Main PC market analysis outfit JPR has dropped its newest knowledge dump. Other than exhibiting that discrete graphics playing cards shipments cratered by 50% on the finish of final yr, JPR’s knowledge additionally signifies that Intel now matches AMD for discrete graphics playing cards numbers.

Each firms had 9% of the market within the 4th quarter of 2022, with Nvidia dominating the graphics card market on 82%. For readability, that is for discrete GPU and add-in graphics card shipments, excluding built-in graphics and embedded graphics.

When you embody built-in and embedded graphics, Intel had 71% of the market, Nvidia 17% and AMD 12%.

Maybe much more outstanding, JPR’s numbers show Intel on 5% of the discrete GPU market as way back as This autumn of 2021. That truly implies Intel shipped extra add-in GPUs (versus the built-in GPUs that include all of their CPUs) in This autumn 2021 than This autumn 2022.

When you’re questioning how that works, given Intel wasn’t promoting any Arc graphics playing cards that far again, there are a number of points to notice. First, JPR’s numbers point out GPU shipments, not gross sales. If one assumes GPUs are shipped after which offered, and certainly that not all GPUs which are shipped are essentially offered, then it is attainable to grasp how Intel managed 5% as way back as the tip of 2021.

Again then, Intel was probably manufacturing and transport these early DG1 graphics desktop boards, together with Xe Max devoted graphics chips for laptops. These GPUs, very probably, clarify Intel’s earlier market share.

In fact, what the numbers additionally show is Nvidia’s continued dominance in gaming graphics. It is all too simple to see AMD and Nvidia as roughly equally protagonists within the battle for graphics efficiency supremacy.

That is why it is also too simple to fall into the lure of being upset when AMD regularly fails to take that battle absolutely to Nvidia. However when you think about the fact of how uneven that battle actually is, perhaps AMD does not do too badly, in any case.

However, if Intel has managed to match it for unit shipments courtesy of the underwhelming first-gen Arc GPUs, that does not say loads for AMD, does it? Anyway, will probably be very attention-grabbing to see how this three-way battle performs out within the new few years.