Pushed by PC gaming, pandemic upgrading and doubtlessly cryptocurrency miners, GPU items hit a wholesome 13.4-percent enhance in gross sales over the earlier quarter, revered graphics analyst agency Jon Peddie Analysis stated in a report launched Tuesday.
Jon Peddie Analysis, which has tracked graphics playing cards gross sales since 1987, stated Nvidia’s Q3 2020 place rose to 77 p.c of the market, up from 73 p.c in Q2 2019. AMD has ups and downs by means of the identical interval and presently stands at 23 p.c.
GPU gross sales have been extra “strong” than regular, the JPR report stated. The agency attributes that to the continued reputation of PC gaming, together with a rise in PC purchases for the house as a result of pandemic, in addition to some crypto-mining.
JPR forecast graphics playing cards would proceed to develop in gross sales over the subsequent few years as nicely. “The AIB market reached $14.8 billion final 12 months,” stated Dr. Jon Peddie. “We forecast it to be $20.3 billion by 2023.”
JPR reported hearty unit gross sales of 11.5 million for the quarter. That’s nonetheless far shy of the 114 million graphics playing cards that shipped in 1999. That was earlier than Intel started integrating graphics cores into each CPU, and earlier than laptops started to develop in reputation.
The report follows evaluation the agency launched that confirmed Intel’s graphics market share (together with built-in and discrete options) dropped 1.4 p.c to only about 62 p.c in Q3. Nvidia maintained a gentle 19 p.c, whereas AMD truly ticked up 1.3 p.c to round 19 p.c as nicely.
Gross sales have been robust for all. Built-in and discrete graphics collectively grew by 10.3 p.c. AMD picked up the lions’ share with a bump of 18.7 p.c. Intel picked up 7.8 p.c, whereas Nvidia grew 10.8 p.c.