Nvidia is seeking a California federal judge throw out claims that it misled investors regarding revenue from the massive crypto-boom, and subsequent bust, over the course of 2017/18. The company claims that analysts and investors “cherry-picked information” regarding its revenues – moments prior to the company’s share price plummeting – and that it was upfront about the risks associated with the temperamental mining gold rush.
Speaking at the Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference, Nvidia’s Colette Kress has stated that two of every three desktop graphics cards it sells now come with ray tracing enabled. That sounds like a ringing endorsement of Nvidia’s ray tracing strategy from the PC gaming public, despite there previously being a little reticence about signing up to this expensive new generation of graphics cards.
Time to get back on the horse GeForce gamers, because Red Dead Redemption 2 has got a new update and Nvidia has released a fresh hotfix to fix the Vulkan version of the game stalling on PCs using either four-core or six-core CPUs. I mean, that’s quite a wide range of computers and a quad-core processor certainly ain’t an oddity in these many-core times of ours. Maybe the Red Dead devs are all sitting on eight-core CPUs thinking that’s how the PC gaming world at large lives… so out of touch.
It’s not unusual for Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, to be… shall we say… over-enthusiastic? But in yesterday’s earnings call about its Q3 financial results he’s been making quite the claims. Not just about the next-gen consoles having to “stutter-step and include ray tracing” because of Nvidia, but that Nvidia has just “created a brand-new game platform: notebook PC gaming.”
It’s Friday, so let’s have a little unsubstantiated graphics card rumour, shall we? This time it’s the turn of the RTX 2080 Ti Super, an oft-mentioned, regularly scotched GPU release, that this time is being touted for an early 2020 launch because of some perceived delay to the unannounced and unconfirmed Ampere GPUs.
The Red Dead Redemption 2 recommended specs might seem pretty reasonable, but as pretty as it is, it’s a helluva graphically punishing game. If you just want to get 60fps at 1440p on ‘High’ settings then you’re going to need a $500 graphics card, such as the Nvidia RTX 2070 Super or an AMD RX 5700 XT. If you were waiting for a reason to upgrade RDR2 might just be it… yes a game that was actually released over a year ago is the best reason to upgrade your PC. Jeez, that’s depressing.
The Harvard Business Review has rated Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang as the best-performing CEO in the world. Thanks to a booming AI market and some clever shifting of company intent towards the datacentre market, Nvidia is bathing in the glow of Wall Street’s favour. And that’s shoved its enthusiastic and zany CEO into the limelight.
Take this how you will, but Inno3D, purveyors of fine Nvidia graphics cards, has either leaked the existence of a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super card, or else made a simple typo in the terms and conditions for its Control/Wolfenstein Youngblood giveaway. Whichever of those eventualities is true the company has since deleted the offending detail from back in July and so obviously it never happened.
Last month Nvidia set out to find a producer for its Lightspeed Studios, a game dev operation set on taking classic games and dipping them by the ankle into the river ray tracing. But just what videogame “that you know and love” is the RTX studio working on? We took to Twitter to poll the people with some of our own suggestions (unchecked by any formalities prerequisite to remastering someone else’s game), and the results were clear.
It looks like Nvidia has taken the smart step of renaming the GTX 1650 Ti that was planned in for an October launch this year. That’s one of the takeaways from Gigabyte’s latest graphics card SKU listing submitted to the EEC database today. The other obviously being that there are some AMD RX 5500 and RX 5500 XT GPUs coming our way soon.