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It's Not All Bad: AMD's Snatched A Sliver Of The GPU Market Back From NVIDIA

It’s no secret NVIDIA is dominating the discrete graphics market, despite AMD’s best efforts. However, while the latter company may have lost a chunk of market share compared to last year, the most recent quarter saw it claw back a little. But only a little.


NVIDIA's 'Game Ready' Drivers Will Soon Be Behind A Software & Registration Wall

If you’re used to getting the most recent drivers for your NVIDIA card via Windows Update or NVIDIA’s home page, you’re in for a rude surprise. Starting mid-next month you’ll have to not only install the GeForce Experience (GFE), but register with NVIDIA to get your fix of “Game Ready” software for your graphics card.


Downscaling In Fallout 4 Is As Easy As Editing One File

Part of the joy of playing on PC is being able to run in whatever resolution you want. Especially if you’re one of those people who like taking really, really pretty screenshots. 10 FPS? That’s 10 gorgeous screenshots per second in some people’s books.

If you’re not obsessed with going into 200 FPS town, and you want to squeeze as many apocalyptic textures as possible into one screen, downscaling is the way to go. Fortunately, it’s really easy to do in Fallout 4.


If You're Playing Fallout 4 On PC, You'd Better Have A NVIDIA Card

With the game finally out for all and sundry, people are binging Fallout 4 left, right and centre. Bethesda’s Pete Hines even tweeted out a permission slip this morning for people taking sickies off work (props to anyone ballsy enough to use it).

Naturally, the PC is the lead platform and it’s where people will experience the fewest performance issues. That’s provided, however, you’re using a NVIDIA card.


Alienware's Steam Machine Will Be Over $700 And Comes With A Custom GPU

Steam Machines will finally be coming to Australia as of next year, and while there won’t be a massive amount of surprises with the one major sticking point is the GPU.

Like the Surface Book, it’s a custom chip that NVIDIA has put together for Alienware — and you won’t be able to upgrade it if you want more grunt.


Graphics Card Battle 2015: Nvidia Versus AMD At Every Price Point

You might say 2015 hasn’t been the most exciting year for graphics cards, though in many ways it was more eventful than 2014. The only big highlight last year was the arrival high-end Maxwell GPUs in the form of the GeForce GTX 980 and 970. Then this year Maxwell did what many thought was impossible: becoming considerably faster.


DirectX 12's Mixed AMD / NVIDIA Mode Can Outperform SLI And Crossfire

The onslaught of new 3D APIs, including Metal, Vulkan and Direct3D 12 is busting preconceptions along with performance barriers. This time around it’s Microsoft’s contender, showing that you’ll not only be able to run mixed GPUs in a quasi-SLI / Crossfire configuration, but they can run faster than single vendor setups.


The First Tests On DirectX 12 Using NVIDIA And AMD Together Are In

One of the interesting advancements in DirectX 12 is the way it allows graphics cards from different manufacturers to be paired together. Traditionally if you wanted a multiple GPU setup, you had to get two cards from the same manufacturer and often they had to be the same model too.

But DX12 is giving developers much more control over accessing and manipulating GPUs, and one manifestation is the freedom to pair different GPUs. It will still take a few years before the real-world benefits become much more commonplace, but the first benchmarks are in and the results are highly intriguing.


Want The Latest NVIDIA Drivers? Then You'll Have To Go Through GeForce Experience

For years people have happily gone through NVIDIA’s site to get the latest and greatest drivers for their Big Green cards. New beta? Time to get a new driver. Major AAA release? There’s a new driver. The GeForce Experience application made it a little easier to keep track of proceedings, although it wasn’t always great and sometimes resulted in some software conflicts.

But if you want to keep downloading the latest Game Ready drivers into the future, you’ll have to have GeForce Experience installed — and you’ll have to give your email over to the GPU manufacturer, too.


Microsoft Surface Book's Secret Nvidia GPU: What Is It?

There’s an optional discrete graphics card available in higher-spec variants of Microsoft’s brand new Surface Book laptop; it’ll make the thin and light laptop powerful enough for a bit of casual gaming as well as demanding graphics applications like Adobe Photoshop. Probably, at least — we don’t actually know anything about it, and Microsoft and Nvidia are staying pretty quiet on the topic.


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