It has been a difficult couple of years for the GPU business, with it hitting a not-so-great milestone just lately: a brand new report from JPR says that in Q3 of this yr, GPU shipments dropped 10.3% from the earlier quarter.  

12 months-to-year, total shipments on GPUs are down about 25%, which incorporates standalone GPUs in addition to these shipped inside desktops and laptops. That is the largest drop in GPU shipments for the reason that 2009 recession.

“The third quarter is normally the excessive level of the yr for the GPU and PC suppliers, mentioned John Peddie, president of JPR. “Regardless that the suppliers had guided down in Q2, the outcomes got here a lot under their expectations.”

On prime of that, GPU connect charges are down 6% from final quarter, which implies fewer persons are shopping for techniques (laptops and desktops) that include a discrete or built-in video card. The report notes that AMD’s total GPU market share fell 8.5% whereas Nvidia misplaced about 2% of its market share, with Intel going up 10%, taking its rivals’ piece of the pie, presumably with its built-in GPUs. It is the one one of many huge three with a optimistic improve in GPU shipments since Q2, with an increase of 4.7%. 

There are many explanation why GPU shipments are down: The report factors to the decline of GPU crypto mining, US sanctions in opposition to China, and Covid-related provide chain points as among the main elements. Without delay, the market is flooded with older graphics playing cards, a lot in order that Nvidia has reportedly halted manufacturing on the RTX 2060 and three different funds GPUs.  

Regardless of these lower-than-expected numbers, Peddie sees a silver lining for This fall, stating, “Typically, the sensation is This fall shipments can be down, however ASPs [average selling price] can be up, provide can be positive, and everybody can have a cheerful vacation.”