AMD Loses Ground to NVIDIA Following Vega Launch
Ashley Allen / 9 months ago
While AMD’s Ryzen CPU architecture proved to be a huge hit this year, the company’s new GPU architecture proved a disappointment. In fact, a new report from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) shows that AMD lost 3% market share to NVIDIA during the latest quarter. NVIDIA, of course, is having a great time with its GeForce 10-Series graphics card in 2017; its latest card is the impressive GTX 1070 Ti.
Good news, though: both GPU and PC sales are on the rise. Indeed, AIB sales, especially, are as high as ever, possibly thanks to the crypto boom. However, it seems AMD couldn’t capitalise on cryptocurrency miners’ thirst for Radeon cards, despite Vega GPUs becoming as rare as gold dust.
AMD Loses Ground to NVIDIA
“Quarter-to-quarter graphics board shipments increased 29.1%, and increased 21.5% year-to-year.
The add-in graphics board market was outstanding in Q3’17, increasing 29.1% sequentially.
The market shares for the desktop discrete GPU suppliers shifted in the quarter by a few percentage points in Nvidia’s favor.”
PC Sales Up
Though AMD’s GPUs aren’t faring well, both AIB and PC sales as a whole are on the rise since last quarter. JRP adds:
“The news for the quarter was encouraging and seasonally understandable, quarter-to-quarter, the AIB market increased 29.1% (compared to the desktop PC market, which increased 21.2%).
The GPU and PC market have been showing a return to normal seasonality. That pattern is typically flat to down in Q1, a significant drop in Q2 as OEMs and the channel deplete inventory before the summer months. A restocking with the latest products in Q3 in anticipation of the holiday season, and mild increase to flat change in Q4. All, of that subject to an overall decline in the PC market since the great recession of ’07 and the influx of tablets and smartphones. However, this year, AIB shipments were out of synch due to great new games and cryptocurrency mining.”