Add-in board market increased in Q2’17 from last quarter, and AMD gained market share
Over $3.6 billion dollars of AIBs shipped in the quarter.
The add-in graphics board market was outstanding in Q2'17, increasing 30.9% sequentially, and increased 34.9% year-to-year. explained Jon Peddie, president of the industry’s research consulting firm Jon Peddie Research.
The GPU and PC market had been showing a return to normal seasonality. That pattern is typically flat to down in Q1, a significant drop in Q2 as OEMs and the channel deplete inventory before the summer months. A restocking with the latest products in Q3 in anticipation of the holiday season, and mild increase to flat change in Q4. All, of that subject to an overall decline in the PC market since the great recession of ’07 and the influx of tablets and smartphones. However, this year, Q2 AIB shipments were completely out of synch, and remarkably high, as shown in the following chart.