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Forecast Analysis: Discrete GPUs, Worldwide

Published: 28 June 2019

ID: G00402405

Analyst(s): Alan Priestley


By 2023, the discrete GPU market is forecast to be $11.42 billion with a CAGR of 6.69%. While PC GPU cards for high-performance gaming remain the major market driver, the use of GPUs in data centers as workload accelerators for AI and data science workloads shows faster growth at 22.53% CAGR.

Table Of Contents
  • Forecast Assumptions
  • Market Impacts
  • Notable Changes

Forecast Data Summary

  • New Entrants Disrupt Market Dynamics

Forecast Model Summary

Influencing Factors and Assumptions

  • Influencing Factor: Growth in Demand for High-Performance Computer Gaming
    • Forecast Assumption: Through 2023, the ASP of discrete GPUs in PC graphics cards will increase 25% compared to 2018.
    • Forecast Assumption: The percentage of personal computers with discrete GPUs integrated onto their motherboards will decline from 14% in 2018 to 6% in 2023.
  • Influencing Factor: New Data Center Workloads Require Heterogeneous Computing
    • Forecast Assumption: By 2023, 10% of all servers will include GPUs for workload acceleration, up from less than 2% in 2018.
    • Forecast Assumption: From 2019 to 2023, the ASPs of discrete GPUs deployed into servers will decline by over 50%.
  • Note 1 GPU Market Definition

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