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JPR: Second-quarter GPU shipments fell 11% versus Q1

Jon Peddie Research has published its latest Market Watch statistics for Q2 2015, and they reveal some interesting tidbits. Total GPU shipments dropped 11% compared to Q1, and 18% year-on-year. Notebook GPU unit shipments fell 16.9% versus this time last year, while desktop GPUs saw a sharper fall-off of 21.7%.

AMD took the worst hit: its unit shipments are down 25.8% since last quarter. Its quarterly sales of desktop APUs actually rose 25%, but its notebook APU shipments fell 53.5%. The company’s desktop graphics card shipments dropped by 33.3%, while its discrete notebook GPU numbers shrank by 9.1%.

Nvidia fared less poorly, but still shipped 16.2% fewer GPUs versus the past quarter. The company’s discrete notebook GPU shipments fell 21.6%, while its desktop graphics cards shipments dropped 12%.

Intel’s numbers may be the most interesting. The company’s quarterly shipments fell 7.4% overall. Both desktop and notebook IGPs saw quarterly declines of 7.4% and 7.3%, respectively. Since Intel doesn’t make discrete graphics cards of its own, these numbers may correlate with a drop in CPU shipments in general.

JPR’s research shows that Intel now holds 75.2% of the GPU market. Nvidia claims 14.1% of all shipments, while AMD holds 10.7%. Intel has been growing at AMD and Nvidia’s expense: last quarter, Intel held 72.2% of the market, while Nvidia held 14.9% and AMD had 12.9%.

According to the report, the PC market as a whole faced a Q2 shrinkage of 4.2% versus Q1, and a 10.5% year-on-year decrease. JPR says the tablet market also shrank for the second quarter in a row. The research firm points out that the second quarter of the year tends to be a weak one for the industry, as OEMs clear out stock and prepare for the back-to-school season. Even so, the 11% overall drop is greater than the 6.86% average decline for Q2 over the past 10 years.

0 responses to “JPR: Second-quarter GPU shipments fell 11% versus Q1

  1. Hmmm, wouldn’t count on that. If you take a look at the Steam charts

    [url<]http://steamcharts.com/[/url<] you see that the top 10 games are older titles that aren't GPU intensive. And we also see from the Steam survey that a very large number of gamers are gaming at 1080 or lower res. People aren't buying new GPUs because they don't need them. Their current systems are playing what they play just fine.

  2. Yep, I do read the KB. I am saying since SP1, office pro 2013 has seen about 3GB+ of updates!!

    Am I the only one who thinks that’s lots??

    To fully update Win 7 after SP1 is about 1GB, and SP1 for W7 came out years ago vs. 2013 SP1.

  3. I wouldn’t say their GPUs are not appealing, if we’re talking CPUs though, sure, pretty unappealing.

  4. People don’t buy AMD cards not because they hate AMD or that there is a vast conspiracy against AMD or because Jen-Hsun Huang so HOT that everyone wants to fornicate with him. It is simply that AMD products are NOT APPEALING!

  5. Exactly it hit late in the quarter, but is there also a ‘wait to upgrade’ anticipation for say 2-6 months leading up to a new release that causes a flat in sales because people are waiting for the latest/greatest anticipated release? Especially in this market I mean, 0-day top end graphics.

  6. Bit late to affect anything really and it is not clear if it is enough to actually affect anything.

  7. Because they are not just security fixes, but are also regular bug fixes. If one would just check KB articles for those patches one would know what is fixed and what files are affected.

    Hint: Not few.

  8. There’s a place to complain about downloading patches: The forums. Or an article discussing patches/Windows update/Office/etc.

    It isn’t here.

  9. I’ll one up that and get them to announce it tomorrow! Who needs a “this week’ answer.

  10. [quote<]The GTX 750 TI was great when it came out 18 MONTHS AGO, but it's obviously getting long in the tooth now and needs a replacement.[/quote<] Since I'm in a reasonably good mood, I'll see if I can use my psychic powers to get Nvidia to announce a replacement - a 950 - this week for you. No promises, though.

  11. Didn’t Fury just come out like a month ago or something? I would imagine you get lulls like that between product batches when the previous generation has pretty much saturated itself.

  12. I think he’s talking about the capacity they are taking up and not the speed that he downloads them.

  13. Why are you dumping this as a comment on a random front page article that has nothing to do with it? Start a thread in the forum.

  14. In other news did anyone see how bloated these office 2013 patches are?!?! Just this past 2 weeks 822MB!!

    Some of the larger ones!!

    Security Update for Microsoft Word 2013 (KB3055030) 32-Bit Edition Download size: 159.5 MB

    Security Update for Skype for Business 2015 (KB3055014) 32-Bit Edition Download size: 90.4 MB

    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB3055001) 32-Bit Edition Download size: 137.7 MB

    Update for Microsoft OneNote 2013 (KB3055008) 32-Bit Edition Download size: 76.0 MB

    seriously 76MB patch for 1note?!?!?

  15. as I said, [b<]mobile GPU[/b<] Also, by share I assume you mean share sold. It takes 4-5 years for the amount currently being sold to be the amount owned.

  16. Exactly. If you have a midrange card from the last 3 years, then that market segment is still trying to sell you a rebranded version of the same card in many cases today.

  17. Nvidia increased its share of discrete GPU to 82%. AMD is at 18 and that includes APUs.

  18. We’re still on 28nm and the low-end and mid-range is still expensive for what you get. Maxwell is great but it’s mostly for enthusiasts.

    We need 14nm midrange and low-end cards, then you’ll see some real volume.

  19. The lack of significant performance improvements at the lowest end are most likely to blame for the total number of units sold. Nvidia’s GPU revenue actually went up vs. last quarter and last year, which means they are selling more higher priced parts. The GTX 750 TI was great when it came out 18 MONTHS AGO, but it’s obviously getting long in the tooth now and needs a replacement.

    Finfet GPU’s can’t come soon enough. If Nvidia can manage to double perf/w with Pascal over Maxwell, we’ll be seeing the new low end GM107 successor (fully functional chip) coming in at about 80% as fast as the GTX 970. Of course we’ll probably see higher prices across the board, too.

  20. Huh. Surprising. The fact that AMD’s mobile GPU shipment fell slower than Nvidia’s. Expected otherwise. Reverse the Nvidia/AMD numbers for mobile GPUs and t hat’s about what I expected.