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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

Is this a test?

I once had a cat named Alice. She was great company when I was working late at night, or very early in the morning. I would talk to her and she would look at me attentively, and sometimes answer with a little meow. During WWII Alan Turing developed the Turing Click here to read this blog entry

Is the sky really falling? Chips for the TV market

ST Microelectronics just completed the Genesis Microchip acquisition, Trident’s stock has dropped like a rock, and Pixelworks still can’t get itself sold. Who could have predicted all this three years ago? Actually, we did. Jon Peddie Research published the ATV Report in 2005 and it addressed the difficulty of Click here to read this blog entry

DVD wars — it’s all over but the shouting

The death blow came last month with the announcement that Warner Brothers would support Blu-Ray and only Blu-Ray. After that, HD-DVD was dead, it just wouldn’t fall down. Most recently Wal-Mart announced that it would sell Blu-Ray and only Blu-Ray DVDs and machines. You win some and you lose Click here to read this news article

S3, back in the game

S3 Graphics today announced the S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series discrete graphics processors, designed to provide the latest gaming experience for energy-efficient desktop systems and portable notebook PCs coupled with outstanding HD content playback at the highest performance-per-watt ratio ever. “S3 Graphics has developed a product that will deliver incredible, high Read the complete article

SLI on Skulltrail – how?

That’s what I wanted to know – how’d you get SLI to work on the 5444 chipset. I asked the folks at Intel. I got shrugged shoulders and apologetic smiles. Not being coy, the people I was talking to just didn’t know, but did, in Click here to read this blog entry