GPU Shipments in China Down 42% Y-o-Y, Up From Dec

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It is the best of times; it is the worst of times . . . when it comes to graphics cards anyway. According to Chinese tech news site My Drivers, graphics card shipments in mainland China fell by 42 percent (opens in new tab) in January 2023 versus the prior year. However, sales are actually up by 9 percent since December 2022, showing that there is a recent upward trend.

The numbers apparently come from Bobantang (Board Channels), a Chinese blog and community. You can see in the chart below, that the green bars represent December 2022 shipments while the orange bars show January 2023. The top-selling AIB brand here is Colorful, followed by Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, Galax, Gengsheng, Maxsun and Zotac. 

(Image credit: My Drivers)

The year over year drop is consistent with other data we’ve seen recently. As we reported back in December, shipments of discrete GPUs were down significantly (opens in new tab) year-over-year in Q3 2022 (down 15.4 percent on desktop cards alone), according to Jon Peddie Research

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