Add in board market fell in Q2

AMD logoThe add in board (AIB) graphics market showed a decline of 18.77 percent in the second quarter of this year compared to Q2 of 2014.

Jon Peddie Research, a consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, said that’s much greater than the fall in the desktop PC market – down 14.77 percent in the quarter.

But there’s good growth in the PC gaming sector, and tablets and embedded graphics helped that “bright spot”, the analyst firm reported.

The company said that the attach rate of AIBs to desktop PCs fell from its high of 63 percent in the first quarter of 2008 to 37 percent in the second quarter of this year.

All in all, AIB shipments amounted to 9.4 million units, with both AMD and Nvidia showing falls of 33.3 percent and 12 percent respectively, quarter to quarter.

Nvidia now has 81.9 percent of the market. There are only four graphic chip manufacturers in the segment, as the table below shows.

Add in board market Q2 2015