JPR’s latest Graphics Report heightens awareness of competitive battlegrounds

Kathleen Maher

AMD’s new Vegas get thumbs up from has reported on new graphics boards from AMD noting:

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. AMD recently unveiled its new Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 graphics cards. We believe that this launch will provide AMD an edge against NVIDIA’s NVDA , GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 cards, which were released last year.

Though the reviews have been moderately positive, per PC Gamer power consumption is higher than the year-old GeForce cards. Nevertheless, with these cards, AMD is foraying into the high-end graphics card market.

The article also says: 

Per Jon Peddie Research (JPR), with an increase in the number of people engaging in PC gaming, the related hardware market is experiencing a huge boost. Per the research firm, the market exceeded $30 billion mark in 2016 and is anticipated to witness compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% through 2019. 

Seeking Alpha is excited about the Cryptocurrency surge and it’s effect on Nvidia sales

Here’s what they say:

Ignore the skeptics, GPU-based cryptocurrency mining is not slowing down. As long as the price of Ether is trading above$340, GPU-centric cryptocurrency mining will continue its upward momentum. Like Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Nvidia (NVDA) greatly benefited from the big surge in video card-centric cryptocurrency mining. Ethereum mining’s rapid rise in popularity starting last April is why Q2 2017’s posted a 34.9% Y/Y rise in discrete GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) shipments. Q2’s global GPU shipment was also sequentially 30.9% higher.

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