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The Nvidia RTX 2060 Is Perfectly Adequate

At CES a reporter had a question for Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. What could he say to alleviate the concerns of fans who felt that the new RTX 20-series GPUs were overpriced and trying to force ray tracing technology on customers who don’t have much use for it? Huang smiled, with a mixture of serenity and satisfaction.…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Nvidia, Huang, Ray Tracing, Jensen Huang, RTX 2060, Nvidia Rtx 2060 Review, Nvidia 20 Series


NVIDIA GTX Turing Shown In Leaked Photo

A new picture has been leaked to the web from an event in China where NVIDIA was teasing "GTX Turning" and showing what appears to be a photo of what the GTX 1660 Ti will look like. The post NVIDIA GTX Turing Shown In Leaked Photo appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: China, All News, Hardware News, Leak, Nvidia, Turing, Graphics Cards, GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1660, GTX Turing


Adobe acquires Allegorithmic, makers of the Substance texture tools

Adobe today announced that it has acquired Allegorithmic, the French company behind the Substance tools for creating textures that are widely used by AAA game creators, as well as visual effects artists, animators and designers. Over time, Adobe will bring many of Allegorithmic’s technologies to its various Creative Cloud tools, many of which already offer complementary tools. Beyond those integrations, though, what this acquisition is really about is the fact that 3D design and creating 3D cont...
Tags: Startups, TC, Adobe, Tech, Nvidia, 3D, Textures, Acquisition, Exit, Don, Belsky, Scott Belsky, Allegorithmic, Stéfano Corazza


The best ultrawide monitors you can buy

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The LG 38WK95C-W monitor is one of the most expensive computer monitors you can buy — ultrawide or not. However, if you’re looking for perfection, you won’t find another ultrawide monitor that comes close. LG's is simply the best. In the last few years, 4K and ultrawide monitors have been fighting for the limelight. While there...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Acer, Nvidia, Dell, Lg, Business Insider, Massdrop Vast Best


Get ready for TC Sessions: Robotics + AI with highlights from last year’s event

As we get ready for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI on April 18 at UC Berkeley, we can’t help but look back at last year’s robotics event. With more than 1,000 attendees, thought-provoking panels and cutting-edge demos, 2018’s TC Sessions: Robotics was pretty great. We’ve compiled some highlights of some of our favorite moments from last year to whet your appetite for 2019’s current speaker lineup. Check out the highlights below and be sure to grab your Early-Bird ticket for this April’s TC S...
Tags: Google, TC, Events, Tech, Nvidia, Robotics, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Matthew Panzarino, Chris Urmson, Aurora, Goldberg, Cassie, Homayoon Kazerooni, Urmson, Ken Goldberg


Midrange Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti graphics card may be 20 percent faster than GTX 1060

In the freshest development in graphics card rumors, alleged benchmarks are showing that the GTX 1660 Ti graphics card could be as much as 20 percent faster when compared to the older GTX 1060.  The post Midrange Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti graphics card may be 20 percent faster than GTX 1060 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Computing, Nvidia, Graphics Cards


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Benchmarked In Ashes of the Singularity

A leaked screenshot of an Ashes of the Singularity benchmark shows the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti being tested. So it appears that this card does indeed exist. The post NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Benchmarked In Ashes of the Singularity appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Leak, Nvidia, Graphics Card, Benchmark, GTX 1660 Ti, TU116


How to Turn a Raspbery Pi into a Plex Server

Plex Media Servers are great for storing and accessing all your movies, tv shows, and other media. Unfortunately, Plex Server hardware can be expensive, electricity intensive, or both. To reduce both bills,  use a Raspberry Pi for a Plex Server. What You Need to Know Running a Raspberry Pi as a Plex Server does come with several benefits. It won’t take up as much room as a server or a full-size PC. It also will use less electricity, even when idle all day. Best of all, it costs less than most...
Tags: Crafts, Raspberry Pi, Nas, Nvidia, Blu, Optionally, Plex Media Servers, Powered USB hub for USB


How Do You Fedora: Journey into 2019

Fedora had an amazing 2018. The distribution saw many improvements with the introduction of Fedora 28 and Fedora 29. Fedora 28 included third party repositories, making it easy to get software like the Steam client, Google Chrome and Nvidia’s proprietary drivers. Fedora 29 brought support for automatic updates for Flatpack. One of the four foundations […]
Tags: Google, Nvidia, Linux, Fedora


AMD Radeon VII will support DLSS-like upscaling developed by Microsoft

AMD's Radeon VII has shown promise with early tests of an open DLSS-like technology developed by Microsoft called DirectML. It would provide similar upscale features, but none of the locks on hardware choice. The post AMD Radeon VII will support DLSS-like upscaling developed by Microsoft appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, Supersampling, DLSS, Amd Radeon Vii


