Graphics shipments dropped, AMD lost share in Q1
Jon Peddie Research has released final and corrected numbers pertaining to the state of the PC graphics market in the first quarter of this year. According to JPR, overall shipments of graphics chips declined 5.5% from the fourth quarter of 2006 to the first quarter of 2007. Nvidia's market share stayed exactly the same at 28.5%, while Intel's climbed just over a point from 37.4% to 38.7%. AMD's market share dropped from 23% to 21.9%.
Despite those more or less stagnant overall share numbers, JPR says Nvidia managed to overtake Intel in the desktop graphics segment, although the research firm doesn't quote hard numbers. Nvidia also did well in the discrete mobile segment, where its market share rose from 59.1% to 60.3%. In the overall mobile graphics market, however, Nvidia's market share actually dropped nearly three points from 22.9% to 20%, while Intel's rose from 50% to 55%, and AMD's dropped slightly from 23.4% to 23.2%.
Update Scott: This post serves as a correction to a news item you may have seen here briefly yesterday that was based on incorrect data we received from JPR. (It appears they transposed some market share numbers.) We don't do this often, but we decided to take that post down when it became clear the information in it might have been inaccurate. We thought it best to remove the information until we could get confirmation directly from JPR for the market share data. Apologies for not noting the correction until now.