Jon Peddie: AMD gaining marketshare in graphics market

Posted on Thursday, Aug 29 2019 @ 21:53 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Jon Peddie Research issued its report about the state of the PC graphics market in Q2 2019. The company found that sales declined 10.4 percent year-over-year and that AMD managed to increase its sales, while Intel and NVIDIA slipped. Do keep in mind that this is about the total graphics market, the discrete graphics card report will likely follow in September.
The PC GPU market sequentially increased by 0.6% in Q2’19, decreased year-to-year by -10.4%

This is the latest report from Jon Peddie Research on the GPUs used in PCs. It is reporting on the results of Q2'19 GPU shipments world-wide.

AMD shipments increased 9.8% Nvidia was flat and Intel's shipments, decreased -1.4% as indicated in the following chart.

Even though there is uncertainty in the notebook supply chain, there has been a record number of new notebook announcements, and systems with amazing specifications in performance, battery life, and screen resolution. Specialized notebooks that sit somewhere between workstations and enthusiast PCs are arriving on the market for creative professionals. Strong graphics subsystems are an important selling point for these machines.

In seasonal cycles of the past, overall graphics shipments in the second quarter are typically down from the previous quarter. For Q2'19, it increased by 0.6% from last quarter and was greater than the ten-year average of -2%.

This quarter’s shipments of total graphics processors (integrated/embedded and discrete) increased 0.6% from the previous quarter, which is a decline in the ten-year average historical rate of 0.9%. A total of 76.7 million units were shipped in Q2'19 which decreased by -8.93 million units from the same quarter a year ago indicating the market is negative. on a year-to-year basis.

Quick highlights
  • AMD’s overall unit shipments increased 9.85% quarter-to-quarter, Intel’s total shipments decreased -1.44% from last quarter, and Nvidia’s decreased -0.04%.
  • The attach rate of GPUs (includes integrated and discrete GPUs) to PCs for the quarter was 120% which was down -10.38% from last quarter.
  • Discrete GPUs were in 26.95% of PCs,down -1.99% from last quarter.
  • The overall PC market increased by 9.25% quarter-to-quarter and increased by 3.07% year-to-year.
  • Desktop graphics add-in boards (AIBs) that use discrete GPUs decreased -16.62% from last quarter.
  • Q2'19 saw a decrease in tablet shipments from last quarter.

    The second quarter is typically down from the previous quarter, however, this quarter saw an increase.

    GPUs are traditionally a leading indicator of the market, since a GPU goes into every system before it is shipped, and most of the PC vendors are guiding optimistically for next quarter, an average of 13%.
  • Marketshare in graphics

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