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AMD continues to gain ground on Nvidia in graphics add-in board market

A robust gaming market helped boost add-in board sales in seasonally down quarter.

Computer graphics hardware vendor AMD continues to gain market share in the lucrative graphics add-in board (AIBs) market, says Jon Peddie Research (JPR) in its AIB market update for the second quarter of 2016.

The market for graphics add-in boards was down as usual in the second quarter of 2016, reports JPR, but strong sales for gaming moderated the overall trend.

The new AMD Radeon RX 460 is designed for the hot eSports market. (Source: AMD)

The new AMD Radeon RX 460 is designed for the hot eSports market. (Source: AMD)

JPR calls second quarter results “encouraging and seasonally understandable.”  Sequentially, the AIB market decreased 20.8% (compared to the desktop PC market, which increased 2.5%).

Add-in board market share changes quarter-to-quarter and year-to-year. (Source: Jon Peddie Research)

Add-in board market share changes quarter-to-quarter and year-to-year. (Source: Jon Peddie Research)

However, in spite of the overall PC churn, somewhat due to tablets and embedded graphics, the PC gaming momentum continues to build and is the bright spot in the AIB market.

Shipments of graphics add-in boards (AIBs) compared to desktop computers over time. (Source: JPR)

Shipments of graphics add-in boards (AIBs) compared to desktop computers over time. (Source: JPR)

Shipments of AIBs over time, by market segment. (Source: JPR)

Shipments of AIBs over time, by market segment. (Source: JPR)

The market data presented here comes from the quarterly AIB report from Jon Peddie Research. For more information visit the Jon Peddie Research website at www.jonpeddie.com.

 

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Randall S. Newton is the former Managing Editor of GraphicSpeak. He has been writing about engineering and design technologies for more than 25 years.

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