Gross sales of graphics processing items — discrete and built-in — dropped 14.9% quarter-over-quarter in Q2 2022 as demand for PCs amongst shoppers softened and distributors of elements and PC makers diminished their purchases. In consequence, shipments of standalone GPUs dropped extra considerably than shipments of built-in GPUs, which is why Nvidia suffered a 25.7% sequential decline in unit gross sales.
Unit shipments of PC CPUs decreased by 7% quarter-over-quarter and 33.7% year-over-year, in accordance with Jon Peddie Analysis (opens in new tab). In consequence, shipments of GPUs declined by 14.9% QoQ. Amongst three GPU distributors, AMD’s GPU gross sales declined the least by 7.6% sequentially, Intel’s shipments decreased by 9.8%, whereas Nvidia’s unit gross sales dropped by a whopping 25.7%, knowledge by JPR exhibits.
The gross sales of discrete graphics playing cards for desktops (together with the finest graphics playing cards for gaming) declined by 22.6% sequentially within the second quarter to round 10.37 million items, the bottom variety of standalone desktop GPUs bought per quarter since Q2 2020. It maybe was anticipated as everybody who needed to get an AMD Radeon RX 6000-series or an Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series graphics board had already accomplished this.
As for market shares, Intel remained the main GPU provider in Q2 2022 with 62% of the market, AMD got here second with 20% (a major improve from 16% in Q2 2021), whereas Nvidia was No. 3 with an 18% market share (up from 15% a yr in the past).
PC makers and distributors usually cut back their orders to chip corporations within the second quarter. Nonetheless, this time round, they diminished their purchases extra considerably than common, maybe as a result of that they had shares stuffed with stock and needed to unload what that they had at their palms first.
“This quarter had total unfavorable outcomes for the GPU distributors, in comparison with the final quarter,” stated Jon Peddie, president of JPR. “International occasions such because the continued battle in Ukraine, Russia’s manipulation of gasoline provides to Western Europe, and the following nervousness these occasions create have put a dampener on Europe’s financial system; the UK is in recession with excessive inflation. Forecasting has by no means been more difficult, and because of this, our forecast and others’ will get revised incessantly as new knowledge seems.”