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Nvidia, and AMD Increase GPU Attach Rates Total GPU Shipments Remain Flat

February 16th 2017

Nvidia Increases market share 1.5% for Quarter, 1.1% over prior year. AMD Delivers 1.4% improvement while Intel share decreased 4% over prior period. The PC market seems to have regained its normal seasonality curve, where Q3 is the peak, Q2 is the trough, Q4 is flat to a little up and Q1 is flat to a little down. For Q4’16 it was flat in unit shipments from the previous quarter and down For Q4'16 from last quarter, it was above the ten-year average of -3.40%. Overall GPU shipments didn’t change from last quarter, AMD increased 10% Nvidia increased 10% and Intel was down 4%. - JPR new Q4'16 edition of MarketWatch is now ready for download.

Fear of the unknown - the AI are coming

Techwatch February 10th 2017

We have all heard about the new developments in artificial intelligence (AI), where intelligent machines approach the mysterious singularity that represents either the end of mankind or the beginning of a new kind of mankind. And although almost everyone has an opinion, and most likely a fear of AI, not very many people really understand what AI is, and more importantly what it is not.   We got our first notions of intelligent machines back in the 1800s when craftsmen built programmable automatons that mimicked writing letters, playing chess, and playing musical instruments. These were crude by today’s

Is Xbox becoming a PC?

Microsoft unifies PC and Xbox One platforms into one ecosystem with Universal Windows Applications (UWAs) Microsoft announced over a year ago in January 2015, that it was bringing Xbox apps to Windows 10 PCs, and that would allow cross-platform play and a cohesive friends list across both platforms. In November, the Xbox Click here to read this blog entry

The Future of Visual Computing is Hybrid Reality

The future of face mounted computing (sorry head; I choose to use face) will not be Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality; but a hybrid of both. To me, Virtual and Augmented Reality are not good names for hardware platforms. They are a way of experiencing computer generated information. For example. Click here to read this blog entry

Why Sony will win first in VR

Ease of use, price, and one-stop shopping Now that Oculus has revealed its consumer version of the Rift HMD, consumers can start planning how they might engage with VR, and they have a choice—a DIY rig with a PC and Rift, or a turn-key system with Sony. Sony Click here to read this blog entry

Intel misquoted on integrated graphics overtaking discrete

At the J.P. Morgan's 14th Annual Tech Forum at the 2016 International CES. presented January 6th, 2016, Gregory Bryant, Intel’s new vice president and general manager of desktop clients platform was interviewed. As a result of that interview, a slew of stories appeared over the following days with Click here to read this blog entry

AMD’s GPUOpen offer developers access to its libraries and “metal”

The company embraces open source with game library and register data AMD plans to give developers unprecedented access to the innards of its GPUs next year, when it launches its GPUOpen initiative. AMD is the only company that can claim a clean sweep across gaming platforms, from desktops, notebooks, to Click here to read this news article