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Overall GPU shipments dropped 13% in Q1’2015 from last quarter

May 15th 2015

Today JPR is releasing its latest report on the quarterly on worldwide GPU shipments. Overall GPU shipments dropped 13% in Q1'2015 from last quarter, AMD slipped 17%, Nvidia fell 13.5%, and Intel saw a 12% slip. Year-to-year total GPU shipments dropped 2.9%-Desktop graphics down 12.6%, notebooks up 4.2%. The attach rate of GPUs (includes integrated and discrete GPUs) to PCs for the quarter was 148%, which was up 2.95% from last quarter, and 30.57% of PCs had discrete GPUs, which is up 0.39%.The overall PC market decreased -14.77% quarter-to-quarter, and decreased -6.5% year-to-year. More details on Q1'2015 can be found on our MarketWatch product page.

On being first

Techwatch May 13th 2015

Doesn’t always mean you win AMD and Nvidia have been leaders in being first; Intel, ARM, Apple, Samsung, and others have been quick, but seldom first. Qualcomm has had some firsts.  First-to-market (FTM), also referred to as first-mover advantage, or FMA, can often gain a significant advantage if it is the first entrant and gains a competitive advantage through control of resources. But that’s really only part of the equation. If the first-mover does not capitalize on its advantage, its “first-mover disadvantages” leave opportunity for new entrants to enter the market and compete

MacWorld — love it or love it

Every danged time I got to MacWorld I kill myself trying to get to the keynote. Okay, so I maybe I don’t give myself enough time. But it seems to be that getting on the 7:50 a.m. ferry for a 9:30 keynote, should be enough time. It’sClick here to read this blog entry

iPod Sets Man’s Pants On Fire

ATLANTA—The new iPod Nano is hot. But one Douglasville man said his old Nano got even hotter—hot enough to burst into flames. So I look down and I see flames coming up to my chest, said Danny Williams. Williams said the burn hole from the pocket of hisRead the complete article

Upcoming 8800GT sighted

Follow the link for a picture Tweaktown claims to be Nvidia’s next gen offering. Some are worried that given a one slot cooling system the board will run too hot, but given the rumors of 3SLi a one slot design is a pretty obvious requirement.—CRDsdfsdfsdf Read the complete article

Nvidia Readies New “Ultimate” Technology for Gamers

Triple SLI – Nvidia’s Next-Generation Ultimate Gaming Platform Nvidia Corp. not only plans to refresh its lineup of performance graphics accelerators this year, but also intends to introduce its 3-way SLI multi-GPU technology aiming extreme performance enthusiasts. But will the new triple SLI technology truly become a high-performance solution, orRead the complete article

Sony announces new, cheaper PlayStation 3 and cuts price on top-line model

NEW YORK—Sony Corp. today cut the price of its PlayStation 3 game console in the United States and announced an even cheaper model that will arrive before the holiday shopping season. The top-line PlayStation model, with an 80 gigabyte hard drive, now costs $499, down from $599. That effectively eliminates the lower-end model,Read the complete article