Nvidia has shipped the most graphics chips in Q1 2013,
AMD's shipments remained flat and Intel;s were significantly declined, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) estimates.
AMD lost 0.3%, quarter-to-quarter, Intel slipped 5.3%, and Nvidia increased by 3.6%, JPR said.
The overall PC market declined 13.7% quarter-to-quarter while the graphics market only declined 3.2% reflecting an interest on the part of consumers for double-attach?the adding of a discrete GPU to a system with integrated processor graphics.
On a year-to-year basis JPR found that total graphics shipments during Q1'13 dropped 12.9% similar to PCs shipments declined by 12.6% overall. GPUs are traditionally a leading indicator of the market, since a GPU goes into every system before it is shipped and most of the PC vendors are guiding down to flat for Q2'13.
The popularity of tablets and the persistent economic malaise are the most often mentioned reasons for the altered nature of the PC market. Nonetheless, the CAGR for PC graphics from 2012 to 2016 is 2.6%, and the market research firm expects the total shipments of graphics chips in 2016 to be 394 million units.
JPR's findings include discrete and integrated graphics (CPU and chipset) for Desktops, Notebooks (and Netbooks), and PC-based commercial (i.e., POS) and industrial/scientific and embedded. The following report does not include handhelds (i.e., mobile phones), x86 Servers or ARM-based Tablets (i.e. iPad and Android-based Tablets), Smartbooks, or ARM-based Servers. It does include x86-based tablets.
Below you see a summary of JPR's findings:
- AMD?s quarter-to-quarter total shipments of desktop heterogeneous GPU/CPUs, i.e., APUs jumped 30% from Q4 and declined 7.3% in notebooks. The company?s overall PC graphics shipments slipped 0.3%.
- Intel's quarter-to-quarter desktop processor-graphics EPG shipments decreased from last quarter by 3%, and Notebooks fell by 6.3%. The company's overall PC graphics shipments dropped 5.3%.
- Nvidia's quarter-to-quarter desktop discrete shipments were flat from last quarter; and, the company's mobile discrete shipments increased 7.6%. The company's overall PC graphics shipments increase 3.6%.
- Year to year this quarter AMD shipments declined 29.4%, Intel dropped 8.8%, Nvidia increased 3.6%, and VIA fell 8.4% from last year.
- Total discrete GPUs (desktop and notebook) were up 1.1% from the last quarter and were down 11% from last year for the same quarter due to the same problems plaguing the overall PC industry. Overall the trend for discrete GPUs is up with a CAGR to 2016 of 2.6%.
- Ninety nine percent of Intel's non-server processors have graphics, and over 67% of AMD's non-server processors contain integrated graphics; AMD still ships IGPs.