The green manufacturer now controls more than three quarters of the dedicated video card market - and here's how the power relationship between it and the competitor is AMD Have changed over the past decade
Are we nearing the day when the discreet video card market (we're talking about the same cards you put into the PCI-Express slots on your computer, as opposed to the same cores that come in the same packaging along with your CPU unit's processing cores) will become virtually monopolistic? Probably not really - but practically, the gaps between NVIDIA To-AMD In terms of market share, they were never larger.
According to a report that refers to the end of 2014, NVIDIA controls no less than 76 of the dedicated video card market on desktop computers, while AMD has a share of only 24 percent. Two other companies still defined as players in the field, Matrox and S3 Graphics, actually hold an existing share (less than one thousandth of a percent) and are no longer relevant. A user of Beyond3d.com forums system has increased and even created Graphical timeline (Based mainly on quarterly reports from the analyst firm JPR) which demonstrates the power balance between AMD and AMD,NVIDIA Over the past 12 years - and, as mentioned, highlights how the gap benefits NVIDIA (Which has been kept constant over the past decade) is greater now than ever.
The results themselves are not too surprising. NVIDIA is somewhat present The advantage of a generation Compared to its competitor and undoubtedly enjoying superior technology at the moment, while AMD manages to retain its reduced market share mainly thanks to the highly competitive pricing of products that were mostly launched over a year ago. However, it is not yet advisable to rush and eulogize AMD in this category - since we already know that Generation of new graphics cores Its on its way to the market, Apparently with advanced technologies that could be provided by Fite to the best of NVIDIA And will be able to influence the balance of power in the market in a significant way.
It is also worth remembering that the graph and the reports it is based on do not include the graphical cores in the home consoles sold for tens of millions of units, all of which can be found in AMD graphics cores, as well as the overall graphical cores map on the computers around us - where the control is the processor market leader, and the gap The general between NVIDIA To-AMD Is significantly reduced due to the latter's participation in the processor market, compared with the former.
Looking more broadly, it can be clearly said that the entire dedicated video card market is in constant and significant erosion - with around 50 million units sold each year in 2014, the number of computers that now include a discreet card is just over a third, as much as 36 percent, compared to over -NUMX percent of computers that had a graphics accelerator in the early millennium, before the era when most processors come with a built-in graphical kernel. With the increase in demand for thinner and lighter devices (and with them highly economical processors) and the constant upgrading of the built-in core capabilities, it would not be overstated to see that by the end of the decade, dedicated graphics cards would become the top decile only (in terms of performance), while all else could do well In the solution they deserve in a structured way. If this is the case in the not so distant future - it is possible that the power relations in question are between NVIDIA To-AMD Will change without recognition, for the benefit of the red manufacturer.
How about - whether AMD has what it takes to reduce the gap it has opened NVIDIA, Or will the differences between the two deepen?