Nvidia revealed the GeForce RTX 2060 at CES earlier this week. The new $350 Turing-powered graphics card supports ray-tracing and all the other bells-and-whistles of its big brothers. New leaks suggest a GTX 1180 is on the way, with all the performance of the RTX 2080 except without ray-tracing abilities. A leak on GFXBench (via TechQuila) suggests the new GTX 1180 is well on its way to release and performing very well. The leaked benchmark is running on Linux and uses the OpenGL graphics API. Performance from the benchmark is nearly identical to the RTX 2080, which would suggest the GTX 1180 uses the same chip but without RTCores. GFXBench software even recognized the GPU as an RTX 2080, lending credence to the idea that it is the same chip. That being said, it’s unclear when Nvidia would reveal the new GTX-branded graphics card. The company’s CES 2019 keynote was held a few days ago and featured the RTX 2060 alongside new G-Sync options. A GTX 1180 has been speculated on … [Read more...] about Rumor: Nvidia GTX 1180 on the way as performance benchmark leaks
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Millions of virtual soldiers have fought and died in the forum wars arguing over the relative merits of AMD and Nvidia GPUs. Gamers are a passionate group, and no other piece of hardware is likely to elicit as much furor than graphics cards. But really, what are the differences between AMD and Nvidia graphics processors? Is one vendor truly better, who makes the best graphics card, and which should you buy? This is our take on the subject, which sets aside notions of brand loyalty to look at what each company truly offers.A brief historical overviewThe Complete Guide to PC GamingPC Gamer is going back to the basics with a series of guides, how-tos, and deep dives into PC gaming's core concepts. We're calling it The Complete Guide to PC Gaming, and it's all being made possible by Razer, which stepped up to support this months-long project. Thanks, Razer!A quick history of both companies is a good place to start. AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) has been around since 1969, nearly 50 … [Read more...] about Nvidia vs AMD: Which is truly better?
Nvidia is pushing out an updated driver package that adds support for its newly minted GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 graphic cards.The driver release, version 411.63, is an incremental bump over the 411.51 driver release that Nvidia provided to us and other reviewers for testing. If you pre-ordered one of the new cards, or plan to pick one up, this is the GPU driver you'll need to take full advantage of your new hardware. Among other things, it adds support for Nvidia's RTX technology, and by extension Microsoft's DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API.Interestingly, Nvidia doesn't list support for its GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card. That's probably because it isn't available yet—the GeForce RTX 2070 launches sometime next month.Beyond ray tracing support, this is a "Game Ready" release that is optimized for Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Forza Horizon 4, and FIFA 19. In addition, Nvidia stomped out a handful of bugs. They include the following:Using power monitoring in GPU monitor … [Read more...] about Nvidia’s 411.63 GPU driver release adds support for GeForce RTX graphics cards
As we are getting closer to August 20th, leaks and rumors have become almost impossible to stop. This time around, one of Nvidia’s AIB partners, PNY, listed the upcoming PNY Nvidia RTX 2080 And RTX 2080 Ti on its website with pre-order details and specifications. While the listings for the Nvidia RTX 2080 And RTX 2080 Ti have been taken down by PNY but Reddit and Twitter users managed to screenshot the listings that reveal Nvidia RTX 2080 And RTX 2080 Ti pre-order details and specs. First, let us discuss the price for these PNY Nvidia RTX 2080 And RTX 2080 Ti. According to the listing, PNY is offering the pre-orders for PNY Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti for $1000 and RTX 2080 for $800. You must be wondering the pre-order pricing for these GPUs is higher. Well, it is but PNY had a $100-200 USD difference in price for the GTX 10 series GPUs compared to other Nvidia AIB partners such as EVGA, MSI, Zotac, and ASUS. For those who don’t know, Nvidia has changed the GTX branding to RTX for … [Read more...] about PNY Nvidia RTX 2080 And RTX 2080 Ti Pre-Order Price And Specifications Confirmed
There's a new GeForce driver release available, version 397.31, which delivers optimized graphics support for BattleTech and Frostpunk. Both of those games landed on PC yesterday, and we have reviews up for each one (BattleTech here and Frostpunk here).Beyond the game optimizations, the release notes (PDF) also mention developer support for Nvidia's RTX ray tracing technology for DirectX 12. Unfortunately this doesn't mean you can enable ray tracing in games, but it does allow developers to start messing around with DirectX ray tracing applications accelerated by RTX, provided they're running a Volta GPU. It also requires Windows 10 Redstone 4, otherwise known (unofficially) as the Spring Creators Update or April Update, which is only available to Windows Insiders at the moment.Beyond those bits, there are a handful of fixed issues to note. They include:[GeForce GTX 1080 Ti][Doom]: The game crashes due to the driver reverting to OpenGL 1.1 when HDR is enabled.[GeForce GTX 1060][Far Cry … [Read more...] about Nvidia releases ‘Game Ready’ GPU drivers for BattleTech and Frostpunk