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The balance of power in gaming

The balance of power in gaming

  X86 is a major platform of choice By Jon Peddie   The gaming hardware market is huge, and bewildering because of its diversity and the marketing hype associated with it. We’ve been monitoring and measuring the gaming market for over a decade, and felt it was time to share some of our findings and […]

By November 16, 2016 Read More →
Moore’s law is not dead

Moore’s law is not dead

Lawrence Berkeley Lab reveals semiconductor research resulting in the first transistor with a working 1-nanometer gate.

By November 9, 2016 Read More →
Taking the HP Omen virtual reality backpack for a test walk

Taking the HP Omen virtual reality backpack for a test walk

Jon Peddie is “genuinely delighted” by the possibilities this wearable PC offers. By Jon Peddie When HP announced the Omen X VR backpack computer in May, I said, “Wow! — I bet they’ll sell hundreds of them.” I may have to eat those words, and it would delight me if I do. The problem with […]

By August 22, 2016 Read More →
Nvidia enables OpenAI with 170 TFLOPS

Nvidia enables OpenAI with 170 TFLOPS

CEO hand-delivers an artificial intelligence supercomputer to non-profit researchers.   At the GPU Technology Conference in April, Nvidia introduced its supercomputer in a box, the DGX-1. Now Nvidia has delivered one to OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company based in San Francisco. The OpenAI website says the group goal is to “advance digital intelligence […]

By August 18, 2016 Read More →
HP Enterprise buying SGI marks end of an era

HP Enterprise buying SGI marks end of an era

No longer synonymous with cutting edge cool, but still relevant in high performance computing. By Jon Peddie The recent news that SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the company once known as Silicon Graphics, will be acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, marks the end of an era. There was a time when SGI was synonymous with cool and […]

By August 17, 2016 Read More →
VRLA bigger than ever

VRLA bigger than ever

One of the first commercial VR conferences, VRLA is a leading forum for new ideas and applications. VR LA started as a meetup in 2013 held in supportive companies’ conference rooms to where it is today: a twice-yearly affair occupying the west hall of the LA Convention center. VRLA Summer Expo drew over 3,000 attendees, and 120 […]

By August 11, 2016 Read More →
AMD gives advanced rendering software to developers

AMD gives advanced rendering software to developers

Radeon ProRender released to open source. Several CAD and DCC plug-ins are already available.   By Jon Peddie At Siggraph, AMD announced that it was making its physical-based ray-tracing rendering engine open source, and would share its source code with developers as part of its GPUOpen program. The software has been renamed Radeon ProRender (it […]

By August 2, 2016 Read More →
No more Dell Android tablets

No more Dell Android tablets

The lure of a keyboard and a touch screen makes 2-in-1’s more popular for business. Dell recently announced it will stop producing Android-based tablets. The company says tablets have a long replacement cycle—something between a phone and a PC—and the arrival of phones with large screens has encouraged some users to forgo their tablets altogether. […]

By July 14, 2016 Read More →
Avegant Glyph: Big screen video in your face

Avegant Glyph: Big screen video in your face

Elegant design keeps you in the real world. By Jon Peddie The Avegant Glyph, which costs $699, is designed for media consumption. Looking at it is like watching a 60-inch 720p TV in your living room. The device looks a lot like an oversized Beats headphone, which makes it socially acceptable and inviting. Have you […]

By June 3, 2016 Read More →
Nvidia GTX 1080, Pascal technology for gamers

Nvidia GTX 1080, Pascal technology for gamers

Nvidia adds a wealth of features for gamers to the GeForce GTX including an expanded VRWorks, the Ansel camera, multi-GPU support with expanded over-clocking options, and optimized views for VR, curved screens, and multiple monitors. By Jon Peddie Nvidia announced its GeForce GTX 1080, the first gaming add-in board based on the company’s new Pascal architecture. […]

By May 17, 2016 Read More →