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Graphics Chip Shipments Down 10 Percent in Q4 2012

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The impact of the Taiwan flood reached through to graphics chips as shipments dropped from 138.5 million units in Q3 to 124 million in Q3, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) reports. Shipments were up 10 million units year-over-year.

According to the market research firm, Intel finished Q4 with 59.1 percent market share (which includes the graphics chips included in its Sandy Bridge processors), AMD with 24.8 percent and Nvidia with 15.7 percent. Both Intel and Nvidia gained market share points over Q4 2010, 6.6 points and 0.6 points, respectively, while Nvidia dropped 6.8 points due to the firms withdrawal from the integrated graphics business.

JPR estimates that discrete GPU shipments declined about 12 percent sequentially and 3.5 percent annually. On Intel's side, embedded processor graphics "had a very strong double digit growth in while notebooks dropped double digits" that resulted in an 12.3 percent sequential drop in shipments overall, JPR said. AMD saw its processor-integrated graphics jump by 44.8 percent, but notebook volume was down significantly, which brought a 3.8 percent drop of shipments sequentially.

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    dokk2 , February 24, 2012 6:27 PM
    Q4 of 2012, WTF ??? it's only FEB of 2012 where I live ,I know that I am old but, I did not think that I had missed the whole year, guess xmas can't be far away ???.....:) 
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    lahawzel , February 24, 2012 6:12 PM
    What about the market share for discrete GPUs? That is, discounting Intel on-die graphics and AMD fusion.
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    NapoleonDK , February 24, 2012 6:14 PM
    Quote:
    ...as shipments dropped from 138.5 million units in Q3 to 124 million in Q3...

    I hate it when I lose 14.5 million units in (div/0!).
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    dokk2 , February 24, 2012 6:27 PM
    Q4 of 2012, WTF ??? it's only FEB of 2012 where I live ,I know that I am old but, I did not think that I had missed the whole year, guess xmas can't be far away ???.....:) 
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    rosen380 , February 24, 2012 6:30 PM
    "What about the market share for discrete GPUs? That is, discounting Intel on-die graphics and AMD fusion."

    Or what happens when you have a CPU with integrated graphics, but are using a discrete graphics card?
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    eklipz330 , February 24, 2012 6:33 PM
    i predict sales being down this year because shity AMD and nVidia are increasing prices of their cards... instead of newer cards being faster for cheaper, they're just stacking them on their older cards and increasing the price...or worse, releasing newer, slower cards, but charging more.

    ...the good old days of price drops seem to be gone.
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    memadmax , February 24, 2012 6:48 PM
    Recession?
    Market is saturated?
    Hardware is more powerful than software? I.E. There's no programs/games out there worth buying to flex our $500 video cards on?

    I actually believe that the market is saturated with the low end stuff. Not everyone is a gamer/die hard overclocker either.
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    ukulele97 , February 24, 2012 6:53 PM
    There is less need for upgrades due to the console orientated gaming market.
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    TidalWaveOne , February 24, 2012 7:11 PM
    Hey, since you know what shipments are going to be in Q4 2012, please email me what the S&P 500 will be at in Q4 2012... and the years after. Thanks.
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    glarimore , February 24, 2012 7:12 PM
    Every game you buy it tailored to be able to run on a 5-year-old console. No wonder people aren't buying new video cards.
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    wiyosaya , February 24, 2012 7:44 PM
    It would be nice if this results in over supply and significantly lower prices. Well, one can hope anyway.
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    eddieroolz , February 24, 2012 8:49 PM
    Am I delirious, or does that read "Taiwan Flood"?
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    dragonsqrrl , February 24, 2012 9:08 PM
    "Both Intel and Nvidia gained market share points over Q4 2010, 6.6 points and 0.6 points, respectively, while Nvidia dropped 6.8 points due to the firms withdrawal from the integrated graphics business."

    ... that sentence makes sense.
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    Wisecracker , February 24, 2012 9:34 PM
    Report Here

    The quarter in general

    This quarter, Intel celebrated its eighth quarter of shipping its Embedded Processor Graphics CPU—EPG, a multi-function design that combines a graphics processor and CPU in the same package. Intel’s desktop EPG shipments had a very strong double digit growth in while Notebooks dropped double digits. Combined with a decrease in overall IGP chipsets, Intel came in for the quarter with a -12.3% drop from Q3.
    AMD had huge 44.8% desktop double digit growth in its HPU shipments, and even good growth in their desktop IGPs. However, like Intel, its overall quarter results were down due to declining notebook sales. AMD’s overall quarter to quarter results showed a -3.4% drop.
    Year to year this quarter Intel gained about 7% market share, AMD gained 2.6%, and Nvidia slipped -7% in the overall market partially due to the company withdrawing from the integrated segments.
    The quarter’s change in total graphics chip shipments from last quarter decreased 10.4%, above the ten-year average of 0.83%. A little over 124 graphics chips shipped, down from 138.5 million units last quarter, and up from 114 million units this quarter a year ago.
    Discrete GPUs declined almost 12% from the last quarter and were down almost 3.5% from last year for the same quarter.
    Almost 93.5 million PCs shipped worldwide this quarter, an increase of 1.8% compared to last quarter (based on an average of reports from Dataquest, IDC, and HSI).
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    jwcalla , February 24, 2012 9:36 PM
    Looks like somebody hit 88 mph.
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    CKKwan , February 24, 2012 9:46 PM
    Oh Dear.... Thailand != Taiwan.
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    Anonymous , February 24, 2012 10:54 PM
    haha glad I wasn't the only one who caught their Geography mistake... even though I suck at Geography at least I know
    Taiwan != Thailand
    Thailand has bunch of Western Digital, Seagate factories, Taiwan has TSMC!
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    bin1127 , February 25, 2012 1:38 AM
    most of those were intel integrated. I know they are graphic chips nonetheless, but in my mind they don't really count the same as discrete cards.
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    The-Darkening , February 25, 2012 2:53 AM
    In other news, this article was written by a blind monkey. Excuse all the mistakes and whatnot.
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    iceman1992 , February 25, 2012 10:54 AM
    Toms is predicting the future in this article lol.
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    jahrasta311 , February 25, 2012 8:53 PM
    LaHawzelWhat about the market share for discrete GPUs? That is, discounting Intel on-die graphics and AMD fusion.

    The market share for discrete GPUs, discounting integrated graphics, is 100%
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