MSI has revealed its GeForce GTX 680 card, using NVIDIA's freshly announced Kepler 28nm GPU and pairing it with MSI's own Afterburner overclocking tool for squeezing out extra performance. The MSI card sticks closely to the NVIDIA reference design - no bad thing given the early reviews - but ramps up the ease of tweaking the card's default settings, so as to squeeze a little bit extra out.
NVIDIA's Kepler-based GeForce GTX 680 arrived this morning with no shortage of promises: faster than the Fermi GPUs of old, but cooler running and more power efficient too. According to the graphics company, the new 28nm Kepler technology can do twice as much graphical magic per watt than previous GPUs, with the ability to drive four monitors from a single card. Plenty of hyperbole, then, but how does the GTX 680 live up in practice? We've been crunching through the launch-day reviews; check out our summary after the cut.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
A souped-up GeForce graphics card, the Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti, packing a total of 448 cores rather than the usual 384, has been pictured ahead of its official release. The image, leaked to Fudzilla, shows box-art for the NVIDIA-based performance video card, as well as the hardware itself, clad in a brightly colored cooling system.
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!
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.