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 Beta 256 Drivers: Optimus Included

Last month we mentioned NVIDIA's plans for their upcoming drivers: the 256 series of drivers (don't ask us why they jumped from 197 to 256). Today, NVIDIA has released...

22 by Jarred Walton on 5/24/2010

Overclocked: Our Custom Radeon HD 5870 Roundup

Fans of custom video cards have undoubtedly found themselves a bit disappointed with the Radeon HD 5800 series. Due to a perfect storm of low GPU yields from TSMC...

45 by Ryan Smith on 5/19/2010

Update: Mac OS X Portal Performance

Update 5/15/2010: Valve released a new patch for Portal on the 13th which resolved the blurriness issue. Please see our update for more details. It’s been a while since anyone...

178 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2010

Inno3D announce triple slot GTX 470 Hawk

The Fermi cards have now been out (and only just available) for the just over a month. Like the AMD 5xxx series, the first cards used reference PCBs...

24 by Ian Cutress on 5/7/2010

Galaxy GTX 470 GC - The world's first non-reference Fermi

Galaxy have pleasantly surprised us, and the folks at vr-zone. To the table, they bring their GTX 470 GC, a 100% non-reference design graphics card utilising an NVIDIA...

22 by Ian Cutress on 5/7/2010

Zotac ZBOX HD-ID11 Review: Next Gen ION is Better & Worse than ION1

The nForce 2 was one of the best chipsets to come out of NVIDIA. It was NVIDIA’s second attempt at a desktop chipset yet it cemented NVIDIA’s position as...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/6/2010

This Just In: Zotac's ZBOX HD-ID11 Next Gen ION

Two months ago NVIDIA unveiled its next-generation ION GPU. Sporting either 8 or 16 SPs (or CUDA cores if you bleed green), the next-generation ION is strictly a GPU...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/30/2010

Sapphire announces the passive HD 5550 Ultimate

Today, Sapphire have announced the latest in their lineup of ATI 5xxx series graphics cards - the passively cooled HD 5550, dubbed the 'Ultimate'. The party piece of...

12 by Ian Cutress on 4/30/2010

Adobe Enables Flash GPU Acceleration in OS X, We Test It

Brandon Hill, Editor in Chief of DailyTech, IMed me an hour ago with this: "OK, stop laying on the couch with your iPad and do some OS X benchmarking"...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/28/2010

Update: NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 400 Series Shows Up Early

Now that the week of the 12th is upon us, let's see how a quick stock check at the usual suspects turns out. April 2010 Video Card Prices Video Card Original MSRP Available...

62 by Ryan Smith on 4/12/2010

Quick Look: Thermalright Spitfire & VRM-R5

Today we have something a bit different for you from the GPU world: aftermarket cooling. Thermalright sent over a complete aftermarket GPU cooling kit for our Radeon 5870 containing...

63 by Ryan Smith on 4/6/2010

AMD's Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Reviewed

Last September when AMD unveiled its new DirectX 11 GPUs, we were promised the ability to drive a minimum of 3 or a maximum of 6 displays off of...

78 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/31/2010

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470: 6 Months Late, Was It Worth the Wait?

The 6 month wait for Fermi is finally over. Today NVIDIA is launching their first two Fermi family products: The GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470. Based on...

198 by Ryan Smith on 3/26/2010

AMD’s Radeon HD 5830: A Filler Card at the Wrong Price

To close the 5850/5770 gap, today AMD is introducing the 5830, a further cut-down Cypress. Today we'll see why this card embodies the idea that there is no such...

149 by Ryan Smith on 2/24/2010

Sapphire’s Radeon HD 5850 Toxic Edition: Our First Fully-Custom 5850

With the supply of AMD's Cypress chips picking up, we finally have our first fully-custom board. Today Sapphire is releasing the first such product, the overclocked and overcooled 5850...

72 by Ryan Smith on 2/18/2010

Quick Look: MSI’s GeForce 210

Today we're looking at MSI's N210-MD512H, based on the last 40nm GeForce 200-series part we have yet to see: the G210.

25 by Ryan Smith on 2/16/2010

What's New: AMD's Catalyst 10.2 & 10.3 Drivers

Some big changes are coming for AMD's Catalyst drivers. We have everything you need to know about what's new today with 10.2, along with what's coming next month with 10.3.

75 by Ryan Smith on 2/16/2010

The RV870 Story: AMD Showing up to the Fight

After the RV770 ATI surely must have had an easy time building the RV870, right? Wrong. While we now know that the RV770's strategy paid off, the...

134 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2010

The Final Word on the Best Radeon HTPC Card

Since we published our reviews of the Radeon HD 5450 and the Radeon HD 5570, we have been going back and forth with AMD over the results of our...

53 by Ryan Smith on 2/12/2010

AMD’s Radeon HD 5570: Low Profile, Higher Performance

With the bulk of the 5000 series launched, AMD is now launching products to fill in the gaps in their product line. Today we look at one of those...

36 by Ryan Smith on 2/9/2010

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