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Agenda set for Jon Peddie Research VIRTUALIZE 2015

Agenda set for Jon Peddie Research VIRTUALIZE 2015

The second annual remote graphics and virtualization conference returns to South San Francisco. Virtualization technology is helping companies extend computing resources in ways never thought possible only a few years ago. In October Jon Peddie Research will convene VIRTUALIZE 2015, its second annual conference for companies interested in virtualization technologies for added resources, efficiency, collaboration, […]

Healthier workstation market in second quarter

Healthier workstation market in second quarter

Latest Jon Peddie Research report shows “significant rebound” in shipment volume. After a surprisingly painful first quarter, stakeholders in the markets for workstations and professional GPUs were looking for far healthier results in the second quarter of 2015, along with reassurance the market’s fortunes were not following the downward path of the broader PC industry. […]

By August 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
AMD’s R9 Nano arrives and lives up to the hype

AMD’s R9 Nano arrives and lives up to the hype

Introduced at E3 the AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics board is well worth the wait. JPR testing shows the Radeon stacking up well against similar products.

Add-in graphics board sales drop in second quarter

Add-in graphics board sales drop in second quarter

New market report from Jon Peddie Research says Nvidia gained market share at the expense of AMD. Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated PC graphics add-in-board (AIB) shipments and suppliers’ market share for the second quarter of 2015. The news was discouraging and seasonally understandable, […]

By August 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2Q15 GPU shipments drop 11% from first quarter

2Q15 GPU shipments drop 11% from first quarter

AMD dropped 26% sequentially in a quarter that saw all GPU players take a hit, says Jon Peddie Research. The market for discrete GPUs continue to slip as embedded GPUs in the CPU and APU bring better performance for free. According to the latest market report from Jon Peddie Research (JPR), shipments of GPUs dropped […]

By August 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
SPECapc releases SolidWorks 2015 benchmark

SPECapc releases SolidWorks 2015 benchmark

Three new models are included in this year’s benchmark, along with new procedures to test workstation performance. The leader in benchmark software for application performance has released new benchmark software for evaluating workstations for use with Dassault Systemes SolidWorks 2015. SPECapc for SolidWorks 2015 consists of nine graphics and two CPU tests. The graphics tests […]

Review: Nvidia Quadro K1200

Review: Nvidia Quadro K1200

  Nvidia responds to the growing market for small form factor workstations with a compact entry-level upsell GPU. By Alex Herrera It is typically the big, powerful GPUs from AMD and Nvidia that showcase the next generation of new performance. But the top-end add-in boards (AIBs) are not the high-volume sales leaders. Although AIBs like […]

Building a better mouse for creatives

Building a better mouse for creatives

Designer rethinks the human-computer interface with a two-handed approach Ming Kong, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, presented his design for a new type of input device at the College’s Graduate Show. The new design will form the basis of a new business for Kong and his partners. The device might look like a […]

Review: Eurocom P5 mobile workstation

Review: Eurocom P5 mobile workstation

This all-in-one device could even be used for gaming, let alone professional graphics work and server duty.   By C. Robert Dow Earlier this year Eurocom launched the P5 Pro line. This 15.3-inch desktop replacement is quite a versatile platform. Eurocom offers this mobile workstation in multiple forms: A gaming laptop equipped with a Core […]

Review: Boxx Apexx 4 Performance Edition workstation

Review: Boxx Apexx 4 Performance Edition workstation

Powerhouse workstation gives excellent, balanced, top-end performance.   By Alex Herrera Boxx may not be a Tier 1 worksta­tion supplier by a measure of unit vol­ume, but Boxx certainly qualifies as top-tier when it comes to the performance and quality of its workstation products. Boxx is a supplier of workstation-class products to professional markets. It’s […]