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ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331 squeezes discrete graphics into a thin notebook

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331 squeezes discrete graphics into a thin notebook

When it comes to buying a notebook, perhaps the biggest decision you'll make is power vs. size. There are plenty of super slim notebooks out there that rely on a processor like the Core i5 and integrated graphics, but on the other size of spectrum, there are bulky gaming notebooks that weigh a lot but offer a discrete graphics card for a sizable boost in power. ASUS is hoping it has figured out the perfect balance of size and power with its new ZenBook 13 UX331.

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Nvidia: trying to meet gaming GPU demand, but making lots of money on crypto mining

Nvidia: trying to meet gaming GPU demand, but making lots of money on crypto mining

During an earnings call with investors earlier this week, graphics card maker Nvidia acknowledged that the growing cryptocurrency mining boom has resulted in a significant revenue increase for their latest quarter, but also promised that it would remain aligned with the gaming market. For its quarter that ended on January 28th, Nvidia says its GPU business accounted for $2.46 billion of the record $2.91 billion in revenue it made.

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NVIDIA and Continental team on turnkey driverless car tech

NVIDIA and Continental team on turnkey driverless car tech

Intel and Continental have hooked up on a self-driving car project, aiming to put complete autonomous vehicle systems on the market from 2021. The deal will see the two companies combine NVIDIA's latest DRIVE platform driverless car "brains" with the wealth of sensors in Continental's catalog, offering automakers what will eventually be a turn-key system for up to Level 5 autonomous vehicles.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV 6.3 update released with no Android Oreo

NVIDIA SHIELD TV 6.3 update released with no Android Oreo

NVIDIA has always been considered one of the better Android citizens, pushing out updates quickly and frequently, unlike even the most popular smartphone makers. In one aspect, however, it may have just failed its fans. The company just pushed out its SHIELD Experience 6.3 update to the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TVs and while it has a ton of new features to enjoy, it is still missing one critical update: Android 8.0 Oreo.

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NVIDIA’s driverless car computers just got a nervous system

NVIDIA’s driverless car computers just got a nervous system

Self-driving cars aren't just going to shake up road systems, but automotive architecture, with NVIDIA and Aquantia announcing a new, super-high-speed connectivity system designed for driverless data. The pair have confirmed that NVIDIA's DRIVE Pegasus and DRIVE Xavier AI platforms for autonomous vehicles will be used Aquantia's Multi-Gig networking, in order to keep up with the huge flow of information between sensors.

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NVIDIA’s crypto mining GPU shortage response is all talk, no action

NVIDIA’s crypto mining GPU shortage response is all talk, no action

Anyone in the market for PC hardware may have noticed a little problem with GPUs lately. In short: prices on GPUs are skyrocketing, and cryptocurrenecy miners are largely to blame for this surge. Cycles like this are nothing new and are as old as cryptocurrency itself, but with gamers growing ever more frustrated with the state of the GPU market, manufacturers are now sharing their two cents.

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Cryptocurrency mining is causing high-end GPU shortages

Cryptocurrency mining is causing high-end GPU shortages

If you've been shopping around for a new graphics card over the last few weeks, you've likely had a very hard time finding any in stock. And if you do find one, it's probably priced well above the MSRP on a re-selling site like eBay or Craigslist. It turns out that graphics cards, especially the high-end type, are in short supply all around the globe, and PC gamers have the rapidly rising trend of cryptocurrency mining to thank.

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Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock runs Windows Mixed Reality

Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock runs Windows Mixed Reality

Laptops are getting thinner and thinner, not to mention sometimes converting into tablets. But the price of portability is performance, at the very least graphics performance. There are, of course, a new breed of computing accessories that deliver added graphics processing power via Thunderbolt 3 but those are heavy in both price and form. Enter the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock somewhat quietly revealed at CES 2013. No larger than a laptop, this graphics card enclosure claims it’s powerful enough to even run Windows Mixed Reality at 90 Hz rates. But, of course, there’s always a catch.

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VW’s Microbus EV will have an NVIDIA-powered AI co-pilot

VW’s Microbus EV will have an NVIDIA-powered AI co-pilot

Volkswagen's I.D. BUZZ will be smarter than the average Microbus, with the upcoming EV settling on NVIDIA's new DRIVE IX platform for its onboard AI. The electric bus proved an instant hit when VW unveiled it in concept form back in mid-2017, with the positive reaction prompting the automaker to quickly confirm it had been given the green-light for production.

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Meet NVIDIA Xavier: A new brain for self-driving, AI, and AR cars

Meet NVIDIA Xavier: A new brain for self-driving, AI, and AR cars

NVIDIA isn't letting up on its goal of being at the heart of as many driverless cars as possible and it's NVIDIA Xavier, its newest autonomous machine processor, it plans to do that with. Unveiled at CES 2018 today, Xavier is the world's most powerful System-on-Chip (SoC), so NVIDIA claims, and comes at the tail-end of $2bn in R&D by the company.

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NVIDIA levels up with Big Format screens, Freestyle filters at CES 2018

NVIDIA levels up with Big Format screens, Freestyle filters at CES 2018

CES is always a great way to start the year with a bang, flaunting your latest wares and innovations that will set the pace for the rest of the year. It’s therefore no surprise that NVIDIA is pulling all the stops at CES 2018 by announcing its biggest gaming thrust yet. And we mean that almost literally too, as the graphics chip maker unveils a new breed of PC gaming-oriented screens it calls Big Format Gaming Displays.

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NVIDIA ending driver support for 32-bit systems

NVIDIA ending driver support for 32-bit systems

The PC world is taking another step towards laying 32-bit systems to their eternal rest. Nvidia has announced that it will soon be making the switch to only supporting 64-bit operating systems, with the upcoming Version 390 of its graphics card drivers being the last to support 32-bit versions of Windows (7, 8/8.1, and 10), Linux, and FreeBSD. While 64-bit systems have been the norm for some time now, this marks a significant move away from legacy support for 32-bit.

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