JPR: Q4 2011 GPU shipments were up 9%, Intel still leading

By Jos
Feb 23, 2012
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  1. Jon Peddie Research has released its latest report on the graphics market, announcing that combined discrete and integrated GPU shipments in Q4 2011 dropped 10.4 percent sequentially but were up…

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  2. mosu

    mosu TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 290

    Intel leads by number of crappy so called GPU's imposed to OEMs.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,098   +1,189

    Why is Intel being compared when they are sold regardless of whether dedicated graphics are chosen. I know because I have HD-3000 integrated graphics I don't use in my i7-2600K.

    Please tell me I'm looking at this wrong and that integrated graphics are removed from the tally, when purchasing dedicated graphics.
  4. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 340   +20

    Yeah, I touched my HD-3000 for a moment just to see how it is. It's actually OK to use as a output but definitely not for gaming purposes. The only real use though is if for some reason I have to RMA my graphics card or go for a period without one, then I'd still be able to use my computer.

    As for the topic, yeah I don't see why they're pushing these numbers as if it is something significant. It would probably be the same if they bragged how many Intel CPU coolers they've sold even though they're all bundled with the processor.
  5. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TechSpot Booster Posts: 241   +43

    I think Intel's IGP must not be categorized among the NVIDIA and AMD's GPUs. Is almost, almost... like comparing a graphic chipset vs a lot more expensive GPU. And anyway, if people build a PC with either NVIDIA or AMD graphics solutions and decides to go with Intel, it will still count like Intel's "graphics card" sale; plus the people who buy any PC without a graphics card. Totally illogical. In that case, AMD's Llano also participate.

    But I repeat, graphics inside a processor encapsulate must not be stadisticly counted as graphics card. Is not like people can use a GPU without using a CPU in order to not buy Intel "graphics" and make it count.
  6. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 853   +84

    That only works if you're using an H series motherboard.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,098   +1,189

    Not completely true:
    • Z series also includes graphical support.
    • I have seen H series motherboards that did not include GPU ports.
  8. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 853   +84

    To me, AMD is just a second place GPU company. I refuse to recognize their entire lineup of CPU's. Intel leads year after year, not because their IGP's are the best, but because they do what the majority of customers expect a computer to do, which is play videos, and browser games. Think about it, in an age where mobile games are increasingly on the rise, wtf is an APU going to do? IMO the APU is a niche market... a bad one.
  9. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 853   +84

    Thank you for proving my point even further. It's still a very small number of boards that allow such capability.


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