Worldwide Graphics Processors Embedded in PCs Forecast, 2015–2019
This IDC study provides a 2015–2019 forecast for graphics processors embedded in PCs. "We expect integrated GPUs to continue advancing in performance, eroding the casual user's needs for discrete GPUs," states Linn Huang, research director, Devices and Displays, IDC. "However, discrete GPUs should continue to push the graphics performance envelope, maintaining a wide performance lead over integrated GPUs, and the segments demanding peak PC performance will likely continue to seek builds with discrete GPUs. Consequently, IDC forecasts that the discrete GPU attach rate in PCs will bear a flat-to-negative trajectory."