Jon Peddie Research has revealed how the last quarter of 2018 was closed at the level of market share in the dedicated graphics cards segment related to the entire share of two unique players: AMD and Nvidia.
As reported, Nvidia strengthened their business and all this despite the fact that the shipments of graphics cards fell by 10.7% compared to Q3 2018, and 40.2% compared to the same period of the previous year (Q4 2017).
Nvidia was left with a market share of no less than 81.2%, which represents a huge growth compared to the 66.3% that it held during the same period of the previous year (Q4 2017). Obviously, if Nvidia has suffered a huge growth, AMD has plummeted, seeing its market share was only 18.8%, a big bump compared to the 33.7% it held during Q4 2017, largely thanks to the fashion of cryptocurrencies.
As expected, the huge Nvidia product catalog has made the task easier, while AMD had to survive on practically three models that have worked well: the Radeon RX 570, the Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX Vega 56 that only presented as an interesting option in case of finding a Custom model at a discounted price, which is what is happening during this quarter, although Nvidia is also presenting large price reductions due to the fact that the market is collapsing. It will be a matter of couple of months to know what will happen in Q1 of 2019.