Nvidia was testing some monstrous new PCIe graphics cards late last year, potentially from the Nvidia Ampere generation, if the recently unearthed Geekbench database entries are to be believed. The largest of the two GPUs in question supposedly sports more than a 60% increase in SMs compared with the top graphics silicon of the Nvidia Turing architecture generation, and the smaller one still over-shadows anything we’ve seen from the green team in recent years. Even the server-side V100 GPUs…
Nvidia finally launched GeForce NOW out of beta this month and has already seen over one million gamers sign up either to the free account or the paid-for Founders subscription… which is still gratis for the next few months because of the free trial offered on release. That’s a hell of a lot of people, and likely a whole lot more than you’ll see streaming their little hearts out via Google Stadia.
But that number likely includes a lot of free trial lookie-loos. ARS T...
Nvidia has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will be available to play on GeForce NOW the same day it’s fully released. That means it will be arguably the quickest way to get yourself into Night City the instant the game is unlocked on Steam. No 100GB+ install, no day one patches, and no worries about PC compatibility. Probably.
Nvidia’s GeForce Now disagreement with Activision Blizzard may have not been entirely down to the game publisher’s own actions, a statement published by Nvidia last week admits. Soon after quietly removing all Activision Blizzard titles from its streaming service, Nvidia confirmed that this was due to a “misunderstanding” on its part in securing the publisher’s library post-beta.
Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, believes the continued success and growth of Nvidia gaming laptops effectively means they’re akin to “a new game console,” and if the graphics card company’s success continues with Turing and further GPU generations, gaming notebooks will become “the largest game console in the world.”
Activision Blizzard has requested for its games to be removed from Nvidia’s week-old GeForce Now game streaming service. Nvidia staff quietly confirmed the move on the GeForce forums yesterday (via VG247), with immediate effect. It’s not a great look for Nvidia only moment’s after launch – but could it also be telling of Activision Blizzard’s cloud ambitions?
Palit has released a new silent model of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650. It’s calling its new, small, ITX graphics card the 1650 ‘KalmX,’ and for good reason. It’s said to run at 0dB as it only requires passive cooling – in other words, no fans – and marks the first model of GTX 1650 to be released that relies on case cooling alone. Its quietness might make you ten times calmer… maybe that’s what it was going for with ‘KalmX.’
GeForce Now works with hundreds of games you may already own, includes free tier. ARS T...
Whether Nvidia Ampere or Nvidia Hopper, the green team’s next-gen GPU silicon will reportedly deliver 70 – 75% greater performance than the current generation. That looks like a comparison with the Volta architecture, given that the source for the performance figures is referencing the extra computational chops the new GPUs offer in the supercomputer space.