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Nvidia has been kicking a lot of goals recently. It released the GTX 980, the world’s most powerful single-GPU graphics card in November last year, and did the same with its laptop chips. Now there’s a new king of desktop graphics, the Titan X — and this is one really really ridiculously powerful card.
It’s always really satisfying when you can tick both excellent performance and lower power consumption from your checklist of “is this better than the last one?” in technology, especially in the usually incrementally improving world of desktop computing.
The new Nvidia GTX 980 graphics card, though, uses less energy than previous chipsets but improves performance more than you’d expect at the same time. Nvidia’s latest top-of-the-line GPU is a piece of technology to behold.
Nvidia’s latest and greatest laptop graphics tech dropped last night, and it’s big news for anyone who wants an all-in-one gaming machine that can actually leave the house. PC gaming laptops just aren’t massive hulking monoliths of plastic and copper and silicon any more. (Well, some still are, but that’s beside the point.) Here are a few of the new high-powered notebooks you’ll be able to pick up very, very soon.
Nvidia’s most powerful ever desktop graphics card, the GTX 980, was introduced with fanfare a fortnight ago because even though it was more powerful than last generation’s chips, it consumed much less energy for the same result.
To complement the desktop GTX 980, Nvidia has a pair of new laptop GPUs — the GTX 980M and GTX 970M — that are even more efficient. They’re twice as efficient as a comparable two-year old chip, and consume a fraction of the power.
Earlier this year, Nvidia dropped a bomb on the world of graphics processing with the Titan, a real ludicrous powerhouse what cost a whopping $US1000. Now, the monsterous Titan is getting (another) “affordable” twin in the form of the Gefore GTX 780Ti, which Nvidia’s calling the best gaming GPU on the planet.
Last year, the CSIRO’s supercomputer was ranked as the 145th most powerful supercomputer in the world. Powered by NVIDIA’s Tesla GPUs and constructed by Aussie company Xenon, the supercomputer is used is a fine example of the benefits of using GPUs for scientific discovery. but according to NVIDIA’s GM of Tesla computing, Andy Keane, it’s the current developments in the mobile processing space that will drive the next generation of supercomputers.
Nvidia gave us a taste of what its Fermi-based notebook graphics cards would be like with the GeForce GTX 480M, but now it’s time to meet the whole family. That’s seven Fermi GPUs, running the gamut from face-melting to face-singeing.