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AMD's Video Card Market Share Continues to Drop to NVIDIA

Category: Video Cards
Posted: 07:09PM
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AMD has had an interesting year already, with a first quarter loss of $180 million, new Fury and R9/R7 300 video cards, and even a reported Microsoft buyout possibility. Amidst all this is a drop in market share, which some predicted could rise with the launch of those new video cards, but now it seems that wasn't the case after all. According to the latest numbers, NVIDIA's discrete GPU market share has grown from 76% in the fourth quarter of last year to 82% in the second quarter of this year. It's a small increase, but one that now means AMD's market share is a mere 18%. Granted, the Fury X and R9/R7 300 cards released near the tail end of the second quarter and would not have had much time to affect overall sales numbers, but it does give AMD an even bigger hole to dig out of going into the remainder of the year. If the low supply of Fury X and Fury cards remains in effect for a while longer, well, that market share may not increase.

Source: Mercury Research (paid site) via TweakTown



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potatochobit on August 20, 2015 19:53
every single PS4, xbox one and wii-U are using AMD graphics. I dont understand how these fools are so in debt and going bankrupt.
jdm_freek on August 20, 2015 23:44

every single PS4, xbox one and wii-U are using AMD graphics. I dont understand how these fools are so in debt and going bankrupt.

not enough money spent on R & D or marketing 

bp9801 on August 20, 2015 23:50

 

every single PS4, xbox one and wii-U are using AMD graphics. I dont understand how these fools are so in debt and going bankrupt.

not enough money spent on R & D or marketing 

 

 

Basically. A small driver team, video cards said to be overclocking machines that barely can (if at all now), performance numbers that aren't the most competitive for the price, and assorted other issues.

Black64 on August 21, 2015 13:16

every single PS4, xbox one and wii-U are using AMD graphics. I dont understand how these fools are so in debt and going bankrupt.

This!!

 

Also I used to be a huge AMD fan just a few years ago, but this new model number idea they have is really confusing, like very confusing, they should have stayed with the old model numbers and my last few cards had driver issues. Right now Nvidia is a no brainer, there stuff just makes sense and works.

jdm_freek on August 21, 2015 17:51

a Microsoft could be a very good thing. 

ccokeman on August 22, 2015 01:10

Their APU stuff is pretty amazing when you get down to it. Its why Intel keeps updating their IGP to try and match that perf level. A bunch of bad engineering decisions led to poor IPC performance and they just cannot dig out of it with the personnel on hand. I hope they can dig out of it since competition benefits the consumer and not so much the shareholder.

 

The problem with consoles is the pricepoint that gets pushed with every new version. As the price goes up the volume of sales drops. I understand that the console itself is a loss leader and the money is in the games but keep the console reasonable and the games reasonable and the market will flourish. You cannot make it all up with fewer sales at a higher price point. You just cant negotiate hardware rate when you move less product. My 2 pennies worth.  


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