These days, 1080p is so passe. I don't even get out of bed for anything less than 1440p. But 4K, now, that's where it's at. My new TV is 4K, my next monitor will probably be 4K. 4K is the future, for everything from Netflix to gaming. But gaming at 4K requires a gutsy PC, and that means investing in some top of the line hardware. Want to play the latest games at 4K? Nvidia has got you covered with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, a graphics card with a significant jump in power from even last year's already-barnstorming GTX 1080.
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The PC gaming world has a new king of graphics. Nvidia's new top-of-the-line GeForce GTX 1080 Ti handily beats the $800 GeForce GTX 1080 that we already love, bringing the lion's share of power from the $1600 developer- and supercomputing-friendly Titan X to a slightly more affordable graphics card.
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.
Virtual reality finally arrived. Self-driving cars started wandering streets and past red lights. SpaceX aborted a rocket launch four times within a week. Samsung started strong with the Galaxy S7 and finished with the Note7 nuking itself into orbit while you slept.
We had new graphics cards, and most of them were pretty damn good. Consoles broke the mould by releasing new hardware mid-cycle and becoming more like PCs than ever before. And, unsurprisingly, we found out once again that Einstein really knew his shit.
It's been a big year for tech. Let's break down this year's biggest moments.
Most of the specifications and performance-enhancing features of NVIDIA's Pascal GPUs, the GTX 1070 and 1080, are largely known by now. And we also know what the American prices of those chips will be.
But nobody knows precisely how much Aussies will be charged for the king of GPUs. And as it turns out, the answer is quite a lot.
Nvidia's second Pascal gaming graphics card is finally breaking cover, after only a quick mention at the launch of the top-spec GeForce GTX 1080. It'll be out two weeks after its slightly more powerful counterpart, but its significantly lower price should make it especially attractive to anyone gaming at sub-4K resolutions.
Getting around and out of the office or house with your laptop is great, but even better is getting outside and enjoying some of the great PC games out there. If you want to do that on a notebook, you'll need a machine with appropriately powerful graphics card inside. Here are a couple of tips for working out what hardware you should choose in your next laptop.
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.
The gang over at TechSpot loaded up the newly released StarCraft II on what seems like a hundred different PC setups to determine what the best hardware setup for the insanely popular real-time strategy game is. Here are the results.
Choosing a graphics cards is a confusing endeavour. So Tom's Hardware shared their buying results after testing pretty much every card on the planet. Whether you've got $US50 to spend or $US250 to spend, this list will come in handy: