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iPad getting Photoshop CC and a secret drawing app

iPad getting Photoshop CC and a secret drawing app

A full version of Photoshop was announced for release on the iPad inside the year 2019. This version of the full Photoshop CC experience was "redesigned for a modern touch experience" and should give the iPad a considerable boost in legitimacy as the dominant tablet in the world - the most dominant fully-mobile tablet in the world, that is to say, as devices like the Microsoft Surface already have a full version of Photoshop because they run a full version of Windows 10. This version of Photoshop will be fully integrated with the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of apps on Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme detailed with discrete graphics

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme detailed with discrete graphics

Lenovo's given the ThinkPad X1 a super-charged moment with the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, with included discrete graphics. This machine has an Intel CFL-H series CPU inside with up to 6 cores and up to 64GB memory. This laptop comes with a body quite similar to its predecessor, coming with a cool four layers of reinforced carbon fiber up top - it's far less bustable than most.

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Ray Tracing for everyone: Made simple today

Ray Tracing for everyone: Made simple today

Video games you play use rasterization while videos you watch use ray tracing - or that's the way it's been in the past. Ray tracing focuses on each pixel's color and how light in the scene made that color so. Rasterization focuses on the objects in the frame at any given time, deciding how light affects the color and brightness of objects therein. Rasterization can be very low-compute-power, while ray tracing is at the moment requires high-compute-power.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 leak: AI ray-tracing for the masses

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 leak: AI ray-tracing for the masses

With just a few hours away from NVIDIA’s grand but totally not unexpected unveiling of its GeForce 20 series video cards, one last leak arrives to complete the picture. And it might actually be the one most important one, at least for those who want a taste of that AI-powered ray-tracing that NVIDIA is promising with its new Turing architecture without going bankrupt. That would be the GeForce RTX 2070, which seems to be poised as the entry-level option for its new RTX platform.

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Intel discrete graphics card still coming in 2020

Intel discrete graphics card still coming in 2020

Chip maker giant Intel has seen its kingdom slowly shrinking from the combined onslaught of ARM on the mobile side and AMD’s resurrection on the PC side. While it still has some things to boast about over its long-time rival, the one thing can’t claim is having a superior graphics solution the way AMD has ATI. At SIGGRAPH, Intel is reminding PC makers and users that it won’t be the status quo for too long. It also inadvertently reminded them that it’s not the first time Intel tried to come up with a discrete GPU of its own.

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Why NVIDIA’s Turing matters to you: Better looking movies

Why NVIDIA’s Turing matters to you: Better looking movies

At last, NVIDIA revealed their Turing architecture for next-generation graphics processing. At Siggraph 2018, NVIDIA's CEO Jensen Huang announced not only the company's 8th-generation GPU architecture, but the first ray-tracing GPU, a list of top-name graphics software companies adopting this new technology, and a brand new NVIDIA Open Sources Material Definition Language SDK. But why does this matter to you, the everyday average SlashGear reader? Let's talk about movies.

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NVIDIA Quadro RTX bring Turing architecture real-time ray tracing

NVIDIA Quadro RTX bring Turing architecture real-time ray tracing

As technology evolves, so do users’ tastes and expectations. No longer are they satisfied with crude digital approximations of real-world objects and demand convincing and photorealistic renderings more than what current computing technology can provide. Unless they happen to have one of NVIDIA’s three new GPUs. Boasting to have brought technology that wasn’t expected until at least 2023, NVIDIA is announcing its newest Turing graphics architecture that mixes raw processing power and AI to provide real-time ray tracing capabilities.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 PCB leaked pre-Gamescom

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 PCB leaked pre-Gamescom

What looks quite like the PCB of a new NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card leaked this week. It's apparently the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 PCB, complete with an array of bits and pieces that'll make for the most powerful GPU in the world, once again. It's almost as if NVIDIA is continuing to make more powerful graphics cards each year, and that they'll continue to do so well into the future - imagine that!

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Huawei GPU Turbo is the important update you won’t get

Huawei GPU Turbo is the important update you won’t get

Mobile gaming is starting to mirror the larger gaming market more and more. Not only is it an increasingly profitable business, the hardware, accessories, and designs are starting to creep into smartphones. Just look at the ASUS ROG Phone! Not be left out, Huawei is rolling out what is the equivalent of GPU boosters in PC gaming. Dubbed “GPU Turbo”, the feature is coming to Huawei’s 2016-2018 lineup, except if you’re living in the US.

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Blackmagic eGPU gives new MacBook Pro a graphics boost

Blackmagic eGPU gives new MacBook Pro a graphics boost

If you're picking up a new MacBook Pro today you might want something to plug into one of its Thunderbolt 3 ports, and so Blackmagic has just the external GPU for you. The new Blackmagic eGPU was designed in collaboration with Apple to make perfect use of those high-bandwidth ports, packing a Radeon Pro 580 graphics card and a full suite of ports to be your Mac's desk-side buddy.

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NVIDIA GTX 1050 3GB is an unexpected new budget option

NVIDIA GTX 1050 3GB is an unexpected new budget option

Despite the growing threat from AMD's Radeon Vega, NVIDIA continues to enjoy a period of popularity in no small part thanks to its aggressive push in the machine learning market. Of course it hasn't forgotten about regular consumers and, in fact, has a new graphics card for them. That said, there is nothing really groundbreaking with the new GTX 1050 3GB. In fact, there's nothing entirely new about it either. It's a surprising new low-end card that comes at a time when NVIDIA is just about to wrap up its Ge-Force 10 chapter.

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AMD Ryzen Pro now comes with built-in Radeon Vega graphics

AMD Ryzen Pro now comes with built-in Radeon Vega graphics

Onboard graphics chips have earned a not so good reputation for being near useless beyond basic display capabilities. That reputation is partly thanks to Intel who, until recently, hasn't exactly given its built-in GPUs much love. AMD, in contrast, is playing up its Radeon property, acquired from old NVIDIA rival ATI, to boost both its images and its graphics chops. It is putting those chops to work on the second gen Ryzen PRO processors for notebooks and desktops. And this time, AMD made sure it has some OEMs to cheer it on.

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