New Nvidia GTX Cards Launching 3/26 - 3/29

Rumors are swirling around Nvidia's new graphics cards. People debated on the name. Would it be a 20xx? series? Or maybe 11xx? Will it feature a new architect? Will there be a Founder's Edition? When should we expect it? Well here is what we know so far.

Mar. 26 - 29th

So Nvidia is reportedly to make a full announcement and launch at GTC (Nvidia's GPU Tech Conference) this March. We're unsure of an exact release date for the cards, but from past releases we can expect it to drop sometime this summer.

Ampere

We are also aware that the GTX 20xx will be based on a new architecture known as Ampere on 12nm chips. Ampere has already been subjected to a few leaks. What happened to Volta you say? Nvidia seems to be just skipping it. I believe it's because of the memory shortage, and since Ampere will utilize the new Samsung GDDR6 RAM's, it will allow Nvidia to drive prices down on their 10 series, as well as entice people to move towards the 20 series stabilizing the market. The sooner the better, since prices are STILL wildly marked up.

Pricing?

Right now, pricing is unknown. Speculations say we'll see similar 1080/70 prices with performance reaching 1080ti. So around $450-600 for $700-800 worth of performance.  This is all speculation, and I expect prices to be a bit higher. RAM shortages are still in effect, and knowing Nvidia, they will do what they can to maximize profits as well as offload all those 10 series cards.

Finally, all this is subject to change. This is all rumors and leaks, and nothing is final. We'll just have to wait and see what Nvidia has to offer. I personally can't wait. I love when a new run of GPU's are released. That said, my GTX 1080ti has been serving me VERY well, and I'm not too sure I need to upgrade for quite some time. Though, Nvidia always does get the best of me.


No Life Tech: Ep. 35b - Microsoft Google FIGHT!; New Wyze is a CHEAP Nest Cam

And FIGHT!

On this episode of No Life tech, we talk about Windows 10 limitations on ARM chips, we talk about the fight between Microsoft and Google thanks to security issues, and we preview the $20 new Wyze Security camera that shoots 1080p and rivals the much more expensive Nest Cam.

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Digital Trends Makes Excellent Video on How to Produce 4K HDR Broadcasts


High Dynamics

Digital Trends just released an awesome video showing the behind the scenes of a 4K, HDR broadcast for the Pebble Creek Pro AM. It's insane how much goes into the production of an event to get it on your TV, but how much goes into it, when you're trying to deliver thousands of homes a 4k, HDR, signal?

We all know what 4K resolution is. It's about 4x more pixels than a standard 1080p image. This calls for much more powerful sensors, processors, and production rigs, but also more powerful TV. Luckily, in 2018 it seems more and more productions are focusing on 4K to drive their images. But what exactly is HDR? High Dynamic Range basically allows your TV to display a much larger range of colors and contrasts. This can give you true-to-life colors, and it mimics the way the human eye sees brightness. Looking at an HDR image next to a standard one might just seem like HDR is washed out, but when you view it on a capable monitor or TV, then you can see the difference.

All in all, when you put the two together you have an image that is extremely close to what your eye can actually see. We already see it in some Netflix shows and movies, but we don't see that combo much in production. But that's starting to change and I can't wait to view some of my favorite sporting events with this kind of image quality.


No Life Gaming: Ep. 35A - Siege is Still Crushing it; Malware Packed into Jet Plane DLC

Siege'in

In this episode of NoLife Gaming, we talk about how Rainbow 6 Siege is still being updated and still crushing it with its community, then we dive into how someone packed malware in a Flight Sim DLC Jet Plane...and then called it DRM.

 

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No Life Tech: Ep. 34b - AMD APU's Look Impressive; Nuclear Super Computer Mining Bitcoin

New APU's

In this episode we talk about how Netflix is killing the cinema, and we like it like that, we talk about AMD's new APU's that change the way internal graphics will be from now on, and we look at how a Russian Nuclear Super Computer was illegally used to mine bitcoin.

 

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No Life Gaming: Ep. 34a - ShaqFu DELAYED?! NOOOO!!; UFC 3 is the new Fight Night

Annnddd NEW...!

In this episode of NoLife Gaming, we talk about Wayne's new Xbox One X, how shitty PUBG runs on it, and how his craving for a new Fight Night is over with UFC 3. And then dive into a ton of news as usual.

 

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The Best & Most Thorough Homepod Review We've Seen

So, I'm not actually writing a review. I don't own the Homepod, and to be honest, I wasn't really planning on purchasing one. I have an impressive home theatre set up at my apartment, connected with a pretty impressive analog vinyl system that I spent a pretty impressive amount of money on. I also own a Google Home device that I only really use as a "$100 Weather and Timer Machine." So it's safe to say that I'm not really the right demographic for this product. But that might change after reading this one Redditor's rigorous and thorough review.

Click here to read the review by /u/WinterCharm

If you're looking for a TL;DR, let me try and break it down, while keeping the integrity of the original post. /u/WinterCharm is a well known audiophile that reviews products on /r/audiophile. With the help of a couple other redditors, /u/Arve and /u/Ilkless, WinterCharm was able to take a Calibrated Microphone to analyze the sound coming from the Homepod, to allow other audiophiles to compare against their favorite speakers and home assistants. There's a lot of technical language used, so if you're more of a casual music listener, the gist is this. The Homepod produces exceptionally crisp highs, with true to life vocals, but the real impressive part being the tight bass response being rendered at high volumes. Other reviews from less advanced audiophiles all agree the Homepod is easily the best sounding Home Assistant to back up the scientific data. While the price tag and value is ultimately up to the consumer, it's safe to say, this thing sounds great. And as someone who own's almost everything in the Apple ecosystem, it's caught my attention. God damn you, Apple.


No Life Tech: Ep. 33b - Devilman Crybaby is What Wayne's Been Waiting For; Homepod is BORING

Ol' School Anime

In this episode of NoLife Tech, Wayne talks about how he's been waiting for an anime like Devilman Crybaby for years, Trump looks to implement government into 5G (even though that's exactly opposite of a conservative ideal), and the homepod bores us.

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No Life Gaming: Ep. 33a - Monster Hunter World Lives Up to Hype; Future of Gaming

Monster Huntin'

In this episode of NoLife Gaming, Loco finally gets a full playthrough of the released version of Monster Hunter: World. And long story short, he's completely enthralled. Check out the full review and other news topics above.

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No Life Tech: Ep. 32b - Beware of Facebook; Don't Drink and Tesla

FaceBook Monster

In this episode of NoLife Tech we find out the Facebook Creators are regretting their decisions and telling people to stop using Social Media, and then we find out that it's probably not a good idea to drink and get behind a Tesla and claim "it's on autopilot".

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