Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released its first quarter estimates for the graphics processor market, reckoning the three month period as disappointing for Intel, but overall encouraging for Nvidia and AMD on the desktop. The company's report tracks both integrated and discrete graphics solutions inside PCs, though it excludes servers and ARM-based devices like phones, tablets, hybrid devices and so called smartbooks.

Intel's GPU shipments went down 5.3% quarter to quarter, largely due to a decline on the overall PC market where the company's integrated offerings are quite popular. AMD's were mostly flat, with a 0.3% drop during this period, while Nvidia bucked the trend going up 3.6%. On a year to year basis things looked a little grimmer for AMD, which was down a full 29.4%, with Intel down 8.8% and Nvidia up once again 3.6%.

Here's JPR's market share data breakdown for the first quarter of 2013:

  Market share this quarter Market share last quarter Unit change quarter to quarter Share difference quarter to quarter Market share last year
AMD 20.2% 19.7% -0.3% 0.6% 25.2%
Intel 61.8% 63.1% -5.3% -1.3% 59.1%
Nvidia 18.0% 16.8% 3.6% 1.19% 15.1%
Via/S3 0.0% 0.5% -100% -0.5% 0.6%
Total 100.0% 100.0% -3.2%   100.0%

According to JPR, the overall PC market declined 13.7% quarter-to-quarter while the graphics market only declined 3.2%, reflecting an interest on the part of consumers for what it calls double-attach---the adding of a discrete GPU to a system with integrated processor graphics. Compared to last year, however, total graphics shipments were down 12.9%, closer to the 12.6% decline in PC shipments during this period.

Other findings published on JPR's report include the following:

  • AMD's quarter-to-quarter total shipments of desktop heterogeneous GPU/CPUs, i.e., APUs jumped 30% from Q4 and declined 7.3% in notebooks. The company's overall PC graphics shipments slipped 0.3%.
  • Intel's quarter-to-quarter desktop processor-graphics EPG shipments decreased from last quarter by 3%, and Notebooks fell by 6.3%. The company's overall PC graphics shipments dropped 5.3%.
  • Nvidia's quarter-to-quarter desktop discrete shipments were flat from last quarter; and, the company's mobile discrete shipments increased 7.6%. The company's overall PC graphics shipments increase 3.6%.
  • Total discrete GPUs (desktop and notebook) were up 1.1% from the last quarter and were down 11% from last year for the same quarter due to the same problems plaguing the overall PC industry. Overall the trend for discrete GPUs is up with a CAGR to 2016 of 2.6%.
  • Ninety nine percent of Intel's non-server processors have graphics, and over 67% of AMD's non-server processors contain integrated graphics; AMD still ships IGPs.