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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PCS International selected by RSM Computer Services as exclusive provider – Press Release

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CHICAGO, Ill., Nov 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PCS International (PCS), a Chicagoland based technology service provider, is excited to announce that it has been named the exclusive provider to all clients of RSM Computer Services (RSM) for technology service, support, and maintenance services.

RSM customers will also have immediate direct access to the PCS sister companies: PCS Cloud Solutions and Business CyberSecurity Solutions, allowing them a one-stop shopping experience for all their technology needs.

“PCS International is thrilled to be selected to help Bob Biegon and RSM to support their customers as he moves towards a well-deserved retirement. We can leverage our experience in the business world to help their customers with a wide range of technology solutions,” said Ron Searle, President and founder of PCS International.

“I can’t imagine a better fit – definitely a Win – Win for my clients and friends!” said Bob Biegon, President and

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Hackers can use just-fixed Intel bugs to install malicious firmware on PCs

Hackers can use just-fixed Intel bugs to install malicious firmware on PCs

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As the amount of sensitive data stored on computers has exploded over the past decade, hardware and software makers have invested increasing amounts of resources into securing devices against physical attacks in the event that they’re lost, stolen, or confiscated. Earlier this week, Intel fixed a series of bugs that made it possible for attackers to install malicious firmware on millions of computers that use its CPUs.

The vulnerabilities allowed hackers with physical access to override a protection Intel built into modern CPUs that prevents unauthorized firmware from running during the boot process. Known as Boot Guard, the measure is designed to anchor a chain of trust directly into the silicon to ensure that all firmware that loads is digitally signed by the computer manufacturer. Boot Guard protects against the possibility of someone tampering with the SPI-connected flash chip that stores the UEFI, which is a complex piece

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