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JPR reports add-in board market worth $4.4 billion in Q4, 2010 - $17 billion for 2010

Posted by Robert Dow on March 3rd 2011 | Permalink
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In our new Graphic Add-In Board report JPR reports overall shipments of graphics AIBs for the year, 2010 came in lower than the recession year 2009 at 72.8 million units compared to 75.3 million for 2009 - a disappointing result given the enthusiastic start of the year. Shipments in Q4 2010 did not exceed Q3 as

Nintendo and Apple both set to take the stage

Posted by Robert Dow on March 2nd 2011 | Permalink
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We are hoping for a few surprise announcements this morning, Nintendo's CEO, Satoru Iwata Keynotes the Game Developers Conference at the Moscone Center while across the street at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Apple is set to take the stage to announce the arrival of the iPad2.

Nvidia releases latest version of CUDA

Posted by Robert Dow on March 1st 2011 | Permalink
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The NVIDIA CUDA 4.0 Toolkit is designed to focus on parallel programming, and enable developers to port their applications to GPUs and x86 CPUs. The three new main features of the new CUDA includes. GPUDirect 2.0 (for peer-to-peer communication among GPUs within a single server or workstation.) Unified Virtual Addressing and Thrust

Adobe launches beta Molehill 3D API and Flash Player 11

Posted by Robert Dow on February 28th 2011 | Permalink
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Adobe's Molehill API uses the GPU allowing developers to achieve higher performance in 3D graphics. Now developers can use shaders for dynamic lighting, particle systems, complex materials, post-effects and skeletal animation with little to no CPU usage. See demo here.

JPR Announces 2011 International PC Gaming Hardware Estimates

Posted by Robert Dow on February 25th 2011 | Permalink
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Jon Peddie Research estimates 2011 expenditures on PC gaming hardware are set to jump to over $22 billion globally, with a 27% gain in 2011 across the three segmentations of the market; Mainstream, Performance, and Enthusiast. Read more about the new study here.

JPR Announces 2011 International PC Gaming Hardware Estimates

Posted by Webmaster on February 25th 2011 | Permalink
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on Peddie Research estimates 2011 expenditures on PC gaming hardware are set to jump to over $22 billion globally, with a 27% gain in 2011 across the three segmentations of the market; Mainstream, Performance, and Enthusiast.

Radeon graphics for the new MacBook Pro

Posted by Robert Dow on February 24th 2011 | Permalink
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As the Tech world waits for the impending iPad announcement on March 2nd - AMD scores a significant design win. The Radeon HD 6000M will team with Sandy Bridge i5 and i7 processors in the new MacBook Pro laptops. The Radeon HD 6000M provides the MacBook Pro with 1GB of

NEW TechWatch now available

Posted by Webmaster on February 24th 2011 | Permalink
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TechWatch for February 24th 2011 is now available for download.

The International Solid-State Circuits Conference is taking place this week

Posted by Robert Dow on February 22nd 2011 | Permalink
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The 58th ISSCC is being held in San Francisco this week, the ISSCC is the major forum for presenting advances in solid-state circuits and systems-on-a-chip. The conference runs through February 24th and is being held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel. ISSCC

Nvidia soars after earnings report

Posted by Robert Dow on February 18th 2011 | Permalink
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Many thought 2011 would be the year that all the time and money that Nvidia invested in R&D would finally pay off, and so far who could argue? A move from $8.88 per share in August to over $25 in a little over 6 months. Nvidia beat expectations with their latest earning announcement