CD Projekt Red collaborated with NVIDIA when developing Cyberpunk 2077 to add DXR ray tracing as well as DLSS technology to the game. This new behind-the-scenes tech demo shows off all the ray-traced shadows, ray-traced reflections and more that will be in the game, running on NVIDIA RTX hardware. Night City, California will be comprised of six regions: the corporate City Center, immigrant-inhabited Watson, luxurious Westbrook, suburban Heywood, gang-infested Pacifica, and industrial Santo Domingo. Read more to see what the game looks like with an RTX 30 series graphics that has “RTX ON”.
Artificial intelligence has been gaining traction with 3D artists and video editors who use the technology to improve their work as well as speed up their workflow. Today, Adobe Photoshop users can make use of GPU-accelerated neural filters. These neural filters are a new feature set for content creators to try AI-powered tools that enable them to explore innovative ideas and make amazing, complex adjustments to images in just seconds. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Many who tried pre-ordering an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card failed, mainly due to bots scooping up all available inventory to resale, but with that extreme demand comes the first special edition card. Introduincg the ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 ROG STRIX GUNDAM Edition. In addition to the themed design, the card itself features three axial-tech-based fans with 13 fan blades, a large heatsink under the shroud, a a 2.9 slot form factor (3-slot design) and a matching backplate. Read more for additional pictures.
NVIDIA’s new Maxine platform was designed specifically for developers to build and deploy AI-powered features in video conferencing services using state-of-the-art models capable of running in the cloud. The applications built on this technology reduces video bandwidth usage down to one-tenth of H.264 using AI video compression, dramatically reducing costs. It can also be used for video calls, thanks to the AI-based super-resolution and artifact reduction that converts lower resolutions to higher resolution videos in real-time. Read more for two videos and additional information.
NVIDIA unveils the Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit today, and it’s designed specially for teaching and learning AI by creating hands-on projects in such areas as robotics and intelligent IoT. Best of all, despite its $59 price tag, this tiny computer is still supported by the NVIDIA JetPack SDK, which comes with NVIDIA container runtime and a full Linux software development environment. Read more for two hands-on videos and additional information.
NVIDIA put a suggested retail price of $699 on their RTX 3080 Founders Edition graphics card pre-orders, but believe it or not, at least one of them has sold for $70,100. The pre-order page went live at 6:00 am PST and the cards near instantly sold out due to bots. However, the company says they ended up manually reviewing orders to ensure the cards in the hands of legitimate customers. Read more for an early hands-on video review.
NVIDIA announced the GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card today, and it’s now the fastest GPU ever built for gaming as well as creative types. Featuring a massive 24GB of GDDR6X memory running at 19.5Gbps and a three-slot, dual-axial, flow-through design to keep it up to 10x quieter and 30° C cooler than the TITAN RTX, along with a 12-pin power connector. Read more for two videos, including one showing its ray-tracing capabilities, and additional information.
The ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QNR are claimed to be world’s fastest esports gaming monitor, delivering up to 50% more frames per second than 240 Hz gaming monitors. The 24.5-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) panel boasts Fast IPS panel technology, which means that the liquid crystal elements in the display are capable of turning on and off up to four times faster than conventional IPS panels for a superfast 1 ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on video review, and additional information.
NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV Pro is a 4K HDR Android-based streaming media player that can also play games, and you can get one for $189.99 shipped, today only, originally $199.99. It’s powered by an NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor capable of upscaling HD video to 4K using the power of AI in real-time. The all-new remote has voice search, motion-activated, backlit buttons and an IR blaster to control your display. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.
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.