Add-in Board report (Quarterly - Q4'20)

Supply shortages and mining batter the AIB market in Q4'20

Written By
Jon Peddie & Robert Dow

The Add-in Board report is a quarterly report that focuses on the market activity of PC graphics controllers for mobile and desktop computing. The report provides an in-depth look at the PC graphics market and includes unit shipment and segment market share data, and trend analysis.

The AIB Report Contains

  • Worldwide AIB Shipment forecast by segment, 2015 to 2022.
  • Attach rate of AIBs from 2001.
  • Detailed worldwide AIB Shipment Volume, by segment, and forecast to 2022.
  • Major suppliers: Detailed market share data-on the shipments of AMD, Nvidia, and others.
  • Market share history from Q1 2004.
  • Percentage of shipments by region, from 2015 to 2022.
  • Market value of AIBs, and pricing trends
  • A Vision of the future: Building upon a solid foundation of facts, data, and sober analysis, this section pulls together all of the report's findings and paints a vivid picture of where the PC graphics market is headed.
  • Memory load and forecast.

Supply shortages and mining batter the AIB market
Quarter-to-quarter graphics add-in board shipments decreased by -3.9% and decreased -6.5% year-to-year.

The add-in board market will grow at a compound annual rate of 0.3 percent during 2020–2025 to reach a total of 43 million units at the end of the forecast period. Over the next five years, the penetration of add-in boards in the PC will grow to reach a level of 21 percent.

As part of its Add-in-Board (AIB) report subscription services, Jon Peddie Research has continuously tracked AIB shipments.

The market shares for the desktop discrete GPU suppliers shifted in the quarter too, Nvidia increased market share from last quarter, and Nvidia increased share from last year.

Market share changes quarter-to-quarter, and year-to-year

On a year-to-year basis, we found total AIB shipments during the quarter fell -6.5%, which is more than desktop CPUs, which rose 5.2% from the same quarter a year ago.

AIBs shipments had been declining, but not as great as the PC, until the fourth quarter. AMD and Nvidia faced a constrained supply of parts. Stand-alone AIBs going into the channel were brought by scalers and Bots as soon as they were available. OEM customers with contracts with AMD and Nvidia got their allocated boards and their systems sold just as briskly.

Jon Peddie Research’s AIB Report is now available and sells for $2,750. The annual subscription price for JPR’s AIB Report is $5,500 and includes four quarterly issues and four hours of consulting. 

JPR also publishes a series of reports on the PC Gaming Hardware Market, which covers the total market including system and accessories, and looks at 31 countries. More information can be found here:

Worldwide PC Gaming Hardware Market Report Series

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