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Economic viability of VR games development

Economic viability of VR games development

‘VR games development’ should be driven by passion, not by an idea of making profits. In last few years, virtual reality has gone from predated technology to a household name. Recent research reveals that 9% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a virtual reality headset within the next year. While gaming still tops the […]

By July 17, 2017 Read More →
AMD Radeon reveals new professional GPU offerings

AMD Radeon reveals new professional GPU offerings

The high-end Vega Frontier Edition as well as the entry-level WX 2100 and WX 3100 professional GPUs are now available. By Johan Keyter AMD recently unveiled their newest GPU offerings aimed at the professional market, with the flagship Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, as well as the Radeon Pro WX 2100 and WX 3100 graphics cards. […]

By July 6, 2017 Read More →
Turn down the power, turn up the performance

Turn down the power, turn up the performance

Can you really do that? Gaming is a major social and technological phenomenon, engaged in by a third to a half of humanity. Unfortunately, the associated energy use has been understudied, and passed over in most energy policy and planning initiatives. Seeking to correct an important oversight in the relationship between energy use and computers, […]

By July 5, 2017 Read More →
Imagination Technologies announces formal sale process for whole group

Imagination Technologies announces formal sale process for whole group

Ongoing dispute with Apple forces Imagination to put itself up for sale. British chip designer Imagination Technologies Group announced yesterday that it is selling the entire company. According to the company, “over the last few weeks, it has received interest from a number of parties for a potential acquisition of the whole Group. The Board […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →
AMD wants you to know they’re back and it’s Epyc

AMD wants you to know they’re back and it’s Epyc

AMD launches Epyc in a confident return to the enterprise

New survey asks “what are the benefits of multiple monitors today?”

New survey asks “what are the benefits of multiple monitors today?”

JPR requests your input on how — and if — you use multiple monitors at work. “See more, do more.” — Jon Peddie In 2003 Jon Peddie Research launched a study into the benefits of multiple monitors. It was well received, and by popular demand, we did an update in 2012. That too was very […]

By June 10, 2017 Read More →
Reviewers talk about SPEC/GWPG benchmarks

Reviewers talk about SPEC/GWPG benchmarks

A generation of computer and workstation reviewers in the CAD industry have relied on this industry standard benchmarking software. By Bob Cramblitt If there is a review of a professional workstation or graphics card within an online or print publication, the reviewer is likely to quote results from a SPEC Graphics and Workstation Performance Group […]

By June 1, 2017 Read More →
Modest sales dip for GPUs in first quarter

Modest sales dip for GPUs in first quarter

Moderate sales in the first quarter; the GPU industry is starting to gear up for Q3. The new Jon Peddie Research quarterly market report on the GPU industry shows moderate sales in the first quarter of 2017, as what has been a volatile market returns to seasonal norms. Overall GPU shipments decreased seasonally and in […]

By May 25, 2017 Read More →
Khronos updates computer vision specification

Khronos updates computer vision specification

OpenVX 1.2 adds neural network acceleration and feature detection among many new features. A version for safety critical systems is also announced. The Khronos Group has released a significant update to its OpenVX specification for computer vision applications. OpenVX is a high-level, graph-based API for creating real-time mobile and embedded computer vision platforms. As with […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →
JPR issues visual processing unit market report update

JPR issues visual processing unit market report update

VPUs poised to become indispensable to image processing, machine intelligence, augmented reality and other cutting edge applications.   Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today released its latest quarterly report on the Visual Processing Unit (VPU) market. The second quarterly edition of this new report analyzes the […]

By April 28, 2017 Read More →