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News hardware & software 28 August 2021, 20:50

author: Paul Musiolik

AMD Loses Ground; Nvidia Increasingly Dominates Dedicated GPU Market

Nvidia strengthened its position as the leader of the GPU market in the second quarter of 2021. AMD lost the most.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  1. AMD loses its share in GPU market;
  2. Nvidia strengthens its leadership position.

AMD is losing share in the GPU market to the increasingly powerful Nvidia. The latest report on the graphics card segment prepared by Jon Peddie Research indicates the growing popularity of Nvidia's hardware.

According to analysts, in the second quarter of 2021 AMD continued the trend of losing market share in the dedicated card market, mostly to Nvidia. This segment is completely dominated by the latter company. As much as 83% of the cards sold came from them. AMD lost 3 percentage points over the year.

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However, when we take into account all GPUs (dedicated, integrated, laptops and those from workstations), AMD comes out slightly better than its main competitor, but losing decisively to Intel. At the end of the period the AMD achieved a result of 16.48%, while a year ago at the same time was equal to 17.65%. Both Nvidia and Intel grew at the expense of AMD.

AMD Loses Ground; Nvidia Increasingly Dominates Dedicated GPU Market - picture #2
Graph source: https://www.jonpeddie.com/press-releases/gpu-shipments-soar-in-q2-year-over-year.

The presented data should not come as a surprise. They coincide, more or less, with the survey conducted by Steam, which gives us a fairly reliable view of the hardware sympathies among gamers. Its latest results show that a singleNvidia GPU model, RTX 3090, is owned by more people than all the AMD Radeon cards from the RX 6000 series.

Overall, the GPU segment is up 3.4% quarter-over-quarter and 37% over the same period in 2020. The question remains how much of the growth can be attributed to gamers, and how much to crypto miners, sucking up GPU supplies in bulk.

  1. AMD - official homepage
  2. Nvidia - official homepage
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