A good year to sell GPUs

Subject: General Tech | February 21, 2017 - 01:18 PM |
Tagged: jon peddie, marketshare, graphics cards

The GPU market increased 5.6% from Q3 to Q4 of 2016, beating the historical average of -4.7% by quite a large margin, over the year we saw an increase of 21.1%.  That increase is even more impressive when you consider that the total PC market dropped 10.1% in the same time, showing that far more consumers chose to upgrade their existing machines instead of buying new ones.  This makes sense as neither Intel nor AMD offered a compelling reason to upgrade your processor and motherboard for anyone who purchased one in the last two or three years.

AMD saw a nice amount of growth, grabbing almost 8% of the total market from NVIDIA over the year, though they lost a tiny bit of ground between Q3 and Q4 of 2016.  Jon Peddie's sample also includes workstation class GPUs as well as gaming models and it seems a fair number of users chose to upgrade their machines as that market increased just over 19% in 2016.

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"The graphics add-in board market has defied gravity for over a year now, showing gains while the overall PC market slips. The silly notion of integrated graphics "catching up" with discrete will hopefully be put to rest now," said Dr. Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie research, the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia."

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February 21, 2017 | 01:51 PM - Posted by allyn's mom (not verified)

i had hoped AMD releasing polaris in the mid range sweet spot would have garnered 12%+.

vega needs to be a HUGE win for them.

February 21, 2017 | 03:39 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Where is the 1080TI?

February 22, 2017 | 04:03 PM - Posted by Anonymous Nvidia User (not verified)

I guess you didn't read the news today.

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/nvidia-launches-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-cou...

February 21, 2017 | 04:27 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I wonder why Jon Peddie Research continues to include S3 in the table? For example, Petco also accounted for 0.00% of GPU marketshare this quarter, last quarter, and last year... perhaps they deserve a table entry as well?

February 21, 2017 | 05:22 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Asia, S3 still makes new products which are sold there.  It is a vanishingly small amount but they are still there and you never know, the Virge might make a comeback! :)

February 21, 2017 | 05:35 PM - Posted by JohnGR

I was expecting AMD to lose 3-5% in the 4th quarter because of the GTX 1060 3GB and the GTX 1050/GTX 1050Ti. Many still go and buy an Nvidia brand GPU, no matter if it is a bad buy (for example a custom GTX 1050Ti with a price very close to the cheaper RX 470).
AMD losing only 0.3% is a victory for them. Maybe their image to the customers has changed to the better, much more than what I believed.

February 21, 2017 | 09:34 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Why is S3 still there?

February 22, 2017 | 12:05 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

I already stated why.

February 22, 2017 | 02:02 PM - Posted by Charles Engman (not verified)

Where's my goddamn 30 fucking dollars for my fucked up 970 I bought 2 years ago?

February 22, 2017 | 04:08 PM - Posted by Anonymous Nvidia User (not verified)

They have set a website up. Here is a link to info on it.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/10532/nvidia-gtx-970-settlement-claims

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