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Developing NVIDIA Maxwell: the cooler bits

Developing NVIDIA Maxwell: the cooler bits

The next generation of NVIDIA graphics processing hardware is Maxwell, and this week the company has revealed several key features with which this generation will jump off. In addition to a card that’s impressive in its own right, we’re checking in with several new graphics technologies: DSR, MFAA, VXGI, and VR Direct. Both DSR and MFAA will contribute to the 4K environment, VXGI will bring on the next generation in lighting, and VR Direct will focus on the world of virtual reality.

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NVIDIA VR Direct: Oculus Optimized

NVIDIA VR Direct: Oculus Optimized

NVIDIA is taking the Virtual Reality world head-on with a feature suite called VR Direct. This NVIDIA-made system works with the lowering of latency, VR SLI, VR DSR, MFAA, Auto Asynchronous Warp, and "Auto Stereo." This all starts with latency - the most important element in VR. If the image you’re looking at moves slower than your head thinks it should, you’ll get sick. From there, everything else can expand.

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NVIDIA tackles lighting with VXGI

NVIDIA tackles lighting with VXGI

With Voxel Cone Tracing (VXGI), NVIDIA is bringing on dynamic lighting to games of the future in real time. This system will be integrated with Unreal Engine 4 as well as a number of other major gaming engines by the end of 2014, and it appears that it'll bring a whole new age to the world of realistic lighting for all.

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DSR: NVIDIA down-scales 4K for all displays

DSR: NVIDIA down-scales 4K for all displays

NVIDIA is preparing for the near future in which 4K graphics appear well before the average gamer has a 4K display. Dynamic Super Resolution is the rendering of a game at 4K, then downsampling to the screen you’re working with. Instead of attempting to fit a curved line inside a grid of boxes, NVIDIA works with a filter.

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NVIDIA Game24: here’s how to watch

NVIDIA Game24: here’s how to watch

On the 18th of this month NVIDIA will be launching a 24-hour event called NVIDIA Game24. This event will have a DOTA 2 Invitational tournament, "secret training" tips from pro teams, and interviews with top gaming developers and manufacturers. There’ll be hardware give-aways as well, including custom-built rigs, graphics cards, and 4K G-SYNC monitors.

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World’s first 64-bit ARM dev systems readied for HPC with NVIDIA

World’s first 64-bit ARM dev systems readied for HPC with NVIDIA

High performance computing is the name of the game, while 64-bit is the hook. NVIDIA is readying itself to jump in head first with a number of server vendors to bring on the world’s first 64-bit ARM development systems, all coming our way this year. While the first ARM64 server processors were made for web servers and micro-servers, NVIDIA’s CUDA 6.5 platform brings the heat to HPC-class workloads.

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NVIDIA GTX Titan Z (2x Titan Black) hits the market

NVIDIA GTX Titan Z (2x Titan Black) hits the market

The final entry into the high-end Kepler lineup, here some the NVIDIA GeFOrce GTX Titan Z. Ready for market in a number of configurations over the next few months, the GTX Titan Z will first be appearing with a $2,999 price point (expected). This device will be triple slot, work with 2 x 6GB VRAM, and will have a cool set of 2 x 2880 Stream processors.

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