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Maya LT to launch on Steam

Posted by Robert Dow on April 23rd 2014 | Discuss (0)
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Autodesk will launch Maya LT 2015 on the Steam gaming platform next week, making its animation and modeling feature set available to more than 65 million gamers, developers and artists. For $50 per month, Steam users who subscribe to Maya LT will be able to create 3D game assets to personalize their games and bring them into popular Steam titles like “Defense of the Ancients 2” (DoTA 2) or to create assets for use in their own games. - See more at: GraphicSpeak

Our TechWatch Quarterly, Q1’14 edition is now available

Posted by Robert Dow on April 8th 2014 | Permalink
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We have compiled some of our best articles, reviews and editorials from the first quarter 2014 and made them available in a new quarterly review. You can download the new quarterly edition HERE. You will find our best articles on CES, SXSW, new chipsets, the Mobile industry and our entertaining editorials.

Autodesk releases Flame 2015

Posted by Robert Dow on April 8th 2014 | Discuss (0)
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Autodesk this week revealed the 2015 update to Flame, its toolset for high-end visual effects and creative finishing. Leading the list of new features is support for 4K and Ultra HD workflows. The new high-definition workflow supports industry standard 4K formats; 4K/UHD color management supporting ACES and REC-2020 color spaces; real-time monitoring and playback via SDI of 4K/UHD material at 50P and 60P; timeline effects and batch nodes performance optimization and 4K capable substance textures. - See more at: GraphicSpeak

Why Nvidia’s Partnership With VMware Is A Big Deal

Posted by Robert Dow on April 2nd 2014 | Discuss (0)
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At Nvidia's annual GPU Tech Conference in San Jose, it was announced that VMware is adding virtualized GPU support to vSphere, an enhanced suite of tools for cloud computing, and that it's bringing Nvidia GRID technology to its Horizon DaaS platform. Read why this is Big News HERE.

Coming soon: Adobe’s Pen and Ruler set

Posted by Robert Dow on March 31st 2014 | Discuss (0)
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At South by Southwest, Adobe’s VP of Experience Michael Gough, who leads Adobe’s hardware experiments including the Mighty and Napoleon projects, showed up with the tools in hand to talk more about why Adobe is making the pen.One key point he wanted to make was that Adobe’s exploration into hardware isn’t really the diversion it might seem. See more at: GraphicSpeak

Coming soon: Adobe’s Pen and Ruler set

Posted by Robert Dow on March 31st 2014 | Discuss (0)
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At South by Southwest, Adobe’s VP of Experience Michael Gough, who leads Adobe’s hardware experiments including the Mighty and Napoleon projects, showed up with the tools in hand to talk more about why Adobe is making the pen. One key point he wanted to make was that Adobe’s exploration into hardware isn’t really the diversion it might seem. See more at: GraphicSpeak

Dell pitching for larger share in WS market

Posted by Robert Dow on March 25th 2014 | Permalink
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The US-based PC manufacturers, Dell, HP, and Lenovo, are locked in a hotly contested fight for customers who are less brand conscious and more value conscious. The workstation market is an attractive target for all three, and all three are fine-tuning their approach. Last week Dell introduced the Precision M2800 A new svelte mobile workstation and a new way to test virtualization for workstation-class users - See more at: GraphicSpeak

Khronos releases OpenGL ES 3.1 specification

Posted by Robert Dow on March 17th 2014 | Permalink
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The Khronos Group announces the immediate release of the OpenGL ES 3.1 specification, bringing functionality enhancements to the royalty-free 3D graphics API used on a majority of the world’s mobile devices. OpenGL ES 3.1 provides access to graphics processing unit (GPU) functionality with portability across diverse mobile and embedded operating systems and platforms.

Workstation and professional GPU markets march onward and upward in Q4’13

Posted by Robert Dow on March 9th 2014 | Permalink
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2013 proved to be a good year for the tandem markets for workstations and professional GPUs. Worldwide, the industry shipped approximately 971.6 thousand workstations in the fourth quarter of 2013, essentially flat (-0.2%) from Q3'13 and up 4.0% from the same quarter the year prior. That figure nearly eclipsed the record 1.0 million units the market set back in 2011.

Add-in board market up in Q4, Nvidia gains market share

Posted by Robert Dow on March 3rd 2014 | Permalink
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The news was encouraging; quarter-to-quarter, the market grew 3 % (compared to the desktop PC market, which increased 4.45%). On a year-to-year basis we found that total AIB shipments during the quarter increased 3%, which is more than desktop PCs which declined of 6.1%. GPUs are traditionally a leading indicator of the market because a GPU goes into every system before it is shipped; most of the PC vendors are guiding down to flat for the next quarter.