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  • Thermaltake Unveils Versa J Series & V200 TG / TG RGB Edition Mid-Tower Chassis

    Published: Friday, September 14, 2018 | By: Dennis

    Taipei, Taiwan-September 13th, 2018-Thermaltake, a leading premium gaming tower manufacturer, announced the immediate availability of the Thermaltake Versa J Series, including J22, J23, J24, and J25 TG RGB Edition, and V200 TG RGB Edition Mid-Tower Chassis. The Versa J Series are designed to satisfy PC builders with different preferences regarding case style. For better ventilation, the J22 TG RGB comes with 3 built-in 120mm 12V RGB fans, two at the front and one at the rear. The J23, J24, J25, and V200 TG RGB come with 3 built-in 120mm 12V RGB front fans. And all the 3 built-in 120mm 12V RGB fans are dual-mode controllable either viathe I/O port RGB button or the synchronization with enthusiasts’ favorite RGB capable motherboard brands, including Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, ASRock, and Biostar. Furthermore, the All-in-One (AIO) Liquid Cooler products are a perfect match for the J Series and V200 TG RGB Edition. Finally,the TG Editions are also designed to meet every PC builders’ needs.

    The Versa J22 TG RGB Mid-Tower Chassis is designed for those who want a classic look and 5.25” bay support, but want amazing cooling performance and tempered glass as well. Though a standard mid-tower with ATX support, it still boasts a suite of premium features that make it the most outstanding standard case you’ve seen. Offering premium experience out of the box, the J23 TG RGB Mid-Tower Chassis is the way to go, especially, if you’re looking for a sleek, modern way to show off your system. Besides, the chassis also features a full-width tempered glass panel on the left side, an acrylic front panel to showcase your fans and lighting modes as well as a handy power supply cover to keep your system looking neat and tidy. Versa J24 TG RGB Mid-Tower Chassis is custom built for what the very best tempered glass and mesh paneling have to offer. The case is designed as clean and sleek as possible, while maintaining airflow and plenty of space to work in. In addition, the product gives you all the utility benefits you need by supporting the lasted PC hardware and high-end GPU solutions. Versa J25 TG RGB Mid-Tower Chassis is designed to target PC builders who want a sleek, custom looking case with great airflow and a crystal clear tempered glass panel. Additionally, it is the ultimate mid tower because it supports a huge range of air and liquid cooling hardware, high-end GPUs and even a handy PSU cover in the basement.

    The latest in our line of sleek tempered glass cases and built for high-end hardware and custom system designs, the V200 TG RGB Mid-Tower Chassis is the perfect upgrade for someone looking to give their rig a facelift which comes with durable tempered glass window, clear acrylic front window and a handy PSU cover.

    Superior Hardware Support
    When it comes to hardware support, the PC builders will be amazed by what the Versa J Series TG and TG RGB Edition can provide. The J22 and J23 TG and TG RGB Edition have outstanding expandability with support for a tower CPU cooler with maximum height 160mm, a dual expansion slot VGA of up to 310mm in length, and a power supply with length up to 170mm. Besides, the J22 is also equipped with one 5.25 bay for optical drive support at the front panel.

    Don’t skim on the power- the J24 and J25 TG and TG RGB Edition give you all the space you need for high-end hardware. They can fit a tower CPU cooler with a maximum height of 160mm, a dual expansion slot VGA cards of up to 330mm in length, and a power supply with length of up to 160mm.

    Handy I/O Ports Including One Button to Easily Access Gorgeous RGB LED Illumination
    PC builders not only can find handy I/O ports on top-front panel of the Versa J Series and V200 TG RGB Edition but can spot one button that can help them easily access gorgeous RGB LED illumination. With lighting modes of RGB Lighting including Single Color, Breath and a range of different colour options, the Versa J Series and V200 TG RGB Edition are able to give PC builders a pleasant and unique user experience.  

