PAX Australia: A Showcase of Gaming Goodness Powered by NVIDIA


NVIDIA technologies – such as G-SYNC, SHIELD Streaming and Maxwell-based graphics cards – got visitors drooling at PAX Australia held in Melbourne on October 31 to November 2.

They were awed by Maxwell technology demonstrations featuring DSR, MFAA, VXGI and VR Direct, in addition to discovering how Maxwell is powering gaming PCs and bringing desktop-class power to gaming notebooks.

NVIDIA partners ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI were also out in full force with their NVIDIA-based offerings.

ASUS displayed its powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 cards, G-SYNC and Oculus Rift. Queues formed as fans were eager to try out virtual reality gaming with Oculus Rift powered by NVIDIA technologies.

Gigabyte also exhibited its Maxell-based NVIDIA GeForce GTX980 and GTX 970 cards, Oculus Rift and VGXI, as well as 4K ShadowPlay, which lets gamers record up to the last 20 minutes of game action automatically with minimal impact on performance.

Over at the EVGA booth, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX GTX980 and GTX 970 offerings were paired with G-SYNC, which synchronizes display refresh rates to the GPU so that scenes appear instantly, objects look sharper and gameplay is super smooth.

Besides showcasing its Maxwell-based GeForce cards, MSI also presented 4K ShadowPlay and Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR), which enhances any game that supports resolutions above 1920x1080 to deliver a higher, more detailed resolution for 4K-quality graphics on any screen.

Overall, PAX Australia was a gamer’s dream come true. It got many really excited about bringing the NVIDIA technologies they experienced into their homes.