AMD’s graphics card market has been in a slump of late. In fact, the Radeon share dipped to an all-time low of 10% last quarter, a reminiscence of the 2017-18 post-mining hangover. NVIDIA, on the other hand, gained ample market share through the last few quarters despite falling prices (and revenue). It would seem that if choosing between cheap NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, gamers would rather opt for the former. A chart compiled by 3DCenter shows that Team Red’s graphics card share is at its lowest this century:
NVIDIA, on the other hand, is in an extremely comfortable position. The chipmaker accounted for nine of ten graphics cards sold in the third quarter, the bulk being discounted RTX 30 series parts. We saw similar market trends in 2019, in the aftermath of the first mining crash. AMD’s Radeon share went from 35% in early 2018 to just 19% a couple of quarters later. Meanwhile, NVIDIA’s grip tightened to over 80% of the market. The only difference is that this time around, the same trend is more magnified, with Team Green gaining more share and Red losing it.