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SIGGRAPH 2017 — Detailed Show Reports on Computer Graphics Conference and Expo

At this year’s SIGGRAPH show returned to Los Angeles, the show gained momentum in the midst of the burgeoning VR/AR explosion happening across various 3D industries as well as foundational shifts happening at the developer level as game engines grow more important and low-level graphics APIs bloom further. Lurking in the background of this year’s SIGGRAPH is AMD’s resurgence as well as Apple’s promised return to pro markets at the workstation level.

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SIG: SIGGRAPH 2017—The First Couple Days

Here is a preview of SIGGRAPH coverage to come. This small report from Akiko Ashley highlights a few items from her extensive show coverage, forthcoming.

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Will Apple Forego Intel?—Why AMD’s New RYZEN Chips Look Smart for Future Macs

Apple’s Mac design philosophy change hasn’t been lost on the company’s pro users. AMD’s new RYZEN 7 CPUs look to promise more computing muscle per watt than Intel and offer a nicer philosophical fit for Apple. The 1700, in particular, is ideal for a future Mac Pro.

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Maxon Taps AMD Radeon ProRender Technology for CINEMA 4D

OpenCL provides the platform agnostic architecture for AMD’s Radeon ProRender physically-based GPU rendering engine.

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Nvidia Job Posting for Mac Software Engineer Points To GPU Return and OpenCL Push for Apple

Nvidia looks to be playing a key role in future Macs—new Nvidia Mac OS X centric job posts indicate Apple may be moving away from AMD in favor of what Nvidia is doing with AI with GPU compute.

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VRLA Summer Expo — Apple Essentially Missing in Action from VR Market

Where is Apple in the VR revolution? VRLA certainly didn’t provide any clues or evidence of why the largest technology company on earth is a no-show in the world of VR.

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SIG: Learning about AMD’s Radeon Pro WX Graphics Card Debut

AMD released some exciting news at SIGGRAPH last week about new Radeon Pro WX graphics cards, aimed at democratizing high-end graphics workloads with lower prices and higher performance.

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SIG: Final Complete Siggraph 2015 Event Photos & Notes

Our complete Siggraph 2015 gallery, compliments of Akiko Ashley who covered the show in detail in an earlier report.

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The Mac Pro: So what’s a D300, D500 and D700 anyway? We have answers

We have more details on the new Mac Pro D300, D500 and D700, including their architecture class

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JPR analysts see AMD inside new Mac Pro as evidence of market share advancement on Nvidia

JPR analyst sees new Mac Pro as evidence that AMD’s new aggressive strategies to win market share in the workstation market from Nvidia are starting to work

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SIG: Pictures from the SIGGRAPH 2013 Show Floor – Part 1

We have pictures from the SIGGRAPH 2013 show floor with accompanying notes on releases

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Is a 5 GHz iMac coming for next Christmas? AMD has the goods, Apple may bite

Will Apple be tempted to shift to AMD if a new GHz race emerges between the two main chip producers?

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Notes on the New Mac Pro – Details We Now Know

We review many of the issues that remain on pro users minds as they contemplate the new Mac Pro

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Nemetschek, Maxon and AMD announced Global Design Competition

Nemetschek Vectorworks and Maxon partner again on global design competition, open to both students and professionals.

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Nvidia intros new Keplar-class Quadros and K5000 spotted in Mountain Lion update

Nvidia intros Keplar class for wider audience and K5000 for Mac spotted in Mountain Lion

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