    Sync with Motherboard RGB Software
    When designing products, Thermaltake always follows the principle of customer-oriented mind. Therefore besides using I/O ports to control fan RGB LED illumination, PC builders can synchronize with frequently used motherboard brands which include ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync, ASRock RGB LED, and BIOSTAR Vivid LED DJ and control the lighting modes through motherboard software.

    All-in-One Compatibility
    The Versa J Series and V200 TG & TG RGB Edition can fit various kinds of cooler product including All-in-One (AIO). Water 3.0 and Floe Riing series of AIO designed and manufactured by Thermaltake are ideal options for PC builders to cool down their cases interior environment. With the good variety of AIO products Thermaltake possesses, PC builders can find what they are looking for if prefer All-in-One liquid cooler. Water 3.0 Performer / Pro and Floe Riing 240/360 /280 are good for the Versa J22 and J23 TG and TG RGB Edition. Water 3.0 Performer/Pro and Floe Riing 240/360 are suitable for the J24 and J25 TG and TG RGB Edition. Water 3.0 Performer/Pro and Floe Riing 240/280 can be placed in the V200 TG and TG RGB Edition.

    Availability, Warranty, Compatibility and Pricing
    The Versa J Series and V200 TG and TG RGB Edition Mid-Tower Chassis is available via the Thermaltake worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. The Versa J Series and V200 TG and TG RGB Edition are backed by a three-year warranty and supported by the Thermaltake worldwide customer service and technical support network. For up-to-date pricing of the Versa J Series and V200 TG and TG RGB Edition Mid-Tower Chassis, please refer to the Thermaltake website or contact your local Thermaltake sales or PR representative.

    For more details on the Thermaltake Versa J Series and V200 TG and TG RGB Edition Mid-Tower Chassis, please visit:  

    Versa J22 TG Mid-Tower Chassis
    https://www.thermaltake.com/Chassis/Mid_Tower_/Versa/C_00003295/Versa_J22_Tempered_Glass_Edition/design.htm

    Versa J22 TG RGB Mid-Tower Chassis
    https://www.thermaltake.com/Chassis/Mid_Tower_/Versa/C_00003296/Versa_J22_Tempered_Glass_RGB_Edition/design.htm

    Versa J23 TG Mid-Tower Chassis
    https://www.thermaltake.com/Chassis/Mid_Tower_/Versa/C_00003293/Versa_J23_Tempered_Glass_Edition/design.htm

    Versa J23 TG RGB Mid-Tower Chassis
    https://www.thermaltake.com/Chassis/Mid_Tower_/Versa/C_00003294/Versa_J23_Tempered_Glass_RGB_Edition/design.htm

    Versa J24 TG Mid-Tower Chassis
    https://www.thermaltake.com/Chassis/Mid_Tower_/Versa/C_00003287/Versa_J24Tempered_Glass_Edition/design.htm

    Versa J24 TG RGB Mid-Tower Chassis
    https://www.thermaltake.com/Chassis/Mid_Tower_/Versa/C_00003288/Versa_J24Tempered_Glass_RGB_Edition/design.htm

    Versa J25 TG Mid-Tower Chassis
    https://www.thermaltake.com/Chassis/Mid_Tower_/_/C_00003289/Versa_J25Tempered_Glass_Edition/design.htm

    Versa J25 TG RGB Mid-Tower Chassis
    https://www.thermaltake.com/Chassis/Mid_Tower_/Versa/C_00003290/Versa_J25Tempered_Glass_RGB_Edition/design.htm

    V200 TG Edition Mid-Tower Chassis
    https://www.thermaltake.com/Chassis/Mid_Tower_/V_Series/C_00003291/V200_Tempered_Glass_Edition/design.htm

    V200 TG RGB Edition Mid-Tower Chassis
    https://www.thermaltake.com/Chassis/Mid_Tower_/V_Series/C_00003292/V200_Tempered_Glass_RGB_Edition/design.htm

  • EAK Design Studio MagPower Wireless Charger Power Banks and Gamepads Launch on Indiegogo

    Published: Friday, September 14, 2018 | By: Dennis

    Pioneering company debuts accessories that will optimize smartphones for holding longer charges and enhanced gameplay

    San Francisco, California, September 12, 2018 - Smartphone owners frequently struggle with keeping their devices charged in a convenient way, as well as with enjoying enhanced gameplay. A brand-new technology and design offering solutions to these challenges have just launched on Indiegogo.

