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NVIDIA tackles lighting with VXGI

NVIDIA tackles lighting with VXGI

With Voxel Cone Tracing (VXGI), NVIDIA is bringing on dynamic lighting to games of the future in real time. This system will be integrated with Unreal Engine 4 as well as a number of other major gaming engines by the end of 2014, and it appears that it'll bring a whole new age to the world of realistic lighting for all.

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DSR: NVIDIA down-scales 4K for all displays

DSR: NVIDIA down-scales 4K for all displays

NVIDIA is preparing for the near future in which 4K graphics appear well before the average gamer has a 4K display. Dynamic Super Resolution is the rendering of a game at 4K, then downsampling to the screen you’re working with. Instead of attempting to fit a curved line inside a grid of boxes, NVIDIA works with a filter.

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MFAA: NVIDIA delivers 4X MXAA quality at half the cost

MFAA: NVIDIA delivers 4X MXAA quality at half the cost

With Multi-Frame Sampled-AA, NVIDIA is set to deliver MXAA-level rendering at the processing cost of 2XAA. Instead of using four sample points inside a pixel to decide what color it’ll be, (like you would with 4X MXAA,) you’re using two alternating sample points per frame.

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NVIDIA Game24: here’s how to watch

NVIDIA Game24: here’s how to watch

On the 18th of this month NVIDIA will be launching a 24-hour event called NVIDIA Game24. This event will have a DOTA 2 Invitational tournament, "secret training" tips from pro teams, and interviews with top gaming developers and manufacturers. There’ll be hardware give-aways as well, including custom-built rigs, graphics cards, and 4K G-SYNC monitors.

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MSI GS30 Shadow unveiled with GamingDock for graphics boost

MSI GS30 Shadow unveiled with GamingDock for graphics boost

Joining its other gaming laptops, MSI has taken the wraps off its new GS30 Shadow and an accompanying docking station called the GamingDock. The latter device can be used to boost the laptop's graphics prowess when it is docked via a more powerful graphics card in the dock.

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NVIDIA sues Samsung, Qualcomm for patent infringement

NVIDIA sues Samsung, Qualcomm for patent infringement

Samsung might find itself in court again, but this time not against Apple and this time not alone. NVIDIA has filed a lawsuit against both Samsung and Qualcomm, accusing them of infringing on 7 of its patents related to computer graphics and is asking the International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court in Delaware to confirm that, ban devices, and award them damages.

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Xbox One Gamescom demoes were played on Windows gaming PCs

Xbox One Gamescom demoes were played on Windows gaming PCs

This week a couple of photos have been shared of a Gamescom-based Indie game booth showing a "crashed" Xbox One with Windows 7 at the helm. What’s far more likely is a PC being used under the desk in this situation, the Xbox One wireless controller shown clearly wired to the box. But don’t fret - this isn’t unheard of.

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NVIDIA proves their graphics might with text-based game

NVIDIA proves their graphics might with text-based game

So you thought NVIDIA was all about graphics, did you? Here’s a jolt - they’ve just released a text-based adventure game online. This game goes by the name Ultimate Quest and it’s ready to let you dive into an (extremely frustrating) storyline with typing as its heart and soul. And steering wheel.

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World’s first 64-bit ARM dev systems readied for HPC with NVIDIA

World’s first 64-bit ARM dev systems readied for HPC with NVIDIA

High performance computing is the name of the game, while 64-bit is the hook. NVIDIA is readying itself to jump in head first with a number of server vendors to bring on the world’s first 64-bit ARM development systems, all coming our way this year. While the first ARM64 server processors were made for web servers and micro-servers, NVIDIA’s CUDA 6.5 platform brings the heat to HPC-class workloads.

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HP Z Virtual Workstation comes packing NVIDIA GRID K2 [UPDATE]

HP Z Virtual Workstation comes packing NVIDIA GRID K2 [UPDATE]

This week the folks at HP have teamed with NVIDIA and CITRIX to bring on the HP Z Virtual Workstation. Letting it be entirely clear that they intend on leading the industry with virtualization, HP is bringing their top-notch "Z" brand Workstation Family into the web.

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NVIDIA’s latest GeForce team-up: Watch Dogs

NVIDIA’s latest GeForce team-up: Watch Dogs

The graphics card-slinging folks at NVIDIA have once again made it their duty to make certain fans are getting not only the latest graphics processing power, but the latest games as well. This week they’ve made clear that Ubisoft’s latest title Watch Dogs will be delivered with the newest wave of NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics cards.

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AMD Radeon R9 295X2 aims for enthusiast GPU glory

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 aims for enthusiast GPU glory

This week AMD plays their biggest GPU hand to date with the Radeon R9 295X2. This is a highest-end Dual GPU running with 28nm process technology and 12.4 billion transistors. You’ll be rolling with a highest-tier number of stream processors in this beast with a whopping 5,632, while compute power rings in at 11.5 TFLOPS.

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