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Third quarter GPU shipments show Nvidia increases its lead over AMD

By Greg S ยท 7 replies
Nov 29, 2017
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  1. The past few months have been a great time for add-in graphics board manufacturers. Over the past 10 years, growth during the third quarter has averaged 14.4 percent. This year, add-in board (AIB) sales have increased by an astounding 29.1 percent according to the latest report from Jon Peddie Research.

    Nvidia and AMD are still the only two discrete GPU suppliers but there are now 48 AIB partners that build finished GPUs for use in OEM and custom-built systems. Cryptocurrency mining was a major factor in the second quarter of 2017 for graphics card sales but has had much less impact during the third quarter. PC gaming is credited as one of the most important factors in the strong growth.

    As esports continue to gain popularity, more consumers are interested in having a purpose-built PC for gaming. Both OEM and custom PCs are making use of dedicated graphics instead of relying on significantly improved integrated options. Overall GPU deliveries are up and may even surpass sales for completed systems in the coming years if current trends continue.

    Nvidia has continued its reign across all industries for discrete GPUs. The green giant accounted for 72.8 percent of GPU sales during the third quarter, up 2.6 percent compared to the same time last year. AMD dropped from holding 30.3 percent during the second quarter down to 27.2 percent for the third quarter.

    Gaming will continue to help board suppliers achieve respectable sales figures. Virtual reality and augmented reality continue to push existing hardware but are not expected to greatly impact sales due to limited adoption rates. Increasing monitor resolutions and high refresh rate panels will continue to encourage gamers to opt for high-end hardware and fuel the AIB market.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,225   +1,797

    No surprises here. Competitive gamers only care about speed. Nvidia = more FPS per dollar and less inflation and/or shortages due to cryptofreaks.
    ghostf1re and JaredTheDragon like this.
  3. Yeah this was expected with Vega being a workstation card rather than gaming.
  4. senketsu

    senketsu TS Guru Posts: 710   +480

    Only other brand of card I've owned since 3dfx is AMD....until now, running GTX 1070Ti. And I really like it
    hahahanoobs and JaredTheDragon like this.
  5. Guessing you are not in AUS the 1070TI were crazy priced here.
  6. senketsu

    senketsu TS Guru Posts: 710   +480

    Canada, the card is priced nicely between 1070 and 1080 so it was just a matter of looking at needs, wants and then considering where to draw the line of what to spend.
  7. Yeah which is great, the 1080 was cheaper than the 1070TI for a long time here which was stupid.

    Love the Canadas BTW
  8. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Maniac Posts: 285   +154

    I've been running Nvidia cards for the past 6 years and I've been pretty happy with them. Price is always a little steep, but their performance is just very good. I'm running a 1080ti right now and while it was stupid expensive, I couldn't be happier with it. I don't have a 4K monitor, so my pc gaming is on a 144hz 1080p monitor. There's just nothing I've played since I got this card that hasn't run on max settings that stuttered even once. 4K PC gaming will be in my future, but not until affordable 4k 144hz monitors come out. Once you go high hertz, it's hard to go back.

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