NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 11 Movember 2013
In this Issue:
· GeForce GTX 780 Ti gets put to the test and comes out on top.
· Amazon and Sprint are using NVIDIA GRID technology for their cloud.
· Call of Duty: Ghost sold $1 billion worth on day 1. Plays best on NVIDIA.
Fastest. GPU. Ever.
Even though it is not even thanksgiving, I saw Santa in the grocery store this weekend. That means the holidays are close. To get you geared up, we have a new flagship GPU.
“The GeForce GTX 780 Ti is the highest performing, single-GPU powered graphics card we have tested to date.”
To keep the pressure on NVIDIA has introduced the new GeForce GTX 780 Ti allowing us to make our other cards an even better value.
“Right now, NVIDIA has the upper hand when taking all of these factors into account.”
GeForce GTX 780 means NVIDIA stays on top!
“With that in mind, with the release of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti NVIDIA is once more left solidly in control of the single-GPU performance crown.”
Press say GeForce GTX 780 Ti runs quit.
“When you look at the cooling comparison, the GTX 780 Ti is a cooler, quieter running card thanks to the more power efficient design. You really do not have a noise penalty when cranking up the fan speeds on the GTX 780 Ti – it’s a noise that is more like a gust of wind than a squirrel screaming for mercy on a treadmill. If you are looking for the next best thing, it’s here and it’s called the GTX 780 Ti.”
Reviewers say GeForce GTX 780 Ti runs cool.
“These cards run very quiet, and never get too hot.”
The quiet and cool running GeForce GTX 780 Ti will even fit in the smallest of cases.
“When the dust settles, though, GeForce GTX 780 Ti does emerge as the fastest single-GPU graphics card you can buy for common enthusiast-class resolutions. It houses an incredibly complex processor and does a superb job keeping the chip cool, quietly. Living in Bakersfield, where it gets into the 100-degree range during summer, I particularly appreciate 780 Ti’s consistent performance. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to figure out how to get GeForce GTX 780 Ti into my mini-ITX Tiki. The card may be a little rich for my budget, but the fact that it’ll fit—physically and electrically—is nothing short of amazing.”
NVIDIA also has the edge for multi-GPU.
“If we compare SLI and CrossFire, the advantage here still lies with the NVIDIA’s multi-GPU solution.”
And you get the GeForce goodness like G-SYNC, ShadowPlay and GeForce Experience.
“It’s worth pointing out again that NVIDIA has made huge improvements on the software side of things as well. Not only do they have great integration with their Shield handheld console, but things like ShadowPlay where they take advantage of the H. 264 video encoder build into ever Kepler GPU to seamlessly record your last 10-20 minutes of gameplay footage like a DVR. Their GeForce Experience is quickly becoming an experience that most gamers aren’t going to want to miss out on.”
Reviewers are saying that the GeForce GTX 780 Ti is the best card.
“The GTX 780 Ti is quite simply the fastest single core graphics card on the planet and more importantly, it doesn’t require insane fan speeds or rampant power consumption to reach its full potential.”
We are pleased that press agree that we have met or goal of building the best GPU on the planet.
“NVIDIA tends to dominate the field when it comes to graphics processing power, leaving AMD scrambling to remain competitive by reducing prices on their products to add value for an aging technology.”
Amazon and Sprint Pick NVIDIA GRID for their Cloud
Amazon Web Services has built supercomputers based on NVIDIA GRID technology that deliver high-powered graphics performance to users running professional visualization, 3D games and design applications through the cloud and interacting with them through the internet.
“The instance allows videos or graphics to be hosted and processed in Amazon’s cloud, then streamed to any type of device, be it a laptop, desktop or even mobile device through a web browser. That allows a lightweight end-point to have the capacity of a powerful computer on its back end, which can be ideal for game streaming or computer aided design (CAD) processing, for example. That’s opposed to a customer having a powerful workstation at their own site to run heavyweight computational 3-D rendering.”
Amazon Web Services is offering NVIDIA GRID GPU instances, known as G2 instances, via its Amazon EC2 cloud, starting today with users in the U.S. and western Europe.
Sprint also used NVIDIA GRID to show off their new wireless network.
“That’s why we’re using NVIDIA’s GRID cloud gaming technology to demonstrate “Borderlands 2” being streamed over our next-generation Sprint Spark wireless network to a MiFi mobile hotspot at the Sprint Innovation Center in Burlingame, Calif.”
The cloud is evolving from a place for storage, data processing and 2D applications into a use case of fully GPU-accelerated consumer and professional applications that previously was available only from desk-side machines.
“There is no doubt that this is the future of the professional 3D market and a part of the future of 3D gaming.”
GRID is leading the way.
Call of Duty: Ghost Is Here
Wondering where all the NVIDIA guys are? The answer may be playing the new Call of Duty: Ghosts. If you play it on a GeForce GPU you will have a better experience.
“As you can see from the screenshots included here, the game looks stunning at max settings. NVIDIA claims this is down to a key number of features offered by using one of their latest GTX cards. Those features include HBAO+ for realistic ambient occlusion shadowing and shading, TXAA, which eliminates artifacts and moving anti-aliased lines, GPU accelerated animal fur to let you admire those dogs running around the battlefield, old favorite PhysX for realistic physics and dynamic effects, and last but not least, very high texture resolutions — the reason why Ghosts is a 50GB install on PC.”