AMD Continues to Lose Graphics Card Market Share to NVIDIA


Jon Peddie Research has released a new report that provides the latest insight on the current state of the graphics card market. Things don’t seem to be looking too hot for AMD.

According to the report, AMD’s GPU market share has been on a noticeable decline. Overall Radeon ownership fell to 17 percent in the second quarter of 2021, down from 19 percent in the previous quarter and 20 percent from the same quarter a year ago.

It’s the opposite for NVIDIA. The popularity and market share of green team’s graphics cards have gone from 80 percent in Q2 2020 to 81 percent and 83 percent in Q1 2021 and Q2 2021, respectively.

“AMD’s overall market share percentage from last quarter decreased by -0.2 percent, Intel’s market share increased 0.1 percent, and NVIDIA’s market share increased 0.06 percent,” Jon Peddie explained, pointing to the data in its latest PC GPU vendor market share chart.

“Overall GPU unit shipments increased by 3.4 percent from last quarter, AMD shipments increased 2.3 percent, Intel’s shipments rose 3.6 percent, and NVIDIA’s shipments increased 3.8 percent.”

Quick highlights shared by Jon Peddie:

  • The GPU’s overall attach rate (which includes integrated and discrete GPUs, desktop, notebook, and workstations) to PCs for the quarter was 117 percent, down -0.1 percent from last quarter.
  • The overall PC CPU market increased by 3.5 percent quarter-to-quarter and increased 42.1 percent year-to-year.
  • Desktop graphics add-in boards (AIBs that use discrete GPUs) decreased by -2.9 percent from the last quarter.
  • This quarter saw a 3.4 percent rise in tablet shipments from last quarter.

NVIDIA’s dominance has been echoed in Steam’s latest hardware survey. According to Valve, AMD and NVIDIA’s market shares are around 15 percent and 75 percent, respectively, with Intel making up the rest.

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Jon Peddie Research reports the growth of the global PC-based Graphics Processor Units (GPU) market reached 123 million units in Q2’21 and PC CPU shipments increased by 42 percent year-over-year. Overall, the installed base of GPUs will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.5 percent during 2020–2025 to reach a total of 3,318 million units at the end of the forecast period. Over the next five years, the penetration of discrete GPUs (dGPU) in the PC will grow to reach a level of 25 percent.

Source: Jon Peddie Research

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