NVIDIA’s time at the Game Developers Conference wouldn’t be complete without some new GPU announcements. The company has teased the new high-end GeForce GTX TITAN X graphics card which the company demonstrated by powered an impressive virtual reality experience. Little in the way of details were revealed about the GPU but we can expect to learn more at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference in two weeks.
The annual Game Developers Conference just opened with something big. Weta Digital, Epic Games, Oculus and NVIDIA unveiled this morning an extraordinary virtual reality experience called “Thief in the Shadows.” The product of a unique collaboration, “Thief in the Shadows” pushes VR to new levels. Powering this experience is the most advanced GPU ever built—the new GeForce GTX TITAN X, which was introduced by NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, in a surprise appearance with Epic’s CEO and founder Tim Sweeney, at Epic’s keynote this morning before a packed house of 300 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. (See also “NVIDIA Opens PhysX Code to New Developers.”) Tim said that the new VR experience is so powerful that it requires a new graphics solution with unprecedented capabilities that aren’t currently available. “Does anyone have any ideas how we can do this?” he asked the crowd.