Analysts at Jon Peddie Research evaluated the market for discrete desktop graphics cards in the first quarter of this year.
So, in the first quarter this market grew by 7% in annual terms, but slipped by 19.5% in quarterly terms. Nvidia dominates the market with a share of 69.19%, however, a year earlier the company’s figure was 77.33%. AMD now has 30.81% compared to 22.67% a year earlier. That is, AMD won over 8 percentage points from its opponent in a year.
In total, 9.5 million discrete graphics cards were shipped for the quarter, while more than 12 million were shipped a quarter earlier. The source also provides interesting data on the history of the market. For example, the best year for this market was 1999 – then 114 million graphics cards were sold! In total, since 1981, 1.311 billion discrete graphics accelerators have been delivered to the market.