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AMD’s graphics card market share has dropped by a third in one year

AMD's graphics card market share has dropped by a third in one year

Spare a thought for AMD. It’s finally got itself a genuinely competitive new graphics card architecture, released to great critical acclaim, and yet due to circumstances largely beyond its control, it’s almost completely unable to sell them. An unholy mix of pandemic supply chain issues and TSMC oversubscription has meant that in the last 12 months AMD’s share of the graphics card market has dwindled to just 18 percent.

Compared with the end of 2019, its state at the end of 2020 represents a decline in its market share of exactly one third, according to the latest John Peddie Research report. That’s the one that also effectively says you’re an idiot if you buy a graphics card to mine Ethereum right now.

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