GPU add-in boards (AIBs) saw an unexpected sales bump in the last quarterâ€”sales increased 6.6 percent over Q1, and spiked an amazing 36.7 percent over the same quarter from last year. This is according to a report from Jon Peddie Research.Â
The big winner was Nvidia, which continues to hold a solid commanding lead, which grew to 78 percent this quarter. AMD held the remainder at 22 percent. In the previous quarter, Nvidia had 69 percent of sales and AMD had 31 percent.
JPR said consumers gearing up in hardware sales for the pandemic likely spurred the increase in sales, which would typically happen in the holiday quarter. That had investors worried that once people had their shiny new graphics cards, sales would slump in the holiday quarter. But thatâ€™s not the case, JPR said.