While most of us worry about the prices of graphics cards (read: discrete graphics cards), most mainstream users rely on integrated graphics solutions. Yes, I’m talking about ones that aren’t really sold separately and just come with most modern processors as a stopgap. According to the latest data from JPR (extrapolated by 3D Center), 68% of users still rely entirely on Intel’s integrated graphics processors.
Of the remaining 32% users, 16.5% run NVIDIA GeForce graphics (7.9% DT, 7.3% mobile), 13.1% run Radeon APUs, while just 3.6% rely on AMD’s discrete graphics cards (2% DT, 1.6% mobile).
Over the last year, the dGPU market has been stagnant due to component shortages, scalping, and the cryptocurrency boom. Compared to the previous year, NVIDIA’s dGPU share grew by 3%, while AMD’s declined by the same amount.
Meanwhile, integrated graphics processors saw an increase of nearly 5% YoY. This doesn’t necessarily mean that fewer users are using discrete graphics cards. It’s just an indication of the increasing PC shipments. Nearly every computer nowadays ships with an iGPU, and three of four tend to be Intel offerings.
With Intel all set to enter the gaming market next year, it’ll be interesting to see who will be the first to lose market share to the newcomer. Going by the look of things, it may be harder for AMD to compete against two rivals at once. Add to that the fact that the Arc GPUs will be fabbed by the same foundry and on the same node as AMD’s flagship offerings, and it just means tighter supply for the latter.