Tuesday, February 27, 2018

"AMD GPU Shipments Increased Big Time in Q4 2017, NVIDIA and Intel Decline – Over 3 Million Graphics Card Sold To Crypto Miners in 2017"

From the gaming geeks at WCCF Tech:
The latest GPU market report from Jon Peddie research has been released and shows that AMD gained a good chunk of the GPU market share during fourth quarter of 2017. At the same time, both NVIDIA and Intel witnessed decline in GPU market share.
AMD Gained Huge Chunk of GPU Market Share in Q4 2017, NVIDIA and Intel Fall Behind – Crypto Miners End Up Gobbling Over 3 Million Discrete Graphics Cards
According to the report from Jon Peddie, the overall GPU shipments decreased in Q4 2017 when compared to the previous quarter. The decrease was about -1.5% which follows normal seasonal shipments. Then again, year to year comparison shows that GPU shipments decreased -4.8%, the desktop graphics decreased -2% and notebook graphics decreased -7%. The report also states that 3 million discrete graphics cards were consumed by miners alone during 2017 which amounted to $776 million in sales.
When breaking down the numbers, it looks like AMD won this quarter big time with a market share increase of 8.1%. At the same time, NVIDIA decreased -6% while Intel decreased -2%. The current market share looks like the following:
  • AMD @ 14.2% (versus 13.0% Last Quarter)
  • NVIDIA @ 18.4% (versus 19.3% Last Quarter)
  • Intel @ 67.4% (versus 67.8% Last Quarter)
AMD was the main benefactor [sic] of the total mining hardware sales of $776 million as reported in the article. When comparing the graphics chip market segments, almost the entire industry saw a downward trend in Q4 2017 which includes discrete graphics for desktop, notebook integrated and embedded for mobility systems. The discrete notebook market and desktop integrated and embedded platforms saw an increase in growth rate of 3.6% and 3.0% respectively....MORE