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  • This Dirt Cheap Stock Could be Investors' Best Way to Bet on Virtual Reality

    06/22/2016 7:50:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Demand for virtual reality is expected to surge in the years ahead. Research firm IDC expects that more than 110 million VR headsets will be sold in 2020, up from 9.6 million headsets in 2016. Investors looking to add exposure to the trend have a number of stocks to choose from, including both NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). But while those companies may offer attractive upside, their shares certainly aren't cheap, trading for about 40- and 69-times trailing earnings, respectively. Those investors looking for more of a bargain might consider AMD (NASDAQ: AMD). The computing giant seems likely to play...
  • Nvidia's Ansel: Capture Images From Within Your Games Like Never Before

    05/08/2016 8:04:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    nvidia via toms hardweare ^ | May 6, 2016 10:50 PM | Kevin Carbotte
    Nvidia's Ansel is designed to give you all the tools you need to create artistic in-game screenshots of your favorite scenes. Take control of the camera, change the lighting, add a vignette, or snap a 360-degree image. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed a surprising new addition to the company’s portfolio of graphics technologies. The company founder talked about a new form of artwork that has emerged from the gaming community. Several digital artists have made a name for themselves by capturing breathtaking images of video game scenes. Huang said that some of those artists are able to capture such imagery...
  • Oculus CEO: We’ll build for Apple if it ever releases a ‘good computer’

    03/04/2016 6:33:23 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 61 replies
    The Verge ^ | 2/4/2016 | By Sam Byford
    Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has poured water on the idea of his Rift virtual reality headset supporting the Mac by saying that Apple doesn't make any computers powerful enough to run it. "That is up to Apple and if they ever release a good computer we will do it," Luckey tells ShackNews when asked about Mac support. "It just boils down to the fact that Apple doesn’t prioritize high-end GPUs. You can buy a $6,000 Mac Pro with the top of the line AMD FirePro D700, and it still doesn’t match our recommended spec." Apple's high-end Mac Pro computers come...
  • NVIDIA Supercomputer to Bring AI to New Generation of Autonomous Robots and Drones

    11/12/2015 11:52:01 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 13 replies
    nvidia.com ^ | 10 November 2015 | nvidia
    NVIDIA today unveiled a credit-card sized module that harnesses the power of machine learning to enable a new generation of smart, autonomous machines that can learn. The NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX1 module addresses the challenge of creating a new wave of millions of smart devices -- drones that don't just fly by remote control, but navigate their way through a forest for search and rescue; compact security surveillance systems that don't just scan crowds, but identify suspicious activity; and robots that don't just perform tasks, but tailor them to individuals' habits -- by incorporating capabilities such as machine learning, computer vision, navigation...
  • Nvidia Recalls 88,000 Shield Tablets, Citing Fire Hazard

    08/02/2015 8:50:09 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal Total Return ^ | July 31, 2015 11:08 a.m. ET | By ANGELA CHEN
    Nvidia Corp. has recalled about 88,000 of its Shield tablets sold in the U.S. and Canada because the lithium-ion battery can overheat and become a fire hazard. The products recalled are, specifically, eight-inch tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015 at places such as Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and GameStop. The model numbers, seen are on the left-side edge of the devices, P1761, P1761W and P1761WX. Nvidia didn’t say how many...
  • Gamers Should Be Worried About Windows 10 Automatic Updates

    07/26/2015 12:10:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    forbes ^ | Erik Kain
    As Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly reports, the problem revolves around a conflict between automatic updates and Nvidia graphics card updates using Nvidia’s ‘Nvidia GeForce Experience’—a handy tool for all Nvidia GPU owners. Basically Microsoft has taken control away from users, and made all updates mandatory—including driver updates. This is a decision meant to increase security and stability across the PC user base, but it comes at a cost. Users are reporting problems with multi-monitor setups, dual-card configurations (SLI) and PCs not booting properly, setting off Windows 10 emergency recovery mode. More issues are likely to arise. In other words, for...
  • Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

    09/20/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 95 replies
    cnet.com ^ | September 19, 2014 12:50 PM PDT | Nick Statt
    The first manned missions to Earth's satellite began in 1969 with Apollo 11. Just a few years later, conspiracies sprouted up claiming that potentially each of the six lunar landing crews and every one of the 12 Apollo astronauts who walked on the moon had in fact participated in an elaborate ruse. To the conspiracists, it may never have happened -- or didn't happen like NASA said it did -- and oh by the way, we duped the Russians into losing the space race. Voxel global illumination, however, proves them wrong, says Nvidia. The technique, which the new GTX 970...
  • Nvidia and IBM unveil NVLink interconnect between CPUs and GPUs....2016 ... 5x-12x

    03/25/2014 11:32:52 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    TNW ^ | March 25, 2014 | Emil Protali - The Next Web - 2 hours ago.
    Nvidia and IBM today announced a high-speed interconnect called NVLink which dramatically improves data movement between the CPU and GPU. The new technology will be integrated into Nvidia’s future GPUs, starting with its Pascal GPU architecture expected to be introduced in 2016, as well as IBM’s future versions of its Power CPUs.
  • Confirmed! Crop Circle Mystery Solved

    01/06/2014 2:22:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jan 6, 2014 | Scott Budman
    SNIP We now know the source of the mysterious crop circle that turned up in the small town of Chualar, about two hours south of San Francisco. And it turns out a lot of the speculation about what the viral photo might be was correct. NBC Bay Area was originally tipped off by an anonymous source, who said Silicon Valley chipmaker Nvidia was behind the crop circle that was first spotted toward the end of 2013 by a photographer named Julie Belanger. We now have confirmation from the inside. The company plowed through the farm to (eventually) get publicity for...
  • Nvidia stretches CUDA coding to ARM chips

    06/19/2013 9:10:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach
    The Register ^ | 18th June 2013 | Timothy Prickett Morgan
    OpenACC is building up momentum as Chipzilla ignores itISC 2013 Nvidia's new CUDA 5.5 release aims to overcome the inherent mathematical suckiness of the ARM architecture by unleashing the powers of GPUs working in conjunction with those popular low-power chips – and not just ones from Nvidia. Nvidia is working on its own implementation of a 64-bit ARM processor, code-named Project Denver, and is keen on porting its CUDA parallel programming environment to it. But if Nvidia wants to sell a lot of Tesla coprocessor cards to do the number crunching for modestly powered ARM chips, it needs to make...
  • Nvidia Introduces Tegra 4 Application Processor for Tablets and Smartphones.

    01/07/2013 1:07:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 01/07/2013 05:14 AM | Anton Shilov
    Nvidia Corp. on Monday introduced what it calls the world’s highest-performing application processors for tablets and smartphones. The new chip is among the first quad-core system-on-chip devices for mobile applications that packs ARM Cortex-A15 cores. The latest Tegra 4 also features a number of photography-related advantages.Nvidia Tegra 4, previously code-named “Wayne”, features four ARM Cortex-A15 general-purpose cores as well as custom second-generation low-power general-purpose cores.  The chip also incorporates 72 custom Nvidia GeForce stream processors that provide six times graphics processing performance of previous-gen Tegra 3. The new application processor also fully supports output to ultra high-definition screens with up...
  • Nvidia announces its own portable gaming console

    01/07/2013 8:40:57 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Monday, 07 January 2013 07:21 | Slobodan Simic
    CES 2013: Meet Project Shield During its press conference at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Nvidia managed to pull out a big surprise and announced its own portable gaming console based on the new Tegra 4 chip, the Nvidia Project Shield. The new Shield is pretty much a standard sized controller with a flip-up 5-inch 1280x720 294dpi Retina-class touchscreen with Nvidia DirectTouch tech. It features rechargeable batteries capable to keep up with up to 38 hours of gaming and up to 24 hours of HD video playback, great integrated audio system with custom bass reflex and integrated console-grade game controller....
  • Nvidia Develops High-Performance ARM-Based "Boulder" Microprocessor - Report.

    09/23/2012 8:05:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    xbitlabs.com ^ | 09/21/2012 01:03 AM | Anton Shilov
    Nvidia Reportedly Preps Competitor for AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon Processor for ServersNvidia Corp. is reportedly working on an ultra high-performance system-on-chip based on ARM architecture, which would challenge AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon microprocessors in the server space. The chip is called project Boulder and it is designed by Nvidia's graphics processing unit team. It is not a secret that Nvidia is already working on project Denver, an Nvidia high-performance central processing unit (CPU) running the ARM instruction set, which will be fully integrated on the same chip as an Nvidia graphics processing unit (GPU). The first implementation of...
  • AMD pushes FX-8150 to 8.429GHz (Video )

