Report: Shipments of AMD/Nvidia graphics cards hit by high inventories

|By:, SA News Editor

Global graphics card shipments are expected to fall 30%-40% Q/Q in Q2 due to high inventories, industry sources (likely at Taiwanese OEMs) tell Digitimes.

Weak Bitcoin-related demand is said to be taking a toll, and AMD and Nvidia (NVDA) have reportedly been pressured to cut GPU prices to boost demand. But both firms are instead opting to focus on cutting GPU shipments.

Litecoin miners have been a boon for AMD's high-end GPU sales. Nvidia posted a 14% Y/Y GPU sales increase during the April quarter thanks to a mixture of high-end PC, server, and HPC strength.

The report comes 4 days after Intel hiked its Q2 and full-year guidance, while citing stronger-than-expected business PC demand. However, a large percentage of business PC sales involve systems with integrated GPUs rather than standalone cards.