Graphics card shipments up 18.7%

Posted on Monday, Dec 03 2007 @ 02:08 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Market research from Jon Peddie Research indicates the discrete graphics card market increased to 25.74 million units in Q3 2007 - that's 18.7% more than the year before. The firm also reports that the average selling price of a graphics card is now $257.
The uptick of the discrete graphics processor market should be attributed primarily to Microsoft Windows Vista introduction as well as Microsoft DirectX 10 introduction in late January, 2007. The result was apparent already in Q2 2007, when average selling prices of graphics cards increased to a record level and as both ATI, graphics product group of Advanced Micro Devices, and Nvidia Corp. ramped up their mainstream DirectX 10-compatible products, volumes of standalone graphics boards reached record level in several years.
Source: X-bit Labs


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