AMD's GPU shipments increased 9.8%, Nvidia's were flat and Intel's shipments decreased -1.4% during the Q2'19, according to Jon Peddie Research.
Even though there is uncertainty in the notebook supply chain, there has been a record number of new notebook announcements, and systems with impressive specifications in performance, battery life, and screen resolution. Specialized notebooks that sit somewhere between workstations and enthusiast PCs are arriving on the market for creative professionals. Strong graphics subsystems are an important selling point for these machines.
In seasonal cycles of the past, overall graphics shipments in the second quarter are typically down from the previous quarter. For Q2'19, it increased by 0.6% from last quarter and was greater than the ten-year average of -2%, according to JPR.
This quarter’s shipments of total graphics processors (integrated/embedded and discrete) increased 0.6% from the previous quarter, which is a decline in the ten-year average historical rate of 0.9%. A total of 76.7 million units were shipped in Q2'19 which decreased by -8.93 million units from the same quarter a year ago indicating the market is negative on a year-to-year basis.
- AMD’s overall unit shipments increased 9.85% quarter-to-quarter, Intel’s total shipments decreased -1.44% from last quarter, and Nvidia’s decreased -0.04%.
- The attach rate of GPUs (includes integrated and discrete GPUs) to PCs for the quarter was 120% which was down -10.38% from last quarter.
- Discrete GPUs were in 26.95% of PCs,down -1.99% from last quarter.
- The overall PC market increased by 9.25% quarter-to-quarter and increased by 3.07% year-to-year.
- Desktop graphics add-in boards (AIBs) that use discrete GPUs decreased -16.62% from last quarter.
- Q2'19 saw a decrease in tablet shipments from last quarter.