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Nvidia GTX 980 Ti graphics card revealed, G-Sync laptops confirmed

Performance vendor also presented GeForce VR Experience at Computex in Taiwan
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Chip maker Nvidia has unveiled the high-end GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card as the Computex trade show gets underway in Taiwan, as expected.

The firm said it is an "amazing upgrade for gamers who haven’t yet jumped to a Maxwell GPU".

It's three times faster than a GTX 680, features 6GB of memory and enough CUDA cores to drive games at 4K. It also has support for Microsoft’s next-generation DirectX 12 graphics API (application programming interface).

"We’ve supercharged all our GTX 900-series Maxwell GPUs with DX12 features that unlock the full promise of the new API. All Maxwell GPUs support DX12, including support for conservative raster and volume tiled resources. This means developers can do more with their games on Maxwell than on any other GPU," Nvidia said in a statement.

"[With the 980 Ti] Your games will be more immersive. They’ll run faster. And they’ll look better. And with a design that sips power rather than gulps it, gamers get quiet, cool operation. Noise or heat will never become a distraction. And, for those with space constraints, you can even use GTX 980 Ti in a small form-factor PC."

Nvidia also confirmed the heavily rumoured laptops featuring G-Sync monitor technology, with gaming notebooks from ASUS, AORUS, Clevo and MSI available later this month.

Gigabyte will have two models available with G-SYNC, the Aorus X7 Pro-SYNC and X5, while the Asus ROG G751 is a 17.3-inch notebook, and will come in GTX 980M and GTX 970M variations.

Clevo will have two models available with 15.6″ and 17.3″ monitors. The Clevo P770ZM-G and P750ZM-G come with NVIDIA GTX 980M or 970M mobile GPUs.

"G-SYNC for notebooks offers the same smooth, stutter-free gaming experience - to go," Nvidia added.

"And, as you’d expect, we’ve been working on some cool new features for G-SYNC, including Windowed Mode support (for both bordered and borderless gaming) and new customization options like the ability to set the behavior above the display’s maximum refresh. It’s all available today with our latest driver updates."

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Nvidia also showed off its GeForce VR Experience at Computex, so Taiwan gamers can come enjoy virtual reality for the first time.

The experience features Oculus’ latest prototype virtual reality headset, Crescent Bay, which boasts new display technology, 360-degree head tracking, expanded positional tracking volume, improved weight and ergonomics, and better audio.

Demos and games include Epic Games’ Showdown, CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie and more.

Gamers will also get hands on with the latest GeForce technology, including new 4K G-SYNC displays, DirectX 12 demos, the world’s first G-SYNC notebooks, and NVIDIA’s just released SHIELD Android TV.

The GeForce VR Experience is open to the public from June 2nd to 4th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Taipei, 3rd Floor Ballroom.

Check out a video of the new 980 Ti GPU below: 

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