NVIDIA Research has developed a new AI model, called NVIDIA GameGAN, that can generate a fully functional version of Pac-Man, even without understanding a game’s fundamental rules. It was trained on 50,000 episodes of the game, and since GameGAN consists of two competing neural networks – a generator and a discriminator – these GAN-based models are capable of learning to create new content that’s convincing enough to pass for the original. Read more for a video and additional information.
NVIDIA Chief Scientist Bill Dally created an open-source design for a low-cost, easy-to-assemble mechanical ventilator, called OP Vent. Put simply, it can be built using just $400 of off-the-shelf parts, which is far less compared to the $20,000 that traditional ventilators cost. Between 0.3% – 0.6% of COVID-19 patients develop acute respiratory distress syndrome severe enough to need a mechanical ventilator, so Dally’s goal was to build the simplest possible ventilator. Read more for a video and additional information.
Soon, Minecraft gamers around the world will get to experience their self-created worlds more brilliantly than ever when the RTX moves to open beta on Windows 10 this week, complete with realistic shadows, lighting as well as vibrant colors. NVIDIA is also offering players six new Minecraft worlds to download for free from the Minecraft Marketplace, allowing them to experience what is possible when real-time ray tracing is turned on. Read more for three videos and additional information.
Adapted from the Cyberpunk franchise, Cyberpunk 2077 takes place in dystopian Night City, an open world with six distinct regions. Players take on the role of the customizable mercenary V in a first-person perspective, acquiring skills in hacking and machinery, an arsenal of ranged weapons, and options for melee combat. To commemorate its release later this year (September 17, 2020), NVIDIA created a super limited edition GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition GPU in collaboration with the game’s developers, CD PROJEKT RED. Read more for an unboxing video and additional information.
NVIDIA announced today that GeForce NOW has launched worldwide, enabling gamers to use the cloud to join in. You’ll be able to play PC games anywhere, on any device by virtually adding a GeForce graphics card to your PC, Mac, SHIELD or Android smartphone. The platform is powered by their world-class GPU architecture and uses Game Ready Drivers for the best performance. Read more for a hands-on look and additional information.
The NVIDIA Shield TV 4K HDR Streaming Media Player is touted as best in its class, and can be picked up for $129.99 shipped, today only, originally $149.99. What sets this apart from the competition is its ability to use the latest NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor to upscale HD video to 4K using the power of AI. This means crisper, clearer, video enhanced to 4K resolution, all done in real-time. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
NVIDIA has just unveiled the world’s fastest eSports display, running at 360Hz, powered by G-SYNC, at CES 2020. They’ve partnered with ASUS to implement this technology, and offer unparalleled smoothness, lower system latency for faster reaction times, as well as a 24.5 inch 1080p form factor to keep every pixel of action in your field of view. Read more for a video and additional information.
NVIDIA researchers continue to explore the possibilities of artificial intelligence, and their latest project bridges photography and machine learning into an app, called GANimal. Simply put, it can instantly transform your pet into completely different animals. The team defined new AI techniques that give computers enough data to see a picture of one animal and recreate its expression and pose on the face of any other creature. Read more for a video and additional information.
Minecraft has been described as one of the most influential and greatest video games in history, thanks to the ability for players to use a variety of different blocks in a 3D procedurally generated world. NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX ray-tracing technology, which uses real light sources to accurately illuminate the environment, gives this title a modern visual makeover while keeping the same aesthetics as the original. Read more for an extended gameplay video of the ray-tracing on Minecraft.
If nothing but the most powerful laptop will do, then look no further than the ASUS ProArt StudioBook One. It’s the world’s first laptop to use the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 graphics card with its 4,608 CUDA cores, 576 Tensor cores, 72 RT cores, 24GB of RAM and capability to deliver 16.3 TFLOPs FP32 performance. You can configure it with an Intel Core i9-9980HK (2.4GHz base, 5GHz boost) processor and up to 64GB of RAM. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.