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PC Gaming Takes a Hit as GPU Shipments Plummet 35% YoY in Q4 2022, Says Report

Hold onto your gaming chairs, folks - the latest report from Jon Peddie Research has just dropped, and it's got some juicy details about the world of CPUs and GPUs. Brace yourselves for a rollercoaster of ups and downs, because things got a little wild in Q4 of 2022.

Total CPU Sales by Quarter
Source: Jon Peddie Research

Sales of personal computers may have softened, but the decline in demand hit CPUs and GPUs hard. According to JPR, a total of 64.2 million GPUs were sold in the last quarter, marking a 15.4% sequential decline and a whopping 38% decrease year-over-year. That's a lot of graphics cards taking a nosedive.

On the CPU side of things, Intel and AMD shipped around 54 million units for client PCs in Q4 2022, which is down from 66 million units in Q3 and 84 million units in Q4 2021. Ouch!

Discrete Desktop Graphics Cards Sold Till Now
Source: Tom's Hardware, Data by Jon Peddie Research

But hold up, there's a glimmer of hope for the GPU market. Discrete graphics cards for desktops saw a 7.8% sequential increase with around 7.43 million sold in Q4. However, notebook GPUs didn't fare so well, with a 43% decline compared to the previous quarter. It's a tough world out there for laptops.

Intel may have seen the biggest decline in sales, but it still reigns supreme as the world's largest GPU vendor with a 71% market share. Nvidia came in at a respectable second with a 17% share, while AMD's share remained at around 12%, which is a bit of a downer for the company.

All in all, the total graphics processor shipments took a 15.3% dip from the previous quarter, with a decrease of 38.5 million units compared to the same quarter last year. As Jon Peddie himself said, "the GPU market is negative on a year-to-year basis."

GPU Market Share by Vendors
Source: Jon Peddie Research

So there you have it, folks. A wild ride of ups and downs in the world of CPUs and GPUs. Will things pick up in the next quarter? Only time will tell.

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