The graphics market seems to be changing, a feeling backed up by Jon Peddie’s latest report on the GPU market. IGPs are dying, low end discrete is dying, and the quickest selling GPUs are integrated onto the CPU. All this means that the sales of discreet GPUs are down, with a 10.4% drop from the previous quarter as customers opt out of a GPU and simply use the one found on their CPU. AMD is slowly gaining in this market thanks to the fact that Llano is now available for those who would purchase it. One oddity that SemiAccurate notes is that NVIDIA actually still claims a share of the IGP market thanks to some sales in China.
"Word has just come in from everyone’s favorite market research group, Jon Peddie Research, that Q4 2011 was not a particularly inspiring quarter for graphics shipments. Q4 was seasonally down compared to Q3, in step with the prior years, and up slightly compared to 2010. The seasonal drop this year was particularly heavy coming in at 10.4 percent, the largest Q3 to Q4 drop since 2008."
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