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Being present in VR

Being present in VR

Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) is a local enthusiasts meetup with 5,000 attendees. Tech vendors, studios, and fans are all learning together.   By Kathleen Maher One has to love the VRLA meetup event. It’s earnest, young, brash and fast growing. The latest meetup attracted 33 sponsors and 5,000 attendees. It’s also kind of a practical community […]

By February 9, 2016 Read More →
2015 was …

2015 was …

Amazing developments, shocking corporate changes, and a slowly recovering economy— what’s not to like? By Jon Peddie It’s that time of year again. The end of the world. The precipice. The place where we stand and look across at the new year, 2016, and back at the perilous crossings we’ve made through 2015. So, let’s […]

By December 21, 2015 Read More →
AMD GPUOpen offers developers access to its libraries and “metal”

AMD GPUOpen offers developers access to its libraries and “metal”

AMD embraces open source with game libraries and register data. A second release, the Boltzmann Initiative, supports high-performance applications. By Jon Peddie AMD plans to give developers unprecedented access to the innards of its GPUs next year, when it launches its GPUOpen initiative. AMD is the only company that can claim a clean sweep across gaming […]

By December 15, 2015 Read More →
Graphics add-in board market up in third quarter

Graphics add-in board market up in third quarter

AMD gained market share at Nvidia’s expense. Quarter-to-quarter shipments increased 27.6% but decreased 3.8% year-to-year. Jon Peddie Research (JPR), has announced estimated PC graphics add-in-board (AIB) shipments and suppliers’ market share for the third quarter of 2015. Two big introductions came in the third quarter. AMD released their Radeon AIB lineup: the Fury series, powered […]

By November 18, 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 →
AMD claims world’s first hardware-based virtualized GPU solution

AMD claims world’s first hardware-based virtualized GPU solution

AMD says their multi-user partition approach to workstation virtualization will be more desirable than current options. They plan to show off the technology at the JPR VIRTUALIZE conference in October. By Jon Peddie AMD admits they are a little late to the virtualize party, but claim they did it deliberately to assess the market, get […]

By August 31, 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 →
AMD GPU powers new 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro

AMD GPU powers new 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro

Apple Watch haptic feedback, big fast SSD, and a real GPU. If you do video editing in Final Cut Pro X, or rendering of 3D images in pro graphics apps, Apple feels your pain and has updated the popular 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. The new MacBook comes with a new Force Touch trackpad, faster […]

AMD certifies Avid Media Composer for FirePro

AMD certifies Avid Media Composer for FirePro

Both Windows and Mac Pro workstations are covered by the new support certification. AMD has announced certification for Avid Media Composer 8.4 on its FirePro workstation-class GPUs. The new support for Avid Media Composer offers FirePro users a 4K environment for media management and editing tasks throughout the video production process. The new certification covers both […]