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AMD gains GPU market share from Nvidia

AMD gains GPU market share from Nvidia

AMD's share of the discrete graphics card market has increased by 16.79 per cent in the last year.

AMD's share of the discrete graphics card market has increased by 16.79 per cent in the last year, according to the latest graphics card shipment figures from marketing and research firm Jon Peddie Research (JPR).

The figures, which are based on discrete graphics cards sales in the first quarter of 2011, show AMD making further gains on market leader Nvidia. AMD GPUs now account for 40.46 per cent of the whole discrete graphics market, although this is still a way behind the 59.12 per cent share that Nvidia currently holds.

There is plenty of reason to be positive if you have AMD shares, though, as this time last year the boys in red were holding onto a market share of just 34.65 per cent.

JPR also mentions that graphics card shipments as a whole grew last quarter, as the market shipped 19.03 million units compared with the 18.84 million units of the previous quarter. However, overall shipments are still down compared with the same period last year.

The report ends on a note of caution too, as it predicts that the discrete graphics card market will end the year with revenues of $19.8 billion, down 4.5 per cent from last year. The reason the company cites for this decrease in market value is an increasing pressure on average selling prices (ASP) across the market.

Is AMD likely to continue growing its market share? Do you think Nvidia deserves its dominant position in the market? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Tyrmot 17th May 2011, 11:33 Quote
Seems fair enough, they brought out competitive products and this is the reward. Can only be good for us consumers too!
javaman 17th May 2011, 12:44 Quote
AMD do great value products. Single card eyefinity is always apositive, they're working on 3D (if anyone cares), phyx alternative, and their drivers are very good if a little annoying with rapid releases. Couple that with their CPU side ie. APU's and a chipset buisness they really have a great positive future with an entire platform.

Nvidia do great cards too but when SLI is needed for NVsurround, conisdering that AM3 SLI boards are as rare as Apple products on bit-tech (they did review the ipad....kinda, and mac vs PC builder) forcing you into a high end intel build which dictates what you use and even what games you p[lay since SLI and NVsurround require to set sof drivers to work. Ultimately the biggest market is budget cards and Nvidias "we can caharge more for CUDA and extra features" doesnt work in that segment simply because the cards aren't fast enough to use those features, and its a segment where simply price/performance ratio wins.

THe only thing that made me go with Nvidia is folding and it won't be long before AMD sorts that.....hopefully
Jehla 17th May 2011, 12:47 Quote
Is Nvidias market share down to the uninformed and bundled GPUs? I was under the impression that ATI/AMd have been bringing out better cards for a good while now.

Disclaimer: The last time I took an active interest in GPU performance was when I got my 4870.
Greentrident 17th May 2011, 12:47 Quote
How does this translate into profits though?
Narishma 17th May 2011, 12:56 Quote
What I want to know is who's in "Others"? As far as I know, only Nvidia and AMD make discrete graphics cards.
Pete J 17th May 2011, 13:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Narishma
What I want to know is who's in "Others"? As far as I know, only Nvidia and AMD make discrete graphics cards.
There's also Matrox, though I think they specialise in 2D multiple display cards.

40% for the Red team eh? Good - Nvidia can't afford to get cocky.
Bindibadgi 17th May 2011, 13:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Narishma
What I want to know is who's in "Others"? As far as I know, only Nvidia and AMD make discrete graphics cards.

Matrox and S3 Chrome all I can remember.
Xir 17th May 2011, 13:48 Quote
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There is plenty of reason to be positive if you have AMD shares though, as this time last year...
...as this time last year the market share was 5% lower, but the stock was up 20%.

That's probably not what you meant, though...:D
Snips 17th May 2011, 14:45 Quote
1yr figures for AMD show only a very small increase of 3% in share price. Compared to Nvidia showing more like a 39% increase. Whose shares would you rather have had?
mecblade 17th May 2011, 15:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by javaman
conisdering that AM3 SLI boards are as rare as Apple products on bit-tech

That SHOULD be sorted out soon. Quite a few of the new AM3+ Boards SHOULD (can't confirm things which haven't been fully released yet) ship with SLI enabled after a partnership between Nvidia and ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.
javaman 17th May 2011, 15:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by mecblade
That SHOULD be sorted out soon. Quite a few of the new AM3+ Boards SHOULD (can't confirm things which haven't been fully released yet) ship with SLI enabled after a partnership between Nvidia and ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.

should be but that future event doesn't relate to past figures. Nvidia really missed a beat with AM3 and to a point AM2+. From memory nforce LGA775 boards weren't too hot either.
mucgoo 17th May 2011, 17:07 Quote
Revenue down due to average selling price being depressed due to competition.
Lets hope bulldozer amazing so the same happens in the processor and motherboard market.
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