A new website has been launched by NVIDIA called Made to Game. It teases an upcoming project that is said to be a brand new gaming platform. This new platform will be unveiled next week at an event in San Francisco.
It looks like NVIDIA is dominating the GPU market. According to the latest report from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) in Q3 of 2014 NVIDIA secured 76% of the GPU market share leaving AMD with just 24%. Both Matrox and S3 are now out of the game with Matrox losing its small 0.10% market share to NVIDIA.
The GeForce GTX 970 memory allocation issue just does not seem to go away for NVIDIA. Earlier this week a class action lawsuit was filed against NVIDIA for deceptive business practices and misleading advertising dealing with the GTX 970. Now Jen-Hsun CEO of NVIDIA has made an official statement on the NVIDIA blog.
It looks like PC gamers will have to wait just a little bit longer for GTA V. Rockstar has pushed back the release of the game from March 24th to April 14th according a post on Rockstar’s Newswire. This will be the second delay in six weeks.
It looks like the GeForce GTX 970 memory allocation issue is not going to go away for NVIDIA. Owners of the card have put together all of the technical information and have filed a class-action lawsuit in a US Court (District Court for the Northern District of California). The lawsuit is titled, “Andrew Ostrowsky (and others in similar situation) vs. NVIDIA Corporation and GIGABYTE Global Business Corporation”. The lawsuit accuses the defendants of unfair, unlawful, and deceptive business practices, in three separate charges, and misleading advertising, demanding for Jury Trial.
NVIDIA has upset many mobile gamers by disabling overclocking on their mobile GPUs in the GTX 900M series in a recent driver update. Under pressure from any angry users NVIDIA plans to revert this change and bring overclocking back to mobile GPUs.
According to a report from vBulletin Solutions it has not been more or less confirmed that AMD plans to do the exact same thing with the upcoming Radeon R300 series. The flagship cards will be equipped with the new GPU “Fiji” while everything else will be a rebrand. So we will see everything from Hawaii to Tonga down to Bonaire.
Dota 2 broke the 1 million mark for concurrent users this past weekend. That means that there were over 1 million people actively playing the game according to Steam. This is the first game to break the 1 million concurrent user mark on Valve’s Steam client.
ASUS’s latest GeForce GTX 960 graphics card has been revealed and it is the mini version we all were hoping for. This card is of course built for compact mini-ITX motherboards. The card more or less looks identical to ASUS’s GTX 670 Mini and GTX 760 Mini graphics cards. The dual-slot card is only 17cm long and features an aluminum heatsink stack that is cooled by a “CoolTech” fan, which is a hybrid between a top-flow and lateral-flow fan.
We have some more news on AMD’s upcoming R300 series. The Radeon R9 380X and R9 380 which will be set to compete with NVIDIA’s GTX 980 and GTX 970 will be based on a new silicon called “Grenada”. This silicon is built on the 28 nm process and will be a refined version of “Hawaii” much like “Curacao” was to “Pitcarin” in the previous generation.
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