Yesterday I published an article about the new GPU market research report from Jon Peddie Research, and today Mercury Research has published a report that specifically focuses on the discrete graphics card market.
Mercury Research found that for the first time in the last couple of years, graphics card shipments did better in the first quarter than in the fourth quarter in the year before. In the overall discrete graphics card market, NVIDIA managed to increase its marketshare by around 3 percent to 66 percent. The rest of the market is held by ATI and some smaller players.
In desktop only, Nvidia had a 5.4 percent gain over Q4 2008 results, getting to a market share of 67 percent. We will try to get more details but Q1 looks like a good quarter for Nvidia and this actually reflects what Nvidia partners have told us, that Q1 2009 sales were much better than Q4 2009.