In a year and a half, the AMD and NVIDIA cryptoval boom was made on video cards, like in six years

In a year and a half, the AMD and NVIDIA cryptoval boom was made on video cards, like in six years

The 3DCenter version of the German-language resource did an enormous job in the past weekend by analysing the volume of revenues and the implementation of the video maps on statistics for the last 14 quarters, apart from the current one. The study concluded that the period of the last cryptoval boom had enabled market participants to obtain revenues corresponding to six years of normal operation.

This period is to be understood as six quarters, from the fourth quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2022. The averages in quarterly terms over this period indicate a marked increase not only in the number of video cards sold but also in their average price, as well as in the resulting revenues. As expected, the values grew faster than natural ones. The authors used 2019 as the basis for comparison, which was not yet affected by the pandemic or the cryptative boom. The average number of video cards sold that year was 9.63 million per quarter, the proceeds from their sale were not more than $288 billion, and the average price of the video card was limited to $299.

At the height of the 2021 cryptation boom, averages rose: the number of video cards sold per quarter increased by 27%, the revenue rose by 302% to $11.58 billion, and the average price jumped by more than three times as high as $945.

Unfortunately, even now, the price of video cards is far from 2019 levels, as they are on average 76% higher and reach $529 per video map, and the original publication estimates that at least 15.8 million video cards have been produced for a year and a half in the form of a boom; if a large part of them go to the secondary market, it will make it difficult for primary market participants to sell new products.

It is noteworthy that, in the midst of a cryptonic boom, AMD received a higher increase in the volume of video cards, as it started from a lower point of view, occupying about 20% of the discrete market. In the fourth quarter of 2021, for example, AMD increased annual sales of video cards by a factor of one and a half to 3 million, while NVIDIA limited its growth from 9.1 million to 10.2 million. Apparently, the limiting factor was the supply capacity, and therefore AMD increased its market share from 17% to 23%. In the first quarter of this year, the share of AMD increased to 24%, but fell to 20% by the second quarter of the year.