Join Hardware Canucks as we bog live from Day 2 of NVIDIA’s Montreal event. Supposedly today will hold a number of announcements as well as some special guests.
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NVIDIA’s Jen Hsun Huang on stage talking about gaming platforms. From Android to PC to Streaming.
Have to agree: the Flameworks demo we saw yesterday was amazing. Hopefully developers implement it.
“NVIDIA’s goal is to be to game development what ILM is to movies” according to Jen Hsun.
Talking 3D Vision and GeForce Experience. Both will become increasingly important over the next few years.
NVIDIA GameStream announced. It is a way to enjoy video games on any screen, any time. From the cloud, from a PC or from SHIELD.
GameStream uses remote graphics. Be it locally or over the net.
GameStream is a nearly lagless. Leverages resources that NVIDIA has been developing through SHIELD and other mediums.
NVIDIA is discussing how SHIELD can become part of this environment by utilizing its streaming technology and use it as a controller.
This isn’t any different from what we have seen in our SHIELD review. However, it is now called Game Console Mode.
Actually, there is one difference. In Game Console Mode, you can now use a wireless Bluetooth controller instead of SHIELD’s controller. Pair the controller (they are using a Nyko controller now) with SHIELD and it acts
Interesting tidbit: it will stream 720P over WiFi or 1080P over Gigabit ethernet.
My guess is that they are optimizing via resolution to ensure low latency. Makes me wonder what will happen with higher bandwidth wireless connections.
Now talking about the holiday gaming bundles. More importantly: SHIELD rebates so this technology can be used. Launching October 28th. Details will be posted below.
ShadowPlay is being discussed now.
This is new: ShadowPlay only works with Kepler cards.
ShadowPlay will stream directly to TwitchTV. That’s a HUGE partnership.
ShadowPlay can stream to Twitch at 1080P @ 60FPS. Impressive. Very little to no overhead.
We go on to 4K now. ”Stutter, Lag and Tearing are the bane of the PC gamer’s experience” – NVIDIA.
Looks like NVIDIA will be addressing every one of those three points. The “lag” part should be interesting.
By the way, you can read more about ShadowPlay HERE.
According to NVIDIA, in the past, gamers have turned off V-Sync to eliminate lag.
For anyone wondering, it looks like this presentation is heading towards a conversation about enhanced Adaptive V-Sync.
NVIDIA announces NVIDIA G-Sync. It starts with a module that gets incorporated directly into the monitor. ASUS, BenQ, Philips and ViewSonic are partners. It starts at the Kepler GPU, ends with the module which will be incorporated into the top gaming monitors. Eliminates tearing, lag AND stutter.
Monitor no longer handles timing. It is now handled by the GPU. This is huge since it ensures that refreshes only happen when the frame is drawn.
As soon as the frame buffer is complete with its process, the frame is sent to the monitor. Also allows for variable refresh rates. This means max refresh rate is 144Hz, elimination of tearing and almost zero lag. Amazing!
Just finished the hands-on demo. G-Sync could be a game changer. It makes a HUGE difference but it has to be seen to be believed. NVIDIA needs a cross-country tour with this to demo it.
Framerates still matter but not as much since you can have a silky experience between 30fps and 60fps. The demos were done on a GTX 760 and it was buttery smooth even though it was hitting about 45fps…..and with no tearing!
Coming up: major contributors to modern 3D graphics. Big names coming up!
By the way; no word about the premium a G-Sync module (which is integrated) will add to the cost of monitors. Here’s hoping there will be a 27″ or 30″ unit available!
Talk about star power! Tim Sweeney (from Epic Games fame), Johan Andersson (DICE’s savant) and John Carmack!!!
Seeing those three guys on stage..at the SAME TIME….is indescribable.
From John Carmack: over the years, we have been willfully blind to artifacts as we strove to achieve higher framerates. Now that won’t happen. (we totally agree!).
One more announcement.
New graphics card!!!!
It is the GTX 780 Ti!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Launching mid-November. No price or performance discussed but it is supposed to be the fastest graphics card NVIDIA has ever produced. Game on AMD!