Jon Peddie Research have revealed GPU Shipment figures for Q3 ’09, and the results are quite amazing. Total GPU shipments grew an immense 21.2% over Q2 ’09. This is the highest quarter-to-quarter to growth in nine years!

The big gainers were AMD and Intel, experiencing 30.2% and 25.2% growth over Q2, respectively. Nvidia trailed behind, but still chalked up an increase of 3.3%.

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Jon Peddie Research have revealed GPU Shipment figures for Q3 ’09, and
the results are quite amazing. Total GPU shipments grew an immense 21.2%
over Q2 ’09. This is the highest quarter-to-quarter to growth in nine
years!

The big gainers were AMD and Intel, experiencing 30.2% and 25.2% growth
over Q2, respectively. Nvidia trailed behind, but still chalked up an
increase of 3.3%.

Impressively, both AMD and Intel registered increases over pre-recession Q3 ’08. Nvidia suffered a -4% decrease, but this is still much improved from the largely negative results of the previous quarters.

While AMD have been very competitive in providing the best value product since the HD 4800 series, Nvidia have been determined not to surrender any market share. Aggressive marketing, price cuts and die shrinks combined, Nvidia have held on to their dominant market share.

However, Q3 ’09 sees Nvidia’s market share finally succumb in alarming ways. Nvidia’s market share dropped a full 4.3% over just one quarter, from 29.2% to 24.9%. Intel and AMD were both winners, increasing their market share to 52.7% and 19.8% respectively.

JPR do not expect Q4 results to be quite as dramatic, suggesting the channel had already been supplied before Q4 started.

Overall, the GPU results for Q3 have been quite staggering. To say that the GPU market seems well on it’s way to recovery would be an understatement. They have, in fact, grown since pre-recession quarters!

Of course, these results reflect shipments from the entire GPU market – both discrete AIB and IGP. Intel have long dominated, thanks to their affordable IGP motherboards that finds their way into many homes, especially in the largely populated developing countries.

We can expect AIB results to follow shortly.

Reference: Techreport.