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Nvidia adds hardware verification to stop reselling of free game codes

Graphics card makers often toss in a free game with the purchase of a new card. This used to take the form of a physical disc in the box, but these days it’s a code for online redemption. Until now, ...

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Nvidia announces GeForce Now streaming service for PCs with pay-per-minute gaming

Nvidia’s GeForce Now service started life as GRID, a free beta service that could stream high-end PC games to Nvidia’s Shield mobile devices. In late 2015, the service was launched as GeForce Now, a Netflix-style subscription service for streaming games ...

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Nvidia leaks plans for a GTX 1080 Ti and potential 980 Ti step-up option

Sometimes companies confirm product launches or new initiatives through press releases, YouTube videos, or Twitter accounts. Every now and then, they confirm them via LinkedIn job postings — and that’s what Nvidia has done with its plans for a GTX ...

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10 years ago, Nvidia launched the G80-powered GeForce 8800 and changed PC gaming, computing forever

On November 8, 2006, Nvidia officially launched its first unified shader architecture and first DirectX 10-compatible GPU, the G80. The new chip debuted in two new cards, the $ 599 GeForce 8800 GTX and the $ 449 GeForce 8800 GTS. Today, ...

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Rumors hint Nvidia, Apple may get back together

For the last few years, Apple has been an AMD-only shop. Graphics may not be a core area that Apple focuses on — OpenGL support in the latest version of macOS remains stuck in 4.1 territory). But it does include discrete ...

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Nvidia launches mobile Pascal, drops desktop-class hardware into mobile form factors

Nvidia launched its new mobile Pascal hardware today — and with a twist. Several months ago, we covered rumors that the company would use its standard desktop hardware in laptops rather than creating an entirely separate mobile product line. Turns ...

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Availability check: Can you buy the latest Polaris and Pascal GPUs from AMD and Nvidia?

For the past two months, AMD and Nvidia have been launching new GPU families and pushing fresh hardware into market. While this makes for interesting reviews, it’s not worth much if consumers can’t actually buy the hardware they’re reading about. ...

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Nvidia may scrap its high-end mobile GPUs, bring full-size GTX 1080, 1070 to laptops

For decades, companies like AMD and Nvidia have created two sets of products for the desktop and laptop markets. While the relative performance of laptop GPUs compared to desktop cards has varied, both companies have generally recognized the need to ...

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Upcoming Nvidia GTX 1080 pictured, may not use HBM2

It’s no secret that AMD and Nvidia are planning to launch new GPUs in the next few months, but there are still questions about configurations and technology. Initially, we expected these new cards to use the HBM2 memory standard, but ...

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Rumor: Nvidia may have killed Maxwell production ahead of June Pascal launch

When Nvidia demoed Pascal at GDC 2016 last month, many readers were a bit unhappy that the company didn’t give more details on what its upcoming consumer cards would look like. The latest rumors are that Nvidia may have stopped ...

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