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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600M GPUs bring Kepler to ultrabooks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600M GPUs bring Kepler to ultrabooks

It's not just desktops that get NVIDIA's new Kepler 28nm GPU in the shape of the GeForce GTX 680; notebooks can also get a shot of that extra graphics grunt, courtesy of the new GT 600M family. NVIDIA's new range of laptop GPUs will debut in the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3, with a seven-strong range of chips promising anything from 48 to 384 CUDA cores, up to 64 GB/sec memory bandwidth, and double the gaming frame-rates of last year's GT 520M-based notebooks.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 officially debuts 28nm Kepler GPU

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 officially debuts 28nm Kepler GPU

NVIDIA has revealed its latest graphics card, the GeForce GTX 680, using its new Kepler GPU architecture for improved performance and lower power consumption. The successor to NVIDIA's Fermi, Kepler introduces a completely redesigned streaming multiprocessor with a focus on efficiency, along GPU Boost to dynamically adjust clock speed within power draw limits. Meanwhile, the GeForce GTX 680 also uses SMX, relying on the same base clock across the GPU and featuring 192 CUDA cores. 1536 cores on the GPU means, NVIDIA says, the GTX 680 "handily outperforms" its GeForce GTX 580.

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NVIDIA teams with Linux Foundation

NVIDIA teams with Linux Foundation

Along with the Fluendo, Lineo Solutions, and Mocana groups, NVIDIA has decided to join The Linux Foundation for the acceleration of the growth of Linux. What this means for you the modern consumer is not just one whole heck of a lot on the surface, certainly not for how you'll be experiencing your NVIDIA Tegra or GeForce-laden products. What it means for the Linux platform on the whole is basically another nudge toward total recognition.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Review Round-Up

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Review Round-Up

Tis the season for PC innards, and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Core is just the limited-edition graphics card you may have been looking for, what with its vast similarities to the existing GTX 560 Ti already on the market and its cut-back GF110 in its guts. The GPU you've got here, the GF110, was originally used in the GeForce 580, then again in the GTX 570, and now here in the GTX 560 Ti 448 Core, it being cut back each time to accommodate the lower powered systems. You've also got 56 texture units, 40 ROPs, 448 shader cores, and a 320-bit memory interface. Know what all that means? You're in the right place!

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NVIDIA releases GeForce 290.36 Beta Drivers for Batman, Battlefield 3, MW3, Skyrim

NVIDIA releases GeForce 290.36 Beta Drivers for Batman, Battlefield 3, MW3, Skyrim

It's time for an update for all you gamers out there playing any of the newest round of ground-breaking NVIDIA-powered PC games, this GeForce 290.36 Beta Driver release correcting bugs and adding features you might never have known were there in the first place! NVIDIA lets us know that players of Batman: Arkham City, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, should certainly update to this newest driver set, and Battlefield 3 as well as Crysis 2 will receive fixes for tiny broken bits like the "random appearance of triangular artifacts" in the former game. Grab it now!

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NVIDIA shows off dazzling enhancements in Batman: Arkham City [Video]

NVIDIA shows off dazzling enhancements in Batman: Arkham City [Video]

It's time to check out Batman: Arkham City for the first OFFICIAL time running with NVIDIA's DirectX 11 Graphics and GPU Physics, certainly a sight to behold and set to be released on November 15th! In short, this game Arkham City builds on the ground-breaking 2009 game by the name of Batman: Arkham Asylum, one of the first games on the market to make use of Hardware-Accelerated PhysX effects which enhanced not only background details but incidental items as well, plus whole levels such as, as NVIDIA notes, the Scarecrow's nightmare world* (*included at the end of this post, for those of you that've never been there.) Now behold, footage from Arkham City, a game running with the graphics card it was made to run with, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560, with PhysX enabled for the greatest amount of detail you can imagine!

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Acer TimelineX AS5830TG-640 Review

Acer TimelineX AS5830TG-640 Review

With great power comes great responsibility, and also - if you're talking about Intel's 2011 Sandy Bridge processor line-up, at least - generally sizable pricing. Acer is looking to change that with the new Aspire TimelineX AS5830TG-6402, a lengthy name for a 15.6-inch Core i5 notebook that ticks all the spec boxes for a high-speed desktop replacement only with a bargain $799.99 price tag. Too good to be true or the best deal around? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 debuts at $199, plus beta R275 uber-drivers

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 debuts at $199, plus beta R275 uber-drivers

NVIDIA has outed its latest video card, the GeForce GTX 560, slotting into the competitive $199 price segment and offering 336 CUDA cores, an 810-950MHz graphics clock and 1620-1900MHz processor clock, along with 1GB of GDDR5 memory with a 256-bit interface. Meanwhile, NVIDIA has also released its new beta GeForce R275 drivers, promising boosted performance across various games and new 3D Vision support for more than 525 new titles.

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