Gaming and cryptocurrency have helped AMD and Nvidia gain GPU market share in Q3'17, while the overall GPU shipments increased 9.3% from last quarter.
According to the latest report from Jon Peddie Research on the GPUs used in PCs for the third quarter, AMD's overall unit shipments increased 7.63% quarter-to-quarter, Intel's total shipments increased 5.01% from last quarter, and Nvidia's increased 29.53%.
Other findings include:
- The attach rate of GPUs (includes integrated and discrete GPUs) to PCs for the quarter was 144% which was down -1.28% from last quarter.
- Discrete GPUs were in 39.55% of PCs, which is up 4.18%.
- The overall PC market increase 10.31% quarter-to-quarter, and decrease -2.06% year-to-year.
- Desktop graphics add-in boards (AIBs) that use discrete GPUs increased 29.05% from last quarter.
- JPR also says that Q3'17 saw an increase in tablet shipments from last quarter.
AMD's shipments of desktop heterogeneous GPU/CPUs, i.e., APUs, increased 7.1% from the previous quarter. AMD's notebook APU shipments were up 2.2%. Desktop discrete GPUs increased 16.1% from last quarter, and notebook discrete shipments increased 5.2%. AMD's total PC graphics shipments increased 7.6% from the previous quarter.
Intel's desktop processor graphics shipments increased from last quarter by 5.0% and notebook processors increased by 5.9%, and total PC graphics shipments increased 5.0% from last quarter.
Nvidia's discrete desktop GPU shipments were up 34.7% from last quarter; and the company's discrete notebook GPU shipments increased 22.4%, and total PC graphics shipments increased 29.5% from last quarter.
Total discrete GPUs (desktop and notebook) shipments for the industry increased 23.3% from the last quarter, and increased 11.7% from last year. Sales of discrete GPUs fluctuate due to a variety of factors (timing, memory pricing, etc.), new product introductions, and the influence of integrated graphics. Overall, 5-year forecasted CAGR is now -5.8%, which is down from -4.5% last year.
Ninety nine percent of Intel's non-server processors have graphics, and over 66% of AMD's non-server processors contain integrated graphics; AMD still ships integrated graphics chipsets (IGPs).