As demand for personal computers softened in recent quarters, sales of CPUs declined in Q4 2022, and so did shipments of GPUs since most client systems feature integrated graphics. Jon Peddie Research estimates that 64.2 million discrete and integrated GPUs in total were sold last quarter, a 15.4% decline sequentially and a 38% decrease year-over-year.
Jon Peddie Research reports that around 54 million CPUs for client PCs were shipped by Intel and AMD in Q4 2022, down from 66 million units in Q3 (a 17.4% decline) and 84 million units in Q4 2021 (a 35.3% decrease). The market research firm also estimates that around 7.43 million discrete graphics cards for desktops were sold in the fourth quarter, a 7.8% increase sequentially, but down 43.7% year-over-year.
Keepin mind that Nvidia only introduced very expensive GPUs in the GeForce RTX 4080 and GeForce RTX 4090 in Q4, whereas AMD rolled out its Radeon RX 7900 XT/XTX boards very late in the quarter,.So i'ts not particularly surprising that unit sales of discrete desktop GPUs did not grow significantly compared to the previous quarter.
It is noteworthy that shipments of notebook GPUs declined by 43% in Q4 2022, whereas sales of desktop GPUs dropped by 24% quarter-over-quarter, according to JPR.
While sales of Intel's CPUs and GPUs declined the most in Q4 2022 — which is logical as the company is the No. 1 processor supplier in the world — it maintained its position as the world's largest GPU vendor with a 71% market share. Nvidia came second with a 17% share, whereas AMD's share remained at around 12%, which is a historical low for the company. Meanwhile, AMD and Nvidia managed to slightly increase their share from Q3 at Intel's expense.
"This quarter's total graphics processor shipments (integrated/embedded and discrete) decreased an astounding -15.3% from the previous quarter, contributing to a decline in the historical 10-year average rate of 6.8%," said Jon Peddie, president of JPR. "A total of 64 million units were shipped in the quarter, which was a decrease of -38.5 million units from the same quarter a year ago, indicating the GPU market is negative on a year-to-year basis."
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No surprise as prices for the latest AMD GPU's have already seen discounts on Amazon. The 7900 XT is $100 less than MSRPReply
Year on year - DecreaseReply
Quarter on quarter - Increase
Quarter on quarter - Decrease
Article seems to say all 3.
Is this good or bad?
And for who?
So shipped units went down because current card models were EOL. Yet totals sold went up slightly sequentially because people were buying up cheap-er GPUs before supply dried up. Yet at overall sales are down significantly year over year.Reply
Hmmm cheap GPU prices mean more units sell through. And AMDs and NVIDIAs quarterly report wasn't bad. Yet abysmally expensive 4080 and 7900XT are barely moving inventory. Let me summarize that for the AMD and NVIDIA marketing people here.: "Reasonable prices lead to greater sales to offset margin loss."
$750 high end GPUs need to make a comeback if they want to admit it or not. The BOM on memory GPU chipset for a 4090 is about $450
I have the feeling that the ones buying mid-tier GPUs are waiting for another round of price drops if they have a working GPUReply
No one is buying GPUs because the prices are just too damn high. That's just it. The manufacturers are charging what consumers are not willing to play, especially when they can get em for less than half price on the second hand market. And that's exactly it. No one is going to buy GPUs again until the prices drop. $2000 for an RTX 4090. You can get a respectable point A to point B commuter car for that price. It's ridiculous. At some point, these companies have to figure out that if you set the prices too high, people stop buying. That's just itReply
you mean nvidia, and to a lesser degree amd got addicted to crypto mining boom prices and when that ended, they couldnt sell their gpus at these prior inflated prices? color me shocked. shocked i say! /sarcasmReply
I expect the collapse of crypto mining also had an impact along with the world wide economic recession that has begun. Not many consumers R willing or able to shell out $2K for a GPU card.Reply
not where i am, 4080 and 4090, still 500-1000 too much, if not more, 7900 xt/xtx, 400-800 too much, if not more as well. prices have barely dropped at all on those cards, even the rtx 30 series is at least 500 too much in some cases.Heat_Fan89 said:No surprise as prices for the latest AMD GPU's have already seen discounts on Amazon. The 7900 XT is $100 less than MSRP
As i've been saying ever since PC parts manufacturers started reporting massive declines post-COVID: the market won't be returning to normal until the people who did out-of-cycle upgrades during COVID are ready to upgrade again, which is going to take 5-7 years. Manufacturers had better wake up because they still have at least three more years of this to go through unless they lower their prices so much that people get the itch to upgrade again early.Reply
This reminds me of a video that LinusTechTips did. "What? The most popular motherboard is a $100 one? The average gamer doesn't want to pay $500 for a motherboard?!"YouFilthyHippo said:No one is buying GPUs because the prices are just too damn high. That's just it. The manufacturers are charging what consumers are not willing to play, especially when they can get em for less than half price on the second hand market. And that's exactly it. No one is going to buy GPUs again until the prices drop. $2000 for an RTX 4090. You can get a respectable point A to point B commuter car for that price. It's ridiculous. At some point, these companies have to figure out that if you set the prices too high, people stop buying. That's just it
Every review site seems to review only $200-500 ones