AMD gained graphics market share in Q4

— 12:00 AM on February 5, 2007

Jon Peddie Research has published a report regarding PC graphics shipments in the fourth quarter of last year. Despite having lost market share to Nvidia in the third quarter, AMD managed to retake 2.1% of the market in the fourth quarter. Some of this market share was taken from Nvidia, which saw its share drop slightly from 28.8% to 28.5%, but the biggest loser was VIA: the Taiwanese company's share of the PC graphics market went down from 8.7% to 6.7%. As for Intel, the chip giant enjoyed a small market share increase from 37.1% to 37.4%.

Interestingly, shipments of desktop graphics processors dropped in the fourth quarter, despite the holiday season rush. AMD nevertheless enjoyed an increase in its share of the discrete desktop graphics market from 43% to 46.2%. Nvidia's share of that market shrunk from 57% to 53.8%.

By contrast, shipments of mobile GPUs increased almost 14% in the fourth quarter, but he mobile market wasn't kind to AMD. Nvidia commanded 59.1% of the discrete mobile market in the fourth quarter, up from 53% in the third quarter. Meanwhile, AMD's share of the discrete mobile segment shrunk from 47% to 40.9%.

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