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NVIDIA Revealed GeForce RTX Laptops at CES 2019



NVIDIA revealed at CES 2019 that RTX is coming to laptops, starting with over 40 new GeForce RTX laptops, in 100-plus configurations, from NVIDIA’s partners around the world.

If you want a super thin, super fast laptop, there are 17 GeForce RTX Max-Q laptops debuting at CES 2019. These are designed to get maximum GPU performance from the thinnest-possible designs.

Compared to previous-gen models, new GeForce RTX Max-Q laptops are faster, slimmer, quieter and cooler, and many use NVIDIA Optimus technology to deliver up to 2x more battery life. They also feature 144Hz panels with thin bezels, and with designs available from every major OEM, gamers have many great models to choose from.

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q laptops can deliver 2x the performance of a PSA Pro in a portable form factor, feature 8GB of GDDR6 memory, are faster than GeForce GTX 1080 desktop graphics cards, are 40% more efficient than GeForce GTX Max-Q laptops, and can play Battlefield V at 1920×1080, with Ultra settings and Ultra-quality ray tracing effects and DLSS enabled.

Max-Q laptops are also available with GeForce RTX 2070 GPUs, which feature 8GB of GDDR6 memory, and with GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs, which feature 6GB of GDDR6 memory.

All GeForce RTX laptops benefit from BatteryBoost and WhisperMode, two technologies that enhance your gaming on the go and at home.

GeForce RTX laptops will be available starting January 29, 2019, from the world’s leading laptop OEMs, including Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Razer and Samsung. They will also be available from local OEMs and system builders including Aftershock, CyberPower PC, Hasee, Maingear, Mechrevo, Mouse, Origin PC, PC Specialist, Scan, Schenker, Terrans Force and Thunderobot.

Visit NVIDIA at CES 2019 at LVCC, North Hall, Booth #6306.


NVIDIA Unveils GeForce RTX 2016 at CES 2019



NVIDIA unveiled the GeForce RTX 2060 at CES 2019. On January 15, 2019, the $349 GeForce RTX will deliver advanced ray tracing and AI features, plus levels of performance previously available only in high-end gaming GPUs, at a price point within reach of PC gamers worldwide.

“For tens of millions go gamers everywhere, next-gen gaming starts today,” said NVIDIA founder and CEP Jensen Huang, at the RTX 2060’s unveiling at CES 2019. “Desktop gamers are demanding, and the RTX 2060 sets a new standard – an unbeatable price, extraordinary performance and real-time ray tracing that blurs the distinction between movies and games. This is a great moment for gamers and our industry.”

The GeForce RTX 2060 features 1,920 CUDA cores, 240 Tensor Cores that can deliver 52 teraflops of deep learning horsepower, 30 RT Cores that can cast 5 gigarays a second, 6 GB of the newest GDDR6 memory running at 14 Gbps, and a GPU boost clock of 1.68 GHz.

Furthermore, users can significantly boost their GPU performance with manual overclocking (NIVIDIA reached up to 2 GHz in their labs) or use NVIDIA’s one-click OC Scanner technology in custom tools such as EVGA Precision XOC and MSI Afterburner to get rock-solid overclocks.

The GeForce 2060 will be available beginning January 15, 2019, in systems built by Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo, as well as by leading system builders worldwide.

Custom boards, including stock-clocked and factory-overclocked models, will also be available starting January 15, 2019, from top add-in card providers, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac.

A stock-clocked RTX 2060 Founders Edition board – designed and built by NVIDIA – will also be available on that date, exclusive from the NVIDIA website.

Visit NVIDIA at CES 2019 at LVCC, North Hall, Booth #6306.


NVIDIA Pulled the Plug on GeForce Partner Program



NVIDIA announced that they are canceling their GeForce Partner Program. The program began on March 1, 2018, and was ended on May 4, 2018.

NVIDIA announced that they had decided to cancel the GeForce Partner Program. In their blog post, they state: “The rumors, conjecture and mistruths go far beyond its intent. Rather than battling misinformation, we have decided to cancel the program.”

With GPP, we asked our partners to brand their products in a way that would be crystal clear. The choice of GPU greatly defines a gaming platform. So, the GPU brand should be clearly transparent – no substitute GPUs hidden behind a pile of techno-jargon.

Most partners agreed. They own their brands and GPP didn’t change that. They decide how they want to convey their product promise to gamers. Still, we are pulling the plug on GPP to avoid any distraction from the super exciting work we’re doing to bring amazing advances to PC gaming.

