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Strong Q2 for graphics as Intel dominates

by Scott Bicheno on 10 August 2011, 16:34

Tags: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Jon Peddie Research

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We're a little late in picking up on the Jon Peddie Research graphics market figures this quarter, but they're worth a look regardless.

The long and short of it is that the graphics market was surprisingly strong in Q2, which is traditionally a weak quarter, with shipments up 6.3 percent. Part of this is down to surprising strength in PC shipments, which were up 2.4 percent, but the growing ubiquity of integrated CPU/GPU chips seems to also be a factor.

Intel, despite its abortive Larrabee project, doesn't make discrete graphics. And yet the big winner in terms of market share once more was Intel, shipping almost 20 percent more graphics chips than the previous quarter. These will mainly have been SPUs integrated into Sandy Bridge chips, but there's also PineView Atom chips.

This performance granted Intel a massive six additional percentage points of market share over the course of the quarter. AMD lost 3.5 percentage points and NVIDIA 2.4. There are now 1.6 GPUs per PC on average.

One of the reasons given for the graphics market deviating from historical trends is tablets. Market watchers are still trying to work out how to categorise them, let alone how to account for their impact on other form-factors. While they use smartphone chips and platforms, they're far more likely to impact low-end notebook sales than smartphone ones.

 

 

Market share this quarter

Market share  last Qtr

Unit Change  Qtr-Qtr

Share Change  Qtr-Qtr

Market Share last yr

AMD

21.2%

24.7%

-7.3%

-13.9%

24.7%

Intel

60.7%

54.7%

19.6%

11.0%

52.9%

Nvidia

17.5%

19.9%

-5.3%

-12.1%

21.4%

Matrox

0.04%

0.0%

-8.3%

-14.9%

0.1%

SiS

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.1%

VIA/S3

0.5%

0.7%

-20.1%

-25.8%

0.8%

Total

100.0%

100.0%

7.7%

 

100.0%

 



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AMD gained desktop and mobile share last quarter - 1.6% overall which is actually a huge amount of swing in a quarter.

Yet intel gained a whole lot of graphics share….something seems a bit off? But then how many cpu's does intel sell that doesn't have graphics in them now? Not many. AMD is still selling off a lot of athlons and phenoms.

Because of the way JPR works it out, intel is always going to gain graphics share until it ends up close to the 80% it has in chips. Basically remove the 80 million+ discrete gpu's sold every year from that figure and you might end up with 65-70% “graphics” share for intel. They aren't gaining share in anything really, they are just selling the same number of chips as they were except the old chips without graphics are being replaced by ones with graphics in them.
I've got intel graphics in my i7 but I don't blooming well use it!
Stupid stats are stupid. ALL of Intel's consumer CPUs now come with an IGP. Not all Intel systems make use of it.
And this is a fact to be proud about it ?

Thise people impose their graphic cores to the vendors