AMD GPU Market Share Increased 8.1% in Q4’17, Nvidia Declines

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Jon Peddie Research has released the latest GPU market report that shows AMD emerging as a clear winner. AMD GPU market share increased big time in the fourth quarter of 2017, while at the same time, both Intel and Nvidia witnessed decline in their shares.

AMD GPU Market Share Increased in Q4 2017 Thanks to Mining

According to the report from Jon Peddie Research, the overall GPU shipments decreased -1.5% in Q4 2017 compared to the previous quarter. AMD’s market share increased 8.1% quarter-to-quarter, while Nvidia and Intel decreased -6% and -2% respectively.

AMD GPU market share Q4 2017

In year-to-year comparison, total GPU shipments decreased -4.8%, with desktop graphics growth rate down -2% and notebook graphics at -7%. AMD and Intel both saw a slight decrease in market share year-to-year, whereas Nvidia improved by almost one percent.

Graphics Chip market report Q4 2017

Sequentially, the add-in-board (AIB) business which includes discrete GPUs decreased -4.62% from last quarter, according to JPR. AMD was able to increase its market share from 27.2% to 33.7% quarter-to-quarter, and accordingly, Nvidia’s share fell from 72.8% to 66.3%. Then again, the yearly comparison shows AMD rising and Nvidia losing.

AMD vs Nvidia GPU share

Quick highlights

  • AMD’s overall unit shipments increased 8.08% quarter-to-quarter, Intel’s total shipments decreased -1.98% from last quarter, and Nvidia’s decreased -6.00%.
  • The attach rate of GPUs (includes integrated and discrete GPUs) to PCs for the quarter was 134% which was down -10.06% from last quarter.
  • Discrete GPUs were in 36.88% of PCs, which is down -2.67%.
  • The overall PC market increased 5.93% quarter-to-quarter, and decreased -0.15% year-to-year.
  • Desktop graphics add-in boards (AIBs) that use discrete GPUs decreased -4.62% from last quarter.
  • Q4’17 saw no change in tablet shipments from last quarter.

The report also states that more than 3 million discrete graphics cards were sold to cryto miners worth $776 million last year. Apparently, AMD is the one who has benefited the most from these sales as reported in the article.

It is obvious, however, that the crypto craze has increased the demand for graphics cards in such a way that the products have become scarce and expensive. Dr. Jon Peddie, President of Jon Peddie Research, doesn’t expect prices to return to normal levels anytime soon, which is something Nvidia has already forecasted.