According to a new report from WCCFTech, both AMD’s and NVIDIA’s upcoming next-generation GPUs could be delayed, at least the 16 nm or 20 nm versions. For the past 3 years the GPU industry has been stuck on the 28 nm process and while 2014 did bring in TSMC’s 20 nm process much of the early 20 nm process capacity has been given to major clients like Qualcomm and Apple.
NVIDIA is continuing their streak of offering PC games to SHIELD owners as Half-Life 2: Episode One is now available on the SHIELD tablet. The game is only available to SHIELD Tablet owners, not SHIELD console owners. This is not surprising as the game requires considerable processing power and only the Tegra K1 inside the SHIELD Tablet can handle that.
A user on the Chiphell forums has posted some very interesting benchmarks. Now before we continue we would say to take this information with a grain of salt as we cannot verify it and we have seen fakes before in the past. The Chiphell user posted benchmarks of a supposed AMD Bermuda (R9 390X), AMD Fiji (R9 380X), a NVIDIA GM200 (Titan 2) and a NVIDIA GM200 cut-down version (GTX 980 Ti?). Of course these would all have to be engineering samples of the cards.
According to a report by SweClockers NVIDIA will be showing the GeForce GTX 960 graphics card at the upcoming Consumer Electronics show next month. We have the lower-end GeForce GTX 750 series and the recent release of the higher-end GTX 980 and 970. It is about time for a new mid-range card to replace the GeForce GTX 760.
It looks like TSMC is ready to move to volume production on their 16 nm FinFET process. Based on a recent report we know that NVIDIA is joining them. Does that mean that NVIDIA is skipping the 20 nm fab process completely?
Samsung Electronics is looking to block graphics chips made by NVIDIA in the US market. This is escalating a battle that began after licensing talks failed. Samsung has filed a complaint yesterday against NVIDIA with the U.S. International Trade Commission according to a notice on the agency’s website.
NVIDIA has just introduced their GRID on-demand gaming service. This service will launch in North America on November 18th, next month in Europe and next year in Asia. The GRID service will be free on the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet and SHIELD portable through June 30, 2015.
It looks like NVIDIA will not be waiting for the 20 nm fab process for its next big GPU. Riding on the success of the GM204 silicon, the next enthusiast-segment GM200 silicon will be based on the 28 nm silicon fab process. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX Titan II could be based off this silicon.
NVIDIA’s GeForce 900 Series has been a long time coming and gamers have anxiously awaited it. NVIDIA has been using the Kepler architecture for quite sometime and when Maxwell was introduced last year we only saw the entry-level and budget friendly cards. When we finally got word that we would be seeing performance segment Maxwell cards let’s just say we got excited. Today we will be looking at our first review of a GeForce 900 series card and it comes in the form of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming. For starters the GeForce GTX 970 has 1664 CUDA cores, 104 texture units, 64 ROPs and packs 4GB of GDDR5 memory. Normally this card would have speeds of 1050 MHz core and 1178 MHz boost, but Gigabyte has overclocked their version to speeds of 1178 MHz core and 1329 MHz boost. On top of that Gigabyte has implemented their latest WindForce 3X cooler on the card to give you the best cooling possible. Let’s get this card on the bench and see what it can do!