We've already seen the doom and gloom about the PC market from research firms like Gartner. Unsurprisingly, last quarter wasn't any kinder to PC graphics. Jon Peddie Research has published its latest report on the PC graphics market, and it says all major vendors saw their shipments shrink.
AMD's shipments declined 13.6% compared to the previous quarter and 29.4% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, according to JPR. Intel saw a 2.9% quarterly slump and 5% year-on-year shrinkage, while Nvidia suffered declines of 16.7% quarter-on-quarter and 4.6% year-on-year. The numbers, in Jon Peddie Research tradition, cover all PC chips with graphics capabilities—that means both discrete GPUs and processors with integrated graphics. Server chips and handheld silicon like Nvidia's Tegra 3 aren't part of the picture.
In addition to the less-than-encouraging shipment figures, JPR's report also includes some market share data:
|Vendor||Q4 2011||Q3 2012||Q4 2012|
Interestingly, Intel appears to be gaining at the expense of both its rivals. As far as I can tell from these numbers, the gains seem to come chiefly at the expense of AMD. Nvidia's market share actually went up from to the same quarter a year before, even if it was down compared to Q3.
JPR doesn't quote vendor-specific data for discrete GPUs in this report. However, it says overall discrete GPU shipments were down 15.9% from the previous quarter and 9.7% from the same quarter a year ago.
|Friday night topic: Light bulbs? Yep, light bulbs||99|
|Newest Thermaltake Urban case has dual doors||16|
|Deal of the week: Discounted Windows and cheap storage||8|
|MSI gaming barebones has Mini-ITX mobo, external overclocking button||32|
|Fan-made Morrowind remake looks amazing||32|
|Thursday Night Shortbread||39|
|Razer unveils homebrewed mechanical keyboard switches||46|
|Watch Dogs rescheduled for May 27||14|