nVidia 3D Vision Wired Glasses

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on May 30th, 2011

nVidia has introduced a new wired version of its 3D Vision glasses at Computex 2011. These 3D glasses use nVidia’s active-shutter technology, which allow users to play computer games and movies in stereoscopic 3D.

All you do is connect these glasses to your PC via the 10-foot-long USB 2.0 cable and you are good to go. If you prefer wires to wireless, the nVidia 3D Vision wired glasses will be available in late June.

Onkyo 10.1-inch TA117 Android tablet with NVIDIA’s Tegra 250

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on December 27th, 2010

Why wait for CES when you can announce something today, right? Onkyo has just unveiled its TA117, supporting both Microsoft and Google. Two models will be made available, the TA117C3 and TA117C1. Both have a 10.1-inch touch panel (1024 x 600 resolution), Android 2.2, NVIDIA’s Tegra 250 (1GHz), 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a microSD expansion slot, USB 2.0 connectivity (x2), HDMI out and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera.

There’s also a docking port to use with an optional stand. The C1 has 512MB of DDR2 RAM along with 8GB of integrated storage, while the C3 has 1GB of memory and 16GB of NAND. No word yet on price or a release date.

NVIDIA agrees to defective GPU settlement

Posted in NVIDIA by Shane McGlaun on October 1st, 2010

NVIDIA has had problems over the last few years with some of its GPUs being defective. This was a widespread issue in 2008 and 2009 with GPUs failing in notebooks from HP, Dell, and Apple. Throughout the entire class action against NVIDIA, the company has maintained its innocence in the issue with the machines.

NVIDIA has finally agreed to a settlement with the company makers and consumers who purchased notebooks with defective MCPs and GPUs. The settlement terms are different depending on the machines. Owners of Dell and Apple notebooks that are affected will get a replacement GPU.

LG to bring Tegra 2 packing Optimus smartphones out in Q4

Posted in LG by Shane McGlaun on September 7th, 2010

LG is just as happy as it can be today with the announcement that it will be bringing new smartphones to the market in Q4 packing the first dual-core processor for smartphones. That processor is the NVIDIA Tegra 2.

LG is harping on the fact that Tegra 2 in its smartphones will be the world’s first dual-core CPU in a mobile device. That dual core CPU will offer two times the speed for web surfing and five times the gaming performance of current processors.

HP tosses new Quadro FX 5000M GPU into EliteBook 8740W

Posted in HP by Shane McGlaun on July 28th, 2010

NVIDIA announced a new GPU this week that is aimed at the pro user needing tons of graphics power. HP announced that it would be offering the new GPU in one of its high-end business notebooks called the EliteBook 8740W.

The GPU that HP is using is the new NVIDIA Quadro FX 5000M with 2GB of RAM. The notebook has a 17-inch screen and can be fitted with 16GB of RAM. The machine can also be fitted with a Core i7 Extreme Edition processor.

Rambus wins in patent dispute with NVIDIA

Posted in NVIDIA by Shane McGlaun on July 27th, 2010

Rambus an NVIDIA have been fighting a patent war for a while now. Rambus alleges that just about everything that NVIDIA builds infringes on patents it owns.

Rambus took the case to the ITC and sought an injunction barring the import of the infringing products, which is just about everything but Ion from NVIDIA. Today the ITC ruled in Rambus’ favor and granted the injunction.

Acer Aspire One 532G gets cancelled

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2010

Bad news if you have been waiting for the Acer Aspire One 532G netbook. It has been cancelled due to technical problems which made it impossible for Acer to deliver the netbook on time. NVIDIA failed to deliver on the performance front.

Right now we don’t have any other details, but it seems strange that they wouldn’t just push back the date. And a 10″ netbook is a common device that other companies roll out easily.

NVIDIA delays 3D Vision Surround driver launch

Posted in NVIDIA by Shane McGlaun on May 20th, 2010

NVIDIA and ATI are always battling each other to be first with products. It’s common for one of the companies to launch something and then the other to come out with something similar shortly after. Such is the case when ATI launched its multi screen tech. NVIDIA announced its own called 3D Vision Surround.

NVIDIA announced today on its official blog that the driver to enable 3D Vision surround has been delayed. The driver was originally expected in April and NVIDIA has now announced that it will not have the driver ready until the end of June.

