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AMD tops NVIDIA in GPU sales, according to report

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What you need to know

  • AMD sits above NVIDIA in GPU market share, according to a new report.
  • AMD saw a 22.6 percent increase in sales in Q4 2019, allowing them to stay above NVIDIA in market share.
  • A separate report from last year stated that AMD surpassed NVIDIA in the GPU market for the first time since 2014.

AMD continues to do well, and is above NVIDIA in GPU market share, according to a new report by Market Watch which covers Q4 2019. The report shows that a strong fourth quarter pushed AMD to a 19 percent GPU market share, edging out NVIDIA's 18 percent share.

A report from last year stated that AMD surpassed NVIDIA for the first time since 2014. AMD has managed to keep that lead and grow its market share, according to this recent report.

The latest report states that AMD's market share increased over Q4 2019 by 3 percent. AMD saw a 22.6 percent increase in shipments quarter-to-quarter. Meanwhile, NVIDIA's market share decreased by 0.97 percent over the same time due in part to a 1.9 percent decrease in shipments over Q4 2019.

Intel still sits squarely above AMD and NVIDIA in terms of GPU market share. Intel sits at a 63 percent market share, which is easily more than AMD and NVIDIA combined.

While AMD passed NVIDIA in terms of overall GPU market share, NVIDIA is still comfortably in the lead in terms of discrete GPU market share at 73 percent.

The report also states that overall, GPU shipments increased 3.4 percent from Q3 2019. This shows that while companies jockey for positioning, GPU sales as a whole went up. Market Watch points out that fourth-quarter GPU shipments are "typically flat" when compared to previous quarters. GPU shipments increasing in Q4 2020, is a good sign for GPU manufacturers. Have a look at our best graphics card roundup for tons of great buying options.

Sean Endicott
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3 Comments
  • Neither company would be as good as they are without each other. Competition is a good thing.
  • Absolutely! Competition breeds innovation and lower prices. However AMD needs to focus on the quality of it's drivers and the subsequent updates. AMD will likely have a big 2020-2021 as well with the next gen console releases from both Sony and Microsoft.
  • Exactly. Nvidia GPU are expensive but focused on their product durability.