Asustek and Gigabyte has reduced the supply of motherboards in the first quarter of 2017
According to estimates of industry sources, the company Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology shipped in the first quarter of 2017 3.8 million and 3.5 million motherboards, respectively. This is considerably lower than a year ago.
The Intel Kaby Lake has not helped to revive demand. In addition, the large developers are not released during the first quarter of the new games, so sales of motherboards and 3D cards. With an overall drop in demand, the sources noted an increase in average sales prices associated with the wave models of the upper segment.
In the current quarter, the expectations of vendors of motherboards and 3D cards on the rise in demand associated with AMD Ryzen and AMD Vega. Sale AMD Ryens 7 began in March, AMD Ryzen 5 in April. According to the supplier circuit boards, these processors has aroused the interest of buyers, thanks to a good ratio of performance and price.
In the market of 3D cards, the output of the model Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and lower prices for the GeForce GTX 1080 from $699 to $499 did not bring the desired effect. Observers expect that the market in the second quarter could be reduced by 15% compared with the first quarter. The only factor that may affect this forecast, it is timely home sales and a stable supply GPU AMD Vega.