    EAK Design Studio’s MagPower N1 and N2 wireless charger power banks offer portable charging that attached to iOS and Android smartphones in such a streamlined way that the user can keep their existing cases. The wireless power banks offer charges that are up to four times faster for Android users and twice as fast for iPhones.

    Customers can choose from the 4000mAh and 8000mAh models, which are both available in white and black colors and have the ability to tether charge up to three devices simultaneously.

    The N2 charger also offers another option that is expected to be embraced by gamers everywhere. This model can be paired with the N2 Gamepad, which transforms the gaming experience by essentially adding a handheld gaming controller to the smartphone.

    EAK Design Studio has conducted extensive research and carried out rounds of prototypes to ensure that the final version is the best. Leveraging the latest in Qi wireless charging, Quick Charge 3.0, and Power Delivery 3.0 technology, users can expect an ergonomic design with powerful results.

    As the MagPower moves from engineering to pre-production stage, EAK Studio aims to use the Indiegogo campaign to raise $25,000 towards the manufacturing of the MagPower, as well as for raising awareness about the product and achieve the ideal target cost and price for mass production.

    Currently, pledges are being accepted with discounts being offered in exchange. EAK is offering special Indiegogo super early bird rates of $36 for the N1; $50 for the N2; and $67 for the N2 and N2 Gamepad bundle. These rates reflect a 30% off discount from the MSRP prices, which will go into effect after the product launch.

  • Gigabyte UD PRO 512GB Solid State Drive Review at Modders-Inc

    Published: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 | By: Dennis

    Here is another review of the Gigabyte SSD, this time with some SS's.

    With the release of Gigabyte's UD PRO line of SATA SSDs, Gigabyte is moving towards being a one-stop shop for everything PC, sans CPU. Gigabytes line of SSDs is aimed at the masses as they are inexpensive. The UD Pro line comes in both 256 GB and 512 GB flavors. They offer SATA III speeds and utilize Toshiba's 3D NAND

    Be sure to check out our review of the same (but smaller) version of the same drive.

  • The Intel Xeon vs. AMD EPYC Performance Cost Of Spectre / Meltdown / Foreshadow Mitigations @ Phoronix

    Published: Friday, August 31, 2018 | By: Dennis

    I really like it when sites take the time to look at hardware from a different perspective.  It is something I have been known to do but not to this level.

    One of the most frequent test requests recently has been to look at the overall performance cost of Meltdown/Spectre mitigations on the latest Linux kernel and now with L1TF/Foreshadow work tossed into the mix. With the Linux 4.19 kernel that just kicked off development this month has been continued churn in the Spectre/Meltdown space, just not for x86_64 but also for POWER/s390/ARM where applicable. For getting an overall look at the performance impact of these mitigation techniques I tested three Intel Xeon systems and two AMD EPYC systems as well as a virtual machine on each side for seeing how the default Linux 4.19 kernel performance -- with relevant mitigations applied -- to that of an unmitigated kernel.

    They say planning for the future is also planning for failure by looking at risks before they happen and deciding how to handle them.  Some say Meltdown has been solved while others say it cannot be solved while speculative execution is still enabled.

    Ironic isn't it?

  • RGB Free PC Build Guide - 2018 @ Vortez

    Published: Friday, August 31, 2018 | By: Dennis

    Ok now this is funny and a little backwards from what you would expect a hardware site to post.  Normally you would expect an article dedicated to RGB and how to get the perfect light show across 8 RGB LED strips and two sets of DDR4 RGB LED memory when all you have is a toothbrush and GTX 1050 Ti.

