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Workstation market shipment Increased 20% year over year

Posted by Robert Dow on March 8th 2017 | Permalink
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The workstation market is thriving. In Q2, we’d reported results as inspiring. In Q3, we raved about results even better than the prior quarter, record-setting in fact. In Q4, we’re going to take that positive commentary up another notch. If a mature market like this one can be

Oculus unveils new virtual reality art software

Posted by Robert Dow on March 6th 2017 | Permalink
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Medium for sculpting and Quill for illustrative storytelling will be bundled with new hand-held controllers for use with the Rift VR headset. Oculus, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset recently released its new Oculus Touch controllers with two new VR art applications. The applications, Oculus Medium

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

Posted by Robert Dow on February 16th 2017 | Permalink
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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

Visual Processing Market Poised to Take Off

Posted by Robert Dow on February 6th 2017 | Permalink
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JPR is launching a quarterly report on the Visual Processing Unit (VPU) market. Capturing, and quickly processing tens of megapixels of 10 to 12-bit data at 60 to 120 frames a second, in all kinds of environments is a daunting task, and providing such processors for sub $100 is a modern miracle of engineering

New PC Hardware Gaming report from JPR

Posted by Robert Dow on January 17th 2017 | Permalink
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Market has breached the $30 billion mark for the first time. Comprised of pre and DIY built gaming computers, upgrades, and accessories such as input devices and audio/communication systems, the market exceeded $30 billion in 2016 and is forecast to grow at a 6% CAGR through 2019. Due of an entrenched PC gaming culture,

Dassault Systemès adds support for virtual reality viewer

Posted by Robert Dow on January 9th 2017 | Permalink
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Expensive CAVE systems can soon be replaced by consumer-class viewers. - Dassault Systemès is at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, demonstrating how its “3DEXPERIENCE” approach to engineering can take advantage of the new generation of business oriented head-mounted display (HMD) virtual reality devices. Dassault says headsets such

New JPR white paper explores the future of GPUs

Posted by Robert Dow on December 29th 2016 | Permalink
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A new whitepaper from JPR explores GPU virtualization as it applies to embedded systems, with a special focus on the automotive market. The market for — and use of — GPUs stretches from supercomputers and medical instrumentation to gaming machines, mobile devices, automobiles, and wearables. Just about everyone in the industrialized world

JPR is offering a new White Paper, GPU Developments 2016: no real surprises

Posted by Robert Dow on December 23rd 2016 | Permalink
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GPU Developments 2016: no real surprises, more of Moore’s law is available for free and can be downloaded HERE. GPUs have found their way into just about every corner of science, industry, design, automotive, and entertainment. GPUs are the heart of the PC’s CPUs, the soul of SoCs, and

Goodbye 123D

Posted by Robert Dow on December 23rd 2016 | Permalink
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Autodesk has informed users of its various free online 3D design tools that early in 2017 it will consolidate the product line. Many existing applications including the 123D series of design and 3D printing tools will cease to exist as stand-alone products; the features from these apps will be blended into

AMD Radeon software update includes real-time game play record/playback

Posted by Robert Dow on December 15th 2016 | Permalink
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Graphics hardware vendor AMD has released its largest update to the supporting graphics software suite. Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition has features for professional users, gamers, and developer. Leading the update is new technology for real-time recording and playback of on-screen action. Radeon ReLive allows gamers to “relive” gameplay by