XBitlabs reports some Mercury Research results for Q2 graphics market share from Q1. The big winner is Intel (even before they release the fricken Grantsdale chipset) increasing share from 27% to 32% – due to the integrated P4 chipsets. ATI increased from 20% to 21%, and NVIDIA fell from 31% to 27%. The report also said that NVIDIA had 60% of the DirectX 9 market share. Not bad for a company that botched its first DirectX 9 product release, although it seem that most of these were entry level (GeForceFX 5200) components. Still, it goes a long way to verify NVIDIA’s strategy of shipping only DirectX 9 capable products in its latest lineup. That leaves ATI with 40% of the DirectX market, though those are where most of the high end cards went. This roughly means 45% of the Q2 graphics market share was DirectX 9 capable cards.
The remaining 20% of the graphics market went mostly to SiS/XGI. Matrox Graphics, Trident Microsystems (now sold to XGI), S3 Graphics/VIA, Silicon Motion and 3Dlabs now occupy very small market shares.