Experience Upgrade 5.2 for NVIDIA SHIELD TV released

NVIDIA today released Experience Upgrade 5.2 for SHIELD TVs. The update includes new features like support for dual USB tuners for Plex DVR with Live TV and the ability to record DVR shows to Network Attached Storage (NAS).

Also, with the latest update, you can cast YouTube in 4K at 60fps and also cast Netflix, Google Play Movies, Plex and VUDU in 4K with 5.1 surround sound. Several other streaming apps support 4K casting depending on your region and 5.1 surround sound is also supported by HBO GO (but not in 4K yet).

New in Experience Upgrade 5.2

  • Support for Dual USB tuners for PLEX DVR with Live TV.
  • Record DVR shows to Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Cast 4K YouTube and Netflix video to your SHIELD. 4K cast available on additional apps based on region.
  • Android security patch.

New games and apps are now available, including realMYST for your Android TV, Marvel Heroes streamed from GeForce Now, or the new Facebook video app.

The upgrade also includes the latest Android security patch, Wi-Fi performance, and stability improvements, firmware upgrade 1.11 for the remote and remote with a headphone jack (to v1.12). The Shield controller firmware is also updated to v1.04 and there

The Shield controller firmware is also receiving a new update version 1.04 and there are some network storage directory connectivity improvements as well. The update size is around 150 MB.


ASUS ROG Zephyrus announced with Nvidia GTX 1080 and Max-Q design

ASUS unveiled it ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop at Computex. ASUS ROG Zephyrus is powered by the latest Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphic card for supreme visuals and is VR Ready. It features ultra-slim and portable design at 0.7 inches thick and 4.85 lbs, and has Nvidia Max-Q design hinge design that increases air flow to cool and stable gaming marathon sessions.

The ROG Zephyrus has enhanced keyboard features with a new type of trackpad located to the right of the keyboard for ideal gaming usage that doubles as a numeric keypad. The keyboard also comes with a new feature called ROG Aura that lets you customize dynamic light effects on the WASD and QWER key groups as well as the entire keyboard for customized gaming.

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus laptop includes Sonic Studio II, an audio suite that offers 6 audio controls: Reverb, Bass Boost, Equalizer, Voice Clarity, Smart EQ (Smart Volume) and Surround. Surround is dedicated for 2-channel headset and offers one of the best virtual surround technologies for gaming.

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Nvidia has announced Max-Q at Computex Taipei today, a new design approach that’s intended to enable thin, light, and quiet laptops with strong gaming performance. The company says that the Max-Q spec can cut the power consumption of a GTX 1080 in half, for example, allowing it to be used in an ultraportable notebook.

Finally, ASUS ROG Zephyrus comes with Nvidia Max-Q design which enables thin, light, and quiet laptops with strong gaming performance. The company worked closely with Nvidia on thermal and acoustic design to eke out extra efficiencies.


Dell announced its first-ever Inspiron Gaming desktop

Today at Computex 2017, Dell announced today its first-ever Inspiron Gaming desktop. The new Gaming desktop is powered by latest AMD Ryzen processors.

AMD Ryzen processors feature SenseMI, which optimizes power consumption, task routing, and clock speeds to deliver exceptional responsiveness and performance whether it’s gaming, Virtual Reality or streaming.

Features of the Inspiron Gaming Desktop include:
  • Gaming-focused design touches with functional venting, thermally-optimized airflow routing, available Polar Blue LED Illumination, and easy component access.
  • Up to 850 watts power supply options for supporting dual discrete graphics.
  • VR Ready that supports HTC and Oculus.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 and AMD Radeon RX580 Up to 32GB DDR4 memory
  • Advanced cooling options.
  • Waves MaxxAudio® Pro with Performance 7.1 Channel HD audio
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™ port and up to six SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports total
  • A wide selection of high-capacity hard drives with responsive SSD and dual-drive options plus up to five bays for future storage upgrades.

The new Dell Inspiron Gaming desktop will be available in for $599.99.


Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop specs and details

Acer has announced the Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop. This is the first laptop in the company’s new line of Predator Triton ultrathin gaming laptops.

The Acer Predator Triton 700 is a slim, aluminum-cased gaming laptop. The laptop is only 18 mm (0.74 inches) thick. The new gaming laptop is powered by seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake processor, NVIDIA GTX 10-series graphics cards, two PCIe SSDs, and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM.

However, the laptop display is only 1080p supported. The laptop also comes with a mechanical keyboard with LED-illuminated keys.

Acer has moved the keyboard to the very front of the laptop, moving the trackpad toward the top of the laptop where it’s hidden under a Gorilla Glass panel. This should make it easier to reach the keys for gaming, at the expense of making the mouse more difficult to use.