    I mean, pfft, piece of cake, everyone knows how to do that.

    Well, consider the flip.  A build guide without RGB.  That is basically every build guide since before I started Ninjalane.com back in 1999. Sure, the hardware changed and there was a couple years where LED Fans were all the rage but still.

    That is when it hit me.  Most "new" hardware sites, heck even the top notch YouTube channels are clueless when it comes to hold hardware with most of them not knowing what a PCI slot or DEBUG card is.  It just gives me a chuckle and yet scares me that I'm going to have to re-do every build guide and every mod I have ever done because google thinks anything over 2 hours old might as well be archived and the new generation of readers don't have time for anything they can't find or do not know.

    Of course with that being said, this article is great and the article image has LEDs in it. #LOL

    In this guide, we’re on a quest to provide a full system specification for anyone who prefers to side-step the current RGB mania. At Vortez, we’re fully engaged with RGB lighting and we actually quite like it, but we also appreciate that it may not be everyone’s ‘cup of tea’. So, if you would rather opt for a subdued, discreet configuration – then you’ve come to the right place.

    Keep up the good work, or something happy smile

  • Phanteks announced the new Glacier G2080 and G2080Ti GPU Waterblock for Nvidia RTX2080 and RTX2080Ti

    Published: Thursday, August 30, 2018 | By: Dennis

    Walnut, California, August 30th, 2018 – Phanteks today introduced their new full-cover waterblocks designed specifcally for the recently announced RTX2080 and RTX2080
    Ti cards.

    With a completely redesigned copper cold-plate and highly optimized fow routing, the Glacier 2080 waterblocks can handle all the overclocking potential the new RTX cards have to offer.

    The Glacier 2080 waterblocks will be available in both Digital RGB and RGB and comes in Black and Chrome color options.

  • Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Generation @ TechPowerUp

    Published: Thursday, August 30, 2018 | By: Dennis

    We were able to review these headphones shortly after CES and they were good.  The biggest thing to note is that they are quite a bit bigger than standard gaming headsets which not only feels weird at first but also really enhances the sound stage at all levels.

    The Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Generation is the new iteration of the company's first gaming headset. It keeps the high price of its predecessor, but significantly improves upon all its key aspects, which makes it an interesting choice for exceptionally demanding gamers with big budgets.

    I would have to agree on the budget comment.  The MMX 300 is a rather expensive gaming headset and is one that many casual players will let pass by purely from cost alone.  Sadly there is no way around that, if you want a quality headset you will eventually need to pay for it.

    Be sure to check out our review of the MMX 300 before clicking over to read the TechPowerUp review.

  • The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series Graphics Cards Launched

    Published: Monday, August 20, 2018 | By: Dennis

    Those of you who have listed in the Hardware Asylum Podcast back in May 2018 may have noticed that we talked extensively about how video cards were back on the market.  If you didn’t catch the show be sure to check it out. 

    In that episode we talk about several reasons for why cards were back in stock and one of those was a rumor that a new NVIDIA card was set to be released.  At the time everyone was grasping for any information about the new project and up until “now” nobody had it right.  The name was wrong, the model number was wrong.  In fact the only thing anyone got right was the name of the GPU architecture, Turing.

    At Gamescom the NVIDIA CEO announced the new generation of GeForce graphics for gamers called the GeForce RTX.  Unlike previous generations they are hitting the market with ALL of the halo chips including the RTX 2080, RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2070 and RTX 2070 Ti.  In the past the Ti editions would be a cash grab for after the early adopters exhausted the first release and it would seem this time around several things have changed. 

    Mind you I didn’t get any of this information from NVIDIA though I’m pretty sure they monitor everything I write so, maybe, just maybe I’ll get an email.

