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Nvidia Halting Nforce Chipset Development

Submitted by: Beren @ 08:05 PM | Thursday, October 8, 2009 | (url: http://www.pcmag....)

Nvidia has announced it will cease development of future Nforce hardware until its suit with Intel is settled sometime in 2010. Intel has alleged that a previous chipset agreement between it and Nvidia does not apply to the Core or Nehalem series of processors.

Nvidia posts a net lost of $200 Million

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 08:07 AM | Friday, May 8, 2009 | (url: http://news.cnet....)

On Thursday, Nvidia reported a first-quarter loss, as revenue fell 42 percent from last year. But the graphics chipmaker said inventory was easing.

The company announced a net loss of $201.3 million, or 37 cents a share. Last year in the same period, the company posted a profit of $176.8 million, or 30 cents a share.

Revenue was $664.2 million, down from $1.15 billion for the same period last year. This was better than the analysts' average estimate of $534.4 million, however.

Adjusted net loss was 9 cents a share. Analysts had expected a loss of 10 cents a share, according to Reuters estimates.

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NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Gaming Kit

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 12:05 PM | Thursday, January 8, 2009 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

It was exactly one year ago that I shared my first experiences with stereoscopic gaming in the 2008 CES Technology Highlights article. Although the wireless active-shutter glasses felt ready for prime-time back then, the full-retail product would have to wait for an official launch. Making a debut at the 2009 CES, the NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision gaming kit offers a visual experience like no other 3D product before it. While only first-hand experience can best describe the product, Benchmark Reviews hints at how the out-of-screen effects generated by GeForce 3D Vision will change games forever.

AMD Gains Forces NVIDIA to Cut Prices

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:12 PM | Saturday, November 15, 2008 | (url: http://www.digiti...)

With AMD making gains in the discrete graphics card market rising to around 40% in third-quarter 2008 according to a recent report from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) Nvidia is planning to cut its graphics card prices in an attempt to curb further loss of market share, according to sources at graphics card makers.

AMD anticipates taking 50% of the market after reducing prices for its ATI Radeon HD 4000 series products, but to counter Nvidia has also made moves to cut prices for its GeForce GTX 200, 9800 GT and 9600 GT series.

Nvidia's Profits Down 74%

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 03:26 PM | Friday, November 7, 2008 | (url: http://news.cnet....)

In the third quarter of its fiscal year, Nvidia's profit dropped sharply from last year's levels, but revenue came in above forecasts.

For the three months that ended October 26, profit sank 74 percent to $61.7 million, or 11 cents a share, from $235.7 million a year earlier. Excluding costs from stock compensation and other expenses, earnings were 20 cents a share. This exceeded the average estimate of 11 cents projected by First Call.

Revenue for the world's largest graphics chip supplier declined 20 percent to $897.7 million from $1.12 billion last year.

Nvidia also lost market share to Advanced Micro Devices' ATI graphics unit. "We lost some market share recently. We're focused on regaining market share," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia.

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Overclocking the NVIDIA GeForce Video Card Instructional Guide

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 11:38 PM | Sunday, September 7, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

NVIDIA is the most recognized name in the graphics industry and their GeForce series of desktop graphics accelerators has become an enthusiast favorite. For gamers, overclocking unlocks a hidden potential to change the graphics quality settings from medium to high without a hardware upgrade. The results are often times worth the risk, and in this article Benchmark Reviews will focus on achieving the most gain possible from any NVIDIA GeForce video card through overclocking.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 Compute Video Card

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 12:11 PM | Monday, June 16, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Hot on the heels of a rapid-succession GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce 9800 GTX launch only two short months ago, NVIDIA now officially unveils the GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 video cards. Using the fastest and most-powerful graphics processor NVIDIA has ever developed, both new GeForce products are constructed from a freshly-minted GT200 graphics processor. Both the GTX 280 and GTX 260 products position themselves at the very highest segment of the GeForce product line. NVIDIA Estimates that the GeForce GTX 280 will be introduced at $649, while the similarly powerful GeForce GTX 260 will enter the $399 price point. If the competition ever had a very good reason to be concerned with their future, it would be right now.

NVIDIA CEO: "We're Going to Open a Can of Whoop Ass"

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 12:18 PM | Sunday, April 13, 2008 | (url: http://www.dailyt...)

