Surprisingly positive results
The graphics market has experienced one of the most uneventful years in over a decade, but according to Jon Peddie Research, things are moving along quite nicely, despite the lack of new products.
Total Q3 graphics shipments were up 16.7 percent sequentially and 18.4 year-to-year. Intel accounted for much of the growth, with 36.5 percent. In addition, JPR claims some stability has been restored as well, with shipments following seasonal patterns which were disturbed by volatility in economic markets three years ago.
Overall Intel emerged as the big winner. It managed to expand its lead and seize an additional 9.5 percent of the market year-on-year. AMD broke even, while Nvidia lost 23 percent in the overall market, but it clawed back 10.9 percent in the discrete market.
Total PC shipments in Q3 are estimated at 92 percent, up 8.8 percent sequentially.