When the GeForce Partner Program was first launched, NVIDIA described it as their latest effort to better serve gamers. In short, the GeForce Partner Program was designed “to ensure that gamers have full transparency in into the GPU platform and software they’re being sold, and can confidently select products that carry the NVIDIA GeForce promise.”

There appears to be a lot of speculation about the exact reasons why NVIDIA chose to end their GeForce Partner Program. Personally, I’m not a fan of speculation because I feel it is difficult to verify. However, if you enjoy speculation, it seems you won’t have to search too far for it. The NVIDIA blog post about the end of the GPP has gotten several comments with a variety of ideas.


Plex Comes to NVIDIA SHIELD



Plex logoGaining complete mastery over your home entertainment domain has always been a bit of a challenge. You’ve got video files on a NAS, a large music library on a USB drive, photos scattered across a number of devices, and access to multiple audio/video streaming services. One of the best (and most popular) software solutions for taming the home entertainment beast is called Plex. Plex is a free downloadable server that runs on your local network. Once it’s set up, a Plex server can deliver media to other devices using native Plex apps. Plex has apps on most major platforms, including Android, iOS, and Apple TV.

While Plex takes care of the software side of media management, you’ll still need a connected piece of hardware that’s capable of running Plex if you want to access all of that content on the family big screen. There are many options out there when it comes to compatible players. But Plex may have truly met its match with the new NVIDIA SHIELD. SHIELD is a home media and gaming center that’s powered by Android TV. And now Plex is available as a SHIELD app:

With support for 4K video, streamed games, and a powerful processor, NVIDIA SHIELD is perfect for Plex. It runs your Plex Media Server and our elegant Android TV interface, making SHIELD the perfect all-in-one Plex device. In addition to powering Plex, SHIELD itself transcodes your content, so you can stream all your content to any of your other devices.

NVIDA SHIELD starts at $199. Plex is a free download with optional premium features that unlock the full potential of the media-streaming software.


NVIDIA is Accelerating the Race to Driverless Cars



nvidia logoFor more than two decades, NVIDIA has pioneered visual computing, the art and science of computer graphics. Their work is at the center of the most consequential mega-trends in technology – virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and self-driving cars.

Aylee spoke with Senior Manager of Automotive Integration at NVIDIA, Dave Anderson, at CES 2016. They talked about the brand new NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 platform. It is essentially a supercomputer for your car. DRIVE PX2 becomes the brain that will effectively allow our cars to become self driving. The platform has the power of 150 MacBook Pros onboard in a single computing platform.

NVIDIA has partnered with Volvo who will be doing an autonomous vehicle trial in 2017.

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HP Goes Large with the Z1 at CES



HP logoHP has announced the second generation of its Z1 high performance all-in-one workstation, with a 27″ ten-point touchscreen running Windows 8. The Z1 G2 is aimed squarely at power users, featuring 4th Generation Intel Xeon and Core processors, and RAID storage options paired with the latest NVIDIA Mobile Quadro GPUs for the best graphics performance. It also comes with Intel Thunderbolt 2 ports.

Since its launch in 2012, the highly acclaimed HP Z1 has opened the eyes and ears of customers hoping to solve business problems no longer being met by current vendors,” said Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager, Commercial Solutions Business Unit, HP. “Today’s professionals demand high-performance products that are serviceable and easy-to-use, all wrapped in a sleek and elegant design.

HP Z1 G2

The Z1 G2 comes equipped with Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, for data transfer speeds four times that of USB 3.0. That’s nippy. To round out the high spec, the Z1’s audio capabilities aren’t too shabby either with dual-tone, front-facing speakers and DTS Studio Sound Audio. Overall, this is a beast of a machine.

The new HP Z1 G2 workstation is expected to be available in late January, with prices starting at US$1,999.


nVidia and Windows 8 Tablets



nvidia logoAs you have almost certainly already heard, one of the big things coming in Windows 8 will be it’s support of ARM processors.  The main feature of the new operating system, though, is the radical new Metro interface.  The Metro Start screen displays a series of “live tiles”.  These are the apps, some of which come with Windows 8, and some which will be installed by the user from the new Windows Store, which are constantly updating with new information.  You could display such things as current weather, Twitter, news, and a lot more on your personalized start screen.

nVidia was at the Consumer Electronics Show last month to show off their Tegra 3 quad-core processor running Windows 8 tablets.  The new chipset allows these tablets to be extremely thin, have longer battery life, and high-resolution graphics.  In the video below you can get a look at a little bit of what they are capable of, such as HD video playback, and full Windows multi-tasking.

The exact specifications and pricing aren’t yet available, but you can learn more by visiting the nVidia site.

Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine.

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