How to Use Nvidia G-Sync on a FreeSync Monitor

Last week, Nvidia announced plans to roll out a software-only version of G-Sync, its Adaptive Sync tool for PC displays. And now, with GeForce driver 417.71 out in the open, the small group of people who mix Nvidia graphics cards with FreeSync monitors can try out this new implementation of G-Sync.Read more...
Tags: Nvidia, Lifehacks, Pc Gaming, FreeSync, Monitors, G Sync, Adaptive Sync


Verizon Trying Its Hand at Cloud Gaming

Verizon has a new cloud-based gaming service that is in the alpha testing stage, based on recent reports. Verizon Gaming is being tested on Nvidia Shield set-top boxes. The Shield devices, which were unveiled in 2015, were updated two years ago when Nvidia rolled out its own streaming service. Verizon Gaming will give greater software support to the Nvidia Shield, but the service also will be opened to Android smartphones in the near future. Whether on the Shield or a smartphone, the games w...
Tags: Verizon, Ecommerce, Nvidia, Nvidia Shield, Verizon Gaming


NVIDIA Working on GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti will sit under the RTX 2060 in NVIDIA's product stack and is called "GTX" instead of "RTX" as it lacks RT cores for ray tracing. The post NVIDIA Working on GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Nvidia, Graphics Card, Video Card, GTX 1660 Ti


ThinkComputers Podcast #161

This week on the podcast we recap CES 2019! From the RTX 2060 and AMD Radeon VII announcements, to some awesome new gaming displays, to one of the biggest cases we've ever seen and much more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #161 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Ces, Tech News, Nvidia, Amd, Razer, In Win, AORUS, CES 2019, Amd Radeon Vii


Nvidia’s next midrange card might be a GTX 1660 Ti, rumors suggest

Nvidia may be working on a non-RTX Turing graphics card called the 1660 Ti. Rumors suggest it will have around 20 percent fewer CUDA cores than the RTX 2060 and will lack ray tracing support. The post Nvidia’s next midrange card might be a GTX 1660 Ti, rumors suggest appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Computing, Nvidia, Gtx, Cuda, Rtx, Graphcis Cards


Former Facebook engineer picks up $15M for AI platform Spell

In 2016, Serkan Piantino packed up his desk at Facebook with hopes to move on to something new. The former Director of Engineering for Faceboook AI Research had every intention to keep working on AI, but quickly realized a huge issue. Unless you’re under the umbrella of one of these big tech companies like Facebook, it can be very difficult and incredibly expensive to get your hands on the hardware necessary to run machine learning experiments. So he built Spell, which today received $15 mill...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Nasa, Nvidia, Spell, Microsoft Azure Google, Serkan Piantino, Eclipse Ventures, Google AWS, Faceboook AI Research, Two Sigma Ventures Spell, Piantino


Chinese Nvidia Shield Upgrades Zelda: Twilight Princess

The Chinese iteration of Nvidia’s micro-console, the Nvidia Shield, rolled out a graphical update for Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, allowing users to play the game with drastically improved visuals. The Nvidia Shield is an Android TV-based digital media player and is described by Nvidia as a “micro-console” capable of playing downloaded games and stream […]
Tags: Games, Technology, Nvidia, Anime, Zelda, Comparison, Nvidia Shield, Image Gallery


Nvidia’s T4 GPUs are now available in beta on Google Cloud

Google Cloud today announced that Nvidia’s Turing-based Tesla T4 data center GPUs are now available in beta in its data centers in Brazil, India, Netherlands, Singapore, Tokyo and the United States. Google first announced a private test of these cards in November, but that was a very limited alpha test. All developers can now take these new T4 GPUs for a spin through Google’s Compute Engine service. The T4, which essentially uses the same processor architecture as Nvidia’s RTX cards for consu...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Gpu, Google Cloud Platform, Vms, PCI Express, GPGPU, Tensor Cores, United States Google, Brazil India Netherlands Singapore Tokyo


NVIDIA Focuses on Robotics to Fuel Growth, Opens Research Lab

NVIDIA (NVDA) in its attempt to exploit the growing opportunities in the robotics market launches a research lab in Seattle to look into all its robotics projects.
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Seattle, NVIDIA NVDA


How to Enable G-SYNC on FreeSync Monitors: NVIDIA’s G-SYNC Compatible Explained

At CES 2019, NVIDIA announced that it was finally supporting FreeSync. Well, sort of—what the company actually announced was a “G-SYNC Compatible” program. But the rub is this: NVIDIA’s cards and drivers now work with FreeSync monitors for adaptive sync. The situation is a little confusing. Let’s fix that, shall we? Adaptive Sync, FreeSync, and G-SYNC Adaptive Sync, often branded as “FreeSync” by AMD and its partners, is a feature that lets a monitor pause its screen refresh until an entire f...
Tags: Crafts, Nvidia, Amd, Gpu, FreeSync, G Sync


