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AMD Discrete GPU market share is less than 20%

AMD Discrete GPU market share is less than 20%

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AMD Discrete GPU market share is less than 20%

 

AMD Discrete GPU market share has went down to below 20%, with Nvidia enjoying their dominant position, holding 80% of the market.  

Before 2014 AMD and Nvidia were on somewhat more even footing, with Nvidia holding between 60-65% of the market and AMD holding as much as 38% of the discrete GPU market. After Q2 of 2014 things began to change for the worse for AMD, with their market share gradually decreasing every quarter until now with AMD now owning a meager 18% of the market. 

This means that over 4 out of 5 new GPUs sold is flying an Nvidia flag, which makes things look very bad for AMD. 

 

AMD Discrete GPU market share is less than 20%

 

AMD has hopes of clawing back some market share as their HBM using R9 Fury series become less supply constrained or if their GPU are found to be more capable with future DirectX 12 and Vulcan games.

With Nvidia in a dominating market position, AMD will have to work very hard in order to claw themselves back into popularity. Right now there is no doubt that AMD's current GPU offerings are very competitive with Nvidia's, with our latest R9 390X testing placing it toe to toe with Nvidia's much more expensive GTX 980, with the AMD option even offering double the usable VRAM. 

It is never easy to predict where the market will go, but if AMD can deliver stellar DirectX 12 performance and sort out their supply issues with their most recent flagship GPUs they may enjoy a nice market resurgence.

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's dwindling market share on the OC3D Forums.  

 

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19-08-2015, 12:06:03

Agost
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This situation is also reflecting on CPU market. i7 6700K are still 400€ and probably won't go down. Come on AMD, make better products ( and drivers )Quote

19-08-2015, 12:10:07

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Agost View Post
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This situation is also reflecting on CPU market. i7 6700K are still 400€ and probably won't go down. Come on AMD, make better products ( and drivers )
Their GPU's and drivers aren't the problem, Both work fine and are very competitive, The problem is their CPU's and the people spreading a metric butt ton of misinformation around.

The amount of times lately I've seen people on various forums and even on Facebook complaining that the AMD card they DON'T own will suck up 900W of power and run at 95'c and is 50% less powerful than anything Nvidia has is frighteningly high and the worst part is a lot of newcomers to the PC market listen to them hence sales go down again.Quote

19-08-2015, 12:31:05

Agost
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Their GPU's and drivers aren't the problem, Both work fine and are very competitive, The problem is their CPU's and the people spreading a metric butt ton of misinformation around.

The amount of times lately I've seen people on various forums and even on Facebook complaining that the AMD card they DON'T own will suck up 900W of power and run at 95'c and is 50% less powerful than anything Nvidia has is frighteningly high and the worst part is a lot of newcomers to the PC market listen to them hence sales go down again.
Well,

AMD GPUs usually have more raw power than nVidia ones, but they usually perform worse in games with the same "numbers" ( GFLOPS and stuff )

That's why I think they have some performance issues related to driversQuote

19-08-2015, 13:38:29

barnsley
There is no dispute that nVidia make better drivers (don't believe me? Try Crossfire ) HOWEVER I think that their drivers aren't so bad to the point where paying the extra for nVidia is really all that justifiable. I personally, as have many other people who've owned/own AMD cards recently, haven't had any real single card issues (mobile notwithstanding).

AMD's cards are still very competitive and (in my experience atleast) reliable. I feel that if AMD were to suddenly increase market share it would not be down to their cards however. I personally think that the only time AMD get a real chance to increase their market share would be if nVidia get too greedy. They (nVidia) already have tried being greedy once with one particular card and they got laughed off the stage so I doubt they'll try that with a mainstream card.

AMD have every ability to bounce back IMO, maybe not in the flagship GPU area just yet though. I know a few friends who're swapping out their old 670s for 2/390s and it seems that AMD might gain a % or two in market share if they can nail their upcoming cards.Quote

19-08-2015, 13:53:49

NeverBackDown
Crossifre isn't much of a problem compared to couple years back where the micro stutter was just awful. Now a days it's far better but I'd say they are on par with Nvidia in SLI/Xfire. Microstutter won't go away in either and recently Nvidia have had more driver issues than AMD. On the driver front, I don't think one has any advantage over the other. AMD cards do scale better(with XDMA and up at least) and it's amazing how Nvidia cards don't scale as well despite everyone claiming how horrid AMD drivers are..

The mid tier high end cards such as the 390/390x, are literally the kings right now. The 970 only compares with the 390 but both OC'd they are still equal, slight edge to 390. The 390x stock is on par with the 980, however i'd say just slightly slower(still cheaper though), but both OC'd and it just scales up. Again, 390x is cheaper though. All this yet with double the Vram. Insane price/performance, yet no one cares. The Fury is same price as a 980 but yet much faster. The only place AMD falls is with the Fury X yet against the 980ti it's probably no more than 5% overall slower both OC'd. TX remains the supreme.

I also agree with Dice. AMD have amazing cards but yet with so much misinformation out there, it's trying to climb Mt. Everst without boots on... it'll be a challenge or nigh on impossible. Nvidia have screwed up so much in the past year yet everyone forgives them. If AMD screw up it's WWIII. I swear it's Apple vs Android in the GPU market.Quote
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