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Will the next Einstein be a computer?

Around 10 years ago, a bunch of threads kicked off on science forums around the world, with boffins (pro and amateur) discussing the idea of a computer-based Einstein in the future. A decade ago, most of the contributors thought that the answer was in some kind of amazing new layout …

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GTX680 used to crowbar in less desirable low end cards

Without doubt, the launch of the GTX680 has been exactly what nVidia fan bois would have wanted. It might swap the lead with high end Radeons in multi-card configurations, but as a single card, it’s quick. Very quick. KitGuru listens to channel rumours about meat dangling and other temptations. Consumers …

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Nvidia’s Kepler coming to a smartphone near you?

Over the weekend Nvidia dropped the NDA on it’s Geforce GTX 680 graphics card based on their new Kepler architecture. Which in the case of the GTX 680, Kepler beats the AMD competition, the 7970 on many levels with some degree of ease. As a result of a successful launch (excluding a …

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Nvidia CEO says Quad core tablets this year

Nvidia CEO Jen Hsun Huang has said that there will be quad core Nvidia powered tablets by the end of this year. He spoke with Forbes and said that the ‘Kal El’ range of quad core processors will be featuring in tablets very soon. He said “We’re the only people …

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nVidia goes on recruitment drive to counter Radeon HD7000

As AMD prepares to launch its new range of even faster/more capable graphic cards, nVidia – like rust – never sleeps. Specialists across the western bits of the globe got a ping into their in-boxes last night from the jolly green giant, but what was the offer exactly? Right now, …

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nVidia looks to launch EyeFinity in 600 series

It’s been a slow time for graphics recently. Both AMD and nVidia have good products in the market. And that market, overall, has not been strong. Against that backdrop, the pace of innovation has slowed right down. But the next 6 months looks like it will be busier. KitGuru loads …

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nVidia flushes out the bummers

The whole world plus dog loves it when the brave boys of the graphics world launch a new top-end product for the price of a brand new motor scooter. That said, computer stores across the country still do good business in baseline graphic cards. KitGuru sticks a sieve under the …

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Will Microsoft buy Nvidia?

There has been a lot of debate over the weekend which centers around Microsoft buying Nvidia. While neither firm has confirmed or denied the claims it is worth looking into the ramifications of such a takeover. Microsoft have apparently a deal in place with Nvidia which gives them the exclusive …

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Google add Nvidia 3D Vision support to Youtube

Nvidia have entered into a partnership with Google which will allow users to get access to 3D YouTube clips – all you need are 3D Vision active shutter glasses and the right hardware. Youtube already offers a decent variety of 3D video files already, but this is sure to drive …

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nVidia to spend $367m in Icera takeover

nVidia are keen to target the mobile market and have announced plans to take over Icera, a baseband processor developer based in Bristol in the UK. The deal will cost them $367 million. Nvidia CEO Jen Hsun Huang said “This is a key step in Nvidia’s plans to be a …

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Nvidia GPU market share declining

Jon Peddie Research have just issued their latest market share reports, and it highlights that Nvidia seem to be struggling, especially as competitors are able to combine both CPU and GPU technologies. Peddie Research are claiming that Nvidia’s market share dropped 1.7 percent in Q1, which is continuing their slow …

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Updated GTX590 BIOS rushed out to repair reputation

KitGuru spies have uncovered the reason behind all of the recent commotion at NV headquarters. It seems that the stories being reported by customers on sites like Overclockers.co.uk mean that the “It is an old driver issue” statement might be binned in favour of something more substantial. KitGuru applauds nVidia’s …

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nVidia lose David White: chief financial officer

nVidia have announced that they are losing their chief financial officer David White with corporate controller Karen Burns due to take over his position until a full time replacement can be made. White’s departure from the company has been said to be for ‘personal reasons’, and the companies high profile …

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nVidia launches GTX550 (with 3 variants)

Anyone who looks at the existing nVidia line up for the GTX 400 and 500 series, will quickly come to the conclusion that they are almost out of numbers. Nevertheless, that has not stopped the Santa Clara team for pushing out yet another SKU. Is the market ready for the …

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nVidia prepares to launch new card – but which one?

If only the software producers could release triple-A titles as fast as nVidia and AMD are releasing new graphics cards – the world would certainly be a more entertaining place. Something has just arrived in the KitGuru sandbox, but there is not much detail attached. Here’s what we have. The …

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Even nVidia are excited about HD6990

The most heated online debates are generally based around the graphics sector, with Nvidia and AMD fanboys extolling the virtues of their favourite hardware. While often the focus will be on the ‘out of hand’ discussions, sometimes they can be intelligent and interesting to read. Not every fan of a …

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Intel declares DX11 not mainstream until 2013

While some chip manufacturers nail everything to the mast of DX11, it seems that industry daddy Intel has a completely different view on the graphics technology. Given Microsoft enabled the world with DX11 way back in October 2009, why does Intel have such a different view and are they right …

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Intel and nVidia shake hands with $1.5B deal

nVidia and Intel have announced a six year cross licensing deal worth $1.5BN which resolves a long term patent dispute between the two companies. This could mean a potential integration of Nvidia GPUs with Intel’s processors. The agreement announced earlier this week means that Intel will pay Nvidia $1.5 billion …

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