Nvidia, after monster 2016, enters spotlight at CES

Nvidia Corp. is set to take the stage in Las Vegas at CES 2017 on Wednesday evening, where it will upstage rival Intel Corp. following a monster year for the graphics-chip maker. Nvidia NVDA, -4.43% was the best performing stock in the S&P 500 in 2016, with its stock soaring 224%, while rival Intel’s INTC, +0.91%   shares eked out an approximate 5.2% gain in 2016. The evening keynote, the first one at CES, has been given by either Intel or Microsoft Corp. in recent years — Intel CEO Brian Krzanich took the stage the past two years. Nvidia is mostly known for its graphics chips and cards popular with video-gamers, but it has also made successful forays into new arenas with its high-performance graphics processors — most notably used in…


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