Tag: NVidia

AI Weekly: Nvidia’s business model is blurring the lines of reality

Back and forth he went: Is this car real or that car real? Near the start of his keynote address at the Nvidia GPU Tech Conference (GTC), CEO Jensen Huang asked the audience to guess which scenes from a BMW car commercial were generated by a machine and which were recorded with a camera. It […]

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Remedy’s Control is one of the latest games to get Nvidia’s RTX

Alan Wake and Quantum Break developer Remedy is adding some cutting-edge visual features to its newest game, Control. As part of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today, Remedy revealed that it is testing RTX features for Control. RTX is Nvidia’s suite of tools for adding life-like lighting with real-time ray tracing. And it […]

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AWS adopts Nvidia’s Tesla T4 chip for AI inference

Amazon’s AWS today announced the introduction of EC2 instances with Tesla T4 GPUs that will be available to users in the coming weeks in G4 instances. T4 will also be available through the Amazon Elastic Container service for Kubernetes. The T4 made its debut for data centers last September. The T4 uses Turing architecture and […]

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Nvidia researchers debut GauGAN, AI that creates fake landscapes that look real

Nvidia Research today unveiled GauGAN, a generative adversarial AI system that lets you create lifelike landscape images that never existed. The research and a demo of the new system were shown off today at the GPU Tech Conference (GTC) in San Jose, California. GauGAN builds upon learnings from the Pix2Pix system introduced last year that […]

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Nvidia’s Safety Force Field is ‘mathematically’ designed to prevent autonomous vehicle crashes

Today at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CEO Jensen Huang detailed the latest developments regarding the chipmaker’s autonomous driving efforts. He revealed that Nvidia Constellation, its cloud-based autonomous vehicle simulation platform, is now generally available, and announced Safety Force Field, a new component of the company’s Drive AV platform designed to protect driverless […]

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Nvidia debuts Jetson Nano for edge AI on embedded devices

Nvidia is bringing a new embedded computer to its Jetson line for developers deploying AI on the edge without an internet connection. Named the Jetson Nano, the CUDA-X computer delivers 472 GFLOP of computer power, 4GB of memory, and can operate on 5 watts of power. Jetson Nano and the Jetson Nano developer kit will […]

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Nvidia makes autonomous vehicle simulator Drive Constellation generally available

In an announcement timed to coincide with its 2019 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose this week, Nvidia today said that it’s making Drive Constellation, its cloud-based autonomous vehicle simulation platform, generally available. It comes months after Nvidia seeded Constellation to simulation partners (in September), and weeks after Uber open-sourced Autonomous Visualization System, the web-based […]

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Ray tracing on GTX cards is the medium popcorn of computer graphics

Nvidia announced today that it is unlocking DirectX Raytracing capabilities in its last-generation Pascal GPUs. Previously, real-time ray tracing features like global illumination, reflections, and shadows were exclusive to Nvidia’s RTX GPUs. But now you can turn on those features on video cards like the GTX 1080. Jensen Huang, Nvidia chief executive, announced this news […]

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8 GPU-powered startups on display at Nvidia’s GTC event

Each year, Nvidia sifts through hundreds of startups that use its graphics processing units (GPUs) to accelerate non-graphics applications, such as artificial intelligence or pattern recognition. And it comes up with a handful that are worth investment or attention via its Inception program. I’ve been to Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference every year, but I won’t […]

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Nvidia’s GTX 1660 Ti cracks AMD’s stranglehold on value

For the first time in a while, my go-to GPU recommendation for most people is not an AMD RX 580. That Radeon video card has dominated the value discussion when it comes to building and upgrading PCs for years. But Nvidia finally has a product that is disrupting that conversation with its GTX 1660 Ti. […]

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How Nvidia’s big spend on Mellanox could pay off

Nvidia announced today it is buying high speed networking company Mellanox at a premium ($6.9 billion) over its current valuation. If the rumors are true, Nvidia outbid Intel, Xilinx, Microsoft and perhaps some others looking to add Mellanox to their technology base. Known mostly as a fast Ethernet and InfiniBand technology supplier, Mellanox has focused […]

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Nvidia outbids Intel to buy Israel’s Mellanox for $6.8 billion

(Reuters) — U.S. chipmaker Nvidia said on Monday it will buy Israeli chip designer Mellanox Technologies for $6.8 billion, beating rival Intel in a deal that would help the company boost its data center business. The all-cash offer of $125 per share represents a premium of 14 percent to Mellanox’s Friday close. Shares of Mellanox […]

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Nvidia and AMD are shipping fewer GPUs as retailers sit on inventory

Nvidia and AMD are still dealing with the fallout of the cryptocurrency fad of 2017. The video-card companies rushed to fulfill demand in early 2018 just as the market for crypto mining was about to collapse. And that has left the supply chain flooded with graphics cards, according to intelligence firm Jon Peddie Research. And […]

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OBS 23 is live: How to get better livestreams with Nvidia’s encoder

Setting up a high-quality livestream is an expensive and complicated task, but Nvidia is working to address that by partnering with popular livestreaming tool developer Open Broadcasting Software (OBS). Traditionally, the quality goal for a broadcaster on Twitch or YouTube is to encode a live video with the CPU-powered X.264 encoder at “medium” speed. This […]

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Xbox Game Pass on Switch sounds great, but don’t forget about Nvidia

Microsoft is prepping its Xbox Game Pass and xCloud streaming service for the Nintendo Switch, according to a Direct Feed Games report. Direct Feed Games has a reputation for getting Nintendo rumors right, which is why so many people are taking this seriously. But while this deal may be in the works, it doesn’t quite […]

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Jensen Huang interview: Why Nvidia believes 2019 will be a big year for laptop gaming

Nvidia had a tough fourth quarter in 2018, but Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang is optimistic that growth will return to his business in 2019. He believes he has a great opportunity to grow PC laptop gaming thanks to the launch of mid-range Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics cards. In the previous quarter ended January 27, […]

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Nvidia CEO foresees a great year for PC gaming laptops

As we reported today, Nvidia posted earnings that beat Wall Street’s reduced expectations for fourth fiscal quarter earnings for the period ended January 27. And while that quarter was disappointing, the maker of graphics and AI chips predicted that the year ahead would be a good one, with demand for laptop gaming gear remaining strong. Nvidia CEO […]

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Radeon VII vs. RTX 2080 — which $700 GPU should you get?

The very high end of the video card market has had no real competition for Nvidia in years. AMD has put its efforts instead into beefing up its CPUs and providing some of the best mainstream graphics cards. This has enabled Nvidia to raise prices and focus on features like ray tracing that go beyond […]

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