A recent study by Jon Peddie Research, an industry research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, indicates the integrated graphics processor chipset (IGP) market is coming to an end in the not-so-distant future.
The firm claims that after 15 years of growth the IGP will cease to exist and be replaced by graphics embedded in the processor. In 2008, 67% of the graphics chips shipped were IGPs, however in 2011 it will drop to 20% and by 2013 it will be less than 1%. The study indicates this will not impact the discrete graphics and add-in board market because, with hybrid configuration, embedded graphics will enhance discrete graphics-processor unit (GPU) sales.
The research report, titled “The Future of Integrated Graphics”, is available now for $1,200 and $950 for TechWatch subscribers.
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