The release of new AMD and Intel processors not yet helped the manufacturers of motherboards
Despite the fact that Intel and AMD released this quarter new processors, motherboard manufacturers continue to feel the decline in sales, which, in the opinion of industry representatives, will continue in the second quarter.
In January, Intel released several models of a new generation of Kaby Lake and 200 series chipsets, including Z270, as well as reduced prices for several models of previous-generation processors. AMD in March, has released eight-core processors Ryzen 7 1800X, and 1700X 1700.
It is expected that in the current quarter, Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology shipped less than four million motherboards, which is the lowest quarterly figure for the last few years. The figures are minor contributors will be even worse. More or less to stay afloat helps the demand model for a gaming PC.
In the second quarter AMD will begin selling processors Ryzen 5 and new graphics processors, but sources believe that it will have little impact on the overall market as the share of AMD is small.
At the same time, third-quarter demand may perk up influenced by both the seasonal factor, as a result of the production of the most efficient models Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X and chipsets X299. In addition, by the time the sale will be AMD Ryzen 3 of the main segment and the delivery Vega GPU will be massive.