The number crunchers over at Jon Peddie Research have compiled some fresh graphics market share data, this time pertaining to the second calendar quarter. According to them, Intel has enjoyed quite a bit of growth at the expense of its rivals—no doubt thanks to the presence of graphics cores in its Sandy Bridge and Atom processors. (JPR factors CPU-GPU hybrids and integrated graphics chipsets into its calculations.)
|Vendor||Q2 2010||Q1 2011||Q2 2011|
Between the first and second quarters, Intel purportedly enjoyed a 19.6% surge in shipments of graphics-enabled products, while AMD and Nvidia saw respective declines of 7.3% and 5.3%. Interestingly, JPR also says that Nvidia's slice of the discrete graphics market got 30% larger in the second quarter, reportedly because of design wins in many Sandy Bridge notebooks.
The research firm also sprinkles in a bit of news about the overall graphics market, saying shipments were up 6.3% sequentially amid slower 2.4% growth in the PC market at large last quarter. JPR notes that the higher-than-expected graphics growth raises "concerns about an inventory buildup" in the latter part of the year. Oversupply is no fun for hardware makers, but as a consumer, I can't help but look forward to potential price cuts as a result.
|Asus GTX 1080 and 1060 cards with faster RAM go the extra mile||11|
|Thermaltake's View 28 case can light up any room||19|
|Samsung unboxes Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets and accessories||34|
|Aorus GA-AX370 Gaming K5 mobo trims a little fat||10|
|Windows 10 Creators Update set to hit PCs on April 11||22|
|SiSoft Sandra Platinum 2017 is ready for Ryzen||1|
|SteelSeries' Rival 700 gaming mouse reviewed||7|
|Intel lets loose Kaby Lake-based Xeon E3 v6 processors||65|
|Samsung plans to refurbish and resell Galaxy Note 7 handsets||21|
|They were going to launch a G-sync version but trying to represent the price induced an overflow error in their storefront software.||+34|