Intel, Nvidia, ATI lead the graphic chip market

Jon Peddie Research estimates that approximately 54.3 million PC graphics devices shipped from eight suppliers in Q2 2004, a 5.2% decline QTQ and a 12.8% increase YTY. The desktop graphics segment saw a 6.6% decline in quarterly shipments but achieved 10.6% growth YTY. Within the desktop segment, discrete controller shipments declined 19.2% sequentially while integrated graphics shipments increased 5.5% QTQ.

Approximately 10.5 million mobile graphics processors shipped from six suppliers in Q2’04, up one percent from the previous quarter and up 23.1% YTY. Shipments of integrated graphics chipsets for notebooks slightly outpaced those of discrete (stand-alone) mobile graphics processors during the period, but discrete controllers displayed sequential growth of 2.7% while IGC shipments remained essentially flat as compared to Q1’04. Intel was the only supplier to see its shipments of IGCs for notebooks increase on either a sequential or annual basis in Q2’04.

Intel saw a 7.9% quarterly increase in graphics shipments in Q2 2004, was the largest supplier of PC graphics devices worldwide, and claimed an increased share of the total graphics market. Nvidia was the second largest supplier in Q2 2004 but with reduced shipments and share of the total graphics market. ATI was the third largest supplier in Q2 2004, also with reduced shipments and share.