AMD’s Radeon graphics card division has been moving in the right decision since the introduction of the RDNA architecture. Although NVIDIA still has a majority share in the discrete graphics card market, AMD has started to regain its lost fortunes over the last few months. The latest report from Jon Peddie Research indicates that Team Red gain a percent of the AIB share in the third quarter of the year, going to 21%. That’s still a percent less from Q2 2020, but it’s a start.
Ever since the semiconductor shortages began, AMD has been focusing on the mobile, server, and semi-custom (console) markets to maximize margins. Now, as the supply chain stabilizes, the chipmaker has been able to focus on the desktop CPU and GPU markets. The former is already back to normal with heavy discounts across various retailers, but the latter still has ways to go.
At the moment, the Radeon RX 6700 XT and 6600/6600 XT are the most readily available RDNA 2 graphics cards, with the higher-end Navi 21-based RX 6800 XT/6900 XT still in sparse supply.
Figures from Mindfactory indicate that the Radeon RX 6700 XT and 6600 XT were the most popular graphics cards the last week, followed by the RX 6600 and the RTX 20 series lineup (combined). The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, 3070, and 3080 Ti sold 50, 30, and 10 units, respectively. On the other hand, the RTX 3060, 3080, and 3090 were completely out of stock for the entire week.