With typical AMD fashion, the worlds first FreeSync enabled monitor is hitting shelves and is a massive $170 cheaper than it’s nearly identical Nvidia G-Sync counterpart. If you’re not familiar, last year Nvidia debuted the concept of G-Sync which involves matching the refresh rate of your monitor to the frame rate being produced by the GPU.
Our original report on the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 said it would launch a couple of weeks after CES 2015 and now we have a real date. According to a recent report by Hermitage Akihabara the card will launch January 22, 2015.
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.