Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm
for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated graphics chip shipments
and suppliers' market share for 2014 2Q.
Graphics chips are without doubt one of the most powerful, exciting, and
essential components in tech today: not only does every computer require
one (or more), but the technology is entering into major new markets
like supercomputers, remote workstations, and simulators almost on a
daily basis. New technologies and compute programs are taking advantage
of the ability of GPU power to scale. On top of that, PC gaming momentum
continues to build. It would be no exaggeration to say that GPUs are
becoming the 800-pound gorilla in the room.
The big drop in graphics shipments in Q1 has been partially offset by a
small rise this quarter. Shipments were up 3.2% quarter-to-quarter, and
down 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year.
Q2 is, on average, usually mixed, up slightly some years, down others.
There was an abnormal spike in 2009 after the massive market decline
which warps the 10-year average to 7.1% and makes the 3.2% this year
appear to be below average. If the anomalous 2009 spike is ignored, the
9 year average is just 0.5%, which would make the 3.2% increase for Q2
2014 a significant increase.
GPUs are traditionally a leading indicator of the market, since a GPU
goes into every system before it is shipped, and most of the PC vendors
are guiding cautiously up to flat for Q3'14.
The Gaming PC segment, where higher-end GPUs are used, was a bright spot
in the market in Q1. Nvidia and AMD high-end GPUs sales
were strong, lifting the ASPs for the discrete GPU market.
Q2 2014 saw the first decline in tablet sales, and one of the few
increases in PC sales. The CAGR for total PC graphics from 2014 to 2017
is basically flat. We expect the total shipments of graphics chips in
2017 to be 418 million units. In 2013, 438.3 million GPUs were shipped
and the forecast for 2014 is 414.2 million.
The quarter in general
Year-to-year for the quarter, the graphics market decreased. Shipments
were down 3.2 million units from this quarter last year, which is a
smaller decline than last quarter and suggests the big declines may be
Table 1: Total Graphics Chip Market shares
Graphics chips (GPUs) and chips with graphics (IGPs, APUs, and EPGs) are
a leading indicator for the PC market. At least one and often two GPUs
are present in every PC shipped. It can take the form of a discrete
chip, a GPU integrated in the chipset or embedded in the CPU. The
average has grown from 1.2 GPUs per PC in 2001 to almost 1.35 GPUs per
It is critical to get a proper grip on this highly complex technology
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This detailed 50-page report will provide you with all the data,
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Our findings include discrete and integrated graphics (CPU and chipset)
for Desktops, Notebooks (and Netbooks), and PC-based commercial (i.e.,
POS) and industrial/scientific and embedded. This report does not
include the x86 game consoles, handhelds (i.e., mobile phones), x86
Servers or ARM-based Tablets (i.e. iPad and Android-based Tablets),or
ARM-based Servers. It does include x86-based tablets, Chromebooks, and
We have been providing quarterly reports on the PC graphics market
shipments since 1988.
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electronic and hard copy editions, and sells for $2,500. Included with
this report is an Excel workbook with the data used to create the
charts, the charts themselves, and supplemental information. The annual
subscription price for JPR's Market Watch is $4,000 and includes
four quarterly issues. Full subscribers to JPR services receive Tech
Watch (the company's bi-weekly report) and a copy of Market Watch
as part of their subscription. For information about purchasing Market
Watch, please call 415/435-9368 or visit the Jon Peddie Research
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About Jon Peddie Research
Dr. Jon Peddie has been active in the graphics and multimedia fields for
more than 30 years. Jon Peddie Research is a technically oriented
multimedia and graphics research and consulting firm. Based in Tiburon,
California, JPR provides consulting, research, and other specialized
services to technology companies in a variety of fields including
graphics development, multimedia for professional applications and
consumer electronics, high-end computing, and Internet-access product
development. Jon Peddie's Market Watch is a quarterly report
focused on the market activity of PC graphics controllers for notebook
and desktop computing.
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