Q1 2024 Global PC Market: Mixed Trends and Future Projections Based on Client-Based CPUs

Jon Peddie Research reports the growth of the global PC client-based CPU units market reached 62 million units in Q1’24, a decrease of  -9.4% quarter to quarter and a 33% growth from Q1’23.

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Quarterly shipments of desktop and notebook CPUs. (Source: JPR)

Meanwhile, iGPU shipments decreased to 56 million units from last quarter. Year over year, however, iGPUs increased by 30%. Over the next five years, the penetration of iGPUs in the PC segment will grow to reach 98%.

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Quarterly shipments of iGPUs by vendor. (Source:JPR)

Server CPU shipments decreased -13% from last quarter and were down -17% from last year.

Jon Peddie, president of JPR, commented, “Q1’s decrease in client CPU shipments from four quarters of positive news threw a few off, especially investors. It’s actually good news in a sense if it is an indication that the market has stabilized and has returned to its traditional cyclic behavior. If that’s the case, and we think it is, Q2 will also be down.”

The above information and more can be found in the new Q1’24 edition of Market Watch, which includes server and client CPU shipment data back to Q1’21 and GPU-compute (GPGPU) shipment data back to Q1’21 for AMD, Intel, and Nvidia. The report includes an expansive pivot data array that includes those devices.

JPR also publishes a series of reports on the graphics add-in board market and PC gaming hardware market, the latter of which covers the total market, including systems and accessories, and looks at 31 countries.