Discrete graphics cards for desktops hit the lowest sales since 2005

In the past two years, sales of desktop discrete graphics cards have experienced a roller coaster of ups and downs. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the increased demand for home entertainment and the rise of cryptocurrencies, desktop discrete graphics cards have been in short supply for a long time, and their prices have remained high. With the loosening of epidemic management policies, the collapse of cryptocurrency, and the economic downturn and other factors, the shipments of desktop discrete graphics cards have declined sharply.

According to the latest GPU market statistics report recently released by Jon Peddie Research (JPR), in the third quarter of 2022, the total shipments of Intel, Nvidia, and AMD discrete graphics cards reached about 14 million, a year-on-year decrease of 42%, of which the shipments of desktop discrete graphics cards will be about 6.9 million. In addition, the shipment of integrated graphics in the same period was about 61.5 million.

Shipments of 6.9 million desktop discrete graphics cards were the lowest since the third quarter of 2005. However, considering the limited performance of integrated graphics cards at that time, the installation rate of discrete graphics cards was still higher. If such factors are excluded, it can be said that the current shipments are at least the lowest in the past 20 years. However, the difference is that the shipments of discrete graphics cards on the mobile platform were not as large as they are now.

Despite a slowdown in demand for desktop discrete graphics cards and a 31.9% year-over-year decline in unit sales, Nvidia further solidified its market leadership with an all-time high of 86% market share. In contrast, AMD’s market share has fallen sharply to 10%, while Intel has occupied 4% of the market share in just one quarter, and its performance is also good.

According to Jon Peddie Research, GPU sales in the third quarter of 2022 saw the largest decline since 2009, and the next situation seems to be more severe.