latest version of its Jetson Xavier chip module, which is kind of a server on a chip that handles all of the AI processing, imaging, and other computing tasks for autonomous drones and robots. The new Nvidia Jetson AGX Xavier module will be used in everything from delivery robots to inspection drones, […]

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Nvidia sets 6 MLPerf benchmark records for AI performance

Nvidia has set six new records for how fast an AI model can be trained using a predetermined group of datasets. MLPerf is a benchmark suite of tests created by prominent companies in the space to standardize and provide guidelines for how to measure AI training and inference speed. MLPerf is often used to share […]

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Which GPU to buy? A holiday 2018 buyer’s guide

If you or a loved one wants to build or upgrade a beefy PC gaming rig this holiday, you’re gonna want a new video card. The GPU is the heart of the system. It is the biggest factor in determining how well games will run. So if you’re out shopping this holiday or looking for […]

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New NVIDIA Drivers Promise 50% Ray Tracing Bump For Battlefield 5

Battlefield 5 players on PC ought to get the new NVIDIA drivers that promise significant ray tracing performance improvements for this title. The latest drivers, 417.22, deliver improvements for Battlefield 5 when ray tracing is enabled. NVIDIA’s new drivers arrive not too long before the title’s own Overture patch that’s due later this month. New […]

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How Nvidia researchers are making virtual worlds with real-world videos

Nvidia researchers have made a generative model that can create virtual environments using real-world videos from sources like YouTube — a way of generating graphics that could have implications for the future of gaming, AI, and graphics. “It’s a new kind of rendering technology, where the input is basically just a sketch, a high-level representation […]

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