Jon Peddie Research estimates that approximately 76 million PC graphics devices shipped from major suppliers in Q3 2006, a 5.2% increase from the prior quarter and an 11.2% increase over the same period the previous year.
The largest supplier of all graphics solutions during the quarter remained Intel Corp. with 40% of the market. ATI remained the second largest supplier in Q3 2006, but with a 5% sequential decline in shipments and decreased market share. Nvidia, the third largest supplier in Q3 2006, closed the gap with ATI with a 2% sequential increase in shipments and increased market share. Both SiS and Via posted market share and shipments increases during the quarter.