PC graphic sales soar in first quarter -

There's good news for vendors of graphics chips. Sales are again buoyant.

According to Jon Peddie Research (JPR), shipments of PC graphics in the first calendar quarter of 2010 increased by 44 percent, year on year.

Intel remained the overall winner in unit shipments, boosted by Clarksdale, sales of Atoms and growth in desktops. Nvidia gained in the notebook integrated and discrete sectors while AMD also edged up a tad in the desktop discrete segment.

The quarter also saw the first shipments of integrated processor graphics (IPG), that is to say CPUs with integrated or embedded graphics. JPR reckons we'll see a rapid decline in sales for chipset graphics.

JPR breaks out what happened in the following way - figures courtesy of Jon Peddie Research.

PC Graphics Share Q1 2010

Vendor
Q1 2010
Share
Q4 2009
Share
Growth YoY
AMD
25.15
24%
26.81
21.7%
96.3%
Intel
45.49
43.5%
63.04
51.5%
22.3%
Nvidia
33
31.5%
32.70
26.5%
41.9%
Matrox
0.06
0.1%
0.05
0.0%
-7.7%
SiS
0.22
0.2%
0.06
0.0%
-68.6%
Via/S3
0.71
0.7%
0.81
0.7%
-14.7%
Total
104.62
100%
123.47
100%
44.3%