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NVIDIA HQ 640x426NVIDIA is a computing company based in Santa Clara, California. The company was founded in 1993 by Jen-Husn-Huang, Chris Malachowsky and Curtis Priem. NVIDIA is known for its graphics chips which started with the RIVA, and later extended to the GeForce that has evolved to what most people know today. Desktop GPUs are split between GeForce (consumers) and Quadro+Tesla (Workstations) while mobile GPUs are integrated into the Tegra line of product.

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Tegra 3: Quad-Core and 3X Graphics Boost

01/24/2011, Tegra 3 specs: this leaked slide is almost as good as an official announcement. Tegra 2 will indeed have 4-cores and a graphics processor that will be 3X faster

NVIDIA Gets $1.5B From Intel In Graphics Settlement

01/10/2011, At the close of the stock market, NVIDIA has announced that Intel has agreed to a $1.5B settlement for a dispute concerning the use of NVIDIA’s graphics technology (patents) in Intel’s products (read previous stories). NVIDIA will provide more...

NVIDIA Tegra 2 Overview

01/05/2011, [CES 2011] It’s been exactly one year since NVIDIA announced and showed Tegra 2 to the world, and NVIDIA did not win a whole lot of contract (“design-wins”) with handset and tablet makers – until recently. If you follow this site...

BMW, Tesla Select NVIDIA GPUs

01/04/2011, Both BMW and Tesla have announced that they will be using NVIDIA graphics processors (GPUs) to power the infotainment in upcoming cars. BMW will use NVIDIA GPUs in the following models: 7-Series, 5-Series, 3-Series, Mini Cooper line and X-Series. While...

Onkyo’s TA117 tablet is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 250 chip

12/27/2010, NVIDIA’s Tegra chipset seems to be in the news a lot recently but we don’t see enough tablets powered by it to make us happy. Onkyo Japan has now introduced the TA117 tablet that is powered by NVIDIA’s 1GHz Tegra 250 chipset, giving you plenty of...

LG Optimus 2X launched, in Korea

12/15/2010, LG has just announced the launch of the LG Optimus 2X, a Tegra-powered cousin of the LG Star. The phone features 8GB of storage, a 4-inch WVGA display and a 1500mAh battery. Because it is powered by NVIDIA’s 1GHz Tegra processor, it can decode 1080p...

NVIDIA Looking At Quad-core Chips For Smartphones

12/01/2010, If you’re still dreaming of owning a Tegra 2 device, your dreams might be a little out of date. In a whitepaper about mobile multi-core processors, NVIDIA has confirmed that Tegra 3 is already nearly finished and Tegra 4 is already being developed....

NVIDIA’s Dual-GPU GeForce GTX 595 Pictured

11/22/2010, The first dual-chip GeForce 500 graphics card from NVIDIA has been sighted online, rumored to be the GeForce GT 595, a high-end, single-board card with two Fermi GPUs. Technical specifications are still elusive, but it’s believed that the card will...

Geforce GTX 580: the fastest DX11 GPU

11/09/2010, Here it is… the fastest DX11 graphics processor NVIDIA has finally announced its GeForce GTX 580, its newest high-end GPU that is built for DirectX 11 graphics performance dominance. And what DX11 really means, is “tessellation” (the...

NVIDIA Site Accidentally Confirms GeForce GTX 580 Graphics Card

10/24/2010, Whispers of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 580 have been going around for some time now and a slip-up by the company itself highlights the existence of such a card. The little blip resulted in the GeForce GTX 580 being included on the list of graphics...

Nvidia showcases robotic cardiac surgery

10/20/2010, Nvidia might soon have a major presence in operating theaters, recently showcasing their “beating heart surgery” procedure that is GPU-enabled. This will assist cardiac doctors to perform the heart surgery in a safer manner, helping reduce the...

ThinkPad T-Series Gets NVIDIA Optimus And 60M ThinkPads Sold

10/05/2010, Lenovo has made two positive announcements today. The first is a useful upgrade to its ThinkPad T series which will see the T410, T410s, and T510 be the first business notebooks to use NVIDIA’s Optimus graphics switching that allows users to switch...