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’s Radeon HD 5450: The Next Step In HTPC Video Cards

Cedar, AMD's final Evergreen chip, launches today with the Radeon HD 4500. What does bringing Evergreen, audio bitstreaming, and DX11 do for the low-end of the market? We find out

76 by Ryan Smith on 2/4/2010

NVIDIA’s GF100: Architected for Gaming

At long last, the other shoe drops. Over CES NVIDIA told us everything we wanted to know about the GPU that was Fermi. We find out why NVIDIA believes...

116 by Ryan Smith on 1/17/2010

AMD's Radeon HD 5670: Sub-$100 DirectX 11 Starts Today

Today AMD is launching the first Redwood card - the 5670 - bringing DX11 down to its lowest price point yet. While the performance won't set the world on...

73 by Ryan Smith on 1/14/2010

Lucid’s Hydra Unleashed: Part 1

Today the first motherboard with Lucid's Hydra technology launches: The MSI Big Bang Fuzion. Will the Hydra shake up the multi-GPU world as Lucid has been claiming?

48 by Ryan Smith on 1/7/2010

NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 240: The Card That Doesn't Matter

Late last year NVIDIA launched the GT 240, the bigger brother of their first 40nm part, the GT 220. Today we look at its performance, and why NVIDIA has...

56 by Ryan Smith on 1/6/2010

Anand's Thoughts on Intel Canceling Larrabee Prime

Intel's first discrete GPU has been canceled, I explain why it doesn't really matter.

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/6/2009

AnandTech Tests GPU Accelerated Flash 10.1 Prerelease

Updated ATI and Intel acceleration results. Do you hate how painfully slow Flash video playback can be even on the fastest PCs? Adobe's prerelease of Flash 10.1 is...

135 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/19/2009

The Radeon HD 5970: Completing AMD's Takeover of the High End GPU Market

With 2 Cypress chips on 1 card, today marks the day where AMD completes their takeover of the high-end video card market. It's the fastest single card on...

114 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2009

NVIDIA's Bumpy Ride: A Q4 2009 Update

A much delayed Fermi, pulling out of the chipset business coupled with GTX availability woes made conditions ripe for us to talk about NVIDIA. We explain what all...

108 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/14/2009

AMD’s Radeon HD 5770 & 5750: DirectX 11 for the Mainstream Crowd

The next phase begins. AMD is launching the 5700 series, their mainstream line of cards based on Juniper. Do these new cards follow in the 5800 series legacy?

117 by Ryan Smith on 10/13/2009

NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 220: 40nm and DX10.1 for the Low-End

NVIDIA's first DX10.1/40nm part finally gets a retail launch after a 3 month OEM-only stint. How does NVIDA's latest part part stack up to the competition?

82 by Ryan Smith on 10/12/2009

Gigabyte's GTX 260 Super Overclock: A GTX 275 on the Cheap?

What happens when you overclock a GTX 260 Core 216 by 20%? As Gigabyte has discovered, you get a GTX 275 for less.

30 by Ryan Smith on 10/11/2009

AMD’s Radeon HD 5850: The Other Shoe Drops

Hot on the heels of their launch of the 5870 last week, AMD is launching the value version, the 5850. With it, AMD has captured the high-end.

95 by Ryan Smith on 9/30/2009

NVIDIA's Fermi: Architected for Tesla, 3 Billion Transistors in 2010

Last week we saw AMD's first DX11 GPU, today we have NVIDIA's response: Fermi. Weighing in at 3 billion transistors with a 384-bit GDDR5 memory bus, we won't...

416 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/30/2009

AMD's Radeon HD 5870: Bringing About the Next Generation Of GPUs

At roughly twice the computing power of the RV770, the world's first DirectX 11 GPU is here. It's called the Radeon HD 5870 and it is, without a doubt...

327 by Ryan Smith on 9/23/2009

Lucid Hydra 200: Vendor Agnostic Multi-GPU, Available in 30 Days

Want to run multiple GPUs in parallel regardless of vendor, make or model? Lucid wants to enable that and the first implementation is due out in 30 days.

95 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/22/2009

Beginnings of the Holodeck: AMD's DX11 GPU, Eyefinity and 6 Display Outputs

Later this month we'll be able to talk about AMD's next-gen GPU, but today we can unveil one feature: Eyefinity. Use up to six displays, have them treated...

138 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2009

Auzentech HomeTheater HD Preview: Bitstreaming True HD/DTS-HD MA

A year ago I talked about HDMI equipped sound cards that were going to bring high-def audio codecs to your receivers via your HTPC. Auzentech has finally delivered...

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/2/2009

Catalyst 9.7 Graphics Drivers: New UI and Win 7 Updates

The first Windows 7 WHQL drivers from AMD hit the internet this week. Here's what to expect.

32 by Derek Wilson on 7/23/2009

EVGA's GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition: The Best for OS X?

It's EVGA's first Mac video card and it's good, but is it useful under OS X? And is this a trend we can expect to see from other manufacturers?

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/17/2009

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