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...

AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series Price Cuts, New Game Bundle Inbound

In another quick shift in the hyper-competitive performance video card market, AMD sends word this afternoon that they are enacting some price cuts that will be taking effect later...

120 by Ryan Smith on 8/20/2012

The GeForce GTX 660 Ti Review, Feat. EVGA, Zotac, and Gigabyte

NVIDIA has a bit of a problem right now: their products are a bit too popular. Between the GK104-heavy desktop GeForce lineup, the GK104 based Tesla K10, and the...

313 by Ryan Smith on 8/16/2012

AMD Announces New, Higher Clocked Radeon HD 7950 with Boost

August is not typically a busy time of the year for the GPU industry. But this is quickly turning out to be anything but a normal August. Between professional...

58 by Ryan Smith on 8/14/2012

The AMD FirePro W9000 & W8000 Review: Part 1

Despite the wide range of the GPU coverage we do here at AnandTech, from reading our articles you would be hard pressed to notice that AMD and NVIDIA have...

34 by Ryan Smith on 8/14/2012

NVIDIA Q2 FY13 Earnings Report: $1.04B Revenue, Tegra Sales Recover

I don't normally comment on earning's calls, but this is something I've been talking a lot about in meetings offline so I decided to write up a short post...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/10/2012

NVIDIA Announces Kepler-Based Quadro K5000 & Second-Generation Maximus

Since the initial launch of NVIDIA’s unusual chip stack for Kepler in late March, there has been quite a bit of speculation on how NVIDIA would flesh out their...

30 by Ryan Smith on 8/7/2012

AMD Introduces FirePro A300 & A320 APUs: Trinity for Graphics Workstations

At its Financial Analyst Day earlier this year, AMD laid out its vision for the future of the company. For the most part the strategy sounded a lot like...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/7/2012

ARM Announces 8-core 2nd Gen Mali-T600 GPUs

In our discrete GPU reviews for the desktop we've often noticed the tradeoff between graphics and compute performance in GPU architectures. Generally speaking, when a GPU is designed for...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/6/2012

Khronos Announces OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenGL 4.3, ASTC Texture Compression, & CLU

As we approach August the technical conference season for graphics is finally reaching its apex. NVIDIA and AMD held their events in May and June respectively, and this week...

46 by Ryan Smith on 8/6/2012

Apple A4/A5 Designer & K8 Lead Architect, Jim Keller, Returns to AMD

We haven't covered every significant departure from AMD here, but there have been many. Carrell Killebrew and Eric Demers were among the earliest high-profile AMDers to leave. More recently...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/1/2012

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Finally Available: Sapphire Toxic HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB

After originally missing its initial launch window of late June, and again missing a soft launch target of 2 weeks ago, the first Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition card...

18 by Ryan Smith on 7/31/2012

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Classified Review: Pushing GTX 680 To Its Peak

Thanks to a flood of new arrivals, over the next couple of weeks we’ll be taking a look at a range of GTX 670 and GTX 680 cards from...

75 by Ryan Smith on 7/20/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7970, 7950, 7870 Price Cuts Inbound. 7970GE Available Next Week?

For those of you in the market for a new video card, in case April’s round of AMD Radeon price cuts didn’t quite meet your desires, AMD has ordered...

51 by Ryan Smith on 7/14/2012

NVIDIA Posts GeForce 304.79 Beta Drivers, Unifies Windows 8 & Win7/Vista Drivers

NVIDIA has posted a new beta driver from their 304 family of drivers, version number 304.79. The biggest change with 304.79 is that NVIDIA has officially unified their Windows 8...

9 by Ryan Smith on 7/3/2012

AMD Posts Catalyst 12.6 WHQL, 12.7 Beta

Closing out the month of June, AMD has posted two new Catalyst driver builds. The first is Catalyst 12.6, the WHQL’d final version of the 12.6 beta at the start...

13 by Ryan Smith on 6/30/2012

NVIDIA's Windows 8 WHQL Display Driver Now Available

With the launch of the Windows 8 Release Preview at the very start of this month, NVIDIA initially promised that they would have Windows 8 WHQL’d display drivers available...

8 by Ryan Smith on 6/27/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review: Battling For The Performance Crown

The GeForce GTX 680 launch marked both the closest and the farthest AMD has ever been from outright beating NVIDIA in modern times. On the one hand NVIDIA beat...

109 by Ryan Smith on 6/22/2012

Zotac GeForce GT 640 DDR3 Review: Glacial Gaming & Heavenly HTPC

Two weeks ago NVIDIA formally launched the retail GeForce GT 640, catching up to their OEM and laptop offerings with their first GK107 based video card for the retail...

60 by Ryan Smith & Ganesh T S on 6/20/2012

AMD Announces FirePro W600, Sets Their Sights On Digital Wall Market

For AMD’s FirePro customers, they know that with GCN coming up on 6 months old now that this is the time to keep an eye on product announcements. It...

9 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2012

Update: CERT/CC Takes AMD To Task On Driver Security, AMD Responds

In a bit of an odd move, the Carnegie Mellon's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT/CC) has posted a vulnerability report and a blog post taking AMD to task over...

51 by Ryan Smith on 6/8/2012

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