Jon Peddie Research, a hardware market research firm is reporting that in the first quarter of 2011 19.03 million graphics cards (sold separately, not as part of a system) were shipped worldwide. Of all graphics cards shipped in that quarter, Nvidia had a market share of 59.12%
The press release put out by the firm shows that Nvidia has a commanding lead of the market, followed by AMD (Radeon) who controls 40.46% of the market. Nvidia’s market share has slipped slightly since the last quarter, while AMD’s has risen by 4.37%. Comparing the quarterly numbers to the yearly numbers things get a little more interesting as AMD has risen 16.79% while Nvidia has lost 8.35% of their market share.
Jon Peddie Research projects that the graphics card market will be worth $19.8 billion this year, though this will represent a 4.5% decrease from 2010 due to a lower average selling price.