Posted on Tuesday, August 21 2018 @ 14:47:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Logitech showcases the G PRO Wireless Gaming Mouse, the firm's first LIGHTSPEED wireless gaming mouse for eSports. This peripheral features a next-gen HERO sensor with 16k resolution and has a weight of just 80g. Logitech will start shipping it later this month for $149.99. A wired G Pro Gaming Mouse will also ship for $69.99.
-Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced the Logitech® G PRO Wireless Gaming Mouse, the first Logitech G LIGHTSPEED™ wireless gaming mouse designed with and for professional esports athletes. The Logitech G PRO Wireless mouse was built for the highest levels of professional play and features Logitech G’s next-generation HERO (High Efficiency Rated Optical) 16K sensor for the ultimate in sensor speed, accuracy and responsiveness. The PRO Wireless mouse also features Logitech G’s exclusive LIGHTSPEED wireless technology, the only wireless solution that provides pro grade performance and is actively used in tournament play by top professionals.
The PRO Wireless mouse was designed to be ultra-lightweight at 80g and yet incredibly strong. A feat of engineering, this strong lightweight build is thanks to an advanced 1mm thin wall construction and unique endoskeleton design. The PRO Wireless is also compatible with the Logitech G POWERPLAY Wireless Charging System, for infinite charging and play. The mouse represents more than 2 years of development in collaboration with more than 50 professional esports players globally, and blends extreme performance with the most advanced technologies into a gaming mouse design intended to do one thing: help you win.
“We’ve always believed that wireless would advance so esports pros could play and win with our wireless gear,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming. “We've had players using this mouse in competition for months, including Profit from the London Spitfire at the OWL Championship, and it's a proven winner.”
For a performance edge on the competition, the Logitech G PRO Wireless features Logitech G’s industry-leading HERO 16K sensor, the highest performance sensor available today. The HERO 16K sensor incorporates an all-new lens and an updated tracking algorithm that delivers ultra-precise tracking with no acceleration, smoothing, or filtering over the entire DPI range. It exceeds the performance of previous generation sensors, and is capable of exceeding 400 IPS and delivering 16,000 DPI tracking with pixel-precise accuracy.
"Having such a lightweight wireless mouse that I knew I could depend on made a huge difference for me at the championship," said Profit, London Spitfire. "It helped me win the MVP - it's a god mouse."
Coupled with Logitech G’s ultra-fast LIGHTSPEED wireless technology, the Logitech G PRO Wireless provides a lag-free gaming experience, with a 1ms report rate, end-to-end optimized wireless connection and incredible responsiveness for reliable competition-level performance. The LIGHTSPEED Wireless USB receiver can be stored inside the mouse for easy portability.
Every aspect of the Logitech G PRO Wireless allows for precision control. The mouse was designed in collaboration with over 50 esports pros and the result is a mouse that's both lightweight, comfortable and delivers the highest performance.
“It was really cool to collaborate with Logitech G on a project like the G PRO Wireless mouse," said Zven, Team SoloMid. "They really listened and reacted to our needs. We asked for everything and they designed an amazing mouse that is perfect for my needs.”
The mouse also features removable left and right side buttons that make it truly ambidextrous and all buttons and LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting can also be customized using Logitech Gaming Software (LGS). The DPI button is located on the underside of the Logitech G PRO Wireless to prevent unintentional DPI shifts in-game.
In addition, Logitech G also announced today that the Logitech® G PRO Gaming Mouse will get an upgrade. The new mouse will include Logitech G’s new HERO 16K sensor and a low-friction, flexible cable, while keeping the comfortable classic design and superior click performance.
Posted on Tuesday, August 21 2018 @ 14:21:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Ubisoft showed off an announcement trailer of The Settlers at Gamescom. This is the latest title in this long-standing franchise, which celebrates its 25-year anniversary this year.
Forced to leave their homelands after a devastating earthquake of mysterious origins, the Settlers set sail towards the unknown in the hopes of finding a new home. Not only will they face countless new challenges, they will also become part of an ancient mystery that will change their lives forever.
Posted on Tuesday, August 21 2018 @ 14:15:43 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Multi-GPU will get even rarer in the future than it already is as NVIDIA has removed this option from its GeForce RTX 2070. With the introduction of Pascal, NVIDIA removed SLI from its GeForce GTX 1060 series, and now word is going around that the new NVLink will be exclusive to the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti.
The official website also claims that NVLINK is only supported by RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. Official Founders Edition pictures and first aftermarket RTX 2070 design from Gigabyte, also indicate that NVLINK experience will not be available under 699 USD.
The reason why is unknown, but it's likely a business decision to remove multi-GPU entirely from everything but the upper high-end. The real question is, do sufficient gamers care about multi-GPU?
Posted on Tuesday, August 21 2018 @ 13:57:19 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The new Founders Edition cards in the GeForce RTX lineup not only feature a beefier, dual-fan cooling solution but are also factory overclocked. In a new blog post, NVIDIA explains the features of the Founders Edition in great detail.
NVIDIA claims the new cards emit just 1/5th the noise when overclocked when compared to an overclocked Pascal Founders Edition, a reduction of 8 decibels. These Founders Edition cards are also factory overclocked, you get a 90MHz out-of-the-box overclock versus the stock clockspeeds. This is the first time NVIDIA does this, and it definitely adds some value versus the stock-clocked AIB versions that are $100/$200 cheaper.
