While processor prices are already falling rapidly, especially Nvidia still thinks the crazy pandemic demand still exists and will sell high-end graphics cards for 50,000 kroner. However, statistics show that the situation is completely reversed from the point of view of demand, with great interest alternating with great disinterest.
Analyst firm JPR (Jon Peddie Research) published statistics graphics card sales for the third quarter of this year, and Nvidia probably doesn’t remember a drop that significant.
Worldwide, according to statistics from distributors and resellers, 75.5 million desktop graphics cards have been sold for all different types of devices. The average year over year decline for all types of graphics is 25.1%, for desktop graphics it is 15.43% and for notebook models it is 30%.
According to the statement, such decreases last occurred during the global economic crisis in 2009. The decreases in sales significantly affected market share over the same period. The only gainer was Intel, which fell from 62% to 72% market share in graphics cards or desktop chips. Nvidia lost 2% QQ with 16% share and AMD was hit the hardest, with 20% share of PC graphics sold last quarter and just 12% in Q3, nearly halving in just three months.
But when it comes to the total quarterly changes of all graphics types combined, AMD lost the most, selling 47.6% fewer units, Intel was up slightly and sold 4.7% more, and Nvidia had sold 19.7% less graphics.
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JPR has also published brief statistics on processor sales, where the situation is slightly better, but demand is also declining. Only 66 million processors (62% notebook and 38% desktop models) were sold in the third quarter, compared to 81 million processor units during the same period last year.
So far, the crisis is only expected to start and the biggest problems will be seen in the first quarter of 2023. It will all depend on many economic indicators such as inflation, unemployment, interest rates, energy prices and other critical parts of the global economy and market sentiment.