NVIDIA keeps 65 percent of graphics card market

Posted on Thursday, May 22 2008 @ 03:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A new report on the graphics add-in card market indicates NVIDIA remained on top with a marketshare of 65 percent in Q1 2008. For the last four quarters the green graphics card maker had a marketshare of around 65 percent while AMD trails behind around 34-35%. Sales of graphics cards were 8 percent lower compared to Q4 2007 but were up 18 percent year-over-year.
An analyst report released Monday indicated that graphics add-in card sales were down sequentially in terms of both units and revenue, although the industry noted a significant year-over-year gain.

As expected, the first quarter results showed an 8 percent drop in the number of graphics cards, to 24.4 million units, Jon Peddie Research reported. Revenue fell by 20 percent, unsurprising during the first quarter, when sales typically trail off after the holiday season. But unit sales also increased 18 percent compared to a year ago, a sign of positive growth.
Jon Peddie Research guestimates eVGA, PNY, Sapphire and MSI are the top graphics card vendors.

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