News Not Good for NVIDIA in Latest GPU Market NumbersCategory: Video Cards
Posted: May 4, 2011 01:39PM
The latest numbers in the world of GPUs are in, and it does not look good for NVIDIA. According to JPR, NVIDIA's shipping numbers are down 28% from last year due to increased competition from Intel and AMD. Intel has had five straight quarters of having a GPU and CPU in the same package and that is starting to eat away at NVIDIA's market share. AMD is also getting in on the GPU/CPU front with its Fusion products, something that speaks to both AMD and Intel growing. AMD posted a 15.4% growth in GPU shipments while Intel had a 9.4% growth, something NVIDIA did not have. From quarter-to-quarter, NVIDIA is down 1.7% while AMD is up 13.3%, and Intel at 14.2%. It seems as if NVIDIA's bus licensing dispute with Intel is starting to be more of a hindrance than anything else. Currently, the problem lies only in the integrated graphics processor market for NVIDIA, but don't expect that to last for long as it will make its way to the discrete solution. Intel and AMD both have big plans for its on-die GPUs with performance expected to cut into the mid-range segments before long, so it looks like NVIDIA may have a few rough quarters ahead until Project Denver can come through.