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NVIDIA launches seven new Ampere GPUs for content creators

NVIDIA’s new 144-core “Superchip” is set to ship next year, and the company’s new H100 graphics accelerator featuring next-gen “Hopper” GPU architecture is coming later in 2022. Both of those products are designed for servers. But NVIDIA kicked of this year’s GTC by introducing seven new GPUs for professional laptop and desktop computers. The new […]

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NVIDIA Grace CPU Superchip is a 144-core ARM processor for data centers

NVIDIA has unveiled a new Grace CPU Superchip for servers that packs 144 ARM CPU cores into a single socket using the same trick Apple used for its M1 Ultra processor: smush two chips together using a high-speed interface. For the M1 Ultra, Apple developed what it calls “UltraFusion” architecture. NVIDI calls its interconnect architecture […]

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NVIDIA removes Arm from its shopping cart, Arm will go public instead

NVIDIA’s plan to acquire chip designer Arm Holdings is dead. The companies announced the deal a year and a half ago, but since then it’s come under heavy scrutiny from antitrust regulators around the globe, and now NVIDIA and Arm’s parent company Softbank say they’ve terminated the agreement. At the same time, Softbank is unveiling […]

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Lilbits: NVIDIA’s ARM acquisition may not happen, plus Samsung Galaxy S22, Motorola Frontier 22, and Google Pixel Notepad leaks

It’s been more than a year since NVIDIA announced plans to buy chip designer Arm from Softbank. Since then the deal has been heavily scrutinized by antitrust regulators from across the globe and it’s looking increasingly likely that the company will be forced to abandon the acquisition. Now Bloomberg’s sources report that NVIDIA is prepared […]

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Lilbits: Modular laptops, Google’s foldable “Pixel Notepad,” and open-spec single-board computers

The Framework Laptop is a thin and light notebook with a 13.5 inch, 256 x 1504 pixel display, an Intel Tiger Lake processor, and a modular design that makes the computer not only versatile and repairable, but also hackable — because folks have been designing their own custom expansion modules that do more than just […]

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Fortnite returns to iOS… via GeForce Now game streaming closed beta

Epic Games launched a mobile version of Fortnite for the iPhone in 2018. But it’s been unavailable since 2020 when Apple removed the game from the App Store after Epic deliberately violated App Store rules for in-app payments and kicked off a long-running legal battle. But now Fortnite is coming back to iOS devices. Sort […]

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NVIDIA Shield software update brings Android 11 and 4K HDR cloud gaming

The NVIDIA Shield TV continues to be one of the most powerful Android TV devices close to seven years after the first model was released. It’s also one of the longest-supported Android devices to date. While NVIDIA has released a few hardware refreshes over the years, the company continues to push software updates for all models, […]

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NVIDIA introduces RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti graphics for laptops

Starting next month you may be able to buy a gaming laptop with one of two new mobile graphics solutions from NVIDIA. The company says the first notebooks with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics will be available starting February 1 for $1499 and up, while the new NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti GPU will launch the same […]

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NVIDIA refreshes its entry-level laptop GPUs for 2022 with RTX 2050, MX570, and MX550

NVIDIA has introduced three new entry-level graphics processors for laptops that are expected to arrive in spring, 2022. The new NVIDIA GeForce MX550 appears to be a modest update to last year’s MX450, while the new GeForce MX570 should bring better performance and efficiency thanks to an architecture update from Turing to Ampere. And then there’s […]

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NVIDIA’s $40 billion ARM purchase hits another roadblock as the FTC files suit

The Federal Trade Commission is suing to prevent NVIDIA from acquiring ARM for $40 billion. NVIDIA and Softbank agreed to the deal in September of 2020, but regulators in the U.K., EU, China and now the U.S. have all raised concerns. NVIDIA had originally hoped to close the deal in 2022, but that seems to […]