AMD sold more GPUs than Nvidia in the second quarter of 2019, the first since 2014. The firm is thus benefiting from good momentum on its two war fronts, the CPU and GPU market, putting pressure on both Intel and AMD.
AMD has been in great shape for several months. Its 7 nm Ryzen 3000 CPUs confirm this breakthrough of the red team, which is taking advantage of it to regain colour on the GPU market.
According to data from Jon Peddie Research, the company’s sales are higher than Nvidia’s for the first time since 2014.
AMD: More GPUs Sold Than Nvidia In The Second Quarter of 2019
AMD increased its sales by 9.8% in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the first quarter of this year, but also by 2.4% compared to Q1 of 2018 in a context of market slowdown.
Overall deliveries have fallen by 10% in one year. AMD and Nvidia’s market shares were 17.2% and 16% respectively, one point higher for AMD.
It is likely that the foundryman has mainly benefited from the increase in deliveries of Ryzen laptops with an integrated Vega GPU.
The gap remains fragile but could widen in the coming months with the arrival of Navi 7 nm GPUs in both the notebook and desktop markets.
AMD is developing entry-level models to replace the popular Polaris GPUs in the Radeon RX 500 series with the promise of a superior price/quality ratio.
As a reminder, the brand already offers Navi GPUs in the mid-range segment with its Radeon RX 5700s since July 2019.
It also confirmed the arrival of high-end Navi graphics cards by next year, innovations that will help strengthen its credit capital.