GPU shipments dropped 11% from last quarter

Robert Dow

Year-to-year total GPU shipments dropped 18.8%—Desktop graphics down 21.7%, notebooks down 16.9%. Discrete GPUs continue to slip as embedded GPUs in the CPU and APU bring better performance for free. The erosion of the low end of the market by tablets seems to have subsided, and even tablet sales were off for the second quarter in a row. Total discrete GPU (desktop and notebook) shipments from the last quarter decreased -17.07% and decreased -26.27% from last year. Sales of discrete GPUs fluctuate due to a variety of factors (timing, memory pricing, etc.), new product introductions, and the influence of integrated graphics.Read more on Q2 GPU shipments on our MARKETWATCH page.