GPU Market Up—Intel and Nvidia Graphics Winner in Q4, AMD Down

  GPU Market Up—Intel and Nvidia Graphics Winner in Q4, AMD Down  Quarter-to-quarter up 1.6%—Desktop graphics sales up 3% second quarter in a row  Business Wire  TIBURON, Calif. -- February 19, 2014  Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated graphics chip shipments and suppliers’ market share for 2013 4Q. The quarter was the second quarter in a row to show a gain in shipments, up 1.6% quarter-to-quarter, and up 2% compared to the same quarter last year.  Quick highlights:    *AMD’s overall unit shipments decreased 10.4%, quarter-to-quarter, Intel’s     total shipments increased 5.1% from last quarter, and Nvidia’s increased     3.4%.   *The attach rate of GPUs to PCs for the quarter was 137% and 34% of PCs had     discrete GPUs that means 66% of the PCs are using embedded graphics.   *The overall PC market increased 1.8% quarter-to-quarter, but declined 8.5%     year-to-year.  Most of the PC vendors are guiding down to flat for the next quarter.  The popularity of tablets and the persistent economic slowness are the most often mentioned reasons for the decline in the PC market. The one bright spot in the PC market has been the growth of gaming PCs where discrete GPUs play a significant role. The CAGR for total PC graphics from 2013 to 2017 is -1.3% in 2013, 446 million GPUs were shipped and the forecast for 2017 is 422 million.  The ten-year average change for graphics shipments for quarter-to-quarter is -2 %. This quarter is 1.6% suggesting the market may have bottomed out and is slowly recovering—however, one quarter does not a market make, up or down.  Our findings include discrete and integrated graphics (CPU and chipset) for Desktops, Notebooks (and Netbooks), and PC-based commercial (i.e., POS) and industrial/scientific and embedded. This report does not include handhelds (i.e., mobile phones), x86 Servers or ARM-based Tablets (i.e. iPad and Android-based Tablets), or ARM-based Servers. It does include x86-based tablets, and x86-based Chromebooks.  The quarter in general    *AMD’s shipments of desktop APUs (heterogeneous GPU/CPUs) jumped 15% from     the previous quarter but declined 26.7% in notebooks. AMD’s discrete     desktop shipments increased 1.8%, and notebook discrete shipments declined     6.7%. The company’s overall PC graphics shipments decreased 10.4%.     Notebook build cycles are specific, and AMD was late with its new parts.   *Intel’s desktop processor-graphics EPG shipments increased from last     quarter by 5.2%, and Notebooks increased by 5.1%. The company’s overall PC     graphics shipments increased 5.1%.   *Nvidia’s desktop discrete shipments were up 3.6% from last quarter; and     its notebook discrete shipments increased 3.2%. The company’s overall PC     graphics shipments increased 3.4%.   *Year-to-year this quarter AMD’s overall PC graphics shipments declined     5.4%, Intel increased 5.4%, Nvidia increased 0.9%, and others fell 77%     from last year.   *"Total discrete GPU (desktop and notebook) shipments were up 1.5% from the     last quarter and down 2.4% from last year for the same quarter due to the     same problems plaguing the overall PC industry. Overall, the trend for     discrete GPUs is roughly flat with a CAGR from 2013 to 2017 of-1.3%.   *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 integrated graphics chipsets (IGPs).  Year-to-year for the quarter, the graphics market decreased. Shipments were down 1.6 million units from this quarter last year, which suggests the big declines are leveling off.           Market        Market                     Share             Market        share        share       Unit Change  difference       Share          this          last Qtr     Qtr-Qtr       Qtr-Qtr           last yr          quarter AMD     18.3%        20.7%       -10.4%       -2.4%            19.7% Intel   65.1%        62.9%       5.1%         2.2%             63.0% Nvidia  16.6%        16.3%       3.4%         0.29%            16.8% Others  0.07%        0.12%       -43.7%       -0.06%           0.542% Table 1: Total Graphics Chip Market shares                                                                 Graphics chips (GPUs) and chips with graphics (IGPs, APUs, and EPGs) are a leading indicator for the PC market. At least one and often two GPUs are present in every PC shipped. It can take the form of a discrete chip, a GPU integrated in the chipset or embedded in the CPU. The average has grown from 1.2 GPUs per PC in 2001 to almost 1.4 GPUs per PC.  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