This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about our review of the Alienware Steam Machine, the first part of our Water Cooling 101 series, the release of the R9 380X graphics card, new game bundles from AMD and Intel, and much more!
More information about NVIDIA’s upcoming “Pascal” GPU architecture was revealed at GTC Japan. This new GPU architecture is designed to offer nearly double the performance per watt over NVIDIA’s current “Maxwell” architecture. This will be made possible by implementing stacked high-bandwidth memory 2 (HBM2).
As many of you know NVIDIA is one of the modern makers of graphics processing chips and are quite successful at it. For some reason they were not able to score a design win in the console market because of an under-powered CPU portion, even though their graphics chips are among the most powerful. At their recent quarterly earnings meeting company CEO Jen-Hsun stated that the latest mobile chips from NVIDIA are better than chips in current generation consoles in nearly all aspects.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported record revenue for the third quarter ended October 25, 2015, of $1.305 billion, up 7 percent from $1.225 billion a year earlier, and up 13 percent from $1.153 billion in the previous quarter. GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $0.44, up 42 percent from $0.31 a year earlier and up from $0.05 in the previous quarter.
NVIDIA has just released the GeForce 358.87 WHQL drivers that are game ready for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. You will find game-optimizations, SLI profiles, and GeForce Experience optimal settings for the latest Call of Duty installment.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about our review of Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z RGB Gaming Keyboard, the Worst PC Setups for October, The re-release of Batman Arkham Knight and how it’s still not fixed, and more!
One of the biggest features you will see talked about with DirectX 12 is asymmetric multi-GPU, which lets you mix and match different GPUs from both AMD and NVIDIA as long as they support a consistent feature-level. In the case of “Ashes of Singularity” that is Direct3D 12_0. In order for this to work you need two DirecX 12 graphics cards and of course a DirectX 12 application, don’t expect this to work on DirectX 11 games.
GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today announced the GeForce GTX 980 WATERFORCE (GV-N980WAOC-4GD) that comes with an all-In-one, closed-loop liquid cooler. Built on the performance-proven GTX 980 Maxwell GPU, the GTX 980 WATERFORCE combines GIGABYTE exclusive technologies, high-quality components, and innovations to deliver the smooth gaming at ultimate 4K resolutions in a virtually silent operation compared to conventional air cooling.
This past week it was revealed that in order to receive the latest graphics drivers from NVIDIA you will need to use the GeForce Experience software. Eventually this software will require an e-mail address and NVIDIA account in order to receive the most up to date game ready drivers. In what seems like a direct response AMD posted the following on their Twitter account.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about our review of Gigabyte’s X99-SLI motherboard, a new gaming center that opened up in Pittsburgh, Apple’s new iMacs, new features added to the GeForce Experience and more!
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