Graphics shipments up 2.5% over last quarter

/ 4 years ago


Jon Peddie Research is one of a handful of firms who release a report every quarter on the state of the PC market’s graphics. Its latest figures which cover the period April 1st to August 1st make for optimistic reading for once.

For the “overall” state of the market the figures show an overall increase in graphics unit shipments by 2.5% which is impressive stuff given the 10 year average has only been predicted at 2.2%.

Now for the company figure breakdowns and it seems AMD had a rubbish quarter. Its market share dropped by 2.5%, meaning it shipped 7.5% less units than it had done in the previous quarter. AMD APU shipments dropped 13.8% in desktops, 6.7% in notebooks but its notebook IGPs increased in sale by 55% (although this only resulted in 350k more units shipped).

Intel had an exceptional quarter, perhaps indicating people avoiding expensive discrete solutions in favour of cheaper integrated graphics. Intel snatched 2.9% more market share, increasing graphics unit shipments by 7.8%. They did particularly well in notebook graphics shipping 13.9% more notebook GPUs.

Nvidia lost significant ground on discrete GPUs (Graphics cards) and unit shipments declined over 10%. But Nvidia made strong gains in the mobile GPU sector gaining 20% (mainly from Ivy Bridge based notebooks).

Total discrete GPUs (desktop and notebook) increased a modest 0.5% from the last quarter and were down 7% from last year for the same quarter due to the same problems plaguing the overall PC, continued HDD shortage, macroeconomics, softness in western European market, and the impact of tablets.