Did you find yourself yawning at the idea of a new budget-priced GTX 750 Ti yesterday? If you're looking at the top end of the market, Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan Black might suit. Their new premium card is designed to oust the Titan, and can be yours for the hefty asking cost of £785.
Well, it’s been a busy month for graphics card releases and we’re only seven days into November, but then we always knew Nvidia would be waiting for AMD to release it’s top end cards before issuing their own response, and here it is: the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
And as you would expect, it’s now the fastest graphics card on the planet. But we’re not just talking about taking the single-GPU crown either, the GTX 780 Ti can actually go much faster than the Radeon HD 7990, let alone either the GTX Titan or Radeon R9 290X.
Nvidia have had to bring out their biggest guns for this battle. The original GTX Titan was a bit of shock and awe in order to topple AMD’s Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition from the top of the benchmark tree, the GTX 780 Ti goes even further. Not even Nvidia’s pro graphics card range has used the GPU behemoth inside this card.
Nvidia upped the clocks on its cut down GK 104 and EVGA decided to go one better with the GTX 760 Superclocked. But with the reference card’s GPU already hauling as much gaming load as its silicon can handle, is there any point in a more expensive overclocked version?
We’ve already seen the standard Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 today, and there will likely be many reference versions hitting the shelves as I type, but there will also be a slew of these factory-overclocked cards. Is it worth the extra cost? Let's find out.
Component manufacturers love the bombastic use of military speak and the double whammy of GTX 700 series releases from Nvidia certainly have something of the shock-and-awe about them. This latest card, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 is no different, and sets to the middle order of AMD’s competing Radeon graphics cards.
It’s rare though that Nvidia and AMD don’t decide to launch their new graphics generations - whether they’re whole new architectures or range refreshers - at around the same time. Generally there’s only a few months between them at worst, with Nvidia normally the ones turning up late to the party, blaming the traffic on the way over or difficulties in hitting decent yields with new process nodes.
This time though it’s Nvidia who are the first to arrive, eagerly clutching their new silicon, with AMD kicking their heels back in Texas. But this apparently is not a delay, AMD have decided they are going to stick with their current range of HD 7000 GPUs until the end of the year, so confident are they in their existing cards. I’ve got to believe though somewhere there are some AMD Radeon execs who are sweating just a little more now.
The tech world has gotten itself into a lather over the bombardment of announcements coming out of Consumer Electronics Show. Here's one that's relevant to us, though: NVIDIA's Project Shield. While it may look like an HD screen bolted to a parody of a PS3 controller, the Android powered device is also capable of streaming your PC game library.
It's been an interminably long time coming, but NVIDIA has finally launched the sub-£200 graphics based on its new Kepler chip architecture. Today's announcement sees a brace of polygon pushers out from the GPU giant, namely the GeForce GTX 660 and GeForce GTX 650. Priced respectively at £179/$249 and £89/$159 – and UK prices include VAT – they fill a gaping hole in
The GTX 660 especially could be one of the most popular cards in recent memory, if it performs well. Let's take a look at what inside, shall we?
Graphics chip maker NVIDIA has detailed the specs for a forthcoming GeForce GTX 660 card over on its website, surprising some of us with the news that the follow up to the GTX 660Ti will be OEM only. That means you won’t be able to branded versions in the shops as upgrades, you’ll only be able to grab one as part of a new PCs.
Looking at the specs, the question is whether or not you’d want to.
Graphics card manufacturer NVIDIA has launched its mid-range Kepler chips, henceforth to be known as GeForce GTX 660Ti. Variations at different clockspeeds will be on sale from all the usual board partners today, and reviews should be hitting the web as you read.
Of all the graphics cards released this year, NVIDIA’s 660 series is the one I’ve been looking forward to the most. Ever since I first laid eyes on the company’s new Kepler architecture for GTX 6xx cards, this is the card I've been waiting for. The firm's 670 and 680 chips dominate at the more expensive end of the GPU market, and everything about those two has suggested that the 660s would leave AMD’s mid-range HD78xxs in the dust.
Ten years ago Nvidia released Dawn, a GeForce FX tech demo featuring a fairy gymnast as seen through the tunnel vision of someone who's been eating unidentified fungi. It was impressive, but in the past ten years extreme use of bloom and depth of field has become less novel. Today, Nvidia released "A New Dawn," an updated demo (announced last month) which shows off the power of Kepler-based GPUs.
Purveyor of graphics chips NVIDIA has followed up on the launch of its GeForce GTX 680 with the second card in the 6-series, the GeForce GTX 670. On the face of it, the two cards are almost identical: both are based on the same Kepler design GK104 chip, with 2GB of GDDR5 memory running on a 256bit bandwidth bus.
That GK104 is, in both cases, produced on the same 28nm process, and the only real difference is that the GTX 670 has 1344 CUDA cores activated compared to the GTX 680's 1536. Plus, of course, it's a bit cheaper. Since we decided the GTX 680 was good but overkill for most people's needs, is the 670 a better bet?
There's been some interesting new laptops shown off this week over at the giant German gadget-fest that is CeBit. Most intriguing is Acer's next ultrabook, the Aspire Timeline Ultra M3. That machine is just 20mm from table to top, has a 15inch screen and a DVD drive, an Ivy Bridge processor and what appears to be a – if Legit Reviews is to be believed – a GeForce GT640M graphics chip.