For PC players a gray, for company a money rain: manufacturers of desktop graphics cards and handlers profited in the first quarter 2021 with a turnover of $ 12.5 billion from the bad GPU availability – a plus of 360 percent compared to start 2020. Due to the global chip and component deficiency, as well as the high demand of crypto miners, the demand for graphics cards exceeds the offer, as a result of falling prices are high.
Meanwhere, AMD and nvidia do not get a big stucco from the cake, as the two companies sell their gpus to fixed prices to other manufacturers – commonly in bundle with memory blocks. Market researchers jon peddie research resumed that even a beginner desktop graphics card at the beginning of the year has cost an average of nearly 500 US dollars.
Due to the clarified demand, the traditional sales growth in the first quarter of 2021 remained out: manufacturers have sold 7.1 percent more desktop graphics cards than the end of 2020. The number of 24.4 percent rose year-on-year.
AMD wins market shares back
AMD has stopped the exhausting trend of its own radeon models and removed NVIDIA three percentage points market shares. Radeon gpus for desktop pcs thus came to 20 percent, gefances analog to 80 percent (Q4 / 2020: 17 to 83 percent). At the beginning of 2020 it was still 31 to 69 percent. Associated desktop graphics cards and notebook graphics chips, AMD came to 19 percent in the first quarter of jon peddie research, NVIDIA to 81 percent (Q4 / 2020: 18 to 82 percent).
If you take processors with integrated graphics unit into the equation, the market grew within one year by almost 39 percent to 119 million PC combi processors and graphics chips sold. Compared with the end of 2020, AMD’s deliveries dropped by 1 percent – the company has sold less cpus with integrated gpus.
Intel’s sanctuated dropped minimally by 0.3 percent, NVIDIAS rose by 3.9 percent. Consequently, nvidia has increased its own market share of around 14.6 to 15.2 percent. AMD sank minimally to 16.7 percent. Since intel integrates a graphics unit in most processors, the company comes to a high market share of 68.2 percent.