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 Announces Radeon R7 250X; Shipping Today

As it turns out, February is going to be a busy month for GPUs. Normally February is something of a quiet month, surrounded by CES on one side and...

27 by Ryan Smith on 2/10/2014

AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta Drivers Now Available: Mantle, Frame Pacing, & More

Picking up from where we left off yesterday afternoon, word comes from AMD that they have finally squashed the installation bug on their Catalyst 14.1 beta drivers, resolving the...

48 by Ryan Smith on 2/2/2014

Battlefield 4 Mantle Performance Preview

After a false start or two, AMD is finally getting the first beta of Mantle out the door. With EA DICE having shipped their Mantle patch for Battlefield 4...

135 by Ryan Smith on 2/1/2014

Floating point peak performance of Kaveri and other recent AMD and Intel chips

With the launch of Kaveri, some people have been wondering if the platform is suitable for HPC applications. Floating point peak performance of the CPU and GPU ...

102 by Rahul Garg on 1/22/2014

Best Video Cards: January 2014

After our Holiday 2013 buyer’s guides, a number of you asked for more frequent buyers guides year-round. So starting this year we’re going to be attempting to publish guides...

53 by Ryan Smith on 1/17/2014

AMD Kaveri Docs Reference Quad-Channel Memory Interface, GDDR5 Option

Our own Ryan Smith pointed me at an excellent thread on Beyond3D where forum member yuri ran across a reference to additional memory controllers in AMD's recently released Kaveri...

127 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/16/2014

NVIDIA Announces Winter 2014 Game Bundle: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

With NVIDIA’s previous holiday 2013 GeForce bundle having expired with the end of the year, NVIDIA has announced that they will be running a winter 2014 bundle to replace...

14 by Ryan Smith on 1/10/2014

VisionTek at CES 2014: The R9 290 Liquid Cooled CryoVenom

Extra performance is always welcome, whether that is CPU performance, memory performance, SSD performance or GPU performance. It makes it a lot more worthwhile if the performance comes...

10 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2014

Khronos Offers a Quick Peek at the Next Version of OpenGL ES

Amidst the hustle and bustle of CES 2014, Khronos has published a short announcement regarding the next version of OpenGL ES (OpenGL ES Next). In it they are offering...

19 by Ryan Smith on 1/8/2014

AMD Reveals First Mobile Radeon M200 Parts & Rebadges

While CES is generally not a big show for the GPU divisions of the major chip makers – those firms preferring to make major GPU announcements at their own...

25 by Ryan Smith on 1/8/2014

NVIDIA GeForce 332.21 WHQL Drivers Now Available

After November's s release of their 331.93 beta drivers, NVIDIA’s has pushed out another WHQL version of their R331 driver with today's release of driver version 332.21. As another iteration...

10 by Ryan Smith on 1/7/2014

AMD Demonstrates "FreeSync", Free G-Sync Alternative, at CES 2014

AMD has been relatively silent on the topic of NVIDIA’s variable refresh rate G-Sync technology since its announcement last year. At this year’s CES however, AMD gave me a...

81 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2014

Imagination Technologies Announces PowerVR Series6XT Architecture & GPUs

With CES taking place this week a number of mobile announcements are in the pipeline. And in what has become something of a tradition for Imagination Technologies, they are...

22 by Ryan Smith on 1/6/2014

Imagination Technologies Announces Entry-Level PowerVR Series6XE GPU Family

Going hand-in-hand with Imagination’s announcement of their new PowerVR Series6XT architecture and GPUs, Imagination is also announcing a new family of entry-level GPUs to further complement the Series6 family...

3 by Ryan Smith on 1/6/2014

NVIDIA Tegra K1 Preview & Architecture Analysis

NVIDIA has taken to using CES as its platform for launching members of its Tegra mobile SoC family. This year was no different as it shifted branding a bit...

87 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2014

MSI GPUs at CES 2014: Massive R9 290X Lightning and More

Along with notebooks and all-in-ones, MSI had quite a few large GPUs on display. The past month saw a massive shortage of AMD GPUs, thanks in no small part...

8 by Jarred Walton on 1/6/2014

Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Delayed Until January

AMD and Electronic Arts send word this afternoon that the Mantle update for Battlefield 4 has been delayed until next month. The update was previously scheduled for late December...

66 by Ryan Smith on 12/30/2013

Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC Review: Our First Custom Cooled 290

Ever since the 290 review there has been a lot of chatter and questions about when we’d see the first customized cards show up, and the answer is that...

117 by Ryan Smith on 12/24/2013

AMD Catalyst 13.12 WHQL Drivers Now Available

After 9.5 betas, AMD has finally released a WHQL certified driver from their latest driver branch (13.25x) in the form of Catalyst 13.12. First introduced as the launch driver for...

27 by Ryan Smith on 12/19/2013

GeForce Experience Twitch.tv Update Released

Back in October alongside the release of the first ShadowPlay beta, NVIDIA announced that ShadowPlay would be getting support for an additional video encoding mode: Twitch.tv video uploading. At...

11 by Ryan Smith on 12/18/2013

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