AMD Gains Discrete GPU Market Share over NVIDIA in Q2′ 2018

AMD Gains Discrete GPU Market Share over NVIDIA in Q2′ 2018

Continuing on from a strong Q1 showing, AMD have taken even more market share from Nvidia in an updated report published by Jon Peddie Research.

The report shows a 22% decline in total graphics board shipments over the previous quarter with a 2% increase year-over-year. The decline over the first quarter would likely be the result of the rapid decline in crypto-mining profitability.

Followed by a 3.4% decline in Desktop PC shipments over the previous quarter  but rose 8.8% compared to the previous year.

While AIB and PC shipments are on the decline there is quite a lot of hope for PC gaming as prices for products of either side have managed to find themselves back down to levels that actual customers would be willing to pay. Followed by the paperlaunch of Turing coming within the next week. We’re likely to see a rise in shipments from this point on in the coming quarters.



As for the market share itself we’re shown from the updated report that AMD’s GPU market share has risen to 36.1% from 34.9% over the previous quarter with AMD standing at 30.3% at this point last year.

While Nvidia have dropped to 63.9% from 65.1% last quarter and 69.7% in Q2 2017.



Following the decline of crypto-mining saw prices drop down to normal levels allowing consumers to purchase the quite old Radeon RX 500 series for mainstream and mid range solutions and RX Vega for more high end solutions. AMD does have Vega integrated on their Raven Ridge APUs but these are excluded from the report as they are not discrete chips.

GeForce 10 series sales are on the decline once again, just in time for their next generation GeForce RTX 20 series, based on the Turing architecture. Featuring support for Nvidia’s RTX technology featuring in a few upcoming titles such as Battlefield V, Shadow of The Tomb Raider and Metro Exodus, just don’t get your hopes up on the performance aspect of Nvidia RTX.

The prices of the new GeForce RTX series are the highest we’ve ever seen for each segment implying that they have moved their entire product line up an entire segment perhaps to sell Turing based graphics cards alongside their previous Pascal generation.

I for one do not believe the current market share stance will change all that much in the side of Nvidia as with these massive price hikes found on every tier of the GeForce RTX 20 series it only makes sense that fewer and fewer people would be willing to pay for such products.

Naming your Titan the 2080Ti isn’t going to do all that much in terms of sales if you’re charging $1299, let alone the possibilities of the launch of an even less cut down chip which will launch a few months down the line and would cost quite the pretty penny.

By |2018-10-31T09:43:35+00:00September 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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