The Predator Triton 700 is expected to go on sale in August starting at €3,399 ($3,692.84).


Acer Predator X27 4K HDR 144Hz gaming monitor with G-Sync announced

Acer today announced two new 27-inch Predator gaming monitors. The Predator X27 comes with a 4K HDR resolution and NVIDIA G-SYNC support. The Predator Z271UV sports an immersive 1800R curved panel, eye-tracking technology and Quantum Dot Technology.

  • Featuring Quantum Dot technology, both monitors offer a significantly wider, brighter and more accurate color range, with the Predator X27 supporting 99% of the Adobe RGB color space, and Predator Z271UV covering 130% of the sRGB color space
  • Both monitors provide smooth and stutter-free gameplay thanks to NVIDIA® G-SYNC™, while NVIDIA ULMB (Ultra-Low Motion Blur) creates sharper, more realistic images
  • The Predator X27 is a NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR monitor and features Acer HDR Ultra™ technology
  • Integrated Tobii eye-tracking technology help gamers aim, shoot, and explore more intuitively

Predator X27: Jaw Dropping Showstopper

Acer’s Predator X27 portrays astonishingly vibrant visuals without motion blur thanks to a high 4K (3840×2160) resolution at a 144 Hz refresh rate, a fast 4 ms response time and a 1,000 nit peak brightness. Featuring Acer HDR Ultra technology, it offers the best possible contrast quality of the high dynamic range with advanced LED local dimming in 384 individually controlled zones that shine light only when and where it is required. It not only delivers a broader, more deeply saturated color gamut but a luminance range several times greater than that of traditional dynamic range monitors. By dimming the backlight behind parts of the screen displaying black, blacks appear deeper and darker on those parts of the panel, a significant bonus for people who play games with darker scenes. The chiseled diamond cut, the all-metal stand is very robust to provide stability and ergonomic with adjustable tilt, swivel, and height.

Predator Z271UV: Breath-Taking Wrap-Around View

Acer’s Predator Z271UV provides WQHD (2560×1440) resolution on a curved 1800R panel for an immersive gameplay. It features a ZeroFrame edge-to-edge design perfect for use in multi-monitor setups and provides spectacular color breadth covering 125% of the sRGB color space. It’s extremely fast with up to a 1 ms (3 ms native) response time that nearly eliminates motion blur and supports overclocking up to 165 Hz. Built with ergonomics in mind, the display can tilt – 5 to 25 degrees and swivel +/- 30 degrees, while the height can be adjusted up to 4.7 inches. Connectivity includes DisplayPort, HDMI, audio out, and USB 3.0 x 4 (1 up 4 down). Two 7 watt speakers deliver high-quality audio with Acer TrueHarmony™ technology for dynamic entertainment effects.

Ultra-Smooth Performance, Intuitive Eye Tracking

In addition to Quantum Dot technology, both monitors boast NVIDIA G-SYNC to deliver tear-free performance, while NVIDIA ULMB provides sharp, authentic visuals. Integrated Tobii eye-tracking technology is intended to complement a traditional keyboard and mouse as the camera automatically rotates as the gamer focuses on the sides of the screen. Pairing eye tracking with mouse and keyboard or gamepad controls offers a richer, more immersive gaming experience as gamers are able to mimic actions that occur in real life, such as ducking for cover or aiming at a target. To date, there are 100 games that support eye tracking. The continuously updated library can be viewed at

The new displays provide wide viewing angles up to 178-degrees horizontally and vertically. Furthering comfort, Acer VisionCare with Flickerless, BluelightShield, ComfyView and low dimming technologies which may help reduce eye fatigue during long gaming periods.

Predator GameView lets gamers make precise color adjustments, set up aim points for hip-fire accuracy and adjust dark boost levels for more clearly spotting enemies. Custom settings can be saved in three different profiles including action, racing, and sports, for switching between scenarios at any time during gameplay.


Download Nvidia GeForce GameReady 381.89 WHQL driver

Nvidia GeForce GameReady 381.89 WHQL driver is now available for download. The latest update brings blue screen fixes as well as Sniper Elite 3 game crash fix.

Nvidia Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games.

Changes and Fixed Issues in Nvidia GeForce GameReady WHQL driver 381.89 (04/19/2017,

  • Sniper Elite 3: The game crashes.
  • Notebook eDP panel: Blue-screen (code 3B) occurs follow by the Recovery screen during software unbundling process.
  • GeForce GTX 1060: Blue-screen crash occurs pointing to the driver (Nvlddmkm.sys) after the system reboots from sleep mode.
  • GPU idling voltage has increased.

