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NVIDIA is pleased to announce the first Photo Champion for 3D Vision Live, Nick Saglimbeni. Regular visitors to the site should be well familiar with Nick's images. His Warehouse Wonderland image won the site's first monthly Photo Contest, and he was also the first repeat winner of the Contest two months later with Kim Kardashian's Wild West - one of the site's first 3D celebrity images. Nick is receiving the 2012 3D Vision Live Photo Champion Award as our formal...
Sorry folks for the delay in announcing the winner for May's Photo Contest - we had an issue with the search function and needed to make sure all entries were considered. Without further ado, on to the results! Alex Savin has been submitting some excellent images from his European adventures for some time now, and his "Fontana di Trevi" is a wonderful example of stereo photography that just plain works. The composition is top notch and the image is sharp throughout, which...
James Cameron continues to pioneer 3D technology. With the first Avatar he showed what 3D could add to the film experience. After criticizing the fast conversions from 2D to 3D that many Hollywood studios have released since Avatar, Cameron oversaw a team that turned Titanic into a 3D blockbuster. That film has been a commercial and critical success, showing what a year of meticulous conversion and $18 million can add to a 15-year-old movie. The director talks about Avatar,...
Marvel Entertainment was one of the first major Hollywood companies to commit to 3D movies. Beginning last summer, every movie based on a Marvel comic property was to be either filmed in 3D or converted to 3D for theatrical and home entertainment releases. When this mandate came down, Ari Arad (Iron Man), producer of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, turned to NVIDIA to help with the production of the Sony Pictures sequel, which is now out on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD....
People are flocking to the theater to take in Pixar’s latest animated film, Brave, which we recommend seeing in 3D, of course. After seeing the movie you can relive the adventure by picking up the gorgeous Brave: The Video Game for PC. The third-person action/adventure game lets you play the role of Princess Merida—Pixar’s first female lead character—as you follow her adventures in a family-friendly storyline based on the film. Engage in bow-and-arrow and sword combat and...

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Reviewers are describing our new GeForce GTX 1070 GPU as an ideal mix of price, performance and power consumption in a series of technical reviews that began rolling in over the weekend.

Introduced earlier this month at the DreamHack gamer gathering in Austin, Texas, the GeForce GTX 1070 — and the GeForce GTX 1080 — are the first gaming GPUs based on our new Pascal architecture.

Both bring unparalleled performance within reach of more gamers than ever before. The result: reviewers are showering the GeForce GTX 1070 with endorsements.

  • PC World: “NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 is one hell of a graphics card, delivering Titan X-level performance at a price real gamers can afford,” they wrote. “The GeForce GTX 1070 is a prince worthy of a royal reception.”
  • Computer Shopper: “The GTX 1070 offers more bang for your gaming buck than any GPU we’ve tested.”
  • HARD | OCP: “NVIDIA has created a highly compelling video card for the masses looking for the best gameplay experience,” they wrote. “The GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition is likely to go down as a major value in terms of balance of performance, features, power efficiency and pricing.”
  • Tom’s Hardware: “GeForce GTX 1070 is faster than the company’s fastest Maxwell-based solution at a price point less than half of what a Titan X still sells for.”
  • Tweaktown: “There’s nothing that doesn’t impress with the GeForce GTX 1070.”
  • Polygon: “This is a slick piece of tech — a quiet beast of a graphics card that delivers more for less in almost every way possible,” they wrote. “This is a significant leap in technology.”

Got a few superlatives you’d like to share? Let us know in the comment box below.

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Welcome to the funhouse: Young fans try out NVIDIA’s VR Funhouse experience at Computex.

More than 5,000 gamers this week are escaping Taipei’s steamy summer streets, making their way up several stories through the Grand Hyatt Taipei’s marble atrium to the cooler alternative realities delivered up at NVIDIA’s Experience Center.

A key diversion at Computex – one of the world’s most important technology shows –  the transformed ballroom bathed in NVIDIA green is bursting with young fans seeking an early glimpse at favorite games and new VR experiences powered by spanking new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs. The latest Pascal-based GPUs just started shipping in recent days, to broad acclaim by the gaming press.

There’s Lara Croft scrambling through twilight scenes in Tomb Raider, and scenes of Celtic mythology played out in the gorgeous new Hellblade game. Both are seen at dazzling frames rates.

Plus, there are experiences like VR Funhouse, NVIDIA’s own creation based on carnival-inspired mini-games. It features challenges such as tossing basketballs, popping balloons and shooting at targets fired from a cartoonish cannon. And there’s Everest, for a slow trudge along Himalayan chasms and up ice-covered shelves.

Power of 10: Computex fans try out the GeForce GTX 1080.

“It took a little getting used to but once I got the hang of it, I loved the experience of battling with the other player,” said Chen Wai, an 18-year-old college freshman at Tsinghua University, in Taipei. He played the pre-release version of Unspoken, an action game in which players roam through a  hidden world of magical spells and duels.

Underscoring the attraction is the performance of GTX 1080, which offers 2x the performance of GeForce TITAN X and 3x its efficiency. Framerates are up by up to 88 percent in benchmarks, with an average increase of 69 percent.

In VR, the GeForce GTX 1080 shows its stuff with Pascal’s new Simultaneous Multi-Projection capabilities, which improve viewing of VR perspectives on a wide range of screens.

And lines are longest at Experience Center booths showing off Ansel, NVIDIA’s new photo-capturing technology. Announced last month, Ansel allows players to take lavish photos of their gaming experiences, maneuvering the lens through different angles and using post-process filters to capture images in super-high fidelity that can be shared in 360-degree panoramas.

Inez Lim, a 22-year-old Singaporean studying in Taiwan, said: “Ansel is fantastic! It lets me capture images of the gameplay in high resolution.” She took home a printed copy of a scene from The Witness, a puzzle game set on a remote island.

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