NVIDIA partners with Ubisoft to enhance PC gaming

NVIDIA has announced its PC gaming development partnership with Ubisoft. Gamers who purchase  GeForce GTX GPU, including a GeForce GTX 980, 970, 780 Ti, or 780 graphics card or a notebook with GeForce GTX 980M or 970M get to choose one from The Crew, Far Cry 4 or Assassin’s Creed Unity for free.

The promotion is called “Pick Your Path” will run to the end of the year. In India, this offer is available via leading channel partners and top e-tailers.

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NVIDIA has superior GameWorks technologies, such as HBAO+ for realistic shadows, TXAA for cinema quality smoothness, as well as enhanced 4K support, Ubisoft is delivering cutting-edge content to the PC gamers.

“NVIDIA’s support and insight is even more important now, as we make a big technological leap into the next-generation of Assassin’s Creed games.” said Jean-Francois St.Amour, lead graphics programmer at Ubisoft Montreal.

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Ubisoft’s latest game Assassin’s Creed Unity will feature HBAO+, TXAA, PCSS and tessellation technologies which allow Ubisoft to realistically render the 16th century game environments, which are set in Paris during the French Revolution.

Ubisoft’s Far Cry 4 will use NVIDIA Godrays technology and NVIDIA HairWorks in addition to HBAO+, TXAA, PCSS and enhanced 4K support.

The Crew will also use HBAO+ and TXAA technologies and 4K support. It also comes  with an Android companion app that allows user to  chat remotely, browse friend profiles, and send their crew on jobs.

Earlier NVIDIA also announced the arrival of Maxwell for gaming notebook GPU’s. The company announced GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M.

Both the graphic cards are built on Maxwell architecture with twice the efficiency of the Kepler architecture which takes gaming to a new level.

The GeForce GTX 980M packs 1,280 Maxwell CUDA cores into one chip, clocked at 1038MHz coupled with a 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface running at 2500MHz.

Nvidia claims that these new cards deliver double the performance of the first generation of notebook GPUs based on its earlier Kepler architecture.

GeForce GTX 980M and 970M GPUs have 30% more AA performance at the same quality with NVIDIA Multi-Frame Anti-Aliasing (MFAA).

 

Vishal Kawadkar

editor@gizmolead.com

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