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Don't install the newest Nvidia driver, it's breaking PCs
Everything from freezes to melted cards, Nvidia. If you’re an Nvidia graphics card user, you might want to hold off on installing the latest driver. The 364.47 driver was released yesterday, and is meant to include optimisations for The Division, Hitman, Need for Speed, Ashes of the...
By Joe Parlock

[EDIT] Hi, thanks for checking OP. This was relevant on March 8, 2016. Since then, Nvidia has released driver 364.51. Responses have been mixed from what I saw, but overall it seems to be a lot better than 364.47. Also, problems seem to be common among multi-monitor setups (explaining my crashes). However, everything I have said here all just came from general observations. Your mileage may vary from theirs. 

The more time passes, the less relevant this gets. If you’re still not sure, do some research, or stick to the safest driver until you plan on getting another AAA game (or until after a few weeks/months). Also, remember those links at the bottom; they’re a good place to go back to whenever you get a bad driver.

Point is, this is becoming more outdated as time goes. Take it with a grain of salt.

I’m actually on version 359.06 because their recent drivers have already been causing me trouble (Seriously, a blue screen in TF2?).

But for those of you who were fine up to now, here’s a warning.

If you find yourself downloading the 364.47 driver, you can always roll back by downloading previous drivers on Nvidia’s websites.

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us

http://www.geforce.com/drivers

NVIDIA Technology Powers New Home Gaming System, Nintendo Switch

The first thing to know about the new Nintendo Switch home gaming system: it’s really fun to play. With great graphics, loads of game titles and incredible performance, the Nintendo Switch will provide people with many hours of engaging and interactive gaming entertainment.

But creating a device so fun required some serious engineering. The development encompassed 500 man-years of effort across every facet of creating a new gaming platform: algorithms, computer architecture, system design, system software, APIs, game engines and peripherals. They all had to be rethought and redesigned for Nintendo to deliver the best experience for gamers, whether they’re in the living room or on the move.

A Console Architecture for the Living Room and Beyond

Nintendo Switch is powered by the performance of the custom Tegra processor. The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an NVIDIA GPU based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards.

The Nintendo Switch’s gaming experience is also supported by fully custom software, including a revamped physics engine, new libraries, advanced game tools and libraries. NVIDIA additionally created new gaming APIs to fully harness this performance. The newest API, NVN, was built specifically to bring lightweight, fast gaming to the masses.

Gameplay is further enhanced by hardware-accelerated video playback and custom software for audio effects and rendering.

We’ve optimized the full suite of hardware and software for gaming and mobile use cases. This includes custom operating system integration with the GPU to increase both performance and efficiency.

NVIDIA gaming technology is integrated into all aspects of the new Nintendo Switch home gaming system, which promises to deliver a great experience to gamers.

The Nintendo Switch will be available in March 2017. More information is available at https://www.nintendo.com/switch.

Nintendo Switch powered by Nvidia Tegra ⊟

I’m not sure exactly how powerful– since there are multiple Tegra chips and this one’s a custom one anyway– but that’s the architecture inside the former NX, according to a blog post by Nvidia this morning.

“The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an NVIDIA GPU based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards.

The Nintendo Switch’s gaming experience is also supported by fully custom software, including a revamped physics engine, new libraries, advanced game tools and libraries. NVIDIA additionally created new gaming APIs to fully harness this performance. The newest API, NVN, was built specifically to bring lightweight, fast gaming to the masses.

Gameplay is further enhanced by hardware-accelerated video playback and custom software for audio effects and rendering.”

Tegra is Nvidia’s line of mobile processors, found inside phones, tablets, that Nvidia Shield thing, and Chromebooks. Tigra is one of the co-founders of L’Trimm, who, along with Bunny, liked the cars that go boom. It can be easy to confuse the two.

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The Large Pixel Collider: The Most Redonkulous Gaming Rig Ever

The PC Master race just got another reason to be smug. From the twisted machinations of PC Gamer magazine (formerly the world’s premiere source of demo cds and demo cd based news) comes this mammoth machine that was created for the sole purpose of running and capturing high-end PC games at resolutions beyond 4K. The actual cost of the machine is almost a parody of PC gaming excesses. It has 4 Nvidia Titan graphics cards costing $1000 a pop and the 64 GB of onboard RAM alone is priced at over $3300. The whole rig needs a custom-built liquid cooling system, and will have an electricity bill equal to that of South Korea. What’s really impressive is, as is true of all high-end gaming PCs, it’s a great preview of what specs your phone will have in 20 years.

[read the rest at dorkly]

NIVIDIA’s growth in gaming revenue area saw a 60 percent jump and rose by $576 million over the last quarter. I guess you could also say that Nintendo contributed a fair amount to that growth. And over the next – as you know, the Nintendo architecture and the company tends to stick with an architecture for a very long time. And so we’ve worked with them now for almost two years. Several hundred engineering years have gone into the development of this incredible game console (Nintendo Switch). I really believe when everybody sees it and enjoys it, they’re going be amazed by it. It’s really like nothing they’ve ever played with before. And of course, the brand, their franchise and their game content is incredible. And so I think this is a relationship that will likely last two decades and I’m super excited about it.” -Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA CEO