In Q3’21, the Workstation Market Blows Past Previous Record Levels

Posted: 12.06.21

Tiburon, Calif. - December 6, 2021­ - As part of its ongoing research on the workstation market, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released its JPR Workstation Report Market Quarterly for Q3’21. The workstation market’s record levels — set in Q1 and essentially sustained in Q2 — now seem like a distant memory, as the third quarter obliterated both. All told, the industry moved past the 2M unit level for the first time, resulting in year-over-year (YoY) and sequential gains of 75.6% and 27.9%, respectively. (Though bear in mind, the reference YoY quarter of Q3’20 marked the low point in the pandemic-fueled market downturn.)

But beyond the bullish top-line numbers, the Q3 story lies in the breadth of market strength. Mobile workstations have been the preferred professional form factor to handle the turbulent and unpredictable working environment of the pandemic. Eventually, though, a return to the office and normalcy would presumably spur the relatively stagnant fixed side of the market, as overdue deskside outfitting and machine replacements would pick up.

A return to offices is assuredly underway, albeit at varying paces and with starts and stops (e.g. thanks to the Delta surge in the US and worldwide). As described by JPR Senior Analyst and JPR Workstation Report author Alex Herrera, “In a way, this longer, gradual and stuttered transition ­ — combining both a partial return to normalcy while requiring support for a longer than expected remote work environment — appeared to provide two-pronged stimulus responsible for market growth across the board. Both fixed and mobile workstations were up dramatically in the quarter.”

Providing the most comprehensive look at the workstation market available, the JPR Workstation Report Market Quarterly for Q3’21 delves into breadth and depth across all slices of the workstation and professional GPU markets, including:

  • Complete breakdown of traditional workstation market by units, revenue, platforms, key components, verticals, geography, and vendors
  • Workstation market forecast
  • Complete breakdown of workstation GPU market by units and revenue, across product classes (including integrated graphics) and vendors


In addition to four quarterly reports focused on market results, a subscription to the JPR Workstation Report includes two revisions of the JPR Workstation Report Semi-Annual, a complete reference manual on the workstation, and professional graphics businesses. Anything you want to know about the markets, technologies, and industry players can be found in this all-inclusive report.

Pricing and availability

JPR’s Workstation report is available in electronic editions and sells for $5,000 single copy and $8,800 for a year’s subscription which includes six reports and consulting time.

JPR also publishes a series of reports on the graphics Add-in-Board Market and PC Gaming Hardware Market, which covers the total market, including system and accessories, and looks at 31 countries.

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About Jon Peddie Research
Dr. Jon Peddie has been active in the graphics and multimedia fields for more than 30 years. Jon Peddie Research 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 a variety of 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 the market activity of PC graphics controllers for notebook and desktop computing.

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