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Overall GPU shipments dropped 13% in Q1’2015 from last quarter

May 15th 2015

Today JPR is releasing its latest report on the quarterly on worldwide GPU shipments. Overall GPU shipments dropped 13% in Q1'2015 from last quarter, AMD slipped 17%, Nvidia fell 13.5%, and Intel saw a 12% slip. Year-to-year total GPU shipments dropped 2.9%-Desktop graphics down 12.6%, notebooks up 4.2%. The attach rate of GPUs (includes integrated and discrete GPUs) to PCs for the quarter was 148%, which was up 2.95% from last quarter, and 30.57% of PCs had discrete GPUs, which is up 0.39%.The overall PC market decreased -14.77% quarter-to-quarter, and decreased -6.5% year-to-year. More details on Q1'2015 can be found on our MarketWatch product page.

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