Dedicated graphics card shipments drop 42% in Q3 2022

The dedicated graphics shipments have experienced, according to Jon Peddie Research (JPR), a 42% drop in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the same period of the previous year. Said percentage is worse than those provided by the same research firm a month ago, although on that occasion the integrated and dedicated graphics were mixed in a single segment.

According to new data provided by JPR, the industry shipped about 6.9 million standalone graphics cards for desktop PCs in Q3 2022, a similar number for the same laptop products. This means that Intel, AMD and NVIDIA shipped a total of about 14 million graphics cards, an amount that is 42% lower than the same period last year. On the other hand, the graphics integrated in the processors reached 61.5 million units shipped.

Dedicated graphics shipments per quarter since 2005

The 6.9 million dedicated graphics shipped in the third quarter of 2022 represents the worst data in many years, coming to be clearly below times as far away as the third quarter of 2005. However, keep in mind that at that time the dedicated graphics sector was much stronger than now due to the weakness of integrated graphics in terms of power, so even in basic desktop contexts it might be advisable to use a dedicated graphics. Today dedicated graphics is only justified for games and professional contexts heavily supported by GPU processing.

As for dedicated graphics, only Intel has improved and very slightly because it started from scratch, while AMD and NVIDIA have experienced sharp drops in during the course of 2022. Within this context, the company that has strengthened the most has NVIDIA, which now, according to JPR, has an 86% market share compared to only 10% for Radeon and 4% for Intel. Unfortunately, both AMD and Intel find themselves unable to cope with an NVIDIA that has all its artillery correctly deployed in Windows, both in software and hardware, with an advantage that on some fronts reaches two generations.

Market shares in dedicated graphics from NVIDIA, AMD Radeon and Intel

The current context around dedicated graphics cards threatens to take us back to eight years ago, when Intel was taking AMD by storm in processors without stepping on the accelerator. At this point, it is not necessary to remember what that led us to: high prices and technological stagnation, although said stagnation ended up exploding in Intel’s face with the appearance of Ryzen and the evolution of ARM (especially from the Apple front).

If the numbers around dedicated graphics have been bad in the third quarter of 2022, 2023 is set to be an apocalyptic year for hardware sales, hence possibly Intel Meteor Lake may end up being canceled in favor of the Raptor Lake refresh. Another situation that is being seen is the commercial failure of Ryzen 7000, which does not raise its head despite constant price reductions.

Dedicated graphics shipments from NVIDIA, AMD Radeon and Intel

But perhaps the worst is the general context, which has inflamed to burst. The constant rise in prices mainly due to the cryptocurrency bubble, the constant increase in energy consumption by the components, some AMD and Intel that do not meet expectations in dedicated graphics, an NVIDIA with problems with the 16-pin connector and a RTX 4090 that barely fits in many boxes and the context of multiple crises in which we live have ended up blowing up, at least apparently, consumer confidenceand possibly that is the front that Intel, AMD and NVIDIA will have to work if they want sales to recover strongly.

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