Jon Peddie Research, the industry’s market research firm for the graphics industry, has released its Q1 2018 market report. According to the report, year-to-year total GPU shipments increased 3.4%, desktop graphics increased 14% and notebooks decreased -3%. And even though AMD has slightly increased its GPU market share, overall GPU shipments decreased -10% from last quarter (AMD decreased -6%, Nvidia decreased -10%, and Intel decreased -11%).
As said AMD increased its market share again this quarter benefitting from new products for workstations, and crypto-currency mining, while Nvidia held steady. On the other hand, Intel’s market share slightly decreased, although it remains the dominant GPU maker.
Over three million add-in boards (AIBs) were sold to cryptocurrency miners worth $776 million in 2017. In this first quarter, an additional 1.7 million were sold.
The attach rate of GPUs (includes integrated and discrete GPUs) to PCs for the quarter was 140% which was up 5.75% from last quarter. Discrete GPUs were in 39.11% of PCs, which is up 2.23%, the overall PC market decreased -14.12% quarter-to-quarter and increased 0.46% year-to-year.
Last but not least, desktop graphics add-in boards (AIBs) that use discrete GPUs increased 6.39% from last quarter.