Game Ready
Provides the optimal gaming experience for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, Heroes of the Storm 2.0, Batman: Arkham VR, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, and Wilson’s Heart.

GeForce 10 Series
NVIDIA TITAN X(p) (Pascal), GeForce GTX 1080 and Ti, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1050

GeForce 900 Series
GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 950

GeForce 700 Series
GeForce GTX TITAN Z, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720, GeForce GT 710, GeForce GT 705

GeForce 600 Series
GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 635, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605

GeForce 500 Series
GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 555, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510

GeForce 400 Series
GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420


NVIDIA Jetson TX2 IoT System launched

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 IoT system officially announced today. The new NVIDIA Jetson TX2 IoT system is a credit card-sized platform that delivers AI computing to work with commercial drones, smart cameras for AI cities and more.

Jetson TX2 drawing less than 7.5 watts of power and is twice the performance of its predecessor. The device brings higher accuracy and faster response times for tasks like image classification, navigation and speech recognition.

Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of the Tegra business at NVIDIA said,

“Jetson TX2 brings powerful AI capabilities at the edge, making possible a new class of intelligent machines. These devices will enable intelligent video analytics that keeps our cities smarter and safer, new kinds of robots that optimize manufacturing, and new collaboration that makes long-distance work more efficient.”.

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 IoT System features:

  • GPU: 256-core NVIDIA Pascal architecture-based GPU offering best-in-class performance
  • CPU: Dual 64-bit NVIDIA Denver 2, Quad ARM A57
  • Video: 4K x 2K 60fps encode and decode
  • Camera: 12 CSI lanes supporting up to 6 cameras; 2.5 gigabytes/second/lane
  • Memory: 8GB LPDDR4; 58.3 gigabytes/second
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth
  • Networking: 1GB Ethernet
  • OS Support: Linux for Tegra
  • Size: 50mm x 87mm

The NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Developer Kit with Jetson TX2 IoT module will cost you $599 and preordered starts today in the United States and Europe and will begin shipping March 14. The Jetson TX2 module will be available in Q2 for $399.


Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti launched as world’s fastest gaming GPU for $699

Nvidia has launched GeForce GTX 1080 Ti gaming graphic card for $699. According to the company, its new card is world’s fastest gaming gpu card with around 35 percent faster than the GTX 1080. It’s even faster than £1,100/$1,200 Titan X.

The new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and Titan X – both use the same GP102 GPU, with 3,584 stream processors and 224 texture units and 28 SMs. However, the 1080 Ti features a faster 11GB of GDDR5X memory runs at 11GHz, with a 352-bit memory interface and 88 ROP. The card also includes a better vapor chamber cooler on Founders Edition design cards.

Also, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti memory improvements will also benefit the GTX 1080 and GTX 1060. A new, pre-overclocked SKU of the GTX 1080 will feature the same 11GHz memory, while a new GTX 1060 SKU will feature 9GHz memory.


Mass Effect Andromeda System Requirements Announced

Mass Effect Andromeda System Requirements is now officially announced. Mass Effect Andromeda game is releasing next month. According to Origin, you will need a 2 GB GTX 660 or Radeon 7850 to be paired with an i5-3570 or FX-6350 to play the game at minimum settings.

For a better game experience, you will require at least a Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD RX 480 with an i7-4790 or FX-8350. Check out more details below.

Mass Effect Andromeda Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 660 2 GB, AMD Radeon 7850 2 GB
  • Hard Drive: At least 55 GB of free space
  • DirectX: DirectX 11

Mass Effect Andromeda Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD FX-8350
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 3 GB, AMD RX 480 4 GB
  • Hard Drive: At least 55 GB of free space
  • DirectX: DirectX 11

Experience Upgrade 5.1 released for 2015 and 2017 SHIELD TVs

NVIDIA today released Experience Upgrade 5.1 for 2015 and 2017 SHIELD TVs. The new update includes a couple of enhancements like Amazon Video’s surround sound. The Experience Upgrade 5.1 also comes with the games like Deus Ex Human Evolution, Just Cause 2, and Diluvion.

New in Experience Upgrade 5.1

Rumble Support for GeForce NOW

  • GeForce NOW joins GameStream with support for dual vibration feedback with the new SHIELD controller. Try it out today in games like Tomb Raider, ABZÛ, and LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens.

New Games

  • Deus Ex Human Evolution
  • Just Cause 2
  • Diluvion

And More

  • Amazon Video enhancements for surround sound as well as remote control responsiveness.
  • Support for encrypted VP9 with subsampling.
  • Enhanced system performance and stability.

Recently, Nvidia released Nougat and other feature updates for Shield. The Experience Upgrade 5.1 update will roll out to you starting today. It might take a while to reach everyone.