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 Comments On Upcoming Crossfire Eyefinity Frame Pacing Driver

For AMD owners currently wondering when AMD’s Crossfire frame pacing improvements will make their way to multi-monitor Eyefinity configurations, we finally have some additional news on the matter. While...

19 by Ryan Smith on 9/30/2013

NVIDIA GeForce 331.40 Beta Drivers Now Available

Whenever NVIDIA capstones a driver branch with the release of a WHQL driver – as happened two weeks ago with 327.23 – a new beta can’t be far behind...

5 by Ryan Smith on 9/30/2013

Understanding AMD’s Mantle: A Low-Level Graphics API For GCN

Wrapping up our AMD product showcase coverage, AMD’s final announcement of the day was a very brief announcement about a new API called Mantle. Mantle is something of an...

246 by Ryan Smith on 9/26/2013

AMD Announces TrueAudio Technology For Upcoming GPUs

As part of today’s public session for AMD’s 2014 GPU product showcase, AMD has announced a new audio technology for some of their upcoming GPUs. Dubbed TrueAudio, Although technical...

62 by Ryan Smith on 9/25/2013

AMD Announces Next Generation Radeon R7 and R9 Video Cards

At AMD’s 2014 GPU Product Showcase, AMD has just announced their upcoming next generation product lineup. In an unusual move they’re announcing a complete top-to-bottom of products at all...

72 by Ryan Smith on 9/25/2013

AMD 2014 GPU Product Showcase Live Blog

We're seated for the start of AMD's 2014 GPU product showcase. We're expecting to see new GPUs from AMD, along with updates on Crossfire, Eyefinity, and AMD's Linux driver efforts.

60 by Ryan Smith & Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/25/2013

NVIDIA Pledges Help On Open Source Linux GPU Driver Development

In what’s quickly becoming a big week for Linux, word comes from Ars Technica today that NVIDIA has quietly announced their intent to help with the development of open...

18 by Ryan Smith on 9/24/2013

AMD Offers A Taste Of Tomorrow’s GPU Showcase

We’re here at Kapolei, Hawaii in preparation for tomorrow’s AMD product showcase. While the bulk of AMD’s announcements will be centered around that and NDA sessions to follow, AMD...

30 by Ryan Smith on 9/24/2013

Capsule Review: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked ACX

Today we’ll be taking a quick look at EVGA’s GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked ACX. A twist on tradition card for EVGA, the 780SC ACX is the company’s standard first-tier...

42 by Ryan Smith on 9/22/2013

NVIDIA GeForce 327.23 WHQL Drivers Now Available

After last month’s release of their 326.80 beta drivers, NVIDIA’s R325 driver branch has finally reached WHQL certification with today's release of driver version 327.23. For those of you on...

20 by Ryan Smith on 9/19/2013

AMD Announces 2014 GPU Product Showcase Webcast: Sept. 25, 3pm EDT

Picking up from where we left off this morning, AMD has unveiled their plans for their next GPU tech day, including plans for a product showcase webcast. AMD’s GPU 2014...

14 by Ryan Smith on 9/18/2013

AMD Teases Next Enthusiast GPU: Still 28nm, 23% Smaller Than GK110

Rumors aside, after AMD’s unexpected preview of their 2013 GPU plans back at the start of this year the company has been mum-as-usual on the matter of their future...

49 by Ryan Smith on 9/18/2013

Saints Row IV Added to AMD’s Never Settle Forever Gold Tier

AMD sends word this morning that they are making the first of their planned additions to their recently announced Never Settle Forever bundle program. Previously launched in August, Never...

3 by Ryan Smith on 9/10/2013

AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta Drivers Released

AMD has released another set of Catalyst beta drivers for their GPUs, this time ratcheting the version number up to 13.10. Catalyst 13.10 is a continuation of last month’s Catalyst...

5 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2013

Analyzing the Price of Mobility: Desktops vs. Laptops

Computers have been getting faster over the years, and with the increased performance we eventually passed the point where most systems were “fast enough” and the various features and...

110 by Jarred Walton on 9/7/2013

NVIDIA Announces Fall GeForce Game Bundles - Batman: Arkham Origins & New Free-To-Play

NVIDIA sends word this morning that they’re launching a new GeForce video card game bundle for the late-summer/early-fall timeframe. This time around NVIDIA is partnering with WB Games to...

13 by Ryan Smith on 8/30/2013

NVIDIA 326.80 Beta Drivers Available – Splinter Cell: Blacklist Ready

NVIDIA is pretty good about staying on top of the latest releases with updated drivers, and today is no different. Building from the current 326.41 Beta release, today’s 326.80...

4 by Jarred Walton on 8/20/2013

Apple Initiates Video Card Replacement Program for Radeon HD 6970M Equipped Mid-2011 27” iMacs

In a somewhat baffling piece of news this weekend, word comes that Apple has initiated an internal replacement program for the video cards on some of their mid-2011 27&rdquo...

46 by Ryan Smith on 8/17/2013

AMD Announces Never Settle Forever Bundle, Introduces Selectable Rewards

With AMD’s existing Never Settle Reloaded bundle set to wind-down this summer, AMD is announcing this morning that they are once again refreshing their popular Never Settle bundle program...

23 by Ryan Smith on 8/14/2013

AMD's Radeon HD 7990 Gets an Official Price Cut: $799 and Below

We don’t typically run pipeline stories on video card price cuts, but then again most price cuts are gradual affairs that even the manufacturers themselves rarely draw attention to...

34 by Ryan Smith on 8/7/2013

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