On the GT 1030
EX Preview has taken a few pictures of NVIDIA's upcoming GP-108 GPU chip. According to the latest rumors, this chip should power the GT 1030 and requires only 30W, making it ideal for low-power multi-monitor PCs and OEM systems.
Optimizations and bug fixes as always
NVIDIA has released yet another updated driver. Meanwhile the version number is 381.89 and it brings performance improvements to Warhammer 40k, Heroes of the Storm 2.0, Batman: Arkham VR, Rick and Morty and Wilson’s Heart.
With GTX 1080 Ti, 1080, 1070, 1060
NVIDIA has announced that they’re going to launch a new game bundle in combination with their GTX 1080 Ti, GTX 1080, GTX, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 graphics cards. If you happen to buy such a card and you also have or buy an Oculus kit you’re entitled to three VR Games.
GeForce GTX 20 series incoming
According to a report from the Chinese website MyDrivers, NVIDIA is looking to speed up on its line-up with a much earlier than expected Q3 Volta Launch. According to NVIDIA's own road-maps Volta should have launched much later by the beginning of 2018.
Using DirectX 12
Back in 2016, during a GDC event, NVIDIA presented their so called Flow technology, which allowed developers to implement real-time simulations of combustible fluids, fire and smoke. Meanwhile NVIDIA has refined the tool showing off what can be done using the latest GameWorks - of which Flow is a part - in combination with DirectX 12.
For Windows 10 Creators Update
Following the launch of Windows 10 Creators Update, some users have had issues with their NVIDIA graphics cards. For that purpose the GeForce 381.78 hotfix driver has been launched and it’s also supposed to address some other bugs that have surfaced.
During the last GDC, NVIDIA announced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and also the upcoming release of faster GTX 1060 and 1080 graphics cards. Right after Gigabyte, MSI has now also updated the GTX 1080 with faster memory compared to the reference design.
The NVIDIA Tesla P100
The Nvidia P100 is NVIDIA's first GPU that makes use of HBM2 memory. Since it belongs to the NVIDIA Tesla series, it’s designed for the workstation environment. Gamers will have to wait about a year until they see the first NVIDIA cards, with HBM2 memory.
Still: is it worth the money?
A few days ago NVIDIA has silently launched the new Titan Xp graphics card. This card is supposed to be their new flagship and it’s again based on the GP102 Pascal chip, which is the same that can also be found on the NVIDIA TITAN X Pascal and the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
Compatible with the new Titan Xp
Following the launch of their Titan Xp graphics card, NVIDIA releases a new driver supporting the card. For that purpose the GeForce 381.65 WHQL driver has been launched and it’s also supposed to address some bugs that have surfaced.
Featuring 3840 CUDA cores
A few weeks ago NVIDIA has finally launched the GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. This card was supposed to be the new flagship model. The GTX 1080 Ti is faster than a reference TITAN X Pascal. However after just a few weeks, NVIDIA is now introducing another card that doesn't belong to the GTX-series.
More game optimisations
Following the launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda and Rock Band VR, NVIDIA releases a new driver supporting all those titles. For that purpose the GeForce 378.92 WHQL driver has been launched and it’s also supposed to address some bugs that have surfaced.
The fastest GeForce graphics card around
NVIDIA is going to launch the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card today since yesterday there are already the first reviews out. Several tech sites have tested NVIDIA’s flagship graphics card and it looks like the performance is great. The new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti can be bought for about the same price as the GTX 1080 when it was launched one year. So far it looks like, compared to the GTX 1080, there is a 35 to 40% performance improvement and this card is perfect if you want to play AAA titles at 4K/UHD.
More game optimisations
Following the launch of the GTX 1080 Ti NVIDIA releases a new driver supporting the new graphics card. Furthermore the GeForce 378.78 WHQL driver adds some DirectX 12 optimisations for Tom Clancy's The Division. To create this driver NVIDIA has been working with the developers of a wide range of DirectX 12 titles, according to NVIDIA, gamers should receive higher performance using the new API.
Compared side by side with TITAN X Pascal
Our friends over Techpowerup have taken a picture showing the PCB of the upcoming GTX 1080 Ti from NVIDIA. For comparison, they’ve put the naked GeForce GTX 1080 Ti next to the TITAN X Pascal, which clearly shows that those two cards are very similar.
Close to the NVIDIA TITAN X Pascal
NVIDIA’s GTX 1080 Ti has been spotted in the Futuremark's 3DMark database, showcasing performance that is similar to the flagship TITAN X Pascal. According to NVIDIA the card should be faster than a reference TITAN X Pascal and 30% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080. The results posted in the 3DMark Orb have been gathered using the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark.
Thanks to quicker memory chips
Following the launch of the GTX 1080 Ti, NVIDIA has now announced two new enhanced GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 GPU variants. Both cards come with an impressively quick memory. At the moment NVIDIA has not yet announced the availability of these GPUs, or if they will be coming with a different name like the GTX 1080 Boost or GTX 1060 Ti.
Priced at $699 US
NVIDIA has finally been hosting a livestream announcing their new high-end GTX 1080 Ti graphic card. The new flagship model features 3584 CUDA Cores, 224 Texture Units, a 352-bit memory controller and 11 GB of GDDR5X memory. The card should be faster than a reference Titan X Pascale and 30% faster compared than the GeForce GTX 1080.
More game optimisations
Following the launch of Sniper Elite 4, Halo Wars 2 and For Honor, NVIDIA releases a new driver supporting all those titles. For that purpose the GeForce 378.77 Hotfix driver has been launched and it’s also supposed to address some bugs that have surfaced.
According to Nordics
Although we have already mentioned that NVIDIA might release the upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti quite soon, new information has surfaced on io-tech. According to the latest rumors, NVIDIA could do a paper lunch already during the Game Developers' Conference (GDC), which is scheduled for February 28.