PC CPU shipments increased by 9% sequentially from last quarter and by 24% year to year

Four quarters of growth.

Jon Peddie

Jon Peddie Research reports the growth of the global PC client-based CPU units market reached 67.25 million units in Q4’24, up 9% quarter to quarter and 24% year to year.

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

iGPU shipments increased by 8% to 60 million units. Year over year, iGPUs increased by 18%. Over the next five years, the penetration of iGPUs in the PC segment will grow to reach a level of 98%.

iGPU graph
Figure 2. Quarterly shipments of iGPUs by vendor.

Server CPU shipments increased 2.8% from last quarter but were down -26% from last year.

Jon Peddie, president of JPR, commented, “Q4’s increase in client CPU shipments from last quarter is positive news in what has been depressing news in general. The increase in upsetting news in the Mideast, combined with the ongoing war in Ukraine, the trade war with China, and the layoffs at many organizations, has been a torrent of bad news in spite of decreased inflation and increased GDP in the U.S. CPU shipments are showing continued gains and are a leading indicator.”

The above information and more can be found in the new Q4’23 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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