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Despite a year-on-year decline, GPU shipments started to improve in Q4 2015

By midian182
Mar 1, 2016
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  1. A new report from Jon Peddie Research shows that despite year-on-year total GPU shipments declining an average of 14 percent in Q4 2015, the quarter did bring some good news: a 2.4 percent increase from Q3.

    The year-on-year average decrease included a 9 percent drop in desktop graphic processors and a 17 percent decline in notebooks.

    The site says that the fourth quarter increase is a sign that the GPU market is rebounding and outperforming the PC market, which is now stabilizing. Overall PC sales may have suffered a 10.27 percent decline last year, but they increased by just over 2 percent quarter-to-quarter.

    In the breakdown of individual GPU makers, AMD saw its unit shipments increase 5.16 percent quarter-to-quarter, while Nvidia’s jumped up by 8.41 percent. Intel lagged behind the two big GPU companies; its shipments increased a mere 0.73 percent.

    Supplier This quarter market share Last quarter share Qtr-Qtr marker share Last year share change
    AMD 11.8% 11.5% 0.3% -1.9%
    Intel 71.6% 72.8% -1.2% 0.2%
    Nvidia 16.6% 15.7% 0.9% 1.6%

    Discreet graphics cards are now found in 31.28 percent of all PCs - an encouraging rise of 1.34 percent from the previous quarter. But while discreet GPU shipments increased 6.57 percent from the last quarter, they were down 7.01 percent year-on-year.

    Even though both Nvidia and AMD didn’t release any new GPUs in the second half of 2015, the companies' products continued to perform well near the end of the year. It was reported last month that Nvidia beat fourth quarter earning forecasts and posted record revenue for Q4 and 2016. This was partly due to consumers purchasing new hardware in response to the large number of GPU-intensive titles, such as The Witcher 3, Call Of Duty: Black Ops III, and Star Wars: Battlefront being released in 2015.

    Ultimately, the report paints a fairly positive picture. While year-on-year shipments of PCs and GPUs may have decreased, both markets have stabilized and are now starting to improve. The fourth quarter was particularly good for GPUs, especially considering the lack of new products.

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  2. Icysoul

    Icysoul TS Member Posts: 22   +8

    I'm curious how they calculated the Intel's increase in sales - their IGP is present in virtually every desktop Intel CPU sold out there.
     
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  3. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    Well I did my part for the cause, I bought a videocard last year
     
  4. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +113

    Nice, nVidia continues to gain ground and beat records.
     
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  5. evolucion8

    evolucion8 TS Rookie

    Lay down the astroturfing a bit
     
  6. toxicfiend

    toxicfiend TS Enthusiast Posts: 30   +10

    Even though I have Nvidia cards (came with pc) here's hoping AMD can lift their game with Polaris over Pascal and their Zen chips over Intels.I bought a monitor that requires an amd card for freesync and will never spend the extra that Nvidia is asking with their G-sync modules in monitors and I am also hoping to upgrade this year or next if amds cards are doing really well and will do so with the cpu side as well.
     
  7. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +113

    Lay down AstroTurf? Wtf?
     
  8. evolucion8

    evolucion8 TS Rookie

    Yeah, being a cheerleader for nVidia.
     
  9. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +113

    Oh, how cute is that?! I am happy when investments do well, should I be sad?
     
  10. evolucion8

    evolucion8 TS Rookie

    I buy nvidia and Intel as well and you don't see me bragging and rubbing it on forum member's face, that is childish, grow up.
     
  11. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +113

    Maybe you didn't buy enough. :)
    I don't ever want to grow up, it leads to growing old and death.
     

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