    09/13/2011 1:38:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Tuesday, 13 September 2011 16:51 | Slobodan Simic
    At least a part of it In order to make Intel's IDF 2011 parade a bit more sour, AMD announced that its yet to be released FX-8150 CPU was already overclocked to 8.429GHz, which earned the company the Guinness World Record for the highest achieved frequency. AMD's own Sami Maekinen as well as Brian Mclachlan, Pete Hardman and Aaron Schradin had some fun with AMD's eight-core FX-8150 CPU. Just for reference, previous best AMD record was set at 7378.25MHz with the Phenom II 955 Black Edition. Of course, if you take a look at the CPU-Z screenshots, you will...
  • Nvidia Tegra Stark 100x faster than Tegra 2

    02/16/2011 8:04:20 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Wednesday, 16 February 2011 11:21 | Fuad Abazovic
    Comes in 2014 Nvidia always liked secrecy, but if you want to work in mobile phone industry you have to show your cards years in advance. This is what everyone does, ARM, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm etc. Nvidia has just showcased its Tegra 3 codenamed Kal-El and claims that this quad core 28nm part is five times faster than Tegra 2 and even slightly faster than a Core 2 Duo. This is what Nvidia claims and it will probably be true in certain tests. Kal-El is the birth name for Clark Kent, the chap better known as Superman, just in case...
  • NVIDIA announces quad-core Kal-El SOC, promises it in tablets by August (video)

    02/15/2011 7:23:35 PM PST · by seton89 · 14 replies
    engadget ^ | Feb 15th 2011 7:00PM | Vlad Savov
    So it turns out that NVIDIA roadmap we saw last month was as true and pure as driven snow. The barely conceivable quad-core Tegra chip that it listed has now been made official by none other than NVIDIA itself, with the company also informing us that the new silicon is already sampling out to prospective clients. Known as Kal-El internally, this will most likely turn into NVIDIA's Tegra 3 as and when it's ready to enter the consumer market. Tonight NVIDIA whetted our appetite for what's to come with a demo that can most fittingly be described as an exhibition...
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3, equipped with 1.5GHz quad-core madness, teased by a familiar slide

    01/25/2011 8:22:54 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    engadget ^ | Jan 24th 2011 7:06AM | Vlad Savov
    How aggressive can NVIDIA get? That's the question puzzling our brainboxes right now as we gaze upon the complete version of the slide that let us know about a potential Tegra 2 3D chip over the weekend. It's not every day you hear of a 1.5GHz quad-core mobile SOC,
  • CES: Project Denver puts Windows on Nvidia chips

    01/24/2011 11:00:04 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    CNET ^ | January 5, 2011 4:36 PM PST | Brooke Crothers
    LAS VEGAS--The unthinkable has happened: the tiny ARM processors that power the world's cell phones will assail the Intel-dominated desktop and server segments--with Microsoft making it possible. PCs with ARM chips running Windows in the future? Nvidia's "Project Denver" will build ARM processors for desktops, servers, and supercomputers. Significant on its own, but it takes on a bigger meaning with Microsoft moving its next version of Windows to ARM. "Microsoft's announcement [Wednesday at CES] that it is bringing Windows to ultra-low power processors like ARM-based CPUs provides the final ingredient needed to enable ARM-based PCs based on Denver," Bill Dally,...
  • Tesla Motors’ new sedan to feature Nvidia chips

    01/13/2011 9:28:17 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 13 January 2011 12:55 | Peter Scott
    Call Tegra for infotainment Nvidia’s Tegra chips have managed to find their way to a somewhat unlikely customer, California-based car maker Tesla Motors. Tesla’s new Model S, the company’s first sedan, will feature an infotainment system based on Nvidia’s SoC. The system will feature a 17-inch touchscreen in the center console and it will incorporate infotainment, navigation. It appears that a secondary 12.3-inch screen will serve as an-all digital instrument cluster and it will deliver vehicle info. The smug will love it. Nikola Tesla would have probably been proud to see his name on such a geeky car, but we...
  • TSMC and Nvidia ship one-billionth GPU

    01/13/2011 9:17:26 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 13 January 2011 11:01 | Peter Scott
    Twelve years of cooperation Chipmaker for hire TSMC and Nvidia have announced the shipment of the one-billionth Geforce graphics core. In a collaboration spanning three decades, the two outfits have gone through several GPU generations and manufacturing nodes, starting with the ancient 250nm Riva cores. Currently TSMC produces 40nm parts designed by Nvidia and the 28nm node should come on line later this year. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang noted that the complexity of Nvidia’s GPUs has increased by more than one thousand times since the start of the partnership. TSMC CEO Morris Chang cited the success as a prime...