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  • Nvidia CEO Says Current Tablets Are Worthless, Tegra 2 Will Clean Up

    Nvidia CEO Says Current Tablets Are Worthless, Tegra 2 Will Clean Up

    The cheeky head of Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang, frequently trashes other companies and makes announcements like how he’s going to open a can of whoop-ass on Intel. This week, he’s ragging on tablets. The iPad is spared his ire, because, let’s face it, it’s a successful and useful device. But the Galaxy Tab? “A tablet is not a large phone.” Harsh. I wonder if this… Read More

  • Chinese Supercomputer Threatens Weaker American Computers

    Chinese Supercomputer Threatens Weaker American Computers

    A mainframe in China running a number of NVIDIA GPUs in parallel just hit 2.5 petaflops, a number that places it in the number one slot in the list of the world’s top 500 supercomputers. The Chinese machine, called Tianhe-1A, looks like it will be the fastest supercomputer for at least six months and experts are suggesting that we could see the waning of the great American… Read More

  • NVIDIA Readying Tegra 3, Plans For A New One Every Year

    NVIDIA Readying Tegra 3, Plans For A New One Every Year

    Although everybody seems to recognize the Tegra brand, there are precious few products actually using it, though it is suited to tablets and the next year may bring surprises. Certainly today brought a surprise in the form of NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang casually noting that Tegra 3 is nearly done and work beginning on Tegra 4. Read More

  • AMD To Phase Out ATI Name With Next Batch Of Graphics Cards

    AMD To Phase Out ATI Name With Next Batch Of Graphics Cards

    ATI, we hardly knew ye. Word on the street is that AMD, which bought ATI for a cool $5.4 billion some four years ago, will phase out the ATI name later this year. Apparently AMD’s research indicates that people prefer the AMD name to the ATI name, but that, above that, the name that really sells is Radeon. Goodbye ATI Radeon Pro, hello AMD Radeon Pro. Read More

  • Want Anti-Aliasing In StarCraft II? Hope You Have An Nvidia GPU.

    Want Anti-Aliasing In StarCraft II? Hope You Have An Nvidia GPU.

    How long did Blizzard spend developing StarCraft II? Since 2003, give or take some time here and there when the company needed all hands on deck for World of Warcraft. So you’d think that would be enough time to figure out how to implement anti-aliasing into the graphics engine, right? You see where I’m going with this. Read More

  • New NVIDIA Optimus Drivers Sport Handy New Features

    We don’t cover driver updates a lot here at CrunchGear because the changelog is usually pretty trivial — small performance gain here, bug fix there. But the latest update to the NVIDIA Optimus drivers (the ones governing hybrid graphics on notebooks) has some features I wish I’d had years ago. The ability to see when your GPU is in use, the load, and what’s causing it… Read More

  • Thermaltake's Element V chassis is world's first Nvidia-approved full tower

    Thermaltake's Element V chassis is world's first Nvidia-approved full tower

    This is the world’s first Nvidia-certified full tower chassis. It’s the Thermaltake Element V, and it’s been specially certified to accommodate Nvidia’s two newest GPUs, the GTX 480 and the GTX 470. As you might imagine, a key feature of the chassis is thermal management. That’s to be expected given how hot those Fermi cards run. Read More

  • Intel: GPUs aren't 100 times faster than CPUs, just 14 times. Nvidia: Oh no!

    Intel: GPUs aren't 100 times faster than CPUs, just 14 times. Nvidia: Oh no!

    This is pretty funny. You’ve probably seen some of the propaganda over the last year or so about how GPUs are orders of magnitude faster than CPUs at certain tasks, due to their parallel processing engine. Intel got tired of hearing about it, I guess, and decided to debunk the myth. They set out to disprove the notion that a GPU can be 100 times faster than a CPU. They kind of did it, but… Read More

  • VLC 1.1.0 adds Windows and Linux GPU decoding

    VLC 1.1.0 adds Windows and Linux GPU decoding

    Have you launched VLC today? If so then you’ll already know that it has been updated to version 1.1.0. The biggest feature in this version is the addition of GPU decoding for Windows (Vista and 7 only) and Linux users. That is, you can use that fancy GPU of yours to help decode that 1080p MKV you’ve got there, leaving your CPU with enough room to breathe, or whatever. Fair warning… Read More

  • Apple's Gaming Future is Full Steam Ahead

    Apple's Gaming Future is Full Steam Ahead

    Remember back when anti-mac fanboys use to say that “the Mac doesn’t have gaming, it’s not 1337”. Then Apple entered the gaming world as a noob, and now look, OS X is running Steam. Read More