by Irina Shekhovtsova

The coolest workspace in Russia is, by growing common consent, the NVIDIA Moscow office.

We recently dressed up the office space with a decidedly gamer-centric mural, depicting Crytek’s Crysis character “Nomad”.  And, according to ixbt.com, NVIDIA Moscow is becoming a visitor destination in its own right.

The folks at ixbt.com featured a detailed tour of our Moscow digs for all to enjoy.

For those of you who don’t read Russian, the article provides a whistle stop tour of our state-of-the art facility, which features original works of modern art, chill-out lounge areas and the largest perflab and devtech teams outside of NVIDIA HQ in Silicon Valley.

These groups work closely with game developers to ensure that the latest and greatest games work to perfection on NVIDIA graphics cards. Among the titles vetted by NVIDIA’s Russian engineers are Crysis, Crysis 2, Battlefield 3, Mafia 2, Batman Arkham Asylum, Batman Arkham City and Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer, just to name a few. This is an important aspect of GeForce because the greatest graphics cards aren’t very useful if they don’t play nice with your favorite gaming titles.

The Moscow-based lab, is one of four global NVIDIA facilities tasked with testing video games and other applications . Moreover, the Moscow office tests about 70% of the total volume of game content for NVIDIA.

The Moscow PerfLab also collects data on the performance of NVIDIA GPUs in a variety of applications to provide feedback for our regular graphics card driver updates. Last year, our automated performance testing farm – which consists of 170 systems – compiled over 1.5 million test results on games, benchmarks, professional applications for working with 3D graphics and high performance computing.

Check out the photos below to get an inside look at the hard working, extreme-gaming culture that is NVIDIA Moscow.