AMD, Intel Lead Struggling Graphics Chip Market
On a year-to-year basis, the Jon Peddie Research report found that total graphics shipments during the second quarter of 2013 dropped 6.8 percent.While graphics chip shipments and suppliers' market share for the second quarter of 2013 were regarded as disappointing compared with the same period last year, the news was encouraging quarter-to-quarter, according to a report from Jon Peddie Research (JPR). Total shipments of discrete graphic processing units (GPUs) for desktops and notebooks were down 5.5 percent from the last quarter and down 5.2 percent from last year for the same quarter due to the same problems plaguing the overall PC industry. Chips with graphics and GPUs are a leading indicator for the PC market and act as an indicator of the overall health of the industry, which has been struggling as consumers shift toward mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. On a year-to-year basis, the report found that total graphics shipments during the second quarter of 2013 dropped 6.8 percent while PC shipments declined at a faster rate of 11.2 percent overall. Shipments were down 16.1 million units from this quarter last year. Overall, the trend for discrete GPUs is up with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to 2016 of 2.2 percent. Nearly all (99 percent) of Intel's non-server processors have graphics, and over 67 percent of AMD's non-server processors contain integrated graphics. AMD still ships integrated graphics processors (IGPs).
AMD's overall unit shipments increased 10.9 percent quarter-to-quarter, but shipments of desktop heterogeneous GPU and central processing units (CPUs) declined 9.6 percent from the first quarter and increased an astounding 47.1 percent in notebooks.