To deliver record-breaking performance, the factory-overclocked GeForce RTX 2080 uses 225 Watts of power out of the box, and tops out around 280 Watts for enthusiasts chasing ultimate overclocking performance.
Furthermore, the entire power delivery system has been rebuilt for GeForce RTX Founders Edition graphics cards, starting with the all-new 13-phase iMON DrMOS power supply. Of particular note here is our new ability to switch off arbitrarily phases, for drastically-reduced power consumption at low workloads, which greatly increases power efficiency.
Posted on Tuesday, August 21 2018 @ 11:47:43 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gigabyte reveals its upcoming Turing-based video cards:
GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, and NVIDIA, the leading company of GPU, released the latest GeForce® RTX 20 series graphics cards that powered by NVIDIA TuringTM architecture. GIGABYTE first launched 5 graphics cards - Geforce® RTX 2080 Ti GAMING OC 11G, Geforce® RTX 2080 Ti WINDFORCE OC 11G, Geforce® RTX 2080 GAMING OC 8G, Geforce® RTX 2080 WINDFORCE OC 8G, and Geforce® RTX 2070 GAMING OC 8G. The 5 graphics cards feature GIGABYTE WINDFORCE 3X cooling system with alternate spinning fan, RGB fusion, protection metal back plate, GIGABYTE certified ultra-durable materials and one-click overclocking, so that all gamers can enjoy the ultimate gaming experience with the extreme performance.
GIGABYTE WINDFORCE 3x cooling system takes care of every component on the graphics card, and is equipped with 3 unique blade fans, high-efficiency pure copper composite heat-pipes, heat pipes directly touch GPU, and semi-passive fan function. These cooling technologies keep the graphics card in a low-temperature at any time, resulting in higher and more stable performance. The middle fan spins in reverse to optimize airflow for heat dissipation, enabling more efficient performance at a lower temperature.
The graphics card uses the multi-phase power supply design to allow the MOSFET to operate at lower temperature, and over-temperature protection design and load balancing for each MOSFET, plus the Ultra Durable certified chokes and capacitors, to provide excellent performance and longer system life. The one-click overclocking function provides 3 preset modes, and the user can easily switch settings according to different requirement. The back of the graphics card has a metal back plate that not only strengthens the overall structure, but also prevents the PCB from bending or falling parts. In addition, in order to meet the needs of the gamers, RGB fusion allows users to freely adjust the color of the lights and various special effects through AORUS Engine.
GIGABYTE not only released 5 TuringTM architecture graphics cards, but also will launch more AORUS series graphics cards for enthusiasts in the near future, including the air-cooled and water-cooled designs of the latest generation of RGB lighting, allowing gamers to have more choice to build an ultimate gaming machine.
Posted on Monday, August 20 2018 @ 22:50:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gigabyte uploaded a teaser video of an upcoming GeForce RTX video card from the AORUS family. Not a whole lot to see here, except that these models will feature impressive RGB LED effects.
You can see three fans with round RGB LED strips, all of them individually addressable.
Posted on Monday, August 20 2018 @ 22:23:44 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
MSI send over a teaser of its GeForce RTX 2000 series video cards.
As the leading brand in True Gaming hardware, MSI has sold over 8 million graphics cards in the last year alone. Today we are extremely proud to share with you our take on NVIDIA’s exciting new GeForce® RTX 20 series GPUs.
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.
”Turing is NVIDIA’s most important innovation in computer graphics in more than a decade,” said Justin Walker, director of GeForce desktop at NVIDIA. “It is this same drive for innovation that we appreciate in AIB partners like MSI.”
Overview of MSI GeForce® RTX 20 Series Graphics Cards
Based on NVIDIA’s new Turing architecture, MSI announces it will carry the following series as seen in this PR:
Equipped with a brand new premium design and triple fans, the GAMING TRIO and DUKE series will deliver the best-in-class thermal performance you have come to expect from MSI.
As our Hybrid Air- & Liquid Cooling series, the SEA HAWK has become immensely popular for making liquid cooling both easy to install and maintenance-free for gamers.
A fresh wind is blowing through our line-up as VENTUS makes its first appearance with a minimalistic dual fan design.
Completing the line-up, the blower type thermal design of AERO isolates the airflow used in cooling the graphics card and ejects it out of the system through the back.
With this comprehensive lineup for next generation graphics cards, we are confident that there will be a suitable model for every gamer looking for the next level of performance.
Posted on Monday, August 20 2018 @ 22:05:52 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA discussed two new virtual reality rendering techniques that are supported by its Turing-class GPUs:
Variable Rate Shading (VRS) optimizes rendering by applying more shading horsepower in detailed areas of the scene and throttling back in scenes with less perceptible detail. This can be used for foveated rendering by reducing the shading rate on the periphery of scenes, where users are less likely to focus, particularly when combined with the emergence of eye-tracking.
Multi-View Rendering enables next-gen headsets that offer ultra-wide fields of view and canted displays, so users see only the virtual world without a bezel. A next-generation version of Single Pass Stereo, Multi-View Rendering doubles to four the number of projection views for a single rendering pass. And all four are now position-independent and able to shift along any axis. By rendering four projection views, it can accelerate canted (non-coplanar) head-mounted displays with extremely wide fields of view.
Furthermore, the Turing-based GeForce RTX cards are equipped with USB Type-C and VirtualLink, for the next-generation of VR headsets. This will enable VR headsets to be connected to your PC with a single connector.