LONDON Nvidia has made significant gains during the second quarter in graphics chip shipments and is closing the gap on market leader Intel while AMD continued to lose ground compared to its share in the corresponding quarter last year.
According to market research group Jon Peddie Research (Tiburon, Calif.) the overall market in the quarter was 81.3 million units, up 3 percent over last quarter. Compared to the same quarter last year shipments were up 8.2 percent.
Nvidia is said to have grown by 82.9 percent compared to the second quarter of 2006, and now has a 32.6 percent share of the total graphics chip business, having shipped 26.5 million units in Q207. Market leader Intel, with a 37.6 percent share in Q207 (30.6 million units shipped) grew by a modest 3.1 percent, while AMD declined 19.4 percent and now accounts for 19.5 percent of the market.
Of the other players, VIA/S3 is said to have shipped 6.3 million units, or 7.7 percent of the total market, almost flat year-on-year, while Jon Peddie Research says SiS suffered a 39.3 percent decline to just 2 million units shipped, representing 2.5 percent of the total market.
On the desktop side Nvidia was the clear winner according to the researchers, claiming 43 percent against Intelís 38.5 percent, while AMD had a modest gain to 23 percent.
In the mobile market Intel held its dominant position and grew slightly to 51.5 percent with Nvidia number two at 27 percent and AMD at 21 percent.
Mobile chips continued their growth to claim 31.2 percent of the market with 24.5 million units.