Items tagged with discrete graphics

Sandy Bridge is coming! Sandy Bridge is coming! Given all the hoopla surrounding Intel's next-generation processors with built-in graphics that promise to decimate today's integrated chipsets, discrete videocard makers should be trembling in their knickerbockers, right? Not so fast, Johhny Come Lately, maybe Sandy Bridge will prove to be all that a bag of silicon chips, but as far as Nvidia is concerned, discrete GPUs aren't bound for obsolescence. Nvidia says that "demand from OEMs for discrete graphics solutions remains strong and above historic levels," and the GPU maker holds firm in Mercury... Read more...
Data from Jon Peddie Research confirms the positive GPU sales information we've heard from AMD of late, with the GPU market as a whole growing by 14.7 percent in Q4 as compared to Q3, and 10.3 percent for the entire year. Intel led the quarter in both market share and increased unit shipments, thanks partially to the joint impact of Atom chipset sales and its new Clarkdale processors, which JPR is calling CIGs (CPU integrated graphics.) Since Intel effectively owns both categories and Atom's effect on the mobile market has been additive rather than disruptive, Intel's overall volume was boosted... Read more...
The Inquirer shot a couple of questions over to Intel in regard to the company's discreet GPU plans.  Not many answers, but interesting reading nonetheless... INQ: Does Intel have any plans for GPU on CPU concept? Intel: We continue to work relentlessly with the platform ecosystem to define, develop and deliver platform and technology enhancements that delight our customers. We regularly update the community on advancements in these areas at Intel Developer Forums. Intel hasn't announced any products in these areas at this time.... Read more...