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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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Will AMD be RIVETed in 2011 ?

Following on from KitGuru’s exclusive revelation that there will be a change in leadership at AMD for 2011, a whole heap of new questions now have to be asked. The most important one of which must be, “Who will captain the good ship AMD into the competitive waters of the …

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GTX560 launch date set by nVidia

One of KitGuru’s spies saw what she believed to be half a dozen nVidia folk, staggering around at midnight on New Year’s Eve, kissing strangers and wishing them ‘a good un’. Followinng close in behind, as the peak of the schnapps-fuelled party wore off, conversation seemed to turn to work. …

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nVidia lowering IQ in Tom Clancy H.A.W.X.?

It seems there is much discussion online about nVidia possibly lowering the driver IQ in Tom Clancy H.A.W.X. to increase benchmark scores. This is nothing new as HARDOCP reported about a similar issue in October within HAWX 2 Benchmark. Sadly it appears that this is in the actual game itself, …

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How would ARM finance the purchase of nVidia?

One of the most persistent rumours of the past 5 days has been that nVidia might be in play on the market. The market for desktop graphics has not suddenly become significantly bigger over the past 3 months, yet nVidia’s share price has been steadily inflating updward. Overall bouyancy in …

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AMD gains on Intel, slips against nVidia

It’s a topsy-turvy world in modern technology. Just because you have a monsterous lead one minute, that doesn’t mean you won’t be trailing in the blink of an eye. And so life is for AMD right now. KitGuru investigates. With the launch of the Radeon HD 5000 series in September …

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