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Q3 shows highest sequential growth in six year, says researcher

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The credit cruch has not - so far - affected the main makers of graphics chips. AMD, Intel and Nvidia all saw shipments rise between Q2 and Q3 this year, market watcher Jon Peddie Research claimed today.

These three account for 97.8 per cent of the GPU market, with the likes of SiS, Matrox and VIA subisidiary S3 barely troubling the score-keeper.

AMD and Intel both saw their shares of the market rise sequentially. Intel accounted for just under half of the market in Q3 (49.4 per cent), up from 47.3 per cent in Q2.

AMD's ATI brand took 20.6 per cent of the market, a gain of two and a half percentage points from Q2's 18.1 per cent share.

AMD may have gained share, but was still left in third place by Nvidia, though its arch-rival saw a 31.4 per cent share in Q2 fall to 27.8 per cent in Q3, JPR said.

Across the market, GPU shipments were up 17.8 per cent quarter-on-quarter to 111.26m units - an increase of 22.5 per cent on Q3 2007's total, 90.85m. That's the biggest increase in Q3 GPU shipments in six years, JPR noted.

Breaking the GPU market down, in the desktop arena, Intel increased its first place position to a 43.9 per cent share, while Nvidia's position slipped to 32.6 per cent and AMD climbed up to 20.3 per cent.

In the notebook GPU market, Intel's shipments dropped one point to 56.2 per cent, while Nvidia's shipments declined to 21.8 per cent. AMD's jumped to 20.9 per cent, continuing the growth it's seen over the last three quarters.

Notebook chips soared almost by 40 per cent quarter-to-quarter to 49.4m units, to claim 44.4 per cent of the overall GPU market.

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