CyberPowerPC Presents New Laptops At CES 2019

Along with some great looking desktop offerings, CyberPowerPC was also showing off two new laptop models at CES 2019. Each outfitted with NVIDIA GeForce RTX mobile graphics solutions and 144Hz IPS panels, these laptops have gaming as their top priority. The post CyberPowerPC Presents New Laptops At CES 2019 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Ces, All News, Nvidia, Laptop, Gaming Laptop, Cyberpowerpc, CES 2019, Tracer III 15R, Tracer III Xtreme 17R


What is NVIDIA DLSS, and How Will It Make Ray-Tracing Faster?

At NVIDIA’s CES 2019 presentation, the company showed off a new technology called DLSS. In demonstrations, it all but eliminates the performance hit taken in games that enable fancy new ray-tracing graphics on RTX cards. But how does it work? What Is DLSS? DLSS stands for “deep learning super-sampling.” There are two parts to this idea, but let’s focus on the second one first: super-sampling. Super-sampling is something you can do on your machine right now with a lot of games. It essentially...
Tags: Crafts, Nvidia, Amd, Tensor


This Ikea kitchen might teach industrial robots to be less dumb and more helpful

Nvidia’s new robotics lab will see if robots can learn to fetch the ketchup, load the dishwasher, and—eventually—make a cake.
Tags: Innovation, Ikea, Nvidia


2019: The year Nvidia gets serious about robots

Nvidia threw open the doors on its new robotics laboratory in Seattle last week, ushering in a new era for the company. In doing so it’s put the competition on notice. The 13,000-foot Seattle facility is an innovation center designed for a staff of 50. Among its first projects is a joint-endeavor with IKEA featuring a domestic robot designed to assist humans in the kitchen. The competition may be creating contraptions that can perform incredible acrobatics: Or sweet dance moves: But we think the...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Ikea, Nvidia, Seattle


Verizon Is Testing Its Own Game Streaming Service, Because of Course It Is

2019 is the year of the streaming game…or at least the start of it. NVIDIA has been doing its thing with GeForce Now for a while, Google started testing Project Stream last year, and now Verizon wants in on the action. As reported by The Verge late last week, Verizon has been “quietly testing” its own game streaming service. Interestingly enough, the company is using the NVIDIA SHIELD—arguably one of the best streaming boxes you can buy—for its internal testing. The report also suggests that th...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Crafts, Verizon, Nvidia, Project Stream, Verizon Gaming


Battlefield 5's Poor Sales Numbers Have Become a Disaster For Electronic Arts

dryriver writes: Electronic Arts has mismanaged the Battlefield franchise in the past -- BF3 and BF4 were not great from a gameplay perspective -- but with Battlefield 5, Electronic Arts is facing a real disaster that has sent its stock plummeting on the stock exchanges. First came the fierce cultural internet backlash from gamers to the Battlefield 5 reveal trailer -- EA tried to inject so much 21st Century gender diversity and Hollywood action-movie style fighting into what was supposed to be ...
Tags: Hollywood, Tech, EA, Nvidia, Battlefield, Electronic Arts, Battle Royal, PUBG


The Worst Pain in the World, Bendable Phones, and Joshua Tree: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Ten hut, Gizmodo readers! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution you should be working on? Do not answer that rhetorical question, because yours are the feeble dreams of weaklings and mine is to whip this sorry, good-for-nothing blog audience squad into shape!Read more...
Tags: Food, Gadgets, Comics, Astronomy, TV, Science, Technology, Privacy, Syfy, Ces, Glass, Surveillance, Physics, Birds, International Space Station, Ocean


New MSI Laptops Arrive At CES 2019

Mobile gaming continues to rise in popularity, and MSI was on hand at CES 2019 to show off a few new laptops. All of the laptops we are going to highlight feature the just announced mobile NVIDIA GeForce RTX editions for an improved gaming experience. The post New MSI Laptops Arrive At CES 2019 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Ces, All News, Nvidia, MSI, Laptop, Gaming Laptop, CES 2019, GE75 Raider, GS75 Stealth, GT63 Titan


New GPU Water Blocks From Phanteks At CES 2019

In addition to the awesome new P600s case, Phanteks was showing off some new waterblocks for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti. Part of their Glacier Series, the two new models are custom designed for use with ASUS and GIGABYTE AORUS video cards. The post New GPU Water Blocks From Phanteks At CES 2019 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Asus, Ces, All News, Waterblock, Nvidia, STRIX, Phanteks, Xtreme, CES 2019, GeForce RTX, 2080 Ti, 2080