Motherboard manufacturers have significantly lowered their target shipments in 2022
With the PC market demand weakening and the outlook full of uncertainty, major manufacturers have also begun to lower their industry forecasts for the remainder of 2022. According to DigiTimes, according to industry insiders, major motherboard manufacturers such as Asus and Gigabyte expect sales in 2022 to drop by about a quarter compared to 2021, and have significantly lowered their shipment targets for 2022.
The sharper-than-expected decline in motherboard shipments in the second quarter of 2022 has sent strong warning signs but also foreshadows a decline in shipments in this third quarter, which is likely to extend into the fourth quarter. According to analysis, the supply of graphics cards has become more and more sufficient, making manufacturers unable to continue the original bundled sales strategy, forcing consumers to buy motherboards. During the worst times of graphics card supply shortages, consumers would even buy a whole machine for one graphics card, prompting higher-than-normal sales of other components.