Add-in board market down in Q2, Nvidia holds market share lead

Posted by Jon Peddie on May 20th 2014 | Permalink
Tags: nvidia amd gpu ati evga sapphire q2'14

Quarter-to-quarter AIBs shipments decreased 17.5%, and slipped 17.6% year-to-year Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated graphics add-in-board (AIB) shipments and suppliers’ market share for 2014 2Q. The quarter in general JPR found that AIB shipments during Q2 2014 behaved according to past years with regard to seasonality, but the decrease was more than the 10-year average. The news was disappointing, quarter-to-quarter, the market dropped 17.5 % (compared to the desktop PC market, which increased 1.3%). Total AIB shipments decreased this quarter to 11.5 million units from last quarter. AMD’s quarter-to-quarter total desktop…

Graphics Add-in Board Shipments seasonally down from Last Quarter

Posted by Jon Peddie on August 28th 2012 | Permalink
Tags: market graphics aib report

Seasonal drop is less than in previous years; AMD continues market share increase, but Nvidia still the leader 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 Q2 2012  did…

S3D Market Opportunities

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 11th 2012 | Permalink

While the big screen generates the big numbers (3D movies in the US grossed over $10 billion in 2011, in a somewhat depressed year for cinema) with just 11,000 screens worldwide, the little screen showed 3D on over 23 million screens in 2011. By little screen we mean TV of course, but also handhelds and mobile game players. Applications range from the entertainment to simulation, visualization, and medical interfaces. S3D Platforms and Techniques There are seven types of display decoder technologies that deliver S3D on at least 13 platforms, making the combination a potential 91 examples. But not every platform can…

Q3 graphics shipments up 16.7% over last quarter18.4% over last year

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 31st 2011 | Permalink

Shipments during the third quarter of 2011 did (finally) behave according to past years with regard to seasonality, and was higher on a year-to-year comparison for the quarter. 2011 is still an unusual year for the PC and graphics suppliers as businesses take their own path to recovery. The third quarter of the year is usually the growth quarter and was this year which is a positive sign looking forward. The growth in Q3 comes as a welcome change,—is it inventory building for the holiday season. The quarter in general This quarter, Intel celebrated its seventh quarter of embedded processor graphics…

Are you entertained?

Posted by Jon Peddie on December 8th 2010 | Permalink

We continue to be fascinated with moving pictures that come to us through the ether. When TV was first conceived either as a scientific idea or a science fiction idea is debated (and Mark Schubin has a great discussion about it at Schubin Café. Names like Téléphonoscopique telectroscope, and telephonoscope were used in the late 1870s to describe the concept because the word television wouldn’t be introduced until 1900. Our current fascination with TV is the Internet, and small mobile devices. I share the same fascination about TV and its ubiquity, rivaling now books and recorded music as an old method…

Opportunities, Threats, and Changes Created by the EPG & HPU

Posted by Jon Peddie on September 13th 2010 | Permalink

A genuine inflection point is occurring in the PC and related industries, the integration of powerful SIMD graphics processing elements with multi-core, multi-stage scalar X86 CPUs. In so doing the stalwart and ubiquitous IGP – integrated graphics processor, will fade out of existence. Because the graphics processor unit, GPU, grew in greater complexity than the CPU during the past eight years, exceeding the transistor count, and matching or exceeding the die size of the CPU, many thought the two would never be able to cohabitate. And given that level of complexity, power and cooling demands, and the faster cadence of GPU…

The Future of Embedded Graphics

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 27th 2009 | Permalink

Executive Summary This report covers the development of the market for CPUs with embedded graphics and their impact on integrated chip sets and discrete graphics. After fifteen years of stellar growth the IGP will cease to exist, replaced by embedded graphics in the processor. Integrated graphics are used in desktop and net top PCs, notebooks, and netbooks, as well as various embedded systems such as point of sale, set-top boxes, and signage systems. However, this will not, as many believe, impact the discrete graphics and add-in board market. And, because of the long-life supply agreements on some integrated graphics chips in…

The Next Console

Posted by Jon Peddie on May 19th 2008 | Permalink

At dinner the other night, I was asked by some friends from the University of Illinois what I thought the next game console would be like. I told them I didn’t think there would be a next game console. I waited for them to decide if I should be physically removed or if they wanted to hear more. They chose more, but cautiously. I noticed the security guards moving closer. The problem is Moore’s law, form factor, programming tools, and the exception is a new form of entertainment. Moore’s law Moore’s law provides a constant improvement for PCs, allowing them to…

How important are discrete graphics to most consumers?

Posted by Jon Peddie on May 5th 2008 | Permalink

Aren’t IGPs really good enough? As a result of the FUD war kicked up by Intel, people are asking about the value and importance of an AIB. “I know if I did a quick poll of friends and family,” said one wag, “very few would care or even know whether they had a graphics chip in their PCs though most would know they have Intel inside.” As we have discussed elsewhere in this issue, IGPs are not a threat to performance graphics. However, there are some additional points that are worth mentioning. Look at this: Discrete Desktop ($M) Q4’07 Q3’07 Q4’06…

Observations of the website wannabes, and advanced PC game systems

Posted by Jon Peddie on February 25th 2008 | Permalink

Imitation is the sincerest of flattery—Charles Caleb Colton So what does it mean when a game developer or a movie company copies their own thing with a sequel—that they are flattering themselves? It seems we humans to like to mimic, maybe that's how we learn. And yet some of the learning of just a few years ago seems to already be forgotten, or maybe never known. Take for example this week's story on Demo, the showcase conference held yearly in Palm Desert. We only printed a few of the stories of the show, but there was a disturbing and sad common…