Feeds

Q2 sees record mobile GPU shipments

Three-quarters of them integrated parts

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

The world's graphics-chip makers shipped 71.4m personal computer-oriented GPUs in Q2, 16.6 per cent up on the year-ago quarter but down 4.6 per cent on the previous three-month period, market watcher Jon Peddie Research (JPR) said today.

Mobile GPUs experienced record shipments. Some 19.6m chips were aimed at notebooks, of which 14.7m - 75 per cent, up from 73.5 per cent the previous quarter and from 67.3 per cent in Q2 2005 - were integrated into chipsets. The rest went into desktops, a segment that experienced a seven per cent decline in shipments sequentially but up 11.6 per cent year on year.

Intel maintained its overall market lead, taking 40.3 per cent of the market, up from 39.1 per cent in Q1 and 37.5 per cent in Q4 2005. ATI saw is share fall sequentially, from 28.7 per cent to 27.6 per cent, but still higher than its Q4 2005 share of 26.5 per cent.

ATI's arch-rival, Nvidia, continued to gain market share, from 18.7 per cent in Q4 2005 to 19 per cent in Q1 2006 to 20.3 per cent in Q2 2006. JPR's numbers cut off a month ahead of AMD's acquisition of ATI, so it's way too early to say what effect the deal will have on Nvidia.

VIA's slide continued through Q2, with its market share now less than 70 per cent of what it was in Q4 2005. Then, VIA took 12 per cent of the market - in Q2 it took 8.2 per cent. SiS' share dropped from 4.7 per cent in Q4 2005 to 3.7 per cent in Q1 2006 to 3.5 per cent in the most recently completed quarter.

Matrox took 0.1 per cent of the market. For the first time, the 'Others' category was dropped from the table, scoring too small a percentage share to warrant a mention. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.