Jon Peddie Blogs

Different strokes: AMD and Nvidia’s approaches are diverging in more ways than one

Posted by Alex Herrera on October 6th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Blogs, Engineering and Development,
Tags: amd nvidia gpu ati opencl cuda gforce compute directcompute


It’s often hard in this business to draw clear lines separating two vendors’ technologies or products, as often they tend to converge on common solutions, the result of tackling the same problem with the same vision and set of priorities. And while it wouldn’t be

Calculating the Total Cost of Ownership

Posted by Ted Pollak on November 30th 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Blogs, General Interest,
Tags: gpu tco graphics processors total cost of ownership energy efficiency


The other day Jon was (halfway) joking that modern enthusiast GPU's should be measured in horsepower, as they now consume about 1/3rd HP on the high end. This got me to thinking of a computer system expense evaluation tool I started working on a few years ago named RealCost. This

Qualcomm’s powerful new HPU the S4

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 7th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Blogs, Engineering and Development,
Tags: gpu qualcomm snapdragon krait simd adreno hexagon dsp s4 processor


Initially leveraging a 28nm process from TSMC, Qualcomm has announced its Snapdragon S4 class of processors, of which the first member is the MSM8960 with an Adreno 225 GPU. The new 1.5 GHz processor (S4 will scale up to 2.5GHz) has Qualcomm’s micro-architectural design with four independent, proprietary ARM Cortex