PC CPU shipments increased by 15% sequentially from last quarter and declined by -9% year to year

Breaks a two-year downward trend.

Shawnee Blackwood

TIBURON, CA (November 3, 2023)­­­­­─Jon Peddie Research reports the growth of the global PC client-based CPU units market reached 62.7 million units in Q3’23, up 15% quarter to quarter, and iGPU shipments increased by 15% to 56 million units.

Year over year, iGPUs declined by -9%.

Total CPUs graph
Figure 1. Quarterly shipments of desktop and notebook CPUs.

Over the next five years, the penetration of iGPUs in the PC segment will grow to reach a level of 98%.

Total PC iGPU graph
Figure 3. Quarterly shipments of iGPUs by vendor.

Jon Peddie, president of JPR, noted, “Q3’s increase in client CPU shipments from last quarter is positive news in what has been depressing news in general. The upsetting news in the Mideast, combined with the ongoing war in the Ukraine, the trade war with China, and the continued slowdown in consumer spending resulting in layoffs at many organizations, has been a torrent of bad news. A spark of encouragement in CPU shipments, which is traditional as the channel ramps up for the holidays, is more welcomed.”

The above information and more can be found in the new Q3’23 edition of Market Watch. We have changed the format of the report from a heavily narrated version to a heavily charted version for easier consumption. Also, we have added server and client CPU shipment data back to Q1’21 and GPU-compute (GPGPU) shipment data back to Q1’21 for AMD, Intel, and Nvidia. We have expanded the pivot data array to include those devices.

JPR also publishes a series of reports on the graphics add-in board market and PC gaming hardware market, the latter of which covers the total market, including systems and accessories, and looks at 31 countries.

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About Jon Peddie Research

Jon Peddie Research has been active in the graphics and multimedia fields for more than 30 years. JPR is a technically oriented multimedia and graphics research and consulting firm. Based in Tiburon, California, JPR provides consulting, research, and other specialized services to technology companies in various fields, including graphics development, multimedia for professional applications and consumer electronics, high-end computing, and Internet-access product development. JPR’s Market Watch is a quarterly report focused on PC graphics controllers’ market activity for notebook and desktop computing.

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