AMD, Intel. and Nvidia show their graphics shipments to decrease this quarterresearch and consulting firm Jon Peddie Research (JPR) found.
According to the research firm, AMD was able to grow shipments over last quarter by 0.3%, in a down quarter. Intel slipped 1.3% and Nvidia declined 4.5% from the last quarter.
Although this did not shape up to be a great quarter for the
suppliers, it actually wasn't as bad as it could have been. JPR found
that shipments during the first quarter of 2012 behaved according to
past years with regard to seasonality, declining from the previous
quarter; however, this quarter's decline (of 0.8%) was less than the
ten-year average of 3.1%.
"If we use graphics as an indicator, the
industry seems to be recovering from the floods in Thailand," JPR said.
JPR has also modified its forecast since the last report, and it is less
aggressive on both desktops and notebooks - tablets have changed the
nature of the PC market. Nonetheless, the CAGR for PC graphics 2011 to
2016 is 9.8%, and the research firm expects the total shipments of graphics chips in
2016 to be 743 million units.
This quarter, AMD had a gigantic increase in shipments of its desktop APUs of 84% and a modest 2.6% decline in notebook APUs, JPR said.
Intel celebrated its ninth quarter of shipping
its Embedded Processor Graphics CPU-EPG, a multi-function design that
combines a graphics processor and an x86 CPU in the same package. These
devices include the Core i series, and Atom processors in PCs. Intel's
desktop EPG shipments had a very strong double digit growth of 18%, and
notebooks showed a more modest 2.1%. Combined with a decrease in overall
IGP chipsets shipments, Intel came in for the quarter with a -1.3% drop
Nvidia shipments dropped 4.5% from last quarter, partially due
to the phase out of IGPs.
Year to year this quarter AMD shipments declined 1.2%, Intel
shipped 4.67% more parts, Nvidia slipped -26.3% in the overall market as
company withdraws from the integrated segments, and VIA saw their
shipments increase by 51% over last year and 148% over last quarter.
Other highlights of JPR's report for Q'1 include:
- A little over 123 million graphics chips shipped, down from 124
million units last quarter, and down from 126 million units shipped
this quarter a year ago.
- Discrete GPUs increased 2.7 % from the last quarter but were down 11% from last year for the same quarter.
- Ninety three percent of Intel's non server processors have
graphics, and over 79% of AMD's non-server processors have integrated
- Market shares shifted for the big three, and put pressure on the
smaller two, and most showed a decrease in market share as indicated in
- AMD's overall graphics market share increased 0.3% from last quarter
due mostly to APU shipments. The company had a 4% increase in shipments
of discrete GPUs over last quarter, and an 8% gain in notebook discrete
- Intel continues to be the overall market share leader, elevated by
Core i5 EPG CPUs, Sandy Bridge, and Pineview Atom sales for Netbooks.
AMD gained market share quarter-to quarter Intel and Nvidia lost share.
- Nvidia has exited the integrated graphics chipset segments and it is
shifting its focus to discrete GPUs. The company suffered a desktop
discrete market share loss (4.3% quarter-to-quarter), and had a 5% gain
in notebook discrete GPUs. Nvidia credits strong connect with new Intel
Sandy Bridge notebooks for its gains.
Table 1: Total Graphics Chip Market shares (Jon Peddie Research)
||Market share this quarter
||Market share last Qtr
||Unit Change Qtr-Qtr
||Share Change Qtr-Qtr
||Market Share last yr
Year to year for the quarter the market decreased. Shipments
decreased to 123 million units, down 3.3 million units from this quarter