After a couple of months off due to a very busy fall product season, we’re finally back again with our monthly guide to video cards and video card industry recap. Since our last guide it has been a busy couple of months, so there’s quite a bit to cover. The big news this fall has of course been the new video card launches from AMD and NVIDIA. While October has been a relatively quiet month, both companies kept September busy by pushing new products out the door and took others off the shelves. AMD for their part released the first of their GCN 1.2 architecture GPUs: Tonga. Tonga serves as AMD’s replacement for the nearly 3 year old Tahiti GPU, the very first of AMD’s GPUs...

HandBrake to Get QuickSync Support

The latest version of Intel's Media SDK open sourced a key component of the QuickSync pipeline that would allow the open source community to begin to integrate QuickSync into...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/27/2013

Intel's PixelSync & InstantAccess: Two New DirectX Extensions for Haswell

As Intel continues its march towards performance relevancy in the graphics space with Haswell, it should come as no surprise that we're hearing more GPU related announcements from the...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/27/2013

FCAT: The Evolution of Frame Interval Benchmarking, Part 1

In the last year stuttering, micro-stuttering, and frame interval benchmarking have become a very big deal in the world of GPUs, and for good reason. Through the hard work...

88 by Ryan Smith on 3/27/2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Review: Bringing Balance To The Force

Launching today is NVIDIA's answer to AMD's Radeon HD 7790 and 7850, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost. The GTX 650 Ti Boost is based on the same GK106...

78 by Ryan Smith on 3/26/2013

AMD Comments on GPU Stuttering, Offers Driver Roadmap & Perspective on Benchmarking

AMD remained curiously quiet as to exactly why its hardware and drivers were so adversely impacted by new FRAPS based GPU testing methods. While our own foray into evolving...

105 by Ryan Smith on 3/26/2013

AMD Radeon HD 7790 Review Feat. Sapphire: The First Desktop Sea Islands

Launching today is AMD’s second new GPU for 2013 and the first GPU to make it to the retail desktop market: Bonaire. Bonaire in turn will be powering AMD’s...

107 by Ryan Smith on 3/22/2013

NVIDIA Updates GPU Roadmap; Announces Volta Family For Beyond 2014

As we covered briefly in our live blog of this morning’s keynote, NVIDIA has publically updated their roadmap with the announcement of the GPU family that will follow 2014’s...

17 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2013

Piz Daint Supercomputer Announced, Powered By Tesla K20X

Along with NVIDIA’s keynote this morning (which should be wrapping up by the time this article goes live), NVIDIA also has a couple other announcements that are hitting the...

9 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2013

NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference 2013 Keynote Live Blog

We're live at NVIDIA's 2013 GPU Technology Conference (GTC) press conference, seated and ready to go. Anand, Ryan, and myself are here and expecting Jen-Hsun's keynote to get under...

22 by Brian Klug, Anand Lal Shimpi & Ryan Smith on 3/19/2013

NVIDIA and Continuum Analytics Announce NumbaPro, A Python CUDA Compiler

As NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference 2013 kicks off this week, there will be a number of announcements coming down the pipeline from NVIDIA and their partners. The biggest and...

10 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2013

Revolution or Evolution? ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU Mini On Show

A noticeable trend in the current desktop ecosystem is towards the small, as evidenced by the Intel NUC and successes of mini-ITX products like the BitFenix Prodigy. Users...

39 by Ian Cutress on 3/7/2013

NVIDIA Launches Quadro K4000, K2000, K2000D, & K600

Back in August of 2012 NVIDIA announced their first Kepler based Quadro part, the Quadro K5000. Based on NVIDIA’s at the time leading GK104 GPU, K5000 was the customary...

23 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2013

AMD Announces FirePro R5000; PCoIP For Remote Desktops

Though most readers aren’t acutely aware of it, AMD’s FirePro lineup of graphics cards encompasses a number of more specialized fields. On top of their “mainline” cards like the...

7 by Ryan Smith on 2/25/2013

GeForce Titan Pre-Order Available

This week saw the launch of NVIDIA's latest and greatest single GPU consumer graphics card, the GeForce Titan. Priced at a cool grand ($1000), the Titan isn't the sort...

22 by Jarred Walton on 2/22/2013

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 17

We managed to get in one more Podcast before Brian and I leave for MWC 2013 today. With the number of major announcements that happened in the past week...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/22/2013

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX Titan Review, Part 2: Titan's Performance Unveiled

Earlier this week NVIDIA announced their new top-end single-GPU consumer card, the GeForce GTX Titan. Built on NVIDIA’s GK110 and named after the same supercomputer that GK110 first powered...

336 by Ryan Smith & Rahul Garg on 2/21/2013

Sony Announces PlayStation 4: PC Hardware Inside

Sony just announced the PlayStation 4, along with some high level system specifications. The high level specs are what we've heard for quite some time: 8-core x86-64 CPU using AMD...

161 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/20/2013

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Titan, Part 1: Titan For Gaming, Titan For Compute

Last year's launch of the Titan supercomputer was a major win for NVIDIA, and likely the breakthrough they’ve been looking for. A fledging business merely two generations prior, NVIDIA...

157 by Ryan Smith on 2/19/2013

High-End Meets Small Form Factor: GeForce Titan in Falcon Northwest's Tiki

Today NVIDIA officially unveiled its first consumer facing GK110 graphics card: the GeForce Titan. Although GK110 launched last year, gamers didn't have access to it as it launched exclusively...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/19/2013

NVIDIA GeForce 314.07 WHQL Available

NVIDIA's beta R313 driver with performance enhancements for Crysis 3 (among other titles) has now received WHQL certification. We wouldn't expect much of a difference in performance relative to...

10 by Jarred Walton on 2/18/2013

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