Back when NVIDIA announced its SHIELD portable gaming device they thought they were going to blow the socks off the industry. Well that really has not happened and besides giving the unit away to bloggers and press at events they really have had a hard time pushing the device. At the GPU Technology conference the company announced new updates and features to the device.
Yesterday at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference the company announced its next generation GPU which will be called “Pascal”. This GPU was previously named Volta, Pascal introduces new technologies like NVLINK (UVM) and 3D Memory (stacked DRAM).
NVIDIA started off the GPU Technology conference today by announcing the GeForce GTX TITAN Z. This card packs two GK110 GPU’s on to a single card giving it a total of 5760 CUDA cores and 12GB of on board memory. NVIDIA is currently saying this card is capable of 8 TeraFLOPS and is designed for 5K gaming!
It looks like other companies were feeling the pressure as Sapphire had announced two R9 290X’s with 8GB a VRAM. Those cards would outperform the GTX 780 Ti in terms of available memory. Well it looks like EVGA will be releasing both a GTX 780 Ti and a GTX 780 with 6GB of VRAM.
NVIDIA has just announced that they will ending driver support for all GeForce GPUs below the GeForce 4xx mark. This means they will be ending support for all non-DX11 based cards so only Kepler, Fermi and Maxwell will have driver support.
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 750 Ti is not really much to talk about especially when it comes to gaming. Although it is something that the cryptomining crowd should definitely take a look at for its price-performance ratio and low power draw.
Many times we get the chance to check out new graphics cards and technology before they are released at trade shows like the Consumer Electronics show. It is often that many of these products do not make it to market for one reason or another. Here we have compiled a list of 10 Rare and Unreleased graphics cards.
A photo of a GeForce GTX 870M has surfaced, along with a GPU-Z screenshot. What is interesting about this is that the codename on the chip does not match anything that we have known before and the chip is not in the Techpowerup database. So what is this chip we are looking at?