As per, Jon Peddie Research Nvidia has a peak market share of 72.9%. Nvidia has lost about 10% market share to AMD in comparison to Q4 2018 when the company reached 81.2% market share.
In the last 5 years, AMD has not been able to match Nvidia in terms of performance, especially for the high-end and enthusiast GPUs.
The Nvidia RTX 20 series is superior in terms of performance and has lower energy consumption in comparison to the Radeon VII and the RX 5700 XT.
Also, thanks to graphics cards like RTX 2060, 2070, 2080 Nvidia was able to outclass AMD in recent quarters.
In the H2 2018, Nvidia launched the RTX line of graphics cards with Ray tracing capability. Nvidia was already ruling the top end of the market with the GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti, the new RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti are just unmatchable.
AMD also released the Radeon VII and the rebranded AMD RX 5700XT but these are no match for the new Nvidia Turing GPUs.
AMD has launched some good 7Nm graphics cards like the RX 5500 and the new RX 5500 XT which can help the company to gain some market share.
The majority of gamers buy cards in the $150 to $300 price range and these new Graphics cards can help AMD win.
On the other hand, Nvidia also has some really good offerings in terms of GTX 1650, 1660 and the 1660 Ti series.
GPU Market Share Trend 2017-2018-2019
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Considering Q4 2018 Vs Q3 2019 Nvidia has lost about 9% market share to AMD.
AMD has been refreshing the old RX series cards (launched the RX 590), Vega and Radeon VII failed to impress gamers and content creators in the late 2018 and early 2019.
AMD has been keeping the price competitive for the low and mid-range GPUS like the RX 560 and RX 570, to have some share of the market.
Price advantage is helping the company gain market share and the new 3rd gen Ryzen processors are also proving to be a momentum creator for the brand.
There are no audited numbers available for the Indian Graphics card market, but as per my experience and understanding, the situation is nearly the same as the rest of the world.
Below is the trend for the Graphics Card Market Share:
Nvidia has grown strongly from 66.3% share in 2017 to a solid 81.2% by the end of 2018. in 2019 they have seen some drop in share as AMD is bringing some good products to the market.
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AMD VS Nvidia Market Share in 2014
According to Jon Peddie Research one of the most renowned researchers, Nvidia market share increased in Q3 2014 by 9.5% and reached to 71.5% market share.
The total discrete Desktop graphics card market in Q3 2014 was 12.4 million units.
The AMD share is 28.5% and declined heavily in the Q3 2014.
The trend is likely to continue in Q4 2014 (Jan-Feb-Mar 2015) and AMD may lose more share as the new Maxwell-based Nvidia GTX 980, GTX 970 and GTX 960 has taken away huge share from AMD.
AMD current generation cards R9 290X, 290 and 280X are not as much energy efficient and powerful as the Maxwell-based Nvidia Graphics cards.
The Estimated Size of Discrete Graphics card Market is 12.4 million in Q3 2014 based on the Jon Peddie Research, Approx 8.8 Million Graphics cards were sold by Nvidia and 3.5 million graphics cards by AMD.
While some months back in October 2014 AMD also announced budget cuts for sales, marketing, and distribution for AMD GPU business unit and also job cuts by 700 employees. The concerns are even severe as reduced funding and no new products in the market will make Nvidia gain even more market share.
AMD has been holding the new product launches to clear the current inventory and also there is a larger issue is that if Nvidia controls an even larger share of the already declining market it will not be a good story for gamers. The discrete graphics card market is declining and if Nvidia increases the prices of Graphics cards to increase its profits, the market may shrink more towards the consoles and mobile gaming.
AMD is expected to launch the AMD R9 380X in the coming months. The new Graphics card will have 4096 stream processors and will also have 4 GB of stacked high bandwidth memory (HBM). It is interesting to note that the current generation of flagship Nvidia graphics cards both GTX 980 and GTX Titan struggle to get great frame rates on 4K monitors.
Where AMD can benefit in 2015 with AMD R9 380X (HBM) graphics cards by offering superior gaming experience on 4K monitors. But the major challenge is again the number of gamers using 4K monitors and cost such monitors.
As per data from Steam, it is less than 1% gamers worldwide who have access to 4K monitors.
We want AMD to keep up the GPU war and fight Nvidia with all vigor so that the industry create great new products for the gamers. The coming months are going to see some interesting events in the GPU market.
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Source – KitGuru GPU Market Share