We often report about the marketshare of various firms but it's usually pretty hard to find data that goes back more than a couple of quarters. Now a very interesting chart from Beyond3D forum member dbz is making the rounds that shows in great detail the marketshare of AMD/ATI and NVIDIA in the discrete graphics card market since 2013. The chart is based on data from Jon Peddie Research and Mercury Research, and is annotated with the launch dates of some of the major SKUs.
As you may know, NVIDIA has been dominating the 3D graphics card market for a very long time and the difference between the firms has grown significantly the past couple of years. Last quarter AMD had a marketshare of only 24 percent while NVIDIA commanded a marketshare of 76 percent.
Ever since the buyout by AMD, ATI's Radeon cards never managed to get the upper hand over NVIDIA's GeForce lineup. The last time Radeon trumped NVIDIA's GeForce lineup was in Q3 2005 and the highest marketshare ATI achieved in this stretch of time was 55.5 percent in Q3 2004.
The GPU market isn't the only segment where AMD is doing poor, as we wrote yesterday AMD reported revenue of only $1.03 billion for Q1 2015, 26 percent less than the year before. The results of the client processor and GPU division are even worse, sales collapsed 38 percent vs Q1 2014.