JPR Report: GPU shipments decreased by 2.65% from last quarter and by 3.3% from last year

Jon Peddie Research, the market research firm for the computer graphics industry, has released its quarterly Market Watch report on worldwide GPU shipments used in PCs for Q4 2018. According to the report, overall GPU shipments have decreased by 2.65% from last quarter and year-to-year total GPU shipments decreased by 3.3%.

Going into more details, AMD shipments decreased by 6.8%, Nvidia shipments decreased by 7.6% and Intel’s shipments decreased by 0.7% from last quarter.

AMD’s market share from last quarter decreased by 0.6%, Intel’s increased by 1.4%, and Nvidia’s market share decreased by 0.82%. Still, and even though overall GPU shipments declined, PC sales saw an uptick of 1.61%.

Dr. Jon Peddie, president and founder of Jon Peddie Research, said:

“The channel’s demand for add-in boards (AIBs) in early 2018 was out of sync with what was happening in the market. As a result, the channel was burdened with too much inventory. That has impacted sales of discrete GPUs in Q4, and will likely be evident in Q1, and Q2’19 as well.”

Here are the quick highlights from this latest report.

  • AMD’s overall unit shipments decreased -6.81% quarter-to-quarter, Intel’s total shipments decreased -0.67% from last quarter, and Nvidia’s decreased -7.62%.
  • The attach rate of GPUs (including integrated and discrete GPUs) to PCs for the quarter was 135% which was down -5.92% from last quarter.
  • Discrete GPUs were in 27.78% of PCs, which is down -3.83% from last quarter.
  • The overall PC market increased by 1.61% quarter-to-quarter and decreased -3.79% year-to-year.
  • Desktop graphics add-in boards (AIBs) that use discrete GPUs decreased -10.75% from last quarter.
  • Q4’18 saw a no change in tablet shipments from last quarter.