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For Q1’16, desktop discrete GPU shipments increased 5.3% from last quarter

May 23rd 2016

JPR had released the Q1'16 MarketWatch report, in Q1 AMD notebook market share increased 7.5% from last quarter, Nvidia overall share increased 1.7%, from last year. The GPU market and the PC market in general, continued to slide as users and corporations have stretched out their refresh rates. The Gaming PC segment, where higher-end GPUs are used, was once again the bright spot in the overall PC market for the quarter. Notebooks drug down the overall PC market, and discrete GPUs. Overall GPU shipments decreased -15% from last quarter, AMD decreased -5% Nvidia decreased -15% and Intel, decreased -17%. Read more on the new MarketWatch report HERE

The AIB is here to tell ya, I’m not dead yet

Techwatch May 26th 2016

PC sales are down, it’s the end of an era, woe oh woe, what’ll we do?  Relax. The hysterical headlines of shares pushers on Seeking Alpha, Motley Fool, and various “news” sites are enough to make anyone think the world is coming to an end. As usual, the end isn’t near, it’s just shifted its place on the horizon.  Yes, PC shipments have declined, When the only choice we had was a PC, we bought them. And when software and other devices like memory were changing rapidly, we

The next great era of computing started yesterday

My mom figures everyone who works in the high-tech industry must know each other. She’ll ask if I know Julia O’Conner’s daughter, “She works in computers out there.” I don’t even know Julia O’Conner, but my mom sees Click here to read this blog entry

New honors for old friends

The Scientific and Technical Academy Awards honor long proven No one comments on what they wore, and most moviegoers don’t realize what their work actually entails, but the winners of the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards make movie history as surely as did Marilyn Monroe. As usual, there Click here to read this blog entry

Predictions for the year of the horse: it’s looking pretty cloudy

It’s the year of the horse, and it’s pretty much anyone’s guess what that means for the year ahead, but it is a perfectly nifty device to hang an editorial on. There are the obvious associations. Horses are strong, they work hard, they have Click here to read this blog entry

Deep-dive article on Nvidia’s Tegra K1 revised

In this deep-dive rundown and analysis of Nvidia’s Tegra K1 SoC, announced at CES in January, JPR analyst Alex Herrera previously presented his opinion on the relative long-term merits of two different GPU architectures. In that piece, Alex stated that for the long term, he would personally prefer an Click here to read this news article

Baby you can drive my car

So much of the news coming out of CES was focused around cars and robots that no one is even talking much about the latest, greatest, most giant TV in the world, whatever it is. A contender is Vizio’s 120-inch Ultra HD, Samsung’s high- and ultra-high-def 10 Click here to read this blog entry