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NVIDIA 3050 laptops bring RTX for less: Prices start at $799

NVIDIA 3050 laptops bring RTX for less: Prices start at $799

This week NVIDIA revealed their new laptop gaming graphics processors and a series of notebooks that'll house them. These laptops have the ability to deliver DLSS and RT Gaming, 60FPS+ (image refresh rate for games, depending on display), and "AI Content Creation and Video Conferencing." The first wave of notebooks with NVIDIA RTX 3050 graphics processors inside will be coming from brands like Razer, HP, Dell, MSI, Lenovo, ASUS, and Alienware.

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NVIDIA GeForce drivers name-check CMP 40HX, update hash limits

NVIDIA GeForce drivers name-check CMP 40HX, update hash limits

This week the folks at NVIDIA released Game Ready 446.27 drivers which reference a hash limiter for GPUs. This driver updates the hash limiter specifically for the GeForce RTX 3060 12GB. This update is required for the product shipped starting mid-May 2021. In the notes for this update, NVIDIA references the article they released in February by the name of "GeForce Is Made for Gaming, CMP Is Made to Mine."

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Nintendo Switch V1 won’t run cloud gaming – Why V2 might

Nintendo Switch V1 won’t run cloud gaming – Why V2 might

An insider tip this week says Nintendo will never put game streaming services on the Switch. Today we're taking a peek at why this is the situation, and what most likely has to happen in order for Nintendo to consider working with companies like Microsoft, Google, and NVIDIA to bring game streaming subscription services to their next big hardware release.

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GeForce Now’s new Priority plan offers Founders benefits but with an expensive downside

GeForce Now’s new Priority plan offers Founders benefits but with an expensive downside

GeForce Now has been up and running for around a year at this point, and today NVIDIA is making some rather big change to the service. NVIDIA today announced the introduction of a new subscription tier called the Priority membership. This new subscription allows anyone to tap into the same benefits that GeForce Now Founders get, though they'll be paying a higher price than Founders do on a month-to-month basis.

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Razer Tomahawk released with RTX 3080 and tool-less sled system

Razer Tomahawk released with RTX 3080 and tool-less sled system

The miniature, modular gaming PC system known as Razer Tomahawk was released today with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founder's Edition GPU inside. This small form factor (SFF) desktop works with Intel NUC and a modular "tool-less sled system." This desktop gaming-oriented computer was released both with or without the RTX GPU, making a difference of approximately $800 USD.

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NVIDIA CMP revealed for crypto mining (for $ETH) as RTX nerfed [UPDATE: No retro-nerf]

NVIDIA CMP revealed for crypto mining (for $ETH) as RTX nerfed [UPDATE: No retro-nerf]

NVIDIA just revealed their next big plan for capitalizing on the current supply VS demand issues in graphics cards. Part one of their plan is nerfing GeForce RTX graphics card cryptocurrency mining power (hash rate) so said cards are less desirable to cryptocurrency mining operations. The second bit of the plan is creating a whole new category of product, the NVIDIA CMP, or Cryptocurrency Mining Processor.

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NVIDIA’s answer to RTX 30 restock hell is some familiar old GPUs

NVIDIA’s answer to RTX 30 restock hell is some familiar old GPUs

NVIDIA may not be able to keep up with GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card demand, but its stopgap fix for the frustrating shortage will involve some familiar old GPUs rather than a sudden restock of the cutting-edge chips. As anybody who has tried to upgrade their PC or outfit their new-build with an RTX 30 GPU has discovered over the past few months, getting hold of one of the prized graphics cards is about as tricky as finding a new Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 at retail.

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GeForce NOW list of games for streaming is finally available

GeForce NOW list of games for streaming is finally available

The viability of the game streaming business was again put on the hot seat last week when Google announced the closure of its in-house Stadia Games and Entertainment (SGE) studio. Amazon, who was undergoing a shift in leadership after Bezos announced his departure as CEO, took the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to the gaming market. Rather than make a big fuss, the other big player in that arena has chosen to work silently instead, quietly pushing out more supported titles and finally releasing a list of compatible games for GeForce NOW streaming.

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW 2.0.27 adds beta support for Chrome browser

NVIDIA GeForce NOW 2.0.27 adds beta support for Chrome browser

NVIDIA's cloud gaming service GeForce Now has received beta support for Chrome browser in version 2.0.27, giving subscribers another option for accessing the platform. The new support is different from the ChromeOS support, which has been available for a while, and comes months after similar beta support was added for the Safari browser on Apple's mobile devices.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 laptops start at $1k

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 laptops start at $1k

NVIDIA just revealed their first NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series laptop gpu family and their first associated laptop models, starting at $999 USD. This new series of laptops rolls with names very, very similar to their desktop relations, including the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 3070, and 3080 (all laptop GPUs). The first wave of laptops with these GPUs inside will be released starting on January 26, 2021.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 revealed for $329

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 revealed for $329

Today NVIDIA revealed the GeForce RTX 3060 desktop GPU with a starting price of $329 USD. This device should allow the masses to get ahold of a variety of next-generation features released in the RTX 30 family, here for a significantly lower price. The RTX 3060 works with 13 shader TFLOPs, 25 RT-TFLOPs for ray tracing, and 101 tensor-TFLOPs (ready to roll for NVIDIA DLSS). This next-gen GPU works with a 192-bit memory interface and 12GB of GDDR6 memory right out the gate.

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Cyberpunk 2077, Minecraft with RTX get new NVIDIA Game Ready Driver

Cyberpunk 2077, Minecraft with RTX get new NVIDIA Game Ready Driver

For PC players here in North America, today - not tomorrow - is the day that Cyberpunk 2077 is landing. The PC version has a global unlock time of midnight GMT on December 10th, which means that those of us in the United States will get to start playing this evening. Just in time for the flood of Cyberpunk 2077 players, NVIDIA has dropped a new GeForce Game Ready Driver supporting the game, so if you've got an NVIDIA GPU, you'll want to give it a download before you dive in.

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