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Review: AMD FirePro W9100 raises the professional graphics bar

Review: AMD FirePro W9100 raises the professional graphics bar

At $3,999 it isn’t for the average workstation user. If you need it, you really need it. By Alex Herrera Do you place heavy demands on GPU hardware, for rendering or other highly parallel workloads? Need more gigabytes of GPU memory than most users have in their workstation’s system memory? Got upwards of $4K burning [...]

Workstation market ends 2013 on a high note

Workstation market ends 2013 on a high note

Latest Jon Peddie Research report shows Dell gaining ground on the competition. Jon Peddie Research says 2013 proved to be a good year for the tandem markets of workstations and professional GPUs. In the fourth quarter, the market continued onward and upward, holding on to the substantial gains of the previous two quarters, closing out [...]

Add-in board market up in Q4, Nvidia gains market share

Add-in board market up in Q4, Nvidia gains market share

Quarter-to-quarter AIBs shipments increased 3%, and grew 3% year-to-year. Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated graphics add-in-board (AIB) shipments and suppliers’ market share for Q4, 2013. Quarter-to-quarter, the market grew 3%, compared to the desktop PC market, which increased 4.45%. On a year-to-year basis, total [...]

By February 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Nvidia vs AMD on monitor synchronization

Nvidia vs AMD on monitor synchronization

Solving the decades-old problem of video lag between refresh rate and image quality. By Jon Peddie Last October, at an event in Montreal organized by Nvidia, the company introduced its “G-Sync” technolo­gy, solving what Nvidia says is the decades-old problem of onscreen tear­ing, stuttering, and lag. G-Sync is a vari­able refresh rate technology for displays, [...]

By January 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
AMD’s new Kaveri APU changes the rules

AMD’s new Kaveri APU changes the rules

AMD reaches an important milestone with Kaveri, its strongest integrated processor to date. AMD’s APUs are being designed for the next generation of computing: people want to use lightweight machines and tablets for bigger tasks. You can tell AMD feels like they’ve accomplished much of what they set out to do in 2013 as the [...]

Apple Mac Pro release means season of change for competitors

Apple Mac Pro release means season of change for competitors

As usual, Apple was a CES no-show, but the com­pany has a major influence on what happens there anyway. Look for others to release workstations that belong on a pedestal, not hidden behind the desk. The Mac Pro is not exactly the kind of thing you’d give your sweetheart for Christmas, but Apple started tak­ing [...]

By January 9, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Review: AMD R9 290 series drives 4K monitors well

Review: AMD R9 290 series drives 4K monitors well

The Graphics Core Next architecture is opening up the 4K gamer market. By C. Robert Dow There is a shift coming in the high-end gaming segment, with more and more enthusiast gaming, and gamers, converting to Ultra HD. The new high-end AIBs will be tasked with displaying playable frame rates in these higher resolutions while [...]

By December 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Graphics add-in boards up sequentially, way down from a year ago

Graphics add-in boards up sequentially, way down from a year ago

The small seasonal uptick does not reverse the long decline. The market for computer graphics add-in boards (AIBs) grew 3.9% in the third quarter of 2013, on a sequential basis (compared to 2Q13). On an annual basis, however, the long slide in PCs and their peripherals continues, as AIB sales were down 17% from 3Q12. [...]

By November 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Graphics chips shipments up from last quarter, down from last year

Graphics chips shipments up from last quarter, down from last year

Desktop graphics sales rose 4.5%, according to the third quarter update from Jon Peddie Research. Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated graphics chip shipments and suppliers’ market share for the third quarter of 2013. 3Q13 was the second quarter in a row to show a [...]

By November 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
AMD looks ahead to gains in the workstation market

AMD looks ahead to gains in the workstation market

The workstation market represents the high end of desktop computing. AMD has a small share of this market and is looking for opportunities to get more of it.  AMD is putting up a renewed effort in the workstation market and the company is claiming gains. The company is increasing its work with ISVs and it’s [...]