NVIDIA's already candid CEO Jen-Hsun Huang had more than a few things to say during the company's financial analyst meeting today. An hour into the call Huang began to ad lib; clearly something was on his mind.

"We're going to open a can of whoop ass," he told analysts, whom quickly broke out into laughter.

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Reviews of 9600GT Surface

Submitted by: Beren @ 04:01 PM | Thursday, February 21, 2008 | (url: http://www.bit-te...)

There are a bunch of reviews now out on this card. It looks to slot in just behind the 8800GT on performance across the board, but matches it in some tests (such as Crysis). So really its more a case of saving up those few extra dollars and getting the 8800GT. But I am sure more of the 9xxx series will follow that will be worth snaffling.

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PC Gaming Alliance Launched

Submitted by: GlassShadow @ 10:57 PM | Wednesday, February 20, 2008 | (url: http://www.pcgami...)

The Games for Windows program which Microsoft have been marketing for a while attempted to unify or at least strive for certain levels of consistency between titles. Microsoft have now partnered with a collection of hardware manufacturers, developers and publishers in order to bring to life the PC Gaming Alliance.

Founding companies within the PC Gaming Alliance include Activision, Microsoft, Epic, nVidia, AMD, Intel, Dell, Acer, Alienware and Gateway.

In a presentation given at GDC, the PC Gaming Alliance have announced their mission as a non profit organisation to 'drive worldwide growth of PC gaming'.

GeForce 9 series GPU to be launched on Feb 21

Submitted by: Beren @ 03:52 PM | Tuesday, February 19, 2008 | (url: http://www.digiti...)

If you were waiting for fresh parts to launch to allow you to upgrade to the latest and greatest, or to snaffle some current stuff after a hefty price cut, then your time is fast approaching. It looks like NVidia will launch its first series 9 card on the 21st of Feb.

GeForce 9600 GT graphics cards will be priced at around US$169-189, with GeForce 8600 GTS pricing expected to be adjusted to the US$139-149 range, revealed the sources.

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Analyst Expects Nvidia to Acquire AMD

Submitted by: Dumpy Dooby @ 10:41 AM | Sunday, February 17, 2008 | (url: http://www.xbitla...)

Doug Friedman, an analyst with American Technology Research, said that graphics chip maker Nvidia Corp. could well acquire x86 microprocessor maker Advanced Micro Devices in order to re-architect it. The acquisition is considered to be useful due to the fact that roadmaps of AMD and Intel Corp. threat Nvidia. The only problem for the graphics giant is that AMDs x86 license is a non-transferable one.

We believe AMD [could] face mounting pressure from shareholders, to restructure the company with a focus on a change in leadership, said the analyst.

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GeForce 8 Cards to Gain PhysX Support

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 11:22 AM | Friday, February 15, 2008 | (url: http://techreport...)

Nvidia completed its acquisition of Ageia yesterday, and it has revealed that it will soon introduce PhysX physics processing support into all of its GeForce 8-series graphics cards through a simple software download. PhysX support will allow the cards to accelerate physics effects in games.

Could NVIDIA aquire AMD?

Submitted by: Zengei @ 12:13 AM | Thursday, February 14, 2008 | (url: http://arstechnic...)

Move over Microsoft and Yahoo, time to speculate on the unholy marriage of two other Titans: NVIDIA and AMD. AMD hasn't been doing so hot lately and while NVIDIA doesn't have the cash to straight-up buy AMD, it could do so with additional financing. This would mean NVIDIA would consume its only rival, ATi in the process. Of course NVIDIA has expressed no such desire to acquire AMD, and AMD isn't looking to be acquired, but you can't like Microsoft have all the fun. Next up: Google seeks to acquire... I don't know... Apple, yeah, let's go with that, Google's going to be buy Apple.


Submitted by: KnightMare @ 07:31 PM | Monday, February 4, 2008 | (url: http://www.nvidia...)

It's official. NVIDIA Corporation today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AGEIA Technologies.

AGEIA Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in gaming physics technology. AGEIA's PhysX software is widely adopted with more than 140 PhysX-based games shipping or in development on Sony Playstation3, Microsoft XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii and Gaming PCs. AGEIA physics software is pervasive with over 10,000 registered and active users of the PhysX SDK.