Tuesday, August 28th 2012

Graphics Add-in Board Shipments Seasonally Down from Last Quarter Reports JPR

Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated graphics Add-in Board (AIB) shipments and sales’ market share for Q2’12. The JPR AIB Report tracks computer graphics boards, which carry discrete graphics chips. They are used in desktop PCs, workstations, servers, and other devices such as scientific instruments. They may be sold as after-market products directly to customers or they may be factory installed. In all cases, they represent the higher-end of the graphics industry as discrete chips rather than integrated processors.

We found that AIB shipments during Q1 2012 did behave according to past years with regard to seasonality, but in unit shipments was lower on a year-to-year comparison and on a quarter-to-quarter comparison for the quarter. Overall, for the AIB, and PC market in general, 2012 has been, and is forecasted to have a decline in shipments due to the popularity of notebooks and worldwide economic depression.

The quarter in general:
  • Total AIB shipments decreased this quarter, from the previous quarter, by 6.5% to 14.8 million units. (see Table 1)
  • AMD increased its market share to 40.3%, Nvidia’s market share slipped but still retains a large majority at 59.3%. (see Table 1)
  • Year-to-year this quarter AIB shipments were down 7%.
Normally, this quarter of the year is down, and this year’s quarter was no different, but the decline is less than the 10-year average. However, this is just one quarter in a very turbulent year so we can’t use this quarter a prediction of the future, the world-wide economic conditions are just too uncertain.

The ten-year average change for AIBs in the 2nd quarter is -11.3%; this year it was lower at -6.5%.

AMD introduced the new Radeon HD7000 series early in the quarter and as a result picked up market share.

Nvidia got off to a slow start in Q2 and cited supply constraint as the main reasons for the decline:

Embedded graphics processors at first were simply replacing integrated chipsets, and they did not have a major impact on AIBs. However, the new embedded graphics processor from AMD, the A10 (Trinity) has shown pretty good performance and has replaced entry-level AIBs.

The market has decreased year over year. Shipments decreased to 14.8 million units, down 1.1 million units from this quarter last year.

The market for AIBs was down this quarter partially due to seasonality and largely due to economic distress.

Pricing and Availability
The Jon Peddie Research's AIB report is available now in both electronic and hard copy editions, and sells for $1,500. Included with this report is an Excel workbook with the data used to create the charts, the charts themselves, and supplemental information. The annual subscription price for JPR's AIB report is $4,000 and includes four quarterly issues. Full subscribers to JPR services receive Tech Watch (the company's bi-weekly report), and are eligible for a 10% discount. Bundle packages are also available. For information about purchasing the AIB Report, please call 415/435-9368 or visit the Jon Peddie Research website at www.jonpeddie.com
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9 Comments on Graphics Add-in Board Shipments Seasonally Down from Last Quarter Reports JPR

#1
erocker
Innovation/progress from the gaming industry is also down. I wonder if there is a link between the two?
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#2
Mindweaver
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Err, I'd like to add that current gen, and last gen are way over priced.. and what erocker said! :toast:

EDIT: It's crazy when Nvidia comes in cheaper than AMD's models. All companies should do like steam or learn from them.. Hell, I buy games I would never play now because they are cheap.. Shit i've got a shit load of games i've not even played yet.. that's revenue!
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#3
m1dg3t
People still think hd89xx is coming out this year? Lol

I don't always make sense, but when I do... :rolleyes:

Edit: Nvidia cheaper then ATi? When? Where? :confused:
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Mindweaver
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by: m1dg3t
People still think hd89xx is coming out this year? Lol

I don't always make sense, but when I do... :rolleyes:

Edit: Nvidia cheaper then ATi? When? Where? :confused:
For one, when the GTX680 came out it was $499... Ati 7970 was $550... That's why I stated it was crazy.. When has Nvidia's flagship card come in under ati/amd? It's been awhile... m1dg3t stop being confused.. lol I took you for a smarter guy than that.. :cool::laugh:
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m1dg3t
by: Mindweaver
For one, when the GTX680 came out it was $499... Ati 7970 was $550... That's why I stated it was crazy.. When has Nvidia's flagship card come in under ati/amd? It's been awhile... m1dg3t stop being confused.. lol I took you for a smarter guy than that.. :cool::laugh:
Only on review sites the prices were $499, you'll still be hard pressed to find them at that price. Get real. ATi is STILL cheaper and all around better performer. Keep believing the Nvidia hype :)

"Nvidia: Our prices go up, after release!" Lol
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#6
Mindweaver
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by: m1dg3t
Only on review sites the prices were $499, you'll still be hard pressed to find them at that price. Get real. ATi is STILL cheaper and all around better performer. Keep believing the Nvidia hype :)

"Nvidia: Our prices go up, after release!" Lol
Buddy, you're still not see what I'm saying.. If you look at my specs i've got to 5850's.. and a 480.. So, what hype am I believing.. And just because the prices went up after release doesn't have anything to do with what they came out on.. and that is what i'm trying to get across.. and yes you can still get a gtx680 for $499.. did some of them go up.. yes, but not all of them. oh and the last time i checked ATi was bought out by AMD.. So, the full half year that the 7970 came out before the gtx680 at 550 was cheap?.. I think you need to look at yourself and your hype.

EDIT: I got the GTX480 for $199 at the egg.. I couldn't help but to buy it. All I want is cheaper cards for everyone.
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m1dg3t
by: Mindweaver
Buddy, you're still not see what I'm saying.. If you look at my specs i've got to 5850's.. and a 480.. So, what hype am I believing.. And just because the prices went up after release doesn't have anything to do with what they came out on.. and that is what i'm trying to get across.. and yes you can still get a gtx680 for $499.. did some of them go up.. yes, but not all of them. oh and the last time i checked ATi was bought out by AMD.. So, the full half year that the 7970 came out before the gtx680 at 550 was cheap?.. I think you need to look at yourself and your hype.
LOL

Have a good day Mindweaver :toast:
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#8
Mindweaver
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by: m1dg3t
LOL

Have a good day Mindweaver :toast:
Sorry buddy, if I've come off a little negative.. It's been a rough morning, and I'm still pissed that one of my 5850's has taken a shit on me. So, you have a good day as well. :toast:
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#9
morphy
Did my part - upgraded my gpu twice this year which normally for me is once every 2 years :eek:

See what happens when you visit and read up on reviews like those on TPU - you end up spending!!
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