This week NVIDIA launched its new mobile GPUs that we have already talked about in the GTX 800M series. When we talked about those new GPUs we mentioned that Razer was cramming the GTX 870M inside its thin Razer Blade gaming notebook. We didn’t talk much about the other features of that thin gaming rig.
In the launch of NVIDIA’s next generation of notebook-aimed graphics processors, a series of manufacturers have stepped up to bring the first wave in with thinness. Groups such as MSI, Alienware, ASUS, Razer, Lenovo, and Gigabyte will be delivering models this season with a variety of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 800M GPUs under the hood. These releases will all benefit from NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience and all the goodies that go with it.
This week NVIDIA has introduced a series of gaming notebook GPUs, starting with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M. This series also includes the GTX 870M, 860M, and 850M, and will be ushering in an era in which notebook gaming doesn’t just mean you’re able to sit on a plane for a half hour before your machine dies of heavy gaming action. This series works with a feature NVIDIA calls "Battery Boost", not to put too fine a point on it.
Titanfall doesn't arrive until March 11th, but if your gaming PC is running an NVIDIA graphics card then it's time for an update, as a fresh batch of GeForce software has been pushed out. The updated drivers - GeForce 335.23 WHQL - polishes the 3D Vision profile for Titanfall, among other games, as well as supporting GeForce ShadowPlay Twitch streaming.
Recoil Games have come back with their PlayStation 3 title Rochard this week with a full Android port optimized for NVIDIA Tegra 4-toting devices. This means that if you’re rolling with an NVIDIA SHIELD or NVIDIA Tegra Note 7, you’re in luck - this game will look better than it ever has before.
At last year’s Mobile World Congress we saw the NVIDIA Tegra 4i in a smartphone for the first time - a test model made just to show the processor’s capabilities. This year at MWC 2014 we’re seeing NVIDIA’s first real-deal manufacturer partner for the chip for a smartphone in the Wiko WAX. This device is thin, it’s light, and if NVIDIA has anything to say about it, it’s ready to roll with heavy-duty gaming power as well.
This morning we’re to understand that NVIDIA has paired up with their first partner for the NVIDIA Tegra 4i smartphone chip for the first time. The group that’ll be rolling with this chip first is the international brand Wiko, and the smartphone’s name is WAX. This smartphone is going to be very, very powerful.
NVIDIA has added LTE to its Tegra NOTE 7 tablet, with the Tegra NOTE 7 LTE set to take the previously WiFi-only Android slate online from Q2, while also broadening availability across several new companies. The Tegra NOTE 7 LTE will come in two different LTE forms - for the US or for Europe - as well as outfitted with HSPA+ 3G for regions without 4G service, and be priced at $299.
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.