    But, I digress

    On to what I noticed from my arm chair

    • I had already mentioned this but normal and Ti edition cards were announced at the same time.  This is a major change in the NVIDIA release cycle and while they will stage the cards to market they were at least launched at the same time.
    • The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is $1200 USD!!  Yes that’s right, twelve hundo.  The GTX 1080 Ti was half that and I have a theory as to why.  Well, two theories.
    • Theory #1:  Remember when there was a GPU shortage and retailers would price gouge buyers AND cash flush gamers would pay it?  Well, guess what? those consumers (miners, gamers etc) provided to NVIDIA that people are willing to pay $1200 bux for a video card.  On top of that even if gamers can’t afford to buy the card the miners will be fisting over cash trying to Pokemon every RTX they can find.
    • Theory #2: There won’t be a Titan version (not likely) and the RTX 2080 Ti will take the spot while the Quadro cards will fill in the professional gap left by the Titan.
    • The NVIDIA Marketing engine is running 120% to re-brand the new cards as the second coming for gamers.  It is all about ray tracing and the ability to get most excellent graphics in real time.  That is no small feat and I applaud them for making it happen however the brutal “in your face” “nobody listens to us cause we are only the leader in performance graphics” “blah blah something about certain generations not reading anymore, thinking YouTube is truthful, laptops are for gaming so, we had better hit them hard with messages they don’t understand” marketing seems a little extreme.  #heyitworked
    • There are actually some decent cards in the GeForce RTX line-up and at a reasonable price.  You can get the RTX 2070 for $600 USD and there is promise that downmarket cards like the 2060 and 2050 will likely follow sometime later.  Or, maybe that will be what all of the “extra” GTX 1080 Ti cards will end up becoming.
    • The new heatsink design is pretty damn ugly however; I will say that for a factory cooling solution it is better than the old blower design.
    • EVGA is doing some amazing things with RTX and will finally break into the 2.5 slot cooler designs.  We can thank NVIDIA for removing 4-Way SLI for that little gem.
    • Speaking of SLI I didn’t catch how what would work with the new Turing based cards.  It seems to only be available on the 2080’s and will be using NVLink.  NVIDIA has 4 slot bridges listed on the NVIDIA website so maybe that will be a thing, again?
    • Finally, power the new GPUs are super sippy when it comes to power consumption.  RTX 2070 @ 185W while the RTX 2080 Ti tops out @ 260W.

    On the positive we have a new GPU on the market and that always makes me excited.  This will expand what games can do, will push VR to the next level and might even bring back 3D Vision!!  (Ha just kidding).  As always I can’t wait to get a card in the lab and really see how powerful it is, how well it overclocks and learn more about the Turing architecture.

    I’m also super excited to see how many RTX 20 Series cards Jay (@jayztwocents) will get from NVIDIA so he can gloat about them on his channel.  Inevitably he will later complain about them when everyone else (the board partners) sends over cards for him to review. 

    Must be nice! 

    Take care and stay tuned.

  • Everything is New with EVGA GeForce GTX 20-Series

    Published: Monday, August 20, 2018 | By: Dennis

    August 20th, 2018 – The EVGA GeForce RTX 20-Series Graphics Cards are powered by the all-new NVIDIA Turing architecture to give you incredible new levels of gaming realism, speed, power efficiency, and immersion. With the EVGA GeForce RTX 20-Series gaming cards you get the best gaming experience with next generation graphics performance, ice cold cooling with EVGA iCX2, and advanced overclocking features with the all new EVGA Precision X1 software.

    The new NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX GPUs have reinvented graphics and set a new bar for performance. Powered by the new NVIDIA Turing™ GPU architecture and the revolutionary NVIDIA RTX platform, the new graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading. This is not only a whole new way to experience games—this is the ultimate PC gaming experience.

    The new GPUs were unveiled at a special NVIDIA two-day event called the “GeForce Gaming Celebration” which kicked off tonight at the Palladium in Cologne, Germany ahead of Gamescom 2018.

