Nvidia’s “something super” is looking ever more like it is going to be new RTX hardware, as UL has just dropped an update for its ray tracing specific Port Royal benchmark “to improve compatibility with upcoming hardware.” Now we know that AMD’s Navi is coming soon, and will get an airing at E3 next week, but team Radeon is only just gearing up to talk about its ray tracing strategy, not to launch one.
Quake II RTX is now available to download for free from Steam or the Nvidia website. The old school classic, which initially launched in 1997, has been given the full RTX makeover courtesy of Nvidia’s own in-house dev team, LightSpeed Studios, introducing cutting-edge path tracing, some new and improved textures, and even a new gun.
Nvidia’s status as one of Samsung’s 7nm EUV launch partners has once more been reaffirmed by a new report from Taipei, via ‘market sources’. The report also claims the first Nvidia chips to get the 7nm treatment will come from the Ampere GPU architecture generation in 2020.
A security exploit was discovered in Nvidia’s GeForce Experience application in April and you need to make sure that, if you’re running the software, it’s updated to version 3.19 as soon as possible. Otherwise the haxxorz will get you. Or might get you. Admittedly, like a lot of the recent PC security panics, you’re unlikely to suffer at the binary hands of this code injection exploit, but it’s still always worth closing off an issue before it becomes one.
Chinese GPU manufacturer, Colorful, has been showing off the only Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti I now want to stick in my PC. At the Computex show in Taipei last week the company showed off a plain black-shrouded beauty of a graphics card. It’s a single-slot GPU in the same mold as the super-sexy looking RTX Quadro 4000 workstation cards, and harkens back to the heady days of one of my favourite gaming GPUs of all time: the Nvidia GeForce 8800GT.
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Hey, Computex isn’t all about AMD, you know. Even if the red team has the Computex keynote all to itself, there are other tech firms vying for your love from the show with their own grand events and product launches. One such company is Nvidia, who’s just gone and announced a whole new laptop lineup tailored specifically to the needs of content creators and creative professionals dubbed: Nvidia Studio.
Nvidia is teasing “something super” on its GeForce gaming YouTube channel. Quite what it means is anyone’s guess right now, but with Computex and E3 just around the corner, temporally if not geographically, it’s a good bet the green team has got something planned to make sure it’s not just AMD getting column inches over the next couple of weeks.
Nvidia and Intel’s “my processor’s better than your processor” quarrel continues… The green team has retaliated in kind to Intel’s attempts to persuade AI boffins its Xeon Scalable server CPUs are paramount artificial intelligence calculators and not Nvidia’s specialised GPUs, after all.
Despite AMD already launching its Radeon VII graphics card on the 7nm node, and promising mainstream 7nm AMD Navi GPUs before the end of September, Nvidia is still adamant it’s not going to switch just because everyone else is. During Nvidia’s recent Q1 earnings call Nvidia CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, explained he wants to do much more than just take an off-the-shelf process node and port its GPUs over… in what seems like a thinly veiled dig at AMD.