With a small selection of fans, NVIDIA held a gaming update event to update their ardent supporters on the new features and capabilities of the latest range of NVIDIA features that is heading to them, in the form of GTX 980ti and DirectX 12.
One of the big features touted by NVIDIA was G-Sync, a feature where the graphics of the game are used to deliver smoother game play by stabilising the frame rates that are rendered in game. So, rather than having fluctuations of frame rates that can lead to image stuttering and tearing while the game is running, G-Sync stabilises the render so that movements in game are smooth and appear jerk-free. At the event, NVIDIA announced the first wave of G-Sync equipped gaming notebooks, which the audience was eager to try out on the spot.
NVIDIA also talked about their latest graphics card – the GTX 980ti. Powered by their Maxwell architecture, the new GTX 980ti was designed to deliver Titan-X-like performance, but on a more affordable scale. With graphic rendering features such as ray-tracing shadow modelling, real-time volumetric rendering and even the aforementioned G-Sync feature, the GTX 980ti is the company’s current flagship gaming hardware that is expected to be seen in the upcoming months, rolled out by their manufacturing partners for gamers everywhere.