Tuesday, June 8th 2021

GPU Sales Increased 39 Percent in 2020

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Jon Peddie Research, the growth of the PC-based Graphics Processor Units (GPU) market reached 119 million units in Q1'21 and 38.74% year-over-year. Overall, the installed base of GPUs will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 2.87% during 2020-2025 to reach a total of 3,333 million units at the end of the forecast period. Over the next five years, the penetration of discrete GPUs (dGPU) in the PC will grow to reach a level of 26%.

As part of its ongoing research on the PC graphics market, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released its Market Watch report for the first quarter of 2021. Before 2020, the PC market was showing signs of improvement and settling into a new normal. The weakness of the just-in-time supply-chain was revealed in 2020 and the manufacturers of semiconductors and other components have not been able to scale up to meet the surge in demand and the backlog that was created. Intel's leading position in the market and their subsequent manufacturing difficulties exacerbated the situation. JPR's Market Watch report confirms that trend for the first quarter of 2021, but with cautious guidance for the upcoming year.
AMD's overall market share percentage from last quarter decreased by -0.12%, Intel's market share decreased by -0.5%, and Nvidia's market share increased 0.62%, as indicated in the following chart. Overall GPU unit shipments decreased by -0.3% from last quarter, AMD shipments decreased by -1.0%, Intel's shipments decreased by -1.0%, and Nvidia's shipments increased 3.9%. The first quarter is typically flat to down compared to the previous quarter. This quarter was down. 0.3% from last quarter which is below the 10 year average of 7%
Source: Jon Peddie research
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17 Comments on GPU Sales Increased 39 Percent in 2020

#1
LTUGamer
Since total sales increased, probably the only problem was big demand, not the supply chains
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#2
Caring1
Not a single mention of mining, and they expect dGPU in PC's to reach 26%.
Their research is laughable.
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#3
TheDeeGee
Shame none of them are used to power games.
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#4
ZoneDymo
does this include pre-orders?
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#5
trog100
i have bought 10 new gpus this year.. none of them are for playing games with though..

i am pretty sure gamers are not buying new gpus this year.. any extra sales must all be going to miners.. or at least ending up with miners due to secondary selling.. all my new cards were bought this way..

trog
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#6
ppn
ETH hashrate grows by 100Th/s each month until the plateau is reached. thanks to nvidia and LHR those 100Th/s should now reach the real GPU market but unfortunately at double prices.
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#7
thegnome
Not surprising, 20-30 cards a week were enough but now you'd probably need over 100 a week to meet the gaming demand. But since that can't happen due to shortages everyone instead opted for killing the demand with insane prices and letting people wait in pre-order.
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#8
TheoneandonlyMrK
ppnETH hashrate grows by 100Th/s each month until the plateau is reached. thanks to nvidia and LHR those 100Th/s should now reach the real GPU market but unfortunately at double prices.
Nah, go directly to Nvidia for a foundersTI and LHR is not enacted even for that one coin of 5000 on any founders card, nice try Nvidia but then Nvidia did own up to Linus that LHR will likely be hacked again, As if it matters, the next sustained dip in mining viability is also going to be disastrous for both GPu vendors too as it was each time before.
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#9
Anymal
LTUGamerSince total sales increased, probably the only problem was big demand, not the supply chains
Most of them sales were of integrated in Intel and AMD cpus.
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#10
GeorgeJr
It's funny how there's no mention in the article about the dGPU market share...
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#11
Anymal

Q1'20Q4'20Q1'21
AMD25%18%19%
Intel0%0%0%
Nvidia75%82%81%
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#12
docnorth
GeorgeJrIt's funny how there's no mention in the article about the dGPU market share...
@Anymal just posted the answer...
AnymalMost of them sales were of integrated in Intel and AMD cpus.
The article further says: "Desktop graphics add-in boards (AIBs that use discrete GPUs) increased by 7% from the last quarter." (via Videocardz)
Intel still has 68%, only with integrated graphics, but both iGPU and dGPU increased their numbers.
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#13
mechtech
AnymalMost of them sales were of integrated in Intel and AMD cpus.
Indeed, I got a 3400G cause no dGPU's Works great for my daughter.
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#14
R-T-B
Caring1Not a single mention of mining, and they expect dGPU in PC's to reach 26%.
Their research is laughable.
Mining PCs are still PCs. They just aren't performing operations you like.
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#15
GeorgeJr
docnorth@Anymal just posted the answer...


The article further says: "Desktop graphics add-in boards (AIBs that use discrete GPUs) increased by 7% from the last quarter." (via Videocardz)
Intel still has 68%, only with integrated graphics, but both iGPU and dGPU increased their numbers.
Yeah, i saw that. Don't you find it strange how it's not mentioned in the article itself?
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#16
medi01
Mining idiocity started only at the end of 2020.
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#17
PapaTaipei
I don't believe those numbers. Something else is at play here.
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