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GPU shipments rise in fourth quarter

GPU shipments rise in fourth quarter

All vendors enjoyed increased sales. The GPU market seems to have found its new normal, along with the PC market it serves. For all of 2015 total GPU shipments decreased 14% but in the fourth quarter they were up 2.4%. According to a new market research report from Jon Peddie Research, the gaming PC segment […]

By February 29, 2016 Read More →
Khronos releases Vulkan 1.0 specification for GPU use

Khronos releases Vulkan 1.0 specification for GPU use

The open API provides common access to graphics acceleration technology. After 18 months of collaborative research and development among a wide cross-section of software and hardware developers, The Khronos Group today releases Vulkan 1.0, a new specification for direct control of GPU (graphics processing unit) acceleration in a wide range of devices. The design, built […]

By February 16, 2016 Read More →
Nvidia says Grid 2.0 is 2x better than Grid 1.0

Nvidia says Grid 2.0 is 2x better than Grid 1.0

More users, more OSs, more GPU horsepower. By Jon Peddie Nvidia launched Grid 2.0 at VMworld this week, adding the Maxwell GPU to the product line. Nvidia says Maxwell can be mounted on blade servers which will greatly increase compute density, and therefore the number of users that can be served. The company also claims […]

By September 1, 2015 0 Comments 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 →
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 →
V-Ray for 3ds Max update supports Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear

V-Ray for 3ds Max update supports Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear

The update also enhances GPU ray tracing and volume rendering. Chaos Group is getting on the virtual reality (VR) bandwagon in a big way, starting with its update of V-Ray for Autodesk 3ds Max. Version 3.2 adds VR rendering capabilities and multiple V-Ray GPU ray tracing enhancements. This free update—now available—also includes improved volume rendering, […]

Qualcomm maintains market leadership in SoC GPUs

Qualcomm maintains market leadership in SoC GPUs

A wild mobile device market supports a wide variety of vendors; consolidation is inevitable. The latest report on the marketplace for System on a Chip (SoC) graphics chips (mobile GPUs) shows Qualcomm maintaining its market leadership and Apple market share slipping as more Android devices come to market. Overall the market for SoCs with GPUs […]

By December 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
At what pace graphics virtualization?

At what pace graphics virtualization?

Media and graphics technologists share their insights on virtualization at the annual JPR Siggraph luncheon. For most in attendance, “full speed ahead” was not fast enough. [Editor’s Note: Need some background on the topic? Here’s a link to Wikipedia on Virtualization.] Jon Peddie Research recently conducted a study on virtualization in the graphics industry, to […]

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 % […]

Nvidia VMware partnership will extend high-performance graphics throughout the enterprise

Nvidia VMware partnership will extend high-performance graphics throughout the enterprise

Nvidia now has access to VMware’s 76% market share in enterprise computing. By Jon Peddie Last week at Nvidia’s annual GPU Tech Conference (GTC) in San Jose, the company announced VMware is adding virtualized GPU (vGPU) support to vSphere, an enhanced suite of tools for cloud computing. That will bring Nvidia GRID technology to its […]