At AMD’s quarterly financial conference, CEO Dirk Meyer mentioned that ATI’s Radeon HD 5000 series have sold over 6 million graphics cards in just over two quarters. “In graphics, we shipped a total of over six million DirectX 11
enabled units to date, and expanded the family into the mainstream and
value segments,” said Dirk Meyer.

ATI’s Radeon HD 5000 generation was released on September 23rd 2009 with the Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5870 cards. However, poor supply compounded with strong demand meant the cards were sold out within a week, and remained largely unavailable till December.

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At AMD’s quarterly financial conference, CEO Dirk Meyer mentioned that
ATI’s Radeon HD 5000 series have sold over 6 million graphics cards in
just over two quarters. “In graphics, we shipped a total of over six
million DirectX 11
enabled units to date, and expanded the family into the mainstream and
value segments,” said Dirk Meyer.

ATI’s Radeon HD 5000 generation was released on September 23rd 2009 with
the Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5870 cards. However, poor supply compounded
with strong demand meant the cards were sold out within a week, and
remained largely unavailable till December.

Still, crippling supply during the early days of HD 5000 haven’t stop AMD from selling over 6 million till Q1 2010. By this time, AMD have released an entire family of HD 5000 graphics cards – all remarkably before the competition had responded.

Of course, Nvidia Geforce GTX 400 cards are starting to sell come April 12th, though in perhaps even worse supply conditions than the HD 5800 release.

AMD especially reported strong growth in mobile discrete graphics cards.

It has been a disappointing two quarters for the GPU consumer. Clearly, Nvidia have been lagging miles behind AMD GPG, and we can only hope that they can close the gap to AMD. They have certainly done it before (NV30). In fact, even ATI have bounced back from R600, in very little time, so anything can happen in the GPU industry.

Reference: Xbitlabs