Motherboard Sales Dropped by 10 Million in 2022!

/ 1 year ago
Biostar B660MX-E PRO Micro-ATX Motherboard

Earlier this week information appeared online showing that processor sales throughout the last quarter of 2022 hit an all-time low. The second time, incidentally, this had happened during the year since records were initially started in 1994. – While this was undoubtedly quite shocking news (especially for AMD and Intel) at the time there was another key proxy matter which I did not consider. Namely, motherboards.

I mean, if processors are selling poorly, then surely this must mean that motherboard sales have also been in the doldrums, right? – Well, following a report via TechPowerUp, we have our answer and the answer is an incredibly firm yes! Motherboard sales throughout 2022 were massively below prior years by around 10 million sales!

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Motherboard Sales Slump by 10 Million Over 2022

Following the compilation of sales statistics from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, and ASRock (arguably the four largest and/or most prominent motherboard manufacturers), each company has effectively confirmed a huge drop in motherboard sales with Gigabyte coming out the best at only a 14% comparatively year-on-year drop.

Overall though, it does in many respects make complete sense. If people are not buying processors, why would they be going out en-masse to buy motherboards? Especially since 2022 saw Intel retain the LGA1700 socket and AMD still release processors on the AM4 platform (albeit, with AM5 now upon us). – Even I’ve not bought a new one for 3 years now thanks to the longevity and consistent support AMD has shown for AM4.

With all this being said, however, a lot of people will likely make the argument that sales throughout 2022 were likely so poor predominantly due to higher-than-necessary price tags. And yes, in terms of high-end models (and even mid-tier in many cases), the retail figures can be more than a little eye-watering at times.

What do you think though? When was the last time you purchased a new motherboard? What manufacturer was it from? – Let us know in the comments!

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