AMD sold more GPUs than Nvidia in the second quarter of 2019, the first since 2014. The firm is enjoying a good momentum on its two fronts of war that are the CPU and GPU market, putting pressure on both to Intel and AMD.
AMD has been in great form for several months. Its Ryzen 3000 CPUs engraved in 7 nm confirm this breakthrough of the red team who takes the opportunity to regain color in the GPU market. According to data from the firm Jon Peddie Research, the company has sales superior to those of Nvidia for the first time since 2014.
AMD: more GPUs sold than Nvidia in the second quarter of 2019
AMD increased 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 2018 in the context of a slowing market. The overall deliveries fell by 10% in one year. The respective market shares of AMD and Nvidia were 17.2% and 16%, one point higher for AMD. It's a safe bet that the smelter mainly benefited from the proliferation of deliveries of Ryzen laptops with a built-in Vega GPU.
The gap remains fragile but could strengthen in the coming months with the arrival of Navi GPUs engraved in 7 nm both in the market for laptops and desktop. AMD is preparing entry-level models to replace the popular Polaris GPUs in the Radeon RX 500 series with the promise of superior value.
As a reminder, the brand has already been offering Navi GPUs in the mid-range segment with its Radeon RX 5700 since July 2019. It has also confirmed the arrival of high-end Navi graphics cards by next year. which will help strengthen its credit capital.