AMD Desktop GPU Shipments Increased by 21% in Q1 2019, Intel’s Drop by 22.5%

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  • AMD’s overall shipments decreased by 4.55% compared to last quarter while NVIDIA’s dropped by 12.6%, but that’s still much less than Intel’s 22.50%.
  • Although the overall GPU shipments have decreased, the number of discrete graphics cards (read gaming graphics cards) has gone by 1.17%.
  • Discrete GPUs were in 28.95% of PCs, which is up 1.17% from last quarter.
  • Trends are expected to improve in the coming months as AMD releases its new 7nm Navi graphics cards, giving gamers a wider market to choose from.

AMD has been present at this year’s Computex in full force, with a slew of announcements from the Zen 2 CPUs to the Navi GPU, both leveraging the 7nm node. The Navi family of graphics cards, packing the new RDNA macro-architecture is expected to be properly launched at E3 but seems like AMD has already started gaining market share in the GPU market. Not from NVIDIA though, but Intel.

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AMD GPU Market share
Source: JPR

AMD’s discrete GPU shipments increased by 21% in the first quarter of 2019. This is the desktop market we are talking about. Overall, PC GPU sales decreased by 10.7% year-on-year. Out of this, AMD’s total GPU shipments dropped by 4.6%, NVIDIA’s by 12.7% while Intel’s iGPUs saw a sharp decline of 22.5%.

This can be attributed to the shortage of Intel chips in the last 6 months or so. As the chipmaker has been ramping up production of the 10nm Ice Lake chips, the 14nm node has suffered, resulting in a void that AMD’s Ryzen parts were too happy to fill.

Compared to the last quarter, the overall GPU market was down by 18.62%, with NVIDIA losing just 1%, followed by AMD at 2.3% and then lastly Intel with a dip of 3.4% compared to the last quarter of 2018.

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