So seriously! What's up with Windows 8 ! or more to the point - What's up with the recently released Microsoft Windows 8.1? update? The free update from Microsoft Windows 8.1, released as recently as October 17th was designed to bring numerous new features and improvements based on consumer feedback to a better desktop user experience. For some users, the Windows 8.1 update has been successful, and for others it has a been another exercise in frustration, resulting in an error code for many users. Meanwhile, more issues plague Windows 8 overall, as Microsoft pulls Windows 8.1 RT update from the Windows Store.
Lots of news and latest tech from NVIDIA in Montreal, with the latest update to NVIDIA'S 2013 Holiday Gaming Bundle, and NVIDIA GameWorks in a blog post as NVIDIA VP Tony Tamasi demonstrated new software tools and technologies coming soon to the NVIDIA GameWorks development platform including Flex PhysX and FlameWorks, combined with an easy to download and digest .pdf of the days highlights and events. And NVIDIA unveils the latest extreme performance graphics card - GeForce GTX780 Ti for Pure Accelerated Performance. See More
Today, AMD published a new blog on the collaboration between Microsoft and AMD for great performance and user experience in Windows 8.1. The blog contains some interesting data points surrounding the performance differences we have observed between when AMD launched the latest A-series of APU’s and now, combining the enhancements our driver team have delivered with the work Microsoft has achieved with Windows 8.1.
Even-though the feature was still in the BETA stage at the time NVIDIA SHIELD was released earlier in July, the ability to stream PC games from your GeForce GTX PC to SHIELD was lauded by critics, and highly anticipated from those eager enthusiasts, while some folks can still recall the anticipation and excitement of the infamous shouts from January at this year's CES, “Shut Up and take my money!”
In the pursuit of solving a decades old problem of onscreen tearing, stuttering, artifacts and lag, NVIDIA today announces NVIDIA G-SYNC technology which, for the first time, enables perfect synchronization between the GPU and the display. The result is consistently smooth frame rates and ultrafast response not possible with previous display technologies.”G-SYNC eliminates this tradeoff. It perfectly syncs the monitor to the GPU, regardless of frame rate, leading to uncompromised PC gaming experiences.” See More