New coin rush?

When AMD and Nvidia introduced their new AIBs in Q4 2020, they sold out immediately. No one anticipated the demand and attributed it to bots. Gamers complained that once again, they got left out. The suspicion was crypto-miners were the cause of the shortage. We think there is some truth, and proof in that suspicion. The waves of Cryptocurrency mining … Read more

Nvidia’s RTX 3060 Ti —a terrific value for gamers

The RTX 3060 Ti debuted at $399, and Nvidia claimed it to be 40% faster on average than its predecessor, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super. The RTX 3060 Ti Founder’s Edition is a tremendous addition to the GeForce RTX 30 Series, but we couldn’t match Nvidia’s performance claims in all cases. We came close in game-only FPS tests—35%. The new … Read more

GeForce Now—game anywhere on any device?

(Source: Bradley Hook, Pixels)   Nvidia introduced its virtual client concept called Grid in 2008. The idea was to employ powerful GPU-based AIBs in an internet server (the cloud) and stream pixels over the internet to a local client machine that probably lacked the graphics power to run the desired application. Then in 2013, Nvidia extended its Arm-based shield platform … Read more