Every quarter, Jon Peddie Research analyzes the market for graphics and gives us a chance to see where the industry is at. The market for discrete graphics is seasonal, much like other segments of technology, so it is important to compare them not only to the most previous quarter, but more importantly to the same quarter from last year. Q2 is often a weak time in the discrete graphics industry, and 2014 was no exception. For the quarter, the market for graphics cards dropped 17.5% compared to Q1 even though the desktop PC market actually grew 1.3%. On a year-to-year comparison, the discrete graphics market dropped 17.6%, as compared to the desktop PC market as a while which fell only 1.7%. The seasonal drop...

NVIDIA’s Annual GPU Rebadge Begins: GeForce GT 730M and GeForce 710M Partial Specs Published

As we discussed yesterday with AMD’s latest round of GPU rebadges, both AMD and NVIDIA are locked into playing the OEM rebadge game in order to fulfill their OEM...

25 by Ryan Smith on 1/8/2013

AMD Releases Full Product Specifications For Radeon HD 8000M Series

Along with their announcement of their annual desktop GPU rebadge, AMD has also released the full product specifications for their new Radeon HD 8000M mobile GPUs. These GPUs were...

15 by Ryan Smith on 1/8/2013

AMD’s Annual GPU Rebadge: Radeon HD 8000 Series for OEMs

In an effort to mimic the model year nature of cars and other durable goods, in recent years PC OEMs have increasingly moved to updating their wares both on...

38 by Ryan Smith on 1/7/2013

Asus Announces ROG ARES II Video Card: Dual Radeon HD 7970GE On A Single Card

Dual GPU video cards are nothing new, but there are very few companies that do it with the level of flair (and dare we say overkill) of Asus. Along...

13 by Ryan Smith on 1/7/2013

More Details on NVIDIA's Tegra 4 & i500: 5th core is A15, 28nm HPL, UE Category 3 LTE

We just finished NVIDIA's CES press conference where it introduced the Tegra 4 SoC and Shield mobile gaming console. Immediately following the press event we snagged some more information...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 1/7/2013

NVIDIA Rolls Their Own Handheld Console: Project Shield, Powered By Tegra 4

NVIDIA Rolls Their Own Handheld Console: Project Shield, Powered By Tegra 4 Though most of the important launch details of Tegra 4 were leaked weeks in advance, NVIDIA did manage...

26 by Ryan Smith on 1/7/2013

NVIDIA CES 2013 Press Event: Live Blog

We just sat down for NVIDIA's Pre-CES press event. Things are running a bit late now, but we expect the event to start in the next 15 minutes. Keep...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 1/6/2013

AMD Announces Their First 8000M GPUs

AMD held a press briefing today on their upcoming 8000M graphics chips, which they are calling the "second generation GCN architecture" parts. We’ll have more on that in a...

88 by Jarred Walton on 12/17/2012

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11 Drivers Available

Continuing their work on the 12.11 drivers, AMD has recently released their 12.11 beta 11 driver update. This driver fixes several system hangs while including the previous improvements to...

23 by Chris Hansen on 12/4/2012

NVIDIA GeForce 310.70 Beta Drivers Available

Seeking a candidate for WHQL certification, NVIDIA has just released their 310.70 beta driver update for desktops and laptops. The driver continues to iterate on the 310.33 beta driver...

9 by Chris Hansen on 12/4/2012

3DMark Fire Strike Trailer

This isn't major news, but I find the periodic updates to the 3DMark suite at least interesting if only to see what Futuremark is up to. They have released...

22 by Jarred Walton on 12/3/2012

AMD Enduro Beta, Take Three!

We've been discussing AMD's Enduro 5.5 update for a few months now; when last we checked in, everything was almost in place...everything except fully optimized DX9 support. A little...

35 by Jarred Walton on 11/27/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 10

We've made it to 10 episodes of the AnandTech Podcast! As promised, this week's episode is a bit more PC focused as we discuss the future of AMD. Intel's...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/21/2012

Nintendo Wii U Teardown

When Nintendo announced the Wii U there was a lot of interest in its hardware specs. The new console could very well end up the fastest kid on the...

132 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/18/2012

Green500 Supercomputer List Released: Intel Takes Top Spot, Followed By AMD, NVIDIA

Coinciding with the publication of the Top500 supercomputer list earlier this week, the Top500’s sister list, the Green500, was published earlier this morning. The Green500 is essentially to power...

11 by Ryan Smith on 11/14/2012

Titan Takes #1 Spot on Top500 List with 17.59 Petaflops in LINPACK

Last month I took a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and visited the final stages of the assembly of the Titan supercomputer. Titan brings together 18,688 compute nodes...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/12/2012

NVIDIA Launches Tesla K20 & K20X: GK110 Arrives At Last

Continuing our SC12 related coverage today, while AMD was the first GPU announcement of the day they are not the only one. NVIDIA is also using the venue to...

73 by Ryan Smith on 11/12/2012

AMD Announces FirePro S10000

Kicking off this week is the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, better known by its shortened name: SC. This year’s conference takes place...

15 by Ryan Smith on 11/12/2012

iPad 4 GPU Performance Analyzed: PowerVR SGX 554MP4 Under the Hood

As always, our good friends over at Kishonti managed to have the first GPU performance results for the new 4th generation iPad. Although the new iPad retains its 2048...

114 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/2/2012

Inside the Titan Supercomputer: 299K AMD x86 Cores and 18.6K NVIDIA GPUs

Earlier this month I drove out to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to pay a visit to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). I'd never been to a national lab before...

130 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/31/2012

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