Upscaled: NVIDIA’s RTX ray tracing put to the test

Welcome to the first episode of our new explainer series, Upscaled. We're going to be examining the components and gadgets that are helping move technology forward, and in this first episode, we're looking at graphics cards. Five months after Nvid...

NVIDIA AI turns crude doodles into photorealistic landscapes

Imagine if you had the power to turn your old-school Microsoft Paint doodles into actual art. Well, NVIDIA's latest AI-driven software can do just that. The GauGAN image creator, named after the French post-Impressionist painter, uses generative adve...

Toyota will be first to use NVIDIA’s self-driving simulator

NVIDIA has announced that its autonomous vehicle simulation platform Drive Constellation is now available and that Toyota will be the first customer. The cloud based platform, first announced by CEO Jensen Huang last year, will let self-driving car d...

NVIDIA’s $99 Jetson Nano is an AI computer for DIY enthusiasts

Sophisticated AI generally isn't an option for homebrew devices when the mini computers can rarely handle much more than the basics. NVIDIA thinks it can do better -- it's unveiling an entry-level AI computer, the Jetson Nano, that's aimed at "develo...

NVIDIA’s ray tracing tech will soon run on older GTX cards

NVIDIA has announced that its ray-tracing tech, only available on its new RTX cards so far, is coming to its older GeForce GTX 10-series cards in April. The technology will work on GPUs from the GTX 1060 and up, albeit with some serious caveats. Some...

NVIDIA will stop supporting 3D glasses in April

Have you noticed that stereoscopic 3D is out of vogue, at least at home? So has NVIDIA. The graphics chip designer has unveiled plans to drop support for 3D Vision, its approach to gaming with 3D glasses. The last drivers to support 3D Vision will...

NVIDIA buys high-performance chip-maker Mellanox for $6.9 billion

NVIDIA confirmed that it has purchased Israeli chip-maker Mellanox for $6.9 billion, its largest acquisition to date. The bid, rumored for several days, reportedly trumped a $6 billion offer made by Intel several months ago. It will reportedly help...

NVIDIA joins Intel in bidding war for major Israeli chip maker

If you needed any further evidence that NVIDIA is becoming more of a direct competitor for Intel, you might just have it. A Calcalist source claimed that NVIDIA has made an offer to acquire Mellanox, a chip maker best known for its high-performance c...