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Workstation market slow but steady in first quarter

Workstation market slow but steady in first quarter

Dell and AMD find new opportunities in workstations, but competition remains fierce. “Cautious and tentative, but still headed in the right direction” is how Jon Peddie Research (JPR) senior analyst and JPR Workstation Report author Alex Herrera sums up 2014’s first quarter workstation market results. The JPR report paints a picture of a market that [...]

Graphics add-in board market down in Q1

Graphics add-in board market down in Q1

Nvidia holds market share as total shipments drop 6.7%. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated graphics add-in-board (AIB) shipments and suppliers’ market share for the first quarter of 2014. JPR says the news was disappointing, but seasonally understandable as quarter-to-quarter the market dropped 6.7 % [...]

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 →