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Nvidia ships Maxwell architecture in GeForce GTX 980M, 970M GPUs

10/07, 5:12pm

Notebook GPUs gain recently-launched Maxwell architecture

Nvidia's Maxwell architecture is now available for notebooks, the graphics chip producer has announced. Previously revealed for desktops in September, the architecture is being made available in the Geforce GTX 980M and GTX 970M GPUs, components claim are now the fastest and second-fastest notebook graphics cards available today.

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Nvidia announces GTX 970, 980 cards with Maxwell GPU architecture

09/19, 12:30am

Tenth generation of Nvidia architecture delivers new lighting, anti-aliasing, and sampling

During the company's Game24 livestream event, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage to announce> the next generation of GPU technology to be found in the 900 series of graphics cards. Nvidia's Maxwell, the tenth GPU architecture to be released from the graphics company, offers a number of new features over its Kepler predecessor, including new technologies like multi-frame sample anti-aliasing (MFAA) and dynamic super resolution (DSR).

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NVIDIA confirms Kepler graphics delayed into 2012

08/05, 4:55pm

Clarifies when commercial introduction will begin

Last week rumors flew about NVIDIA delaying the launch of its next generation Kepler GPUs from late 2011 until some time in 2012. Then, Chris Malachowsky, senior vice president of research and co-founder of Nvidia, reaffirmed that the Keplers would indeed be shipping by year's end. NVIDIA has now backtracked and claims that, while it's on target for receiving the silicon to build the GPUs, actual production of commercial units won't start until 2012.

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NVIDIA seen delaying Kepler, Maxwell graphics to 2012, 2014

07/08, 8:05am

NVIDIA may push Kepler and Maxwell GPUs by a year

NVIDIA is pushing back the launches of its Kepler and Maxwell graphics architectures by roughly a year, rumors from the video card industry alleged on Friday. Originally slated for late 2011 and 2013, the respective 28 and 22/20 nanometer designs are now supposedly being moved to 2012 and 2014. The Digitimes sources believed that NVIDIA's fabrication partner TSMC wasn't producing good yields of 28nm parts and that Kepler wasn't running as quickly as hoped for.

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NVIDIA to replace Fermi graphcis with Kepler in 2011

09/21, 3:15pm

NVIDIA Kepler to be 3X more efficient than Fermi

As part of its GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA today provided a brief glimpse at its future graphics architecture, Kepler. The design will replace the Fermi core of today's GeForce 400 series and should calculate about five gigaflops of per watt, or more than three times the 1.5 gigaflops of Fermi hardware. Both the redesign as well as a shrink in the assembly process from 40 nanometers to 28 should reduce the need for extra cooling and power in notebooks and other hardware in tight spaces.

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