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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti brings Kepler power with a cut on cost

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti brings Kepler power with a cut on cost

It's time for some fabulous 28nm Kepler action from NVIDIA with the GeForce GTX 660 Ti - bringing the next-generation graphics of Kepler GPU architecture in at a surprisingly affordable price. With the $299 Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti you'll be rolling out with a base clock speed of 915MHz and no less than two dual-link DVI outs, HDMI, and a DisplayPort 1.2 to boot. Along with a lovely 1,344 CUDA cores in the mix, you're getting essentially the same package as the GTX 670 with a major chop-out on the cash cost.

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AMD FirePro W9000 GPU churns out 4 TFLOPS for $4k

AMD FirePro W9000 GPU churns out 4 TFLOPS for $4k

Top of the line gaming GPUs from the likes of AMD and NVIDIA may cost a pretty penny, but the price of the professional solutions that the companies offer will really make your eyes water. AMD has introduced the new $3,999 FirePro W9000 graphics card, with the company calling it the “world’s most powerful.” The GPU comes with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, can take advantage of 4 TFLOPS of single precision and a single TFLOP of double precision, and can shift a whopping 1.95 billion triangles per second.

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ARM Mali-T600 GPU series promises up to eight cores

ARM Mali-T600 GPU series promises up to eight cores

The international versions of the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy S III all make use of an Exynos processor paired with a Mali-400 GPU, which has proven to be quite a champ in the performance department. Now ARM has unveiled its second-generation of graphics, the Mali-T600 GPU. ARM says that the T600 series has been fine tuned for smartphones, tablet, and smart TVs, with variants ranging from quad- to octo-core.

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Nvidia boasts of its part in new MacBook Pro

Nvidia boasts of its part in new MacBook Pro

We've already taken a close look at Apple's new poster child for its heralded MacBook Pro product line, but we aren't the only ones boasting about it. Nvidia took to its official blog today to talk about how its graphical power is what makes the new MacBook Pro the laptop of the future. Of course, the 15-inch Retina Display has something to do with it as well, but here's what Nvidia had to say.

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NVIDIA describes four pillars of Kepler GPU power

NVIDIA describes four pillars of Kepler GPU power

This week NVIDIA demonstrated the power of their Kepler GPU in its future iterations in an investor call covering both desktop and mobile computing. The three different elements that focus the power of NVIDIA's Kepler GPU were listed as SMX, Hyper-Q, and Dynamic Parallelism, each of these explained in brief, and two relatively new products were reintroduced: Tesla K10 and Tesla K20, the first available now, the second available in the forth quarter of 2012.

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NVIDIA: “This will do for video games what cable television did for video”

NVIDIA: “This will do for video games what cable television did for video”

This week NVIDIA's head Jen-Hsung Huang is thrilling audiences once again with talk of massive expansion of the video game industry. This week he speaks of GeForce Grid, a system which will allow people to turn on a video game as simply as they would change a channel on their television. This system is based on a GPU - a GPU called GeForce Grid - which is made specifically to stream video games to any smartphone, tablet, TV, or PC with the same power as the rest.

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NVIDIA brings Industrial Light and Magic in to show off Kepler

NVIDIA brings Industrial Light and Magic in to show off Kepler

At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) this week NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spoke on the innovations they'd been pushing with their next-level Kepler GPU architecture, in their last show of power bringing in the big guns from the film industry with ILM. The folks at Industrial Light & Magic are responsible for some of the greatest film triumphs in our modern movie world, and the guest NVIDIA had on stage this week, Visual Effects Supervisor Grady Cofer, has worked on such hits as Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Avengers.

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NVIDIA Kepler GPU power gets virtual on the iPad

NVIDIA Kepler GPU power gets virtual on the iPad

This week at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has demonstrated the way in which NVIDIA is taking graphics processing to the cloud, starting with Kepler running massive amounts of GPU power on an iPad - virtually! In his first keynote speech of the event, Huang noted that he'd be showing off three new technologies - the first being the most powerful GPU NVIDIA's ever built, the second being a GPU "so small it can fit into an iPad", third he'd reveal a GPU "we can all share." This third reveal works with Kepler, NVIDIA's GPU technology which today Huang revealed would no longer need to connect directly to a display, instead rendering and streaming instantaneously "right out of chip to a remote location."

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NVIDIA Tesla GPU family upgrades revealed

NVIDIA Tesla GPU family upgrades revealed

NVIDIA's Jen-Hung Huang spoke this week at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) on all things graphics processing, revealing that a new family of Tesla GPU units built on NVIDIA Kepler GPU computing architecture would be released inside 2012. What's being released specifically are the new NVIDIA Tesla K10 and K20 GPUs, both of them "built to handle the most complex HPC proclaims in the world. Kepler here is three times as efficient the architecture that came before it, NVIDIA Fermi, here once again establishing NVIDIA as a head in the whole world's computer processing environment.

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NVIDIA’s Jen-Hsung Huang shows explosive growth of CUDA at GTC 2012

NVIDIA’s Jen-Hsung Huang shows explosive growth of CUDA at GTC 2012

This week at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) NVIDIA chief Jen-Hsung Huang spoke at the event's first keynote, speaking first on the power of NVIDIA's CUDA platform. CUDA is a pparallel computing platform and programming model, for those of you that don't know, made for computers to increase their performance by taking full control of their graphics processing unit. As Huang spoke at this GTC event, it became clear rather quickly that CUDA was not just a passing fad, it was gaining power with a tremendous rate of growth.

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