Nvidia, Intel, and AMD GPU shipments up 10.8% as consumers scoop up PCs

Demand is sky high for GPUs, according to industry intelligence firm Jon Peddie Research. In the company’s latest Market Watch report for calendar Q3 of 2020, it found that GPU shipments increased 10.8% year-over-year. AMD, Nvidia, and Intel all saw quarter-over-quarter increases as well.

As Jon Peddie notes in the breakdown of the report, GPU shipments are a leading indicator. Manufacturers purchase them before shipping PCs to consumers. This means that the market expects demand for PCs to remain high through the foreseeable future. The overall PC market increased 9.47% year-over-year, according to Jon Peddie.

Discrete GPUs from AMD and Nvidia were up 13.44% quarter-over-quarter. That jump is partially due to historical trends that lead to consumers purchasing more discrete GPUs in Q3 than Q2. But it also reflects the launch of Nvidia’s RTX 3000-series video cards in September. Those products flew off shelves and are still difficult to find.

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Cyber Monday PC deal: This cheap AMD Ryzen desktop is the best value computer under $380

If you are after a great computer deal on Cyber Monday, then check the deal that Banggood has on the Minisforum DeskMini DMAF5, currently at $378.25 when you use the code BGDMAF5 at checkout. That’s a near $315 discount or almost 46% off.

It is home to a powerful quad-core AMD Ryzen 5 3550H processor which comes with a Radeon Vega 8 graphics unit which is fast enough to power up nearly 25 million pixels split across three 4K monitors (one HDMI, one DisplayPort and one USB Type-C, all at 60Hz).

PS: A better version of this PC with 16GB and 512GB SSD is also available for $459.99

Best value PC under $380

Minisforum DMAF5 Ryzen 5 mini PC: $689 $374.25 at Banggood
Save $314 by using the exclusive code BGDMAF5 at checkout for the CN warehouse. It expires on December 15. This is a powerful Ryzen 5 PC

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AMD CEO Lisa Su gets chip industry’s highest honor

Advanced Micro Devices CEO Lisa Su has received the chip industry’s highest honor as the 2020 recipient of the Robert N. Noyce Award.

The Semiconductor Industry Association, the chip industry lobbying group, gave her the award in an online ceremony today. Normally, the event takes place in San Jose, California, and has about 1,000 attendees.

Su’s award represents the first time the award has gone to a woman since it was started in 1991.

“It’s an incredible privilege to be part of this industry,” said Su. “I actually fell in love with semiconductors in my first year at MIT. My first job was doing grunt work in a semiconductor lab. If you look at this year, what is resoundingly clear is that technology is becoming even more important.”

The SIA presents the Noyce Award annually in recognition of a leader who has made outstanding contributions to the semiconductor industry in

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AMD Ryzen 5000 — especially the 5600X — is blowing my mind

I knew AMD was going to deliver excellent performance with its next-generation Zen 3 CPU architecture, but I wasn’t ready for this. The new Ryzen chips are fast and powerful, both for content creation and productivity. This isn’t a surprise. The Zen 2 Ryzens are also great for those tasks. But gaming is where the Ryzen 5000-series products see the biggest gains — and it turns AMDs processors into the obvious and best choice on desktop.

AMD is launching the 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X, the 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X, the 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X, and the Ryzen 5 5600X with its new architecture. And all of these chips see huge generational leaps in single-core performance. That is what enables these CPUs to pull ahead of Intel, which has long held the top position when it comes to gaming thanks to its fast single-core performance.

I am coming in late to

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IBM and AMD Partner Up to Accelerate Development in Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) and Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) today announced a multiyear agreement to bolster security and artificial intelligence (AI). Under terms of the deal, the two tech giants will collaborate on advancing confidential computing in hybrid cloud environments.

Both companies will utilize open-source software, open standards, and open system architectures across the process. AMD and IBM expect this to expand encryption and virtualization in high-performance computing.

The agreement also addresses one crucial challenge. The security industry has become adept at protecting data while it is at rest or even in transit. Still, data must often be available in an unencrypted form while in use. This presents a security challenge that makes some companies hesitant about the cloud.

Image of public, hybrid, and private clouds beside one another.

Image source: Getty Images

But confidential computing offers a potential solution to keep data encrypted while workloads run. If AMD and IBM can address this issue, they believe they can remove

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IBM and AMD Begin Cooperation on Cybersecurity and AI=

International Business Machines  (IBM) – Get Report and Advanced Micro Devices  (AMD) – Get Report said they began a development program focused on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

The development agreement will build on “open-source software, open standards, and open system architectures to drive confidential computing in hybrid cloud environments,” the companies said in a statement. 

The agreement also will “support a broad range of accelerators across high-performance computing and enterprise critical capabilities, such as virtualization and encryption,” they said.

AMD, Santa Clara, Calif., is one of the world’s biggest chipmakers and is thriving. IBM, the storied Armonk, N.Y., technology services company, has struggled to regain the glory of its past, when it led the computer-making industry.

AMD’s commitment to technology innovation “aligns with our mission to develop and accelerate the adoption of the hybrid cloud,” said Dario Gil, IBM’s director of research.

As for AMD, “this

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