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Behold, the all-new NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card, which is touted as being more powerful than the Titan X. At $599, it boasts a new GPU Pascal microarchitecture combined with a TSMC 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, as well as faster Micron GDDR5X memory, resulting in an incredible 10Gbps memory pipe. The GTX 1080 is expected to hit 9 TFLOPS of performance from a chip based around 7.2 billion transistors - the Titan X hits 7 TFLOPS from its 8 billion transistors. Continue reading for two more videos and information. Click here for more pictures of the 1080.

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What really sets the Renovo Coupe apart from other electric cars is not its $529,000 price tag nor the 3.4-second 0-60mph time, but rather NVIDIA's Tegra X1-powered infotainment inside the vehicle. With a 256-core Maxwell architecture GPU, the Tegra X1 gives the all-American supercar what analysts are calling "mind-blowing" performance. Tegra X1 technology powers the all-digital instrument cluster and 11.6-inch touchscreen in the center stack. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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NVIDIA's Shield Tablet delivers the perfect mix of power, portability, and performance. At $299, it sports an 8-inch HD display (1920x1200), NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.2 GHz processor, 16GB of Flash memory, 2GB of RAM, and Android Kit Kat 4.4. There's also an optional $59 wireless controller as well as a $39 cover that doubles as a kickstand, too. Matt Wuebbling, the general manager for the Shield tablet, says: "We really think this is a perfect device for gamers. A really high cross-section of people have tablets and want a tablet for gaming." Product page. Continue reading for a detailed unboxing video, hands-on pictures, and more information.

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NVIDIA's Shield is currently being offered for only $249.99 shipped, originally priced at $299.99. Take on the latest console-quality Android games with true HD 720p graphics, booming stereo sound, and the precise, familiar performance of a console-grade game controller. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 4 Quad Core Mobile Processor with 2GB RAM.

  • Display: 5 inch 1280x720 Multi-Touch Retinal Quality Display.

  • Audio: Integrated Stereo Speakers with Built-in Microphone.

  • Storage: 16GB Flash Memory.

  • Wireless: 802.11n 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS.

[via Amazon]

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We have seen the future of mobile gaming, and it involves NVIDIA's Project Logan. The tech demo you're about to see is running on the GeForce Titan graphics card in 4K resolution with HDR lighting, FXAA anti-aliasing, bloom, tone mapping and deep tissue scattering all present and correct. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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NVIDIA may be new to the portable gaming arena, but their Project Shield console is definitely no slouch. Featuring the NVIDIA Tegra 4 system on a chip that combines a Quad-Core ARM Cortex A15 CPU, "custom 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU," and 2GB of RAM. Expect this device to be released in late June. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and the bottom line.

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NVIDIA has given us a glimpse of the future of CG, and it's called Faceworks. In the video, you'll see Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA's CEO, showcasing a man called Ira being created in real-time with numerous lighting effects showing off all the detail even down to the pores in his skin and the wrinkles in his forehead. Continue reading for more.

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NVIDIA officially unveiled their Project Shield portable gaming console at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Powered by a Tegra 4 processor, it's capable of playing console-quality games in mobile form and can handle 4K resolution video over HDMI to external displays. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and additional information.

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NVIDIA's 3D Vision Wireless Glasses Kit basically converts standard games into 3D and supports the new pure 120Hz LCD monitors. According to the company, "with this method, the left and right eye images are presented on alternating frames, but since these monitors are capable of 120Hz, each eye still sees a full 60Hz signal that is equivalent to the refresh rate on LCD monitors today." Best of all, it's currently on sale for just $93.99 shipped, normally $149. Product page. Continue reading for a video review.

This offers a number of advantages including: Full resolution per eye: In 3D mode, each eye receives the full resolution of the display for the highest possible image quality for text and objects.

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This NVIDIA tech demo, shown at GDC 2010, simulates 18,000 individual strands of human hair simultaneously, "completely interactive with light, wind, and, apparently, conditioning - just look at that bounce and shine!" Video after the break.

Given that the average human head of hair has 100,000 strands, NVIDIA hasn't hit Caprica levels of in-game realism yet - but for today's technology, we figure we can settle for this remarkable leap forward.
[via Crunchgear]

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