During the second quarter of 2008, a number of 94.4 million graphics cards were shipped by manufacturers, marking a 0.5 percent sequential drop from the first quarter, but a 16 percent rise on the year-over-year basis. The leading company on the market seems to be Intel, which registered a total of 44.67 million units shipped during the period, going up with almost 10 percent on-year, from the 37.6 percent registered
in Q2 2007 to the 47.3 percent in shipments the company accounted for during Q2 2008.
Intel doesn't have a discrete graphics offer, but still manages to dominate the graphics cards market, while the three-month period registered market share drops for both AMD and Nvidia. The market share went down for the Santa Clara company from 32.5 percent to 31.4 percent on-year, while for the Sunnyvale AMD, it dropped from 19.3 percent to 18.1 percent.