Category Archives: Graphics Hardware

Kick-ass graphics and Larrabee!

Back in 2008 I took a job with Intel. Intel was starting to ramp up its Larrabee effort and was looking to hire some knowledgeable graphics engineers who could also talk to game developers about *other* things like threading, performance, … Continue reading

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Is Intel just getting back into the graphics business, or are they going to change it?

It’s no great secret that Intel has been eyeing the discreet graphics market. Intel typically owns about 30-40% of the desktop graphics market, but that’s strictly integrated (and hence – usually considered underpowered) graphics. ATI and Nvidia own most of … Continue reading

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NVIDIA Releases Developer Tools

At the GDC, graphics chip maker NVIDIA announced they are releasing a bunch of updated and new tools. The tool upgrades are: FX Composer 2, PerfHUD 5, ShaderPerf 2. They are also releasing a new GPU-accelerated texture tool, plus a … Continue reading

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ATI overtakes NVIDIA – barely

Data released on Monday by Mercury Research shows that ATI edged out NVIDIA in sales for Q4 2003. The numbers were Intel 31.7%, ATI 24.9%, and NVIDIA 24.7%. ATI increased at Intel & NVIDIA expense. Most of the change was … Continue reading

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XBox Revenues Rise 20%

Microsoft officials have posted slightly better than expected figures for the company’s first quarter results. Unusually sales were boosted from outside of the company’s core business, in particular servers and MSN. For the period ended September 30 sales rose 6% … Continue reading

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NVIDIA comes on board the OpenGL ARB

NVIDIA is now one of nine permanent board members, the other being 3Dlabs, ATI, Evans & Sutherland, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, and SGI. NVIDIA had been a term member. Apple, Dell Computer, Matrox, and Sun are term members. A term member … Continue reading

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NVIDIA completes acquisition of MediaQ

NVIDIA corp. acquired privately held wireless/mobile device graphics accelerator chip manufacturer MediaQ for about $US70 million. MediaQ, was launched in 1997 with backing from National Semiconductor, Weston Presidio Capital, Summit Accelerator Fund, Infineon Technologies, El Dorado Ventures and ViVentures. MediaQ … Continue reading

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Intel, NVIDIA, ATI account for 80% of the GPU market for Q2 – 45% of that DX9 capable

XBitlabs reports some Mercury Research results for Q2 graphics market share from Q1. The big winner is Intel (even before they release the fricken Grantsdale chipset) increasing share from 27% to 32% – due to the integrated P4 chipsets. ATI … Continue reading

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