When sales of personal computers are on the rise, shipments of graphics processing units (GPUs) — either in integrated or discrete forms — are automatically increasing. Shipments of all GPUs for client PCs rose by 10.3% sequentially in Q3 2020 with all three players posting sales increases, according to Jon Peddie Research (JPR). Intel continues to lead the pack, but AMD is gaining ground. Meanwhile, sales of discrete graphics cards are more robust than in 2019. PC & GPU Sales Soar Sales of PCs increased significantly this year as many people had to outfit their home offices or buy additional PCs for learning. Global PC sales totaled 71.4 million units in the third quarter of 2020, up 3.6% from the third quarter of 2019 and a 10.13% increase over the second quarter of 2020, according to Gartner . All of these PCs featured an integrated or a discrete graphics processor (or both) from AMD, Intel, or Nvidia. Since GPUs integrated into CPUs dominate the PC market and Intel is the world’s No.1 microprocessor supplier, it is not surprising that it also controlled 62% of GPU shipments in Q3 2020. Meanwhile, shares of AMD and Nvidia were around 19%. Market dynamics… Read full this story
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