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...

Console Emulators: Our Newest Benchmark

Our never-ending quest for more (and useful) benchmarks has led us down an often overlooked path; we are adding PlayStaion emulation to our benchmark suite. This article will serve...

34 by Derek Wilson on 3/3/2004

ATI's 2004 Plans Unveiled: R420/423 Specs Inside

We stumbled across ATI's roadmaps for 2004 including information on R420/423, RV380 and even the first sightings of R480 on a roadmap.

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Kris Kubicki and Wesley Fink on 2/13/2004

Q1 2004 Vendor Graphics Card Roundup

With over 20 different cards, this roundup packs in everything we need to make a decision on which vendor's card to buy. We will look at noise, heat, overclocking...

44 by Derek Wilson on 2/4/2004

NVIDIA GeForce FX Personal Cinema Roundup - Asus, Chaintech, eVGA, and MSI

Multimedia solutions are generating more and more interest. NVIDIA tries their hand once more at their Personal Cinema line with better partner support, and they come to the table...

6 by Andrew Ku on 12/23/2003

ATI's Multimedia Center 8.8 - The Home Multimedia Server

ATI tries its hand at providing a software solution for the growing home multimedia server market with their newest creation: EazyShare. We put in over 150 hours of testing...

6 by Andrew Ku on 12/16/2003

Fall 2003 Video Card Roundup, Part 4: Budget Shootout

The final segment of the market to cover in our fall roundup series, we tackle the cheapest video cards offered currently by ATI and NVIDIA, and see how they...

22 by Derek Wilson on 12/15/2003

Image Quality Analysis Fall 2003: A Glance Through the Looking Glass

Nearing the end of the first generation of DX9 graphics cards, we take a long look at what's happening under the hood and how it pertains to how our...

35 by Derek Wilson on 12/10/2003

The Last Bout of ‘03 – NVIDIA’s GeForce FX 5700 Ultra

We take another look at the midrange cards with the new GeForce FX 5700 Ultra in the mix. It's time to find out who scores the final round Knock Out.

112 by Derek Wilson on 10/23/2003

ATI All-in-Wonder 9600 Pro: Multimedia Refresh

ATI’s All-in-Wonder 9600 Pro continues the legacy of the All-in-Wonder line with features that we haven’t seen before. While we already know the desktop scenario, find out more about...

38 by Andrew Ku on 10/16/2003

Fall 2003 Video Card Roundup - Part 3: ATI's Radeon 9600 XT

We applied our new benchmarking suite to the midrange graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA, including the new 9600 XT. Find out who comes ahead out of the...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 10/15/2003

ATI's Catalyst 3.8 Drivers: ATI Sanctioned Overclocking

Less than 24 hours after we published Part 2 of our Fall '03 Video Card comparison ATI released their Catalyst 3.8 drivers. Although performance isn't really improved, the...

62 by Derek Wilson on 10/8/2003

Fall 2003 Video Card Roundup - Part 2: High End Shootout

The long awaited sequel to our first Fall '03 roundup is here. To put it plainly, we went nuts. Read, just read...

117 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 10/7/2003

Fall 2003 Video Card Roundup Part I - ATI's Radeon 9800 XT

After spending countless hours of benchmarking we're finally able to bring you results from our new suite of 15 game tests on ATI's Radeon 9800 XT as well as...

262 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 10/1/2003

Half-Life 2 Performance Benchmark Preview

We compared 8 GPUs in 3 levels under the first truly stressing DX9 game: Half-Life 2. ATI is an early king of the hill. Learn about the...

111 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2003

Breaking News: Halflife 2 Performance Revealed

ATI owners rejoice, HL2 rocks on their hardware...

169 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2003

NVIDIA's Back with NV35 - GeForceFX 5900 Ultra

No one, not even a NVIDIA employee, was fooled into thinking the NV30 was a first-class product. But the NV35 is another story; find out how well...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2003

ATI's Radeon 9600 Pro - Another Win for ATI

With the Radeon 9600 Pro ATI has won yet another round in the Radeon vs. FX battle, but what's most peculiar about this battle is that the true winner...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/16/2003

NVIDIA's GeForce FX 5600/5200 Ultra Performance Review

Have less than $200 in your upgrade budget? You will soon be able to buy DirectX 9 cards from NVIDIA for just that. Find out if the...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/10/2003

ATI's Radeon 9800, 9600 & 9200: Still Fighting Strong

Were you left disappointed by the GeForce FX? ATI comes to the rescue with a true competitor to the Radeon 9700 Pro - the Radeon 9800 Pro...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/6/2003

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra: It's Here, but is it Good?

Almost a year after we first heard about NV30 we're finally able to review the GeForce FX 5800. Find out how well it stacks up to ATI's Radeon...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/27/2003

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