    Completely Redesigned From the Ground Up:

    • Redesigned iCX2 Cooling is 14% Cooler and 19% Quieter
    • First Ever Hydro Dynamic Bearing (HDB) VGA Fans Offer Lower Noise and Longer Lifespan
    • New Shield and Trim to Customize Your Card
    • New Fan Blades, Rotation Direction and Hub Designed for Quiet and Efficient Operation
    • EVGA Precision X1 Software Gives You New Way to Overclock
    • Real-Time Wattage Monitoring on EVGA iCX2 Cards and Precision X1
    • New Premium Box Design

    The World's First Ray-Tracing Gaming Graphics Card
    When it comes to next-gen gaming, it’s all about realism. EVGA GeForce RTX 20-Series Graphics Cards are light years ahead of other cards, delivering truly unique real-time ray-tracing technologies for cutting-edge, hyper-realistic graphics.

    Next Generation Cooling
    The next generation in cooling is here with EVGA iCX2. This new cooling solution offers improved cooling, lower noise levels and 9 additional thermal sensors for ‘Peace of Mind Gaming.’ Learn more about EVGA iCX2 at www.evga.com/icx2

    Next Generation Overclocking
    With a brand new layout, completely new codebase, new features and more, the new EVGA Precision X1 software is faster, easier and better than ever. When paired with an NVIDIA Turing graphics card, the new EVGA Precision X1 will unleash the full potential with a built in overclock scanner, adjustable frequency curve and RGB LED control. Learn more about EVGA Precision X1 at www.evga.com/px1

    Your Style
    Customizable trim and shroud options (sold separately) let you match your gaming PC's theme.

    Built for Gamers
    Legendary EVGA support to assist 24/7, EVGA Step-Up Program, Forums, Gaming Servers and more to help you game and share.

    Learn more at https://www.evga.com/rtx

    About EVGA 
    EVGA is the #1 NVIDIA authorized partner in channel sales throughout North America and Latin America and a leading Power Supply Manufacturer. Based on the philosophy of intelligent innovation, market knowledge, and the real time operation, EVGA continues to identify the need in the market place and providing the solution to that need. By offering product differentiation, 24/7 tech support, a 90 day Step-Up program, and other customer focused programs, EVGA is a clear leader in all categories: etail, retail, distribution, and system integration. With headquarters in Brea, CA, EVGA’s global coverage includes EVGA GmbH in Munich, EVGA LATAM in Miami, and EVGA Hong Kong. For further information online about EVGA, visit: www.evga.com

  • NVIDIA RTX Platform Brings Real-Time Ray Tracing and AI to Barrage of Blockbuster Games

    Published: Monday, August 20, 2018 | By: Dennis

    Led by Battlefield V and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, World’s Top Game Developers Adopt NVIDIA RTX

    COLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gamescom -- Following the introduction of the first NVIDIA Turing™ architecture-based GeForce RTX™ gaming GPUs, NVIDIA today announced that a barrage of blockbuster games — led by Battlefield™ V and Shadow of the Tomb Raider — are being developed on the NVIDIA RTX™ platform, enabling real-time ray tracing and all-new AI capabilities in games.

    NVIDIA RTX has quickly emerged as the industry-standard game development platform for adding real-time ray tracing to games. The Turing architecture’s new RT Cores enable real-time ray tracing of objects and environments with physically accurate shadows, reflections, refractions and global illumination.

    “The NVIDIA RTX platform and GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs bring real-time ray tracing to games 10 years sooner than anyone could have ever imagined,” said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of Content and Technology at NVIDIA. “Thanks to the AI and hardware light-ray acceleration built into GeForce RTX GPUs, games using these futuristic features are right around the corner.”

    NVIDIA RTX comes with a strong set of tools that game developers are using to add ray-tracing and AI effects, including hardware and software that enable advanced programmable shaders, ray tracing and deep learning. The NVIDIA RTX platform benefits from support in Microsoft’s new DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API, games adopting it in development for Windows and Vulkan APIs, and hardware acceleration integrated into NVIDIA’s Turing architecture.

