Jon Peddie Research Finds Improved Performance in Online Gameplay with Bigfoot Networks Killer Xeno

Posted by Webmaster on June 16th 2009 | Permalink
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TIBURON, CA-June 16, 2009-Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced its findings following extensive testing of the Bigfoot Networks Killer Xeno Pro gaming network card. Lab results confirm that the Killer Xeno Pro improves online game performance and intelligently manages network applications. Measuring latency (via in game ping[1] times) while running several different applications during gameplay showed improvements in online performance as high as 58% (37% average) compared to standard PC networking hardware. Tests were also run with players running the same game through the same Internet connection, one with a standard…

Workstation Market Tanks in Q1’09 - But it’s Not All Bad News

Posted by Webmaster on June 8th 2009 | Permalink
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TIBURON, Calif— June 8, 2009--No surprise, the other shoe dropped in Q1’09. Exiting Q4’08, there was little reason to expect improvement entering the first quarter of ‘09, while unfortunately there were good reasons to suspect it might turn out even worse. For one, while the market in Q4’08 included two poor quarters — with October escaping much of the initial carnage caused by the global economic downturn — Q1’09 had a full three months worth of deep recession to contend with. The result? Well, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) analyst Alex Herrera has completed analysis of the quarter and reports that the…

PC Gaming Daunted but Unbowed by Recession, According to Jon Peddie Research

Posted by Webmaster on May 27th 2009 | Permalink
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Tiburon, Calif. -- May 27, 2009 - According to recent market reports, consumer spending has slowed in all markets, but less so in the gaming industry, and in particular less in the PC gaming segment. Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced the market forecast for PC gaming hardware and the results are encouraging overall, even with the modest drop due to economic conditions. The total PC Gaming Hardware market is forecasted to drop $1.4 billion (-7%) in 2009 versus 2008 (from $20.07 to $18.65 billion.). The decline is due to reduced…

Intel and Nvidia Come Roaring Back in Q1’09 According to Jon Peddie Research

Posted by Webmaster on April 28th 2009 | Permalink
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TIBURON, CA-April 28, 2009-Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated graphics shipments and supplier market share for the first calendar quarter of 2009. Graphics chips (GPUs and IGPs) are the leading indicator of the PC market. The GPUs go into a system before it becomes a PC and gets into the hands of the customer. In Q3 and Q4 of 2008 the channel stopped ordering GPUs and depleted inventory in anticipation of a long drawn out worldwide recession. But, no recession, no matter how severe results in zero sales. The world…

Graphics AIB Market Anything But Spared in Q4’08, Reports Jon Peddie Research

Posted by Webmaster on March 16th 2009 | Permalink
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TIBURON, California March 16 2009 Jon Peddie Research--The market for graphics add-in boards (AIBs) proved anything but impervious to the downward pull of fourth quarter's economic collapse, according to a new report from market analysts at Jon Peddie Research (JPR). Markets in every corner of the economy - and every corner of the globe - contracted, and the AIB market was no exception. But that's really an understatement, as the AIB market took a substantially bigger beating than the closely related markets for PCs and workstations, as OEMs and the channel curtailed new orders and ran down inventories. If there were…

Integrated Graphics Chip Market to Disappear by 2012 According to Jon Peddie Research

Posted by Webmaster on March 5th 2009 | Permalink
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TIBURON, CA - March 5, 2009 -Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced a new study that indicates the end of the market for the popular integrated graphics chipset, known as the IGP. After fifteen years of stellar growth the IGP will cease to exist, replaced by embedded graphics in the processor. Integrated graphics are used in desktop and net top PCs, notebooks, and netbooks, and various embedded systems such as point of sale, set-top boxes, and signage systems. In 2008 67% of the graphics chips shipped were IGPs. In 2011 it…

Computer graphics chip shipments dive in Q4 ’08 According to Jon Peddie Research

Posted by Webmaster on January 28th 2009 | Permalink
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TIBURON, CA-January 29, 2009-Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated graphics shipments and supplier market share for the fourth calendar quarter of 2008. GPUs are used in industrial and medical systems, point of sale terminals, kiosks, digital signs, and PCs. And, in the case of over one third of all PCs being shipped today, more than one GPU is being used. Total shipments of GPUs in for Q4’08 was 72.35 million. During the same quarter last year, 100.5 million GPUs shipped, and in the previous quarter, Q3 ’08, 111.26 million units…

Workstations and professional graphics markets post gains

Posted by Webmaster on December 5th 2008 | Permalink
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TIBURON, Calif—December 5, 2008 The markets for workstations and professional graphics hardware performed admirably in the third quarter, but both show the expected signs of a cooling global economy. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has complete its analysis of the third quarter and reports the two tightly-coupled industries saw unit growth, but at a much reduced rate from quarters’ past. According to JPR, a total of 854.2 thousand workstations shipped in Q3’08, accounting for about $1.8 billion in revenue. And while those numbers translate to moderately bullish year-over-year gains of 12.0% and 2.8%, respectively, they pale in comparison to the 15 to…

Gaming PC Market Bigger than Thought

Posted by Webmaster on November 21st 2008 | Permalink
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TIBURON, CA-November 18, 2008-Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated worldwide PC gaming hardware shipments and regional; market share out to 2012 – the growth is an amazing: The Enthusiast segment has a worldwide CAGR of 9% The Performance segment will have a CAGR of 19% The mainstream segment’s CAGR is 21% Gaming PCs touch all segments of the market, with the most expensive at the high-end, known as the Enthusiast segment where the utilization for gaming is highest, down to the mainstream where the utilization for gaming is about 6…

GPU MARKET DEFIES GRAVITY - so far

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 27th 2008 | Permalink
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TIBURON, CA-October 27, 2008 - Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated graphics shipments and supplier market share for the third calendar quarter of 2008. GPUs are used in industrial and medical systems, point of sale terminals, kiosks, digital signs, and PCs. More than one GPU is being used in over one third of all PCs being shipped today. In Q3'08 over a 111 million GPUs were shipped. During the same quarter last year, only 91 million GPUs shipped, and 94 million units shipped in the previous quarter. That's an annual…