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The hardest thing to do in real time: Ray tracing

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Ray Tracing has always produced the most spectacular results of all CGI techniques. We've all seen those images of chrome balls on chess-boards, with every reflection - even between multiple balls - faithfully rendered. And "rendered" is the important word here, because, until now, real-time ray tracing on anything other than a supercomputer has been impossible.

Nvidia announces Tegra 4: 4K video comes to Android

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Just in case anyone was in doubt that the 4K revolution is happening, Nvidia has just announced that its much anticipated Tegra 4 mobile chipset will include "4K Ultra-High-Def video support"

Now it looks like 4K is coming to nearly ALL smartphones

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We thought it was pretty remarkable when Nvidia announced their new Tegra 4 chipset that will bring 4K capabilities to tablets and phones. And it is. But it's no longer unique. To pretty much everyone's surprise, Qualcomm said yesterday that they too were going to release a 4K video-capable chipset too

It's really, really hard to create a GGI human face that's convincing. If you know this, then you also know the reason why so many blockbuster movies (Antz, Bug's life, Cars, WALL•E etc) have been about things and not humans

Mobile graphics computing just got its best demo ever

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It's hard to believe it, but this demo is running on a mobile chipset, in real time

Nvidia release "Supercomputer" graphics card

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The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee is home to the worlds fastest supercomputer nicknamed "Titan", Nvidia created the chips that power Titan and have now released a graphics card using the same chip.

Pixar using Nvidia acceleration for near realtime lighting

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Nvidia have made a presentation from this year's Siggraph available, showing how Pixar is using its OptiX GPU accelerated lighting to speed up previewing of scenes

Dell M6800 - we try the world's most powerful laptop

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Dell's M6800 is a laptop with the power of a desktop workstation. We've tried it out

4K is just the beginning...

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4K is just a stepping stone on the way to higher resolutions

Nvidia announcements are coming thick and fast, and while most of us won't benefit from their new Network GPU Appliance, it does look like an ideal product for medium to large facilities that need to have GPU power available on-tap

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