NVIDIA have revealed the first high-end products based on its Maxwell chip architecture—the new GeForce GTX 980 and 970 GPUs. These two boards offer major new graphics capabilities and twice the energy efficiency of the previous generation.
NVIDIA claims that its new Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI) technology enables gaming GPUs for the first time to deliver real-time dynamic global illumination.
They say that scenes are significantly more lifelike as light interacts realistically in the game environment—resulting in deeper levels of immersion for gamers.
To hear more about the potential and applications of the Maxwell technology, see Calvin talking to a man who knows about it in the video below. And for even more information about Maxwell, hit up NVIIDIA’s blog.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs are now available from the world’s leading add-in card suppliers, priced from £429 and £259, respectively.