    “GeForce RTX and NVIDIA’s Turing architecture provide an astonishingly powerful new foundation for game development by combining ray tracing acceleration, artificial intelligence hardware, and programmable shading in one GPU for the first time ever,” said Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games.

    Broad Game Adoption of Real-Time Ray Tracing
    Games that will feature real-time ray tracing include the following, with more to come:

    Powered by Turing’s Tensor Cores, which perform lightning-fast deep neural network processing, GeForce RTX GPUs also support Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS), a technology that applies deep learning and AI to rendering techniques, resulting in crisp, smooth edges on rendered objects in games.

    Broad Game Adoption of DLSS
    Games that will use DLSS include the following, with more to come:

    Support from Industry’s Top Developers
    Many of the gaming industry’s most important companies have expressed support for the NVIDIA RTX platform, in addition to developers of professional rendering applications, such as Adobe, Autodesk and Pixar. Among those voicing support include:

    • “With GeForce RTX the future is now, and NVIDIA is reinventing graphics by enabling real-time ray tracing. For the first time, the NVIDIA RTX platform has given us the opportunity to integrate real-time global illumination into our engine, and specifically our upcoming title, Metro Exodus. This allows us to achieve the most realistic lighting simulations seen in real-time graphics.” — Oleksandr Shyshkovtsov, CTO, 4A Games
       
    • “We had an excellent partnership with NVIDIA on Rise of the Tomb Raider. Now, thanks to NVIDIA RTX technology, we are pleased to announce that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will, quite fittingly, feature real-time shadows.” — Rich Briggs, senior brand director, Crystal Dynamics
       
    • “From a game publishing perspective, GeForce RTX from NVIDIA is really exciting. We can see a future where games are more realistic and more immersive, for our game-playing customers. This is a great time to be a PC gamer.” — Klemens Kundratitz, CEO, Deep Silver
       
    • “Battlefield fans expect us to keep pushing the boundaries of graphical fidelity and this new NVIDIA RTX platform allows us to hold true to that commitment. Our investment in RTX is allowing us to take a huge graphical leap forward and the ambition is that Battlefield will look vastly more lifelike and dynamic for PC players.” — Christian Holmquist, technical director, DICE
       
    • “With its Turing architecture, NVIDIA has shattered the photorealism barrier that current-generation rasterizing techniques have presented until now.” — Kim Libreri, CTO, Epic Games
       
    • “DLSS delivers a stunning picture by smoothing the edges of rendered objects like never before. For MMORPG, applying artificial intelligence to anti-aliasing results in a much-improved gaming experience — it’s a brilliant way to use GeForce RTX’s Tensor Cores.” — Kris Guo, CEO, Seasun and senior vice president of Kingsoft
       
    • “It was remarkably easy to integrate ray tracing into Atomic Heart using the NVIDIA RTX platform. As always, NVIDIA provided a great tool set along with their expertise, and GeForce RTX provided the necessary horsepower.” — Robert Bagratuni, CEO, Mundfish
       
    • “GeForce RTX has made real-time ray tracing a reality in Justice, and the results are jaw dropping. Thanks to GeForce RTX, real-time ray tracing is here, and has arrived about 10 years ahead of schedule.” — ZhiPeng Hu, general manager of NetEase LeiHuo Studio
       
    • “Real-time ray tracing was always something that was out of reach for gaming, but NVIDIA GeForce RTX changes that. Ray-traced shadows, reflections, refractions and ambient occlusion are stunning — they are literally game changers.” — Donggun Kim, executive producer, ProjectDH, NEXON Korea devCAT Studio
       
    • “Nixxes Software has a long history of collaboration with NVIDIA. We are excited to continue that tradition with the integration of real-time ray-traced shadows into the PC version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider.” — Jurjen Katsman, CEO, Nixxes Software BV.

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    NVIDIA’s (NASDAQ: NVDA) invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. More information at http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/.