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 GeForce 8800 GTS 512 & GeForce 8800 GT 256MB: Playing with Memory and G92

NVIDIA is quietly releasing a dual-slot card based on the new G92 GPU: the 8800 GTS 512. We also take a look at a more affordable 8800 GT...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/11/2007

Sparkle 8800 GT Passive: The Fastest Silent GPU in the World

When NVIDIA announced the 8800 GT we didn't think we'd see a passively cooled one this shortly after its release. Sparkle came to the rescue with the world's...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/29/2007

ATI Radeon HD 3870 & 3850: A Return to Competition

NVIDIA struck first and hard with the GeForce 8800 GT, but now it's time for AMD to respond. Equipped with two cards, both priced below $250, the new...

114 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 11/15/2007

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT: The Only Card That Matters

NVIDIA has invalidated the existance, not only of AMD's hardware, but of much of their own line up with the release of this incredibly high value card based on...

90 by Derek Wilson on 10/29/2007

Unreal Tournament 3 Beta Demo: Top to Bottom GPU Analysis

Hot on the heels of our initial UT3 coverage comes a look at low end and mainstream graphics hardware running under the beta demo.

34 by Derek Wilson on 10/18/2007

Unreal Tournament 3 CPU & High End GPU Analysis: Next-Gen Gaming Explored

What can Epic's latest game tell us about CPU and GPU performance? A lot. We start our series on UT3 performance with a CPU and high-end GPU analysis.

72 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 10/17/2007

AMD's Newest TV Wonder: Clear QAM For The Masses

AMD has finally brought us a line of TV tuners that can handle digital cable

22 by Derek Wilson on 10/15/2007

UPDATED Half-Life 2: Episode 2 CPU and Graphics Performance

In depth CPU and GPU performance analysis of Valve's latest Source based Half-Life 2 series. UPDATED to include previous generation hardware.

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 10/12/2007

AMD's New Gambit: Open Source Video Drivers

AMD has begun development of an open source video card driver, we take a look at what they're doing and why

34 by Ryan Smith on 9/25/2007

Where's The Physics: The State of Hardware Accelerated Physics

2006 saw great fanfare over hardware accelerated physics, however that has not carried over in to 2007. We take a look at the state of hardware accelerated physics and...

32 by Ryan Smith on 7/25/2007

HD Video Decode Quality and Performance Summer '07

AMD and NVIDIA have recently released hardware and drivers that raise the bar on HD video quality and performance. Here's how things stack up.

63 by Derek Wilson on 7/23/2007

Getting the Most Out Of Your Hardware: Video Card Utility Roundup

We take a look at 1st party and 3rd party video card utilities, and why GPU manufacturers could be doing better

17 by Ryan Smith on 7/5/2007

Real World DirectX 10 Performance: It Ain't Pretty

With the first three DX10 games out there in the wild, we wanted to take a close look at what we can expect from the first generation of titles...

59 by Derek Wilson on 7/5/2007

More Mainstream DX10: AMD's 2400 and 2600 Series

Following a little more than a month after the launch of R600, AMD's budget and mainstream DX10 hardware is hitting the streets.

96 by Derek Wilson on 6/28/2007

AMD's UVD Debacle

Recently AMD has stated that UVD is not included in HD 2900. Here is our take on the situation.

53 by Derek Wilson on 6/4/2007

ATI HD 2900XT CrossFire: Intel 975X versus Intel P35

Does the new kid on the block have what it takes to knock off the champ? We find out in our performance preview of AMD CrossFire on the P35 chipset.

29 by Gary Key on 5/16/2007

ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT: Calling a Spade a Spade

Months after NVIDIA released its DX10 hardware, ATI finally has a chance to respond.

86 by Derek Wilson on 5/14/2007

NVIDIA GeForce 8M: DirectX 10 Goes Mobile

Today is a relatively big day for the notebook sector, with Intel launching the Santa Rosa platform and NVIDIA creating the first DirectX 10 mobile graphics solutions. Here we...

17 by Jarred Walton on 5/9/2007

New Ultra High End Price Point With GeForce 8800 Ultra

With top to bottom G8x parts, NVIDIA comes back to top itself, launching the new fastest chip around. Is it worth the price?

66 by Derek Wilson on 5/2/2007

NVIDIA GeForce 8600: Full H.264 Decode Acceleration

NVIDIA brings full H.264 decode acceleration to mainstream PCs anywhere, we find out exactly how good it is.

64 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/27/2007

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