No New GPUs But What Did Nvidia Have at Computex?
Peter Donnell / 1 year ago
Nvidia Computex 2018
It’s no secret that Nvidia is leading the GPU market for gaming. With that in mind, it seems they’re in no hurry to launch a new GPU just yet, although we suspect they’re pretty much ready to do so. While we wait a few more months for a new GPU though, we still wanted to see what they had to offer at Computex. Admittedly, their setup was massively smaller this year than we’ve previously seen, but there’s some fun stuff here regardless, albeit, nothing really new.
With the introduction of Max-Q design systems a while back, Nvidia is still pushing hard in the mobile world. Nvidia 10-series equipped systems are commonplace now, and they’re eager to show off some of their latest partner systems.
MSI GS65 GTX 1070 Max-Q
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1070 Max-Q
Gigabyte Aero 15X GTX 1070 Max-Q
Acer Predator Triton 700 GTX 1080 Max-Q
Samsung Odyssey-Z GTX 1060
Xiaomi MI GTX 1060
HDR and G-Sync
OK, so the laptops speak for themselves and aren’t inherently something Nvidia creates. However, their HDR and G-Sync tech is shaping up nicely. They had the latest ASUS RoG monitors on display, allowing up to test out the latest games in truly stunning detail. HDR is quickly moving into the PC gaming market and Nvidia are right there to support it. However, now the tech is working on their latest G-Sync ready monitors. They’re not cheap, but damn, do they look good.
It’s hard to show you how HDR work with a non-HDR image on a non-HDR display. However, you can see here that the non-HDR monitor (right) has clouding and a blown out image, while the one on the left is a lot deeper in regards to contrast. It’s more pronounced in real life of course.
Real Time Ray Tracing
The DGX Station running Epic’s Unreal Engine demo is truly something to behold. It’s hard to put into words how impressive it is. Afterall, CGI graphics are already amazing, but the rendering and processing times can be significant.
It comes as little surprise then that throwing an extremely powerful system at the job can improve the performance. The heat coming from the system was significant, which is why is uses a high-airflow filtered mesh design.
The chassis alone looks amazing, but with four GV100 GPUs and an Intel Xeon CPU, water cooling, and more, it’s still a $49,900 system, and that’s despite a recent price cut.
Overall, we left Nvidia’s suite at Computex hungry for more. Their large format displays, laptops, and workstations are cool, but the gamer in me is hungry for GTX 11xx or GTX 2xxx, or whatever they call it! Are you looking forward to their next-generation hardware?
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