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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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MSI GT60 first gaming notebook with 3K resolution

MSI GT60 first gaming notebook with 3K resolution

This week the folks at MSI have revealed a gaming notebook like no other - coming with the industry-first 2880 x 1620 on just such a laptop! This machine is a bit bigger than you're normally want to set on your lap at 14.97 inches long and 10.24 in width, but as a notebook, it'll be a rather top-notch addition to your collection. There's a Workstation iteration of this machine coming as well.

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NVIDIA GRID Cloud Gaming beta hits SHIELD

NVIDIA GRID Cloud Gaming beta hits SHIELD

Back when NVIDIA GRID was given a name at CES 2013, it was suggested that the company would change cloud gaming forever. Here near the end of the year, still inside 2013, NVIDIA has released a beta version of the first ever NVIDIA GRID Cloud Gaming app. This app allows the NVIDIA SHIELD handheld gaming device to play high-powered games as streamed from the cloud - only inside a limited area in San Jose, California for the time being.

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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 SHIELD update boosts remote PC play to up to 1080p res

NVIDIA SHIELD update boosts remote PC play to up to 1080p res

NVIDIA has released a new update for SHIELD that boosts the quality of GAMESTREAM play when the Android console is paired with a gaming PC, enabling new control methods, and making better use of the device's own display. The OTA update, which is headed out to SHIELD owners today, means that PC gaming over WiFi with the console can now run at up to 720/60p resolution; settle for a wired ethernet connection - for which you'll need a microUSB-to-Ethernet adapter) and you can have up to 1080/60p video.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Black Friday deal trims Android gaming gadget by $50

NVIDIA SHIELD Black Friday deal trims Android gaming gadget by $50

NVIDIA is redoubling its efforts to push its SHIELD portable Android console, kicking off a Black Friday weekend deal that trims another $50 off the cost of the handheld. The Tegra 4 powered clamshell - which allows for standalone play, as well as streaming gameplay from a PC with GeForce graphics - will be eligible for the cut if ordered before midnight Eastern on Monday, December 2nd, with some retailers also throwing in free accessories.

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Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag for PC Review

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag for PC Review

In Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag you've got a game that can be wholly enjoyed by a hardcore fan of the series just as well as a newcomer. Here you've got the roots of the beast in assassin's hood and the feined interest in surprising and sneaking around at the same time as you've got a brand new jump-in point for anyone interested in that all-encompassing childhood wish to be a pirate. Ubisoft has created a masterpiece of the modern age of relatively-open sandbox gameplay tied closely with the next-level graphics finesse afforded them by NVIDIA - every bit as spectacular as we saw in demo form earlier this year up in Montreal.

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OUYA white edition released with a space boost

OUYA white edition released with a space boost

The original black OUYA game console has been out on the market since earlier this year, and here in the Autumn of 2013, the team has released a white edition with double the internal storage space. This machine works with the same hardware besides - Android inside, a wireless controller for games, and a box to connect to your TV containing an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. This version of the device comes in all white with ever-so-slightly adjusted colors for the buttons and home key.

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