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NVIDIA’s DLSS 2.0 details: Better graphics made easier with AI

NVIDIA’s DLSS 2.0 details: Better graphics made easier with AI

DLSS 2.0 (Deep Learning Super Sampling) might be just the game-changing graphics technology we need at this strange point in history. DLSS 2.0 uses dedicated AI processors (Tensor Cores) on NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards to bring boosted frame rates without the blurry textures that usually come along for the ride. While DLSS 2.0 works with improved speed and quality, it's the compatibility that's the most important part of the puzzle.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition made to be rare

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition made to be rare

Today the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition was revealed in full. This GPU was made to "honor the loyalty and dedication of GeForce and Cyberpunk 2077 fans around the world" and won't be cheap - if you ever get the opportunity to buy one. There will be an opportunity to earn one VIA a promotional event online this month - with a message of good will, shared publicly.

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Intel Xe graphics card presentation leaks Arctic Sound details

Intel Xe graphics card presentation leaks Arctic Sound details

Details about the anticipated Intel Xe 'Arctic Sound' discrete graphics cards have been leaked from the Intel Data Center Group, according to a new report. The leak involves what is claimed to be an internal presentation from the group that includes specifications for the graphics cards. The information was reportedly accurate as of early last year, but it's unclear what may have changed in the months since.

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AMD Mac tipped in code (and Intel should be terrified)

AMD Mac tipped in code (and Intel should be terrified)

Code from the latest version of the MacOS suggests that future desktop machines from Apple may use AMD processors for future Mac computers. This could include MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and iMac Pro, all of which currently use AMD graphics processors. This might be a big point of change for Apple with respect to Intel - if Apple drops Intel CPUs in favor of AMD CPU/GPU action, the boat shall be rocked.

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AMD Radeon Pro W5700 7nm GPU takes on NVIDIA in workstations

AMD Radeon Pro W5700 7nm GPU takes on NVIDIA in workstations

AMD is anything but timid when it comes to its ambitions to conquer the computing market. Not satisfied with challenging CPU giant Intel, AMD acquired ATI to take on the GPU Goliath that is NVIDIA. After shaking up the CPU market with its Zen architecture, it is doing the same with its RDNA architecture and Navi GPUs with moderate success. It is now bringing that success from the consumer graphics card market to the pro industry with the new Radeon Pro W7500, daring to encroach on a market long dominated by NVIDIA.

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Alienware Area-51m GPU upgrade kit fulfills a long-time dream

Alienware Area-51m GPU upgrade kit fulfills a long-time dream

Laptops promise the freedom to take your computing with you but the price you have to pay is in performance. There are powerful laptops, of course, but you are mostly stuck with what you bought, save for upgrading storage or RAM. Laptop CPUs are impossible to upgrade but GPUs may soon be set free if these GPU upgrade kits for the Alienware Area-51m becomes a catchy trend on other laptops and brands.

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Gigabyte AORUS RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box is a water-cooled graphics dock

Gigabyte AORUS RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box is a water-cooled graphics dock

You may have started hearing about gaming smartphones that boast about some form of water-cooling (technically vapor), but the real titleholders in water-cooled systems are monstrous gaming PC rigs. Not a problem when you have a huge desktop tower, not so much when your gaming computer of choice is a laptop. That's where Gigabyte's latest baby comes in. The AORUS RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box claims to be an external graphics enclosure like no other, boasting of the industry's first water cooling solution inside a graphics dock.

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NVIDIA GTX 1660 SUPER and 1650 SUPER promise an entry-level boost

NVIDIA GTX 1660 SUPER and 1650 SUPER promise an entry-level boost

NVIDIA's Turing GPU architecture has definitely put PC graphics cards on a new level, especially when it comes to data crunching capabilities need both for graphics as well as AI and machine learning. But while NVIDIA's RTX cards are all the rage on the high-end, some gamers might not need all that power and the literal and thermal costs it comes with. Some might need an almost inconspicuous gaming partner that has some secret superpowers behind the scenes. That seems to be the message that NVIDIA is giving with the launch of the new GTX 1660 SUPER and 1650 SUPER boards that get their powers via faster memory.

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 GPU, 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X CPU debut at E3 2019

AMD Radeon RX 5700 GPU, 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X CPU debut at E3 2019

E3 is naturally focused on all the new titles and updates to make gamers drool but, also naturally, those games are only made possible by the hardware that runs them. Game streaming services promise to make client hardware less relevant but, until that day comes, gamers will continue to need the beefiest components for the most demanding games. It's no surprise, then, that AMD is using that opportunity to reveal its combo of a new RDNA-powered graphics card and third-gen Ryzen desktop processor to promise the ultimate gaming platform for PC enthusiasts among the E3 2019 crowd.

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Quake II RTX shows what NVIDIA’s ray-tracing tech can do for old games

Quake II RTX shows what NVIDIA’s ray-tracing tech can do for old games

When showing off new graphics tech, you'd usually be treated to glorious photorealistic visuals that hint at the complex calculations that both software and hardware go through. In that context, NVIDIA's decision to use id Software's popular Quake II shooter is an odd one. At the same time, however, it is the perfect example of even an old game like Quake II can feel new and modern with NVIDIA's to new fully path-traced ray-tracing technology.

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Razer Core X Chroma eGPU brings on the RGB lights, USB ports

Razer Core X Chroma eGPU brings on the RGB lights, USB ports

Laptops are getting thinner and some PCs are getting smaller. While that may be a boon for portability and space economy, there's only so much you can cram inside of them. Thanks to technologies like Thunderbolt 3, however, you can keep computers small and slim and offload the brunt of the work to external components. With Razer's latest Core X Chroma, Windows laptop and MacBook users can not only offload graphics intensive work to the GPU enclosure but even charging and data transfer as well.

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Intel Xe graphics card hardware, Graphics Command Center aim for NVIDIA, AMD

Intel Xe graphics card hardware, Graphics Command Center aim for NVIDIA, AMD

Graphics card sales have long been dominated by two companies - but that might well be about to change. Intel held an inaugural event for its new program called The Odyssey at GDC 2019 this week. This program is made to connect Intel with enthusiast users - gamers particularly, but other high-end hardware buyers, too. They got the opportunity to see the first Intel graphics card in a very brief set of slides.

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