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Q3 GPU Shipment Figures Show NVIDIA's Strong Gains for Desktop Segment
GPU shipment figures for Q3 2013 have been released by Jon Peddie Research. Among the incumbent dominant players, NVIDIA had strong gains in the desktop segment. On the whole, the company's overall PC graphics shipments increased 2.3%.
Compared to the same quarter last year, GPU shipments have actually decreased by 20 million units. This figure comes as no surprise as PC shipments have been plagued by declining levels. Despite the overall decline, NVIDIA has seen an increase for its desktop GPU shipment figures, up 8.2% compared to the last quarter. However, the company's discrete graphics for the mobile segment saw a 3.3% decline. On the whole, NVIDIA's total shipment actually increased by 2.3%, shored up by its desktop GPU shipments.
Intel still commanded the lion's share of the market, and its overall PC graphics shipment increased by 3.5%. As stated earlier, AMD suffered a 4.2% quarter-to-quarter decline for total GPU shipment levels; the research firm also reported that AMD’s discrete desktop shipments declined 3.1%, and notebook discrete shipments declined 4.5%. The only bright spark for AMD is its strong showing in shipments of APUs, which increased sharply by 27.8% from Q2. In Q1 this year, its APU shipment also registered a double-digit increment of roughly 30%.
On the whole, we saw the quarter-to-quarter decline in market share for all three incumbent players, with AMD and NVIDIA trailing behind Intel respectively. Shipment figures from Matrox and VIA weren't recorded by the research firm this quarter.
The Jon Peddie Research GPU shipment and market share findings include discrete and integrated graphics for desktops, notebooks (and netbooks), and PC-based commercial (i.e., POS) and industrial/scientific and embedded. It includes handhelds, i.e., mobile phones, x86 Servers or ARM-based tablets, smartbooks, or ARM-based Servers. It also leaves out x86-based tablets. For the full press release from Jon Peddie Research, please visit this link.