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Lenovo introduces multimode mobile workstation

Lenovo introduces multimode mobile workstation

The ThinkPad P40 Yoga combines sketch/touch with a 360-degree hinge and workstation specs. This week Lenovo introduced a new twist in mobile workstations, with what it calls the first “multimode” mobile workstation. The Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga adds workstation-class specs to a convertible laptop that allows on-screen sketching and use in several configurations. Lenovo sees […]

By December 3, 2015 Read More →
Workstation market sticks to the right script in third quarter

Workstation market sticks to the right script in third quarter

Latest report from Jon Peddie Research shows continued growth while the larger PC market continues to shrink. After a surprisingly disappointing first quarter of 2015, followed up by a welcome rebound in Q2, all eyes were on Q3 to find out exactly which script the workstation market would follow. Would it track PCs downhill, like […]

By December 1, 2015 Read More →
SPEC group updates workstation benchmark  

SPEC group updates workstation benchmark  

SPECwpc V2.0 takes new solid-state storage and multi-core workstations into account. The SPEC Workstation Performance Characterization Group (SPECwpc) has released SPECwpc 2.0, a major upgrade to its benchmark software. SPEC says the update “improves scalability measurement” for workstations with large numbers of processing cores and “fully integrates solid-state storage into performance testing.” The new SPECwpc […]

By November 19, 2015 Read More →
Overall GPU shipments increased 9% from last quarter

Overall GPU shipments increased 9% from last quarter

Nvidia was the big winner, up 21% sequentially; AMD and Intel also saw GPU shipments increase. Although the PC graphics semiconductor industry continues to decline, shipments increased in the third quarter of 2015, reflecting the overall global increase in consumer confidence. GPU sales, integrated and discrete, desktop and notebook were up significantly from the last […]

By November 12, 2015 Read More →
Review: EVGA GTX 980ti

Review: EVGA GTX 980ti

EVGA’s new flagship gaming add-in board delivers the promise of performance. Based on Nvidia’s second-gen Maxwell GPU, the EVGA GTX 980ti is a dual-fan implementation of the powerhouse add-in board (AIB). EVGA and other AIB suppliers also have single-fan versions of the board. EVGA actually has six versions of the board. We tested the GTX […]

By November 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Valve readies Stream Link for shipment

Valve readies Stream Link for shipment

Long-awaited remote gaming appliance ships in November. By Jon Peddie Valve introduced (promised?) the idea of a remote gaming appliance late last year, and again at CES in January. The new device was dubbed Stream Link, but it has taken a while to work out all the kinks and make it a reliable, desirable, and […]

By October 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
To virtualize or not to virtualize

To virtualize or not to virtualize

Jon Peddie Research surveyed the users and would-be users of virtualization technology.   By Jon Peddie We just wrapped up a survey of end users and asked them questions about their awareness and interest in virtualization and remote graphics. The first thing we wanted to find out was whether they even knew what a virtualization […]

By October 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Gaming PC market waiting for next-gen hardware

Gaming PC market waiting for next-gen hardware

New JPR market report says PC gaming hardware market will be essentially flat in 2015 before resuming growth in 2016. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) believes notebooks bought for gaming have entered a challenging sales environment as PC gamers gear up for the forthcoming mass market arrival of 4K/UHD (ultra high definition) equipment. As a result, […]

Jon Peddie Research announces Virtualize 2015 agenda

Jon Peddie Research announces Virtualize 2015 agenda

Speakers from a variety of perspectives will share insights on implementing virtualization technologies. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released the agenda for the Virtualize 2015 conference taking place October 29, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. JPR says the conference will provide attendees “an overview of the options available and the ways in […]

By October 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Boxx shows off a good-looking box

Boxx shows off a good-looking box

New Apexx 1 breaks the black box barrier and even has a rendering sidekick. Apexx 1 is an all-new, ultra-small-form-factor workstation from Boxx. It’s the smallest workstation Boxx has ever built in it’s 15-year history—less than 5 inches wide, 8.5 inches tall, and 9 inches deep. The company claims it is the smallest single-socket workstation […]