Market research from Jon Peddie Research indicates that, despite the launch of Windows Vista, the overall graphics sales in the first quarter were disappointing.
The firm found that sales dropped 5.5% compared to Q4 2006 but they were 5.3% higher than in the same period last year.
A total of 78.8 million graphics cards were shipped in Q1 2007. Intel was the biggest graphics chip provider with a market share of 38.7%, NVIDIA follows with 28.5% and AMD/ATI is third with 21.9% of the market.
However, JPR notes that in the desktop market NVIDIA was the biggest graphics supplier:
On the surface, it appears that Nvidia hasn’t gained much, but JPR said that a strong growth in chipset shipments has allowed Nvidia to become the largest desktop graphics supplier in Q1, surpassing Intel. Intel’s dominance in the mobile chipset market as well as a year-over-year growth of the mobile graphics market of 24.6% allowed Intel to keep a clear overall lead in the global graphics market.
JPR also says that NVIDIA has a clear lead in the mobile discrete graphics card market with a marketshare of 60.4%. AMD/ATI has a marketshare of only 39.7% in this market.