Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 24 May 2012 12:41

Q1 graphics shipments decline, negative trend continues

Written by Peter Scott



AMD makes the most of it


The global graphics market contracted by 0.8 percent in the first quarter of 2012. According to beancounters over at Jon Peddie, the decline was largely seasonal, but there are some other factors dragging the PC market down.

AMD managed to make the most of the lackluster quarter. The chipmaker saw huge gains in its desktop APU market, amounting to 84 percent sequentially, while shipments of notebooks APUs dropped by 2.6 percent. It is safe to assume that they will rebound in Q2 thanks to Trinity and Brazos 2.0. However, in spite of the strong showing AMD’s year-to-year shipments declined.

Speaking of declining, Nvidia led the way. The green team ended the quarter with a 15.1 percent share, down from 19.9 percent in Q1 2011. AMD’s Q1 2012 share was 25 percent, an 0.3 percent gain year on year. However, Intel emerged as the big winner, with a 58.8 share compared to last year’s 54.7. Still, Intel shed 0.3 percent sequentially.

The overall trend is not encouraging. The market swallowed up 123 million graphics chips in Q1, down from 124 million last quarter and 126 million shipped in Q1 2011. Furthermore, shipments of discrete GPUs dropped 2.7 percent sequentially and 11 percent year-on-year. Some 93 percent of all Intel non-server processors shipped feature graphics, and the same goes for 79 percent of AMD parts. Needless to say, this does not bode well for Nvidia.



Last modified on Thursday, 24 May 2012 12:43
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments