AMD appears to be gaining ground on the GPU front. According to data from Jon Peddie Research, red team shipped nearly 10% more GPUs than last quarter, exceeding NVIDIA’s market share in Q2 2019.
AMD last managed this feat in Q2 2014, an era that preceded NVIDIA’s Maxwell. The Radeon R9 290X was one of the fastest parts that gamers could buy at the time.
AMD’s resurgence in GPU shipments is somewhat surprising considering the company’s product stack and market penetration; AMD doesn’t have a faster GPU than Nvidia, support hardware-accelerated ray tracing in any capacity, have a strong presence in the laptop market, or have a full product stack based on its most recent architecture.