Jon Peddie Research has released its latest report on the graphics market, announcing that Q3 2013 was the second quarter in a row to show a gain in shipments, up 1.6% quarter-to-quarter. Although sales growth is always good news, JPR follows up noting that's quite lower than the average quarter-to-quarter increase of 6.5% for the last decade, and the market is still down 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

As far as the big guys are concerned, AMD's overall unit shipments decreased 4.2% quarter-to-quarter, while Intel's total shipments increased 3.5% sequentially and Nvidia was up 2.3%. That includes both discrete and integrated graphics. Individually, total discrete GPU shipments were mostly flat from last quarter with a gain of 0.12%, and down 18.8% from the same quarter a year ago.

  Market share this quarter Market share last quarter Unit change quarter to quarter Share difference quarter to quarter Market share last year
AMD 20.7% 22.0% -4.2% -1.3% 21.0%
Intel 63.0% 61.8% 3.5% 1.1% 60.0%
Nvidia 16.3% 16.2% 2.3% 0.12% 18.6%
Total 100% 100% 1.6%   100.0%

In terms of total market share Intel now holds a 63% thanks to it's dominant position with integrated GPUs – 99% of their non-server processors have graphics. AMD is in a distant second with a 20.7% share, down from 22% last quarter and down from 21% a year ago. Nvidia takes the third spot with 16.3%, up just slightly from last quarter's 16.2% and down from 18.6% the same quarter a year ago, and VIA is now out of the picture.

Here are some more takeaways from JPR's latest report on the graphics market:

  • AMD's shipments of desktop heterogeneous GPU/CPUs, i.e. APUs, jumped 27.8% from Q2 but declined 21.3% in notebooks. AMD's discrete desktop shipments declined 3.1%, and notebook discrete shipments declined 4.5%. The  company's overall PC graphics shipments decreased 4.5%.
  • Intel's desktop processor-graphics EPG shipments decreased from last quarter by 1.1%, and Notebooks increased by 5.1%. The company's overall PC graphics shipments increased 3.5%.
  • Nvidia's desktop discrete shipments were up 8.2% from last quarter; however, the company's notebook discrete shipments decreased 3.3%. The company's overall PC graphics shipments increased 2.3%.
  • Year-to-year this quarter AMD's overall PC shipments declined 8.5%, Intel dropped 2.7%, Nvidia declined 18.7%, and VIA fell 82.4% from last year.
  • Total discrete GPU (desktop and notebook) shipments were roughly flat from the last quarter (up 0.12%) and down 18.8% from last year for the same quarter due to the same problems plaguing the entire PC industry. Overall the trend for discrete GPUs is down with a CAGR from 2012 to 2016 of -5.7%.
  • 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.