Motherboard Sales Will Continue to Decline Throughout the Year

Judging by the information from DigiTimes’ sources, the rest of 2022 will be worse for manufacturers like ASUS and Gigabyte. According to the report, these Taiwanese companies own around 70% of the market and the sales volumes of both companies will decrease by 25% compared to 2021. Let’s add that this is partly due to the contraction in demand in the Chinese market, as well as the decrease in interest in ready-made systems with graphics cards.

An early warning sign of the impending slowdown actually appeared in the shipment figures for the second quarter of the year. According to the situation, the expected decrease in shipments in the second quarter will continue to increase in the third and fourth quarters.

Industry sources say the end of GPU shortages hurt motherboard sales. Thanks to stock problems with graphics cards, companies like ASUS and Gigabyte have combined GPUs and motherboards, forcing customers to purchase complete systems. Thus, the sales figure of many components, as well as the motherboard, increased just for graphics cards.

According to the data, sales of ASUS branded motherboards will decrease by ~24% this year, while sales of Gigabyte cards will decrease by ~27%. In addition, the sales figure of 40 million units in 2021 will decrease to 30 million.

ASUS Motherboards Gigabyte Motherboards
2022
(projected)
14 million 9.5 million
2021 18 million 13 million
2020 13 million
2019 16.4 million

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