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AMD graphics shipments grow, says Jon Peddie

AMD graphics shipments grow, says Jon Peddie

According to Jon Peddie Research, AMD's graphics market share is growing - thanks in no small part to a shift towards integrated graphics not offered by rival Nvidia.

Graphics industry specialist Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released figures that suggest AMD could be overtaking its rival in the shipment stakes, thanks perhaps to its presence in both the Xbox One and PS4 consoles.

According to the company's research, AMD has seen its graphics part shipments - which includes both discrete and integrated hardware - increase 11 per cent quarter-on-quarter, while Intel's shipments have grown four per cent. The loser for the quarter was Nvidia, with JPR claiming that its graphics shipments have dropped 8.3 per cent quarter-on-quarter. Overall, the industry watcher claims that the market has risen 3.2 per cent quarter-on-quarter - although this is offset by a major drop in the first quarter of the year, leading to a 4.5 per cent decline compared to Q2 last year.

The most interesting number to come out of JPR's report into the graphics market, however, is that the market for add-in graphics hardware - discrete cards, in other words - is down 17.5 per cent in favour of integrated graphics hardware. For AMD, that's not bad news: the company offers both discrete GPUs and x86 processors with integrated graphics. For Nvidia, it's something the company will need to reverse somehow: while Nvidia builds ARM-based chips with integrated graphics, it lacks an x86 licence and cannot create all-in-one processors to compete with Intel and AMD.

'Graphics chips are without doubt one of the most powerful, exciting, and essential components in tech today: not only does every computer require one (or more), but the technology is entering into major new markets like supercomputers, remote workstations, and simulators almost on a daily basis,' claimed Jon Peddie of his company's report. 'New technologies and compute programs are taking advantage of the ability of GPU power to scale. On top of that, PC gaming momentum continues to build. It would be no exaggeration to say that GPUs are becoming the 800-pound gorilla in the room.'

None of the companies named have responded to the figures included in the report.

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Dave Lister 19th August 2014, 12:38 Quote
The dilemma I find myself in regarding discreet graphics at the moment is that I want to upgrade both my GPU and monitor, however if I upgrade my monitor I really want to go for a 4k unit for a bit of future proofing but none of the GPU's on the market are powerful enough to game comfortably at that res'.

On the other hand I could splash out on a 780 ti and qhd monitor and be half future proofed but then in a year or two i'd be way behind the times and unable to justify upgrading both again so soon.

And more on point, I'm holding out for a high end maxwell GPU as AMD's GPU stuff is too power hungry at the moment and Nvidia's aren't that much better - so here's hoping maxwell will save the day !
rollo 19th August 2014, 12:49 Quote
AMD will be more concerned that despite having this lead in intergrated gpus they have yet to see a yearly profit out of it. If they can't turn that around then they will be in bigger trouble than most have suggested.

Counting every ps4 and Xbox one as a AMD Gpu sale enough accurate is why nvidia have dropped so much % points in the market.

Don't suppose there's a PC only link that does not include consoles as rumours there is intel still holds the majority of the market space.
Corky42 19th August 2014, 12:52 Quote
IMHO gaming at 4k is a good few years off yet, at least with a single GPU it is.
Personally I'm more interested in FreeSync, G-Sync enabled monitors than 4k ones.
Gareth Halfacree 19th August 2014, 13:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by rollo

Counting every ps4 and Xbox one as a AMD Gpu sale enough accurate is why nvidia have dropped so much % points in the market.
The figures quoted in the article are, as the headline states, shipments rather than market share.
CAT-THE-FIFTH 19th August 2014, 16:55 Quote
The JPR figures don't include consoles.

Edit!!

Or do they??
Gareth Halfacree 19th August 2014, 17:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH
The JPR figures don't include consoles. Or do they??
I believe they do, as they're counting units shipped from AMD - and AMD has certainly shipped units to their customers Sony and Microsoft. The fact that said units are going into consoles rather than PCs is neither here nor there; they're still GPU (well, integrated GPU) units shipped.
Corky42 19th August 2014, 17:31 Quote
I'm not sure if they are, from what i have read they seem to be counting PCs, desktop and notebooks, they claim they are counting...
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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 the x86 game consoles, 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, Chromebooks, and embedded systems.

What interested me is they say "Q2 2014 saw the first decline in tablet sales, and one of the few increases in PC sales."
Gareth Halfacree 19th August 2014, 17:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Corky42
I'm not sure if they are, from what i have read they seem to be counting PCs, desktop and notebooks, they claim they are counting...
Oh, you're quite right - I missed that! Makes AMD's 11 per cent jump seem even more impressive, then.
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What interested me is they say "Q2 2014 saw the first decline in tablet sales, and one of the few increases in PC sales."
Yeah, there have been a few reports that suggest that the tablet craze is bottoming out - like PCs, you don't need to buy a new tablet every single year any more and people are just sticking with what they've got.
Corky42 20th August 2014, 09:23 Quote
Yea it does make AMD's 11% seem real nice, if they can't get into profit this year something really is a miss, what with Sony reporting they have sold 10 million odd PS4's
blacko 20th August 2014, 09:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gareth Halfacree
Yeah, there have been a few reports that suggest that the tablet craze is bottoming out - like PCs, you don't need to buy a new tablet every single year any more and people are just sticking with what they've got.

This is defiantly true in the blacko household. I've had an ipad2 for a while now and all we use it for is browsing the internet.
Gareth Halfacree 20th August 2014, 09:51 Quote
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This is defiantly true in the blacko household. I've had an ipad2 for a while now and all we use it for is browsing the internet.
I've got a few tablets gathering dust - I really need to find a project for that HP TouchPad - but I still use my Xperia Tablet Z quite a lot. It's waterproof, so perfect for Netflix and reading Internet Archive magazine scans in the bath - although its 16:10 aspect ratio means there's a bit of wasted screen space when I'm doing the latter. What I *really* want is the Sony Electronic Paper with the 13.3" E-Ink screen - capable of viewing a US Letter page at 1:1 scale without cropping, or an ISO A4 page with a little bit of the edges missing - but it's crazy-expensive 'cos Sony are targeting the enterprise market for document management tasks.
BlueFalcon 20th August 2014, 11:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gareth Halfacree
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Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH
The JPR figures don't include consoles. Or do they??
I believe they do, as they're counting units shipped from AMD - and AMD has certainly shipped units to their customers Sony and Microsoft. The fact that said units are going into consoles rather than PCs is neither here nor there; they're still GPU (well, integrated GPU) units shipped.

No consoles, smartphone, tables sales are included at all in this market share, ONLY PCs:

http://www.techpowerup.com/204282/jpr-reports-amd-jumps-11-in-gpu-shipments-in-q2-intel-up-4-nvidia-slips.html

The surveys of JPR for GPU market include both discrete graphics and integrated processors in graphics chips for PCs:
http://www.computerbase.de/2014-08/amd-steigert-absatz-von-notebook-gpus-deutlich/
genesisofthesith 25th August 2014, 18:29 Quote
Considering the majority of the discrete GPU's are somewhat long in the tooth is it really a surprise?

Enthusiasts are holding out for a next gen-part, the mainstream chugs along, and entry-level has been eaten into by improving iGPU performance.
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