Surge in GeForce RTX sales sees Nvidia take a chunk out of AMD’s GPU market share


AMD is being made to regret the slow rollout of its 7nm Radeon RX 5000 series with the latest sales data from market analyst Jon Peddie Research indicating Nvidia has taken a significant chunk out of AMD’s market share over the past three months.

Team Red’s market share dropped exactly 5% quarter-to-quarter, while Nvidia’s rose by the exact same proportion. Nvidia’s success was spearheaded by its GeForce RTX series which, according to sales data, has now turned a corner and represents 66% of Nvidia’s gaming revenue. This will have been boosted by the arrival of the RTX Super series, including the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB.

AMD’s graphics card output has been relatively threadbare by comparison. We’re still waiting for both the Radeon RX 5500 and Radeon RX 5300 series to launch, leaving the Radeon RX 5700 video cards and the Radeon RX 500 series to pick up the slack.

The good news for all involved is that sales of dedicated graphics rose 42.2% in Q3 2019, increasing 6.2% year-on-year. This demonstrates a strong rise in demand from PC gamers and equates to around $2.8 billion word of AIB GPUs sold.

Right now, the single biggest driver of graphics card sales is, naturally enough, PC gaming. Sales of pre-built PCs continue to slide, dropping 15.9% year on year, but PC gaming is single handedly managing to keep the platform afloat. The dip is attributed to laptops, mobiles, tablets, and other assorted general computing devices, all of which are diversifying the market. 

What do you think then, is AMD in danger of losing its momentum? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!