ATI Technologies Skyrockets Market Shares, Says Mercury Research@ 2004/10/27
An industry source has sent X-bit labs the numbers that are presumably planned to be released by Mercury Research on Wednesday, October, 27, 2004. The source who remained to stay anonymous has provided correct information to X-bit labs in the past.
ATI Grabs the Top Spot on the Graphics Chips Market
According to the data, Intel Corp.’s market share in the graphics systems market rose 1% to 39% in the Q3 2004. ATI Technologies’ market share skyrocketed 4% to 27% in the Q3 2004, while its arch-rival’s – NVIDIA Corp.’s – share dropped 8% to 15% from 23% in the third quarter of the year. Intel supplies chipsets that contain integrated graphics cores for mobile and desktop computers, while ATI and NVIDIA concentrate on standalone graphics chips for desktops and laptops.
For the first time for a long time Markham, Ontario-based ATI Technologies managed to leave NVIDIA behind in terms of market share in desktop standalone market segment. Currently ATI commands 55% of the market, up 17% from the previous quarter. NVIDIA supplied 42% of graphics chips for desktops during the Q3 2004, down 16% from the previous quarter.