AMD Witnessed A Significant Growth In Its GPU Market-Share In Q1
With Nvidia currently dominating the GPU market, it came as no surprise that last year AMD dropped record low in their market-share position. However, AMD has managed to turn things around starting this year, as the company gained a slight market-share in this past quarter.
Compared to Q4 of 2015 AMD gained 1.7% of the market-share, and grew its market-share from 21.2 % to 22.8 %. According to year over year numbers, AMD saw a growth of 0.3%.from last year’s same quarter of 22.5%. However, Nvidia still holds the majority market-share of 77%.
Both AIB graphics shipments for AMD and Nvidia have increased significantly, although the PC market have been declining. Compared to last year, the shipments for AIB cards was up to 4.85% and were at 5.8% year over year.
Much of this growth is due to the high-end boards which was due to high demand for gaming. Now, VR has also been launched so we expect to see more growth in GPU sector for both brands, as the new tech demands a significant powerful graphics card.
It is a little surprising that Nvidia’s Pascal based GPUs and AMD’s Polaris based GPUs are close to be released, and we are seeing growth in GPU shipments. Maybe this is due to the fact that first time gamers are buying their first GPU.
With the Pascal and Polaris based GPUs launching later this year, I do not expect that launch of these GPU will make an impact before Q3 of this year.
Also, AMD GPU sales in Q4 of 2015 increased by 6.69 percent, which coincides with the release of the R9 380X graphics card. On the other hand, Nvidia’s sales were down 7.56 percent when it released its GTX 950.