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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 launched with Kepler architecture

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 launched with Kepler architecture

NVIDIA has officially kicked off its GeForce GTX 760 GPU, which is being offered at the budget-friendly price of $249 and harboring Kepler architecture. In gaming benchmarks, the GTX 760 beats out the previous GTX 660 across the board, in some cases quite substantially. NVIDIA hails it as offering power "dramatically" beyond the gaming consoles slated to hit shelves in the coming months.

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Red Bull Training Grounds tournament ramps up with Falcon Northwest Tiki, GeForce GTX TITAN

Red Bull Training Grounds tournament ramps up with Falcon Northwest Tiki, GeForce GTX TITAN

This week is a the 2013 edition of the Red Bull Training Grounds tournament with a battle between some of the best StarCraft II gamers from around the world aiming at eachother's hordes. What we've done is to take a peek at what's under the hood of the gaming rigs that'll be powering this tournament: Falcon Northwest Tiki, NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN, and customizations everywhere in-between.

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NVIDIA SHIELD launches in a week: is your PC ready?

NVIDIA SHIELD launches in a week: is your PC ready?

Though NVIDIA's handheld gaming device SHIELD will be launching with its PC game streaming feature in BETA mode, the company's GeForce Experience software has already lit up the "go" sign for global compatibility. NVIDIA today made clear their intent to not just ship out the first units of SHIELD on the 27th, but to adjust the price as well - and charge those that'd pre-ordered the device the lower point before they attain their wares. Those gamers that'd been using the NVIDIA GeForce Experience software on their gaming rigs at home also found a pleasant surprise earlier this month.

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NVIDIA SHIELD price gets prelaunch polish

NVIDIA SHIELD price gets prelaunch polish

NVIDIA has slashed the price of its SHIELD portable Android gaming system, opting to trim the handheld to just $299 based on feedback from gamers. The clamshell console, which goes on sale on June 27 the company has confirmed today, was originally up for preorder at $349, but NVIDIA says that feedback from E3 and other events has convinced them that SHIELD will be "a home run" if it dips under the $300 mark.

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Microsoft Surface 2 with Snapdragon 800 LTE tipped in testing

Microsoft Surface 2 with Snapdragon 800 LTE tipped in testing

Microsoft is set to reveal new versions of the Surface RT tablet, using Qualcomm Snapdragon processors alongside existing NVIDIA Tegra chips, sources claim, with the goal of adding integrated LTE support. Although NVIDIA will supply processors "for some versions" insiders told Bloomberg, Qualcomm's Snapdragon would feature in other models, as Microsoft attempts to make its homegrown slate more directly competitive with the iPad.

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NVIDIA shakes up business model with Kepler licensing

NVIDIA shakes up business model with Kepler licensing

We've heard extensively about the gradual decline of the consumer PC market, with industry leaders feeling the pain as consumers gravitate towards more mobile devices: tablets and smartphones. NVIDIA is one such company that has felt the squeeze, and its response is a strong one: an expansion of its business model with an announcement that it will begin licensing Kepler architecture.

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NVIDIA GPU neural network makes Google’s cat-spotter look dumb

NVIDIA GPU neural network makes Google’s cat-spotter look dumb

Google's artificial neural network which taught itself to recognize cats in 2012 has been left looking like a dunce, with a new network by NVIDIA and Stanford University packing more than six times the brainpower. The new large-scale neural network uses NVIDIA's GPUs to pack in 6.5x more processing power than Google before it, but in a far smaller footprint. In fact, where Google's system relied on the combined power of 1,000 servers, NVIDIA and Stanford pieced together their alternative with just sixteen.

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Gaming controllers hit mobile: iOS 7 and the SHIELD factor

Gaming controllers hit mobile: iOS 7 and the SHIELD factor

If you're the sort of person who enjoys playing video games on-the-go, which of the following two announcements hit you harder this year: iOS 7 bringing standardized controllers to Apple's mobile devices, or NVIDIA SHIELD? The NVIDIA device is a whole unit in and of itself, while Apple's announcement was all but missed by everyone outside the gaming crowd. Could it be that these two pieces of the puzzle were - and are - the most important announcements in the handheld gaming industry this year thus far?

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Digital Storm VIRTUE suggests mid-tower gaming systems need a steel boost

Digital Storm VIRTUE suggests mid-tower gaming systems need a steel boost

As the PC gaming rig ecosystem continues to expand, groups like Digital Storm stand to gain largely from those ladies and gentlemen aiming to do two things at once: work with a high-powered computer and keep a low, yet stylish profile. That's getting pretty darn specific when you consider the start of the gaming PC trend not too many years ago: massive builds and wacky cases galore - but here Digital Storm keeps it tight.

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NVIDIA SHIELD as mini game console: hands-on with Nyko PlayPad Pro

NVIDIA SHIELD as mini game console: hands-on with Nyko PlayPad Pro

The folks at Nyko have made a surprise one-two hit today with a variety of accessories that are aimed in the public eye directly at such next-generation devices as NVIDIA SHIELD. What we're seeing right here is the functionality described in our first presentation of their new SHIELD dock, but without the dock. Here we've got NVIDIA's SHIELD working as a miniature Android-based game console attached to an HDTV with a Nyko PlayPad Pro as a controller connected with Bluetooth.

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