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Graphics leaders stalking Rhino

Graphics leaders stalking Rhino

AMD and Nvidia both want their raytracing technology in the hands of Rhino 3D users. The fierce rivalry between AMD and Nvidia never seems to let up. Recently both companies have turned their attention to Rhino 3D, the popular NURBS-based design tool from McNeel and Associates. Last week at the Develop3D conference in the UK, […]

By April 5, 2016 Read More →
The more pixels you store, the more you can do

The more pixels you store, the more you can do

Stuff your model into Nvidia’s 24GB frame buffer. In graphics, too much is never enough. By Jon Peddie Nvidia has released the M6000, a 24GB workstation graphics board, and says it will give users the performance and on-board memory needed to take on their biggest visualization challenges. Artists, animators, and editors can work in almost […]

By April 1, 2016 Read More →
Looking forward to Nvidia’s GTC conference

Looking forward to Nvidia’s GTC conference

Jon Peddie reveals what makes this annual conference on GPU-based computing so special. By Jon Peddie Every year now for the past seven years Nvidia has presented a GPU conference. The first in late September 2009 was named the GPU Technology Conference, and it overwhelmed the San Jose Fairmont hotel, prompting the company to rename […]

By March 30, 2016 Read More →
Nvidia updates Iray plug-ins for Maya and 3ds Max

Nvidia updates Iray plug-ins for Maya and 3ds Max

Gensler has been using the new technology for months on the design of Nvidia’s new Santa Clara headquarters. Nvidia has released updated versions of its Iray plug-ins for photorealistic rendering inside Autodesk 3ds and Maya. Both Autodesk products have developed a strong following over the years; 3ds Max is big in architecture and product development, […]

By December 18, 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 →
Microsoft acquires game engine Havok from Intel

Microsoft acquires game engine Havok from Intel

More than a 3D physics engine, Havok has become a comprehensive game development platform. Nvidia and Autodesk have a stronger competitor now. Microsoft has acquired game development platform Havok from Intel. The purchase price was not announced; surely it was more than the $110 million Intel paid to acquire Havok in 2007. Havok is best […]

Asus GTX 950 is a powerful mid-range gamer board

Asus GTX 950 is a powerful mid-range gamer board

Great price/performance and a solid gaming add-in board. By Robert Dow With the launch of the GTX 950, Nvidia and its partners are bringing the high-quality, low-power Maxwell 2 GPU to gamers with modest budgets. The Asus GTX 950 is based on the GM 206 Maxwell 2, the same processor that is in the Performance […]

By September 10, 2015 0 Comments 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 →
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 →