GPU market shares in the 3rd quarter of 2021: Intel and AMD have failed, Nvidia holds 20% of the PC – archyde

We have the latest insights into how GPU manufacturers stand against each other. There were very large or even very small shifts in the third quarter. Depending on how it is taken.

Three months have passed again, so here is the current report on the development of the market shares of the GPU manufacturers for personal computers, i.e. Nvidia, AMD and Intel. As usual, these are data from Jon Peddie Research, which has now published statistics for the third quarter from July to September 2021. It seems like an odd time when part of the market gave way, but Nvidia, for example, did well.

The PC market has plummeted

According to Jon Peddie Research, computer sales fell sharply in the third quarter, which will have a big impact on the following numbers. Accordingly, they fell against very high sales in the second quarter. According to reports, sales of PC processors in the third quarter of 2021 are even said to have decreased by 23.1% compared to the second quarter of 2021, and in this context GPU sales also decreased by 18.2% (as you can see is the decline less than the market decline – you’ll see why in a moment).

But it’s not a drop to dramatically low numbers, as reports still sell 101 million GPUs and integrated GPUs – compared to Q3 2020 year-over-year, sales were still higher, PC processors selling 9.2% more than last year . So computer sales only declined against the very high levels caused by the coronavirus pandemic. And those extreme sales seemed to have guessed they wouldn’t last, so now the legitimate fix has come back.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics with RDNA 2 architecture (Source: AMD)

That quarter-over-quarter drop in computer sales means that CPU sales, as mentioned earlier, have declined. And with that, the number of integrated graphics cards has also shrunk, both with Intel processors and with AMD. According to JPR, Intel even sold 25.6% fewer processors for PCs with an integrated GPU than in the second quarter. AMD was a little less bad, its GPU sales declining 11.4% from the second quarter. Unfortunately, that number includes mixed iGPUs and standalone GPUs, but it was likely because sales of integrated GPUs (GPUs) have decreased significantly, perhaps as much as 20%, while stand-alone graphics have not decreased or even increased as much.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition (Quelle: Nvidia)

On the contrary, having a separate GPU was one thing that made sales soar in the third quarter. It is quite possible that in the third quarter the cryptocurrencies began to grow again and with them the interest in graphics cards for their mining. Whatever the reason, according to Jon Peddie Research Nvidia, Q2 sales were up 8.0% compared to the other two competitors.

GPU market shares in the third quarter of 2021
GPU market shares in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (Source: Jon Peddie Research)

Current total share

As a result, Nvidia recorded a significantly higher overall market share – in the third quarter Nvidia now had a 20% market share for all GPUs, although it only sells standalone cards. In the 2nd quarter it only had a share of 15%. Intel was down 68% last time, and now it’s down to 62% due to a sharp drop in CPU sales. AMD’s market share has increased from 16% to 18%, but its share is now lower than Nvidia’s, despite having both built-in GPUs and standalone GPUs. In the third quarter, Nvidia sold more standalone GPUs than AMD sold APUs and GPUs.

Market shares of stand-alone desktop graphics

If we look at separate statistics that only consider separate PCIe graphics cards for desktop PCs, things look very different. As already mentioned, this area has not shrunk, it has grown. Allegedly a total of 10.9%. Unfortunately, we don’t have any data on how much sales of Nvidia and its GeForce graphics and how much of AMD and Radeons have increased. Both companies may have had similar growth as market share has not changed. More precisely – JPR gives shares rounded to whole percentages, so we only know that the shares have not changed so much that the number in the position of the percentage units is reversed, but every change in the share by up to 0.9 percentage points can be hidden.

Market shares of the GPU manufacturers in the 3rd quarter of 2021 only stand-alone desktop graphics
GPU market shares in the 3rd quarter of 2021, only stand-alone desktop graphics (Source: Jon Peddie Research)

For example, Nvidia continued to have an 83% market share for stand-alone desktop graphics in the third quarter of 2021, while AMD had 17% – both as it did in the second quarter of 2021. JPR recently added Intel to the table, which has since begun sales from standalone GPUs. But its standalone desktop GPUs are likely to sell minimally as the table is only double-rowed this time around.

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The data for the current fourth quarter should be published again in three months, sometime in late February or late March at the latest.

Gallery: Unofficial renderings of the reference design of the Intel Arc Graphics Card

Those: Jon Peddie Research

GPU market shares in the 3rd quarter of 2021: Intel and AMD have failed, Nvidia holds 20% of the PC

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