Although NVIDIA has dominated the graphics card market over the past several years, AMD seems to be slowly regaining lost market share in the PC gaming segment. The latest figures from Jon Peddie Research show that the chipmaker managed to grow its market for the first time in nearly a year. The growth, although marginal, is a reflection of the improving supply chain, most notably the Radeon RX 6000 series which seemed like a paper launch at first.
In the first half of this week, AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards accounted for more than 70% of all GPU sales at Mindfactory (Germany). Meanwhile, NVIDIA’s RTX GPUs made up for less than 25% of all gaming graphics cards sold at the beginning of the week. This is the first time (in a while) we’ve seen these kinds of numbers from AMD in the GPU market.
Over the past few weeks, AMD and NVIDIA have mostly equally split the GPU market, at least in Germany. Globally, NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 and 3090 have been available in very limited numbers, with the RTX 3070, 3070 Ti, and to an extent, the RTX 3080 Ti accounting for the bulk of sales. The older GTX 16 series, and even the GTX 10 series parts have also contributed a fair bit to the overall figure.