Graphics Cards Sales Down In Q3

According to Jon Peddie Research, third quarter graphics boards revenues came in at about $ 4.97 billion, which translates into a 4.4% decline over Q2 and a 12.2% decline over Q3 2005. Both Nvidia and AMD/ATI were at the “tale-end” of the graphics chip generation in Q3 and needed to knock down prices in order to clear out their inventory. Revenues are expected to pick up for the seasonally strong Q4. “Although the market value has been declining, we expect to see the fourth quarter show a rise due to the holidays, new products from Nvidia’s partners, and the increased gains in dual add-in board systems,” JPR said. Nvidia was able to expand its market share in the graphics card market to 59% in terms of units and 56% in terms of dollars, according to the market research firm. ATI held about 43%.


According to Jon Peddie Research, third quarter graphics boards revenues came in at about $ 4.97 billion, which translates into a 4.4% decline over Q2 and a 12.2% decline over Q3 2005. Both Nvidia and AMD/ATI were at the “tale-end” of the graphics chip generation in Q3 and needed to knock down prices in order to clear out their inventory. Revenues are expected to pick up for the seasonally strong Q4. “Although the market value has been declining, we expect to see the fourth quarter show a rise due to the holidays, new products from Nvidia’s partners, and the increased gains in dual add-in board systems,” JPR said. Nvidia was able to expand its market share in the graphics card market to 59% in terms of units and 56% in terms of dollars, according to the market research firm. ATI held about 43%.

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