Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told CNET that his company is "working really hard" on the second-generation Surface with hopes it will be more successful than its predecessor.
Nvidia provided the processor for the first Surface RT, but sales of the device have been dismal. Microsoft had to write down $900 million for Surface RT last month, and the software giant later revealed it had generated only $853 million in revenue from Surface RT and Surface Pro … Read more
Nvidia's Shield gaming device is flying off the shelves, the chipmaker's CEO said Thursday.
Jen-Hsun Huang, speaking during a conference call following Nvidia's earnings announcement, said that everything Nvidia has shipped to retail partners has already sold out. It's only several thousand units, he said, but Nvidia is ramping up production to get more Shields into stores.
"It's still early, but we expect to do quite well with Shield," he said.
Nvidia is traditionally known for making graphics processing units, or GPUs, found in computers and game consoles, but that business faces an … Read more
Nvidia on Thursday reported a steep drop in revenue for its Tegra processor business, heightening concerns about its prospects in the mobile market.
The company said Tegra revenue totaled $52.6 million in the fiscal second quarter ended July 28, down a whopping 71 percent from the previous year and off 49 percent sequentially.
Nvidia actually generated more revenue from its patent license agreement with Intel -- $66 million -- than it did from its entire mobile business. Tegra has remained a relatively small part of Nvidia's overall business, but it's a key area for the company's … Read more
Origin PC is one of the few boutique PC makers we've come to count on for solid, if expensive, gaming systems over the past few years. But those 15- and 17-inch models have been huge, even for midsize and desktop replacement systems, with big, bulky bodies that required a padded backpack to carry around even semicomfortably. Now the company has announced a rare 13-inch gaming laptop, called the Eon13-S, which promises great gaming in a much more portable package.
Nvidia will introduce its next-gen graphics processors for mobile computing at a visual computing conference this week.
The new graphics chip technology, dubbed Project Logan, is based on the company's Kepler architecture and proposes to bring workstation-class graphics to mobile computing.
"It brings a huge jump in performance [and] offers extraordinary power efficiency," Nvidia said in a statement.
That means about one-third the power consumption of graphics processing units (GPUs) in today's tablets, such as the iPad Retina, while delivering the same performance, Nvidia said.
The technology will be demoed this week at the Siggraph show … Read more
The Khronos Group announced OpenCL 2.0 on Monday, an update designed to give graphics chips more independence and therefore power when running general-purpose software.
OpenCL provides a standard mechanism for software to tap into the computational power of graphics chips, and the Khronos Group standardizes it. It announced a provisional 2.0 specification the Siggraph 2013 conference this week, planning to make it final after a six-month feedback period.
Graphics processing units (GPUs) are geared for graphics chores, of course, but they're also becoming steadily more capable of handling jobs ordinarily assigned to the general-purpose central processing unit (… Read more
Nvidia plans to begin shipping its Shield portable gaming device to customers on July 31, about a month later than its original shipping target date.
The chipmaker began informing people who preordered the Android-based device of the new delivery date on Sunday via e-mail, a copy of which was published by Android Police:
We want to thank you for your patience and for sticking with us through the shipment delay of your SHIELD. We have great news to share with you - your SHIELD will ship on July 31st.
Our goal has always been to ship the perfect product, so … Read more
Just when you thought it was out, they pull it back in. Nvidia has delayed its Shield portable gaming console just one day before its original June 27, 2013 (that's tomorrow for you skimmers out there) shipping date to an as-yet undetermined date in July.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the company cites a "mechanical issue" as the culprit:During our final QA process, we discovered a mechanical issue that relates to a third-party component. We want every Shield to be perfect, so we have elected to shift the launch date to July. We'll update … Read more