NVIDIA says GTX 480 was designed to be hot

Posted in NVIDIA by Shane McGlaun on April 2nd, 2010

They say if life gives you lemons, then make lemonade. I say if NVIDIA gives you a video card that produces the heat of a small campfire, make smores. NVIDIA has posted to its official blog that the GTX 480 is designed to operate at high temperatures.

Apparently, lots of geeks out there using the video card were concerned that the GPU might have a short life span because of all the heat it produces. Big green says this isn’t the case and that the GPU will be fine.

Galaxy dual core GTS 250 video card makes game geeks squeal like little girls

Posted in Video Cards by Shane McGlaun on March 12th, 2010

I have spent more time and money on the computer I use for playing games than I care to think about. Computer gaming is an expensive hobby and gamers are often the first in line to buy new gear, even though the stuff they already have is faster than most people have or want.

Galaxy has offered up a few details on its dual-core GTS 250 video card. The NVIDIA-based card has a cool aluminum dual fan cooling solution to keep things chill when playing. Each of the fans is 7cm and are hopefully quiet.

MSI readies dual screen, Nvidia-powered eReader and 3D laptop

Posted in MSI by Conner Flynn on January 4th, 2010

Word on the street is that MSI’s eReader that it plans to unveil at this year’s CES will have Nvidia Tegra graphics and also dual screens. There may also be a 3D laptop in the works.

The Asus dual screen eReader is pictured above. It isn’t a new concept. But does a device like this have a chance, with all of the other tablets? We have no idea, but are inclined to say no. And there is zero info on the 3D laptop. Hopefully we will find out at CES.

NVIDIA Fermi pushed until March 2010

Posted in NVIDIA by Shane McGlaun on December 28th, 2009

NVIDIA and ATI are always fighting to be the first with new products to market and to have the fastest graphics cards around. ATI had a leg up on NVIDIA in the performance department in the high-end range for a while and NVIDIA is set to launch some new cards to try to take the crown back.

DigiTimes reports that NVIDIA has pushed the launch of its new Fermi architecture DirectX 11 platform until March of 2009. ATI will beat NVIDIA to market with similar 40nm parts with the launch of ATI products expected in January or February.

NVIDIA slides showing GTX 300 video cards hit the web

Posted in NVIDIA by Shane McGlaun on December 14th, 2009

nvidiagtx300-sgIt has been a while since we have seen a new high-end video card come out of NVIDIA. It’s competitor ATI recently launched its new HD 5970 and claimed the title of fastest video card. It seems NVIDIA is ready to fire back in the video card wars with new cards of its own.

The new GTX 300 family will include the GTX 380 and GTX 360 video cards. The new cards are both going to offer more performance than NVIDIA’s current GTX 295 offering. The GTX 380 will have better performance than the HD 5970 in some benchmarks with the GTX 360 trailing right behind the ATI offering.

nVidia Tegra to be in the next Nintendo handheld?

Posted in NVIDIA by Conner Flynn on October 14th, 2009

Nintendo announces three new colors for DSiWord is that NVIDIA has won a contract with Nintendo for an upcoming handheld game console. Some are describing it as the “successor of the DS/DSi”. Speculation is that the new device would be available around 2010. If true, would this be the current Tegra? Or the next-generation Tegra?

The DSi isn’t that old, so I’m wondering if we are really talking about the next Wii here. Even if it is for a handheld, this would certainly give a nVidia a foot in the door for the next Wii. It’s just rumor for now, but interesting.

Sony warns laptop owners of defective NVIDIA GPUs

Posted in Sony by Shane McGlaun on August 12th, 2009

nvidia-logo-sbNVIDIA GPUs have been at the center of some notable issues with laptops. The GPU was a weak link in some Apple notebooks when the new Mac models with NVIDIA GPUs debuted. Sony is also having a problem with the GPUs in some of its notebooks.

Sony is warning owners of its Vaio laptops that the GPUs from NVIDIA inside the machines may be faulty. The fault could cause the GPUs to overheat and ultimately fail. Sony says that it is offering free repairs and an extended warranty on certain Vaio models that feature NVIDIA graphics made with faulty die and weak packaging.