Via makes ground as integrated graphics build share

Intels traditional hold over the integrated graphics market has weakened over the last three months of 2005

There is good news for Via and Nvidia on graphics market share according to latest figures covering the last three months of 2005, but it makes unhappy reading for Intel.

Indications that Intel has weakened its traditional hold over the integrated graphics market – machines with built-in, chipset-based graphics support, as opposed to a separate ‘discrete’ graphics system – is very good news for Via. While Intel declined from a 61 per cent share down to 50 per cent, having faced chipset supply problems, Via jumped 50 per cent to take 24 per cent of the market, reports Digitimes.

The good news for Nvidia is that it has grabbed grab 52 per cent, ahead of its main rival ATI.

When combining integrated and discrete totals, Nvidia increased its market share by one per cent, up to 23 per cent, ATI remained constant with 24 per cent, and Intel slipped five points, down to 32 per cent.

In the mobile space, integrated graphics chips now represent 74 per cent of the market, up two per cent, with discrete systems accounting for 26 per cent, down two per cent.

The figures come from Jon Peddie Research.

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