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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Review

With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti comes the company’s first implementation of their 1st generation Maxwell GPU architecture. Maxwell brings what NVIDIA suggests is the most efficient GPU on the market - efficiency, that is, doing more with less. NVIDIA says they’ve increased the performance of Maxwell up per watt up 2x over Kepler.

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MSI GTX 780 eyes-on: R9 270X Hawk, 280X Gaming, 290X Lightning appear

MSI GTX 780 eyes-on: R9 270X Hawk, 280X Gaming, 290X Lightning appear

There’s a new set of graphics cards being shown off this week at CES 2014 by the folks at MSI, starting with the GTX 780 Lightening, a beast with three fans. You’ve got “triple force architecture”, working with twin BIOS, a set of components that bring a hardcore design to light, and a GPU reactor. This machine is so rugged and ready for the biggest machines that it’s rolling with military Class 4 components.

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NVIDIA G-Sync first-impressions

NVIDIA G-Sync first-impressions

Today we're letting loose our first-impressions of the technology called G-Sync, NVIDIA's newest in new graphics enhancement for the gaming universe. What we're looking at here is one of the first NVIDIA G-Sync monitors in the world outside of NVIDIA headquarters, here rolling with ASUS as a technology preview unit. Before you go any further, have a peek at our NVIDIA G-Sync SlashGear 101 for data from the start - then it's time to activate.

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SlashGear 101: What is NVIDIA G-Sync?

SlashGear 101: What is NVIDIA G-Sync?

We've got one of the first NVIDIA G-Sync monitors in the world sitting on our desk this week, and though we're not quite to production level preview time as of yet, the impression we're getting already is one of a whole new era in gaming graphics. Aside from that, if there's one thing we can say unequivocally about this ASUS unit with G-Sync inside before speaking about its quality, it's that the concept behind it isn't something everyone is going to understand. Not right off the bat. Instead we've got some explaining to do before we begin.

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NVIDIA fan builds 11k piece LEGO replica of GTX 690

NVIDIA fan builds 11k piece LEGO replica of GTX 690

This month the folks at NVIDIA's desktop gaming sector got in contact with a fellow by the name of Xiaosheng Li, a fan who had constructed a replica of a GeForce graphics card out of LEGO. This feat was completed with a massive number of bricks - 11,396 of them to be exact - and is many times the scale of the original graphics card. What you're seeing here is the largest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 graphics card on the planet - made of LEGO, that is.

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NVIDIA GeForce Experience 1.8 update brings customization abilities

NVIDIA GeForce Experience 1.8 update brings customization abilities

If you've been working with the NVIDIA GeForce Experience app over the past year or so, you've found that a single click of a button can result in full-on optimization of game settings for your gaming rig. What NVIDIA is doing this week is updating the GeForce Experience to version 1.8, this thereby allowing the customization of your optimized experience. While you wont have the NVIDIA-suggested perfect combo, you'll have whatever you think is best, and all from a single control station rather than inside each individual game.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti details released in full

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti details released in full

This week the folks at NVIDIA have revealed detailed information on their next biggest graphics card, the NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti. This graphics architecture was intially shown off at the NVIDIA The Way It's Meant to be Played event in Montreal this October, here coming with full details and futher release information. This device is rolling with 25% more cores than its predecessor, GPU Boost 2.0, and memory set at a cool 7 GBPS.

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Google disables translucent bars in Nexus 10 KitKat source code

Google disables translucent bars in Nexus 10 KitKat source code

Google's Nexus 10 tablet will not get translucent navigation and notification bars with the Android 4.4.1 KitKat update, which lets the wallpaper go full-screen from top to bottom as it does in the Nexus 5. Developers can activate the bars with a one-step code tweak, but it will not be the default. The lack of translucent decor may also indicate a bit more pervasive and subtle problem with the device.

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NVIDIA ShadowPlay released for ease in screen recording

NVIDIA ShadowPlay released for ease in screen recording

This morning NVIDIA sent out the newest version of the GeForce Experience, a software suite allowing users to optimize the settings of their games based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics processor they have running. This suite gained a major addition this week called ShadowPlay. ShadowPlay allows the user to add a high-powered screen video recording system to their experience with a tap of a switch and a set of shortcuts.

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