AMD Continues to Lose Graphics Card Market Share to NVIDIA

AMD Continues to Lose Graphics Card Market Share to NVIDIA

AMD is taking a big step backwards, as their graphics card market share fell from 20.5% in Q3 2016 to 17.7% in Q3 2017. The graphics card market is a very important piece of the overall PC market, as it is the piece that sells video games and graphics processing units (GPUs). The last quarter was a big one for both NVIDIA and AMD, as the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was released, and the Radeon RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56, were released.

AMD Continues to Lose Graphics Card Market Share to NVIDIA

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A new study from Jon Peddie Research offers the most up-to-date information on the current status of the graphics card industry. AMD’s prospects do not seem to be promising.

AMD’s GPU market share, according to the study, has been steadily declining. In the second quarter of 2021, overall Radeon ownership dropped to 17 percent, down from 19 percent the previous quarter and 20 percent a year earlier.

For NVIDIA, the situation is the polar opposite. Green team’s graphics cards have increased in popularity and market share from 80% in Q2 2020 to 81 percent and 83 percent in Q1 and Q2 2021, respectively.

“From the previous quarter, AMD’s total market share percentage fell by -0.2 percent, Intel’s market share climbed 0.1 percent, and NVIDIA’s market share increased 0.06 percent,” said Jon Peddie, referring to the statistics in its newest PC GPU vendor market share chart.

“Overall GPU unit shipments climbed 3.4 percent over the previous quarter, with AMD shipments up 2.3 percent, Intel shipments up 3.6 percent, and NVIDIA shipments up 3.8 percent.”

Jon Peddie provided some quick highlights:

  • For the quarter, the GPU’s total attach rate to PCs (which includes integrated and discrete GPUs, desktop, laptop, and workstations) was 117 percent, down 0.1 percent from the previous quarter.
  • Overall, the PC CPU market grew by 3.5 percent quarter over quarter and by 42.1 percent year over year.
  • The number of desktop graphics add-in boards (AIBs with discrete GPUs) fell by -2.9 percent from the previous quarter.
  • Tablet shipments increased by 3.4 percent over the previous quarter.

The dominance of NVIDIA was reflected in Steam’s recent hardware poll. According to Valve, AMD and NVIDIA have market shares of approximately 15% and 75%, respectively, with Intel accounting for the remainder.

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According to Jon Peddie Research, the worldwide PC-based Graphics Processor Units (GPU) market reached 123 million units in Q2’21, with PC CPU sales up 42% year over year. During the forecast period, the installed base of GPUs will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 3.5 percent, reaching 3,318 million units by the end of the forecast period. Over the next five years, discrete GPUs (dGPU) will become more prevalent in PCs, reaching a 25% penetration rate.

Jon Peddie Research is the source for this information.

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