Industry expects 25 percent fewer motherboard sales

Asus and Gigabyte expect significant declines in motherboard sales for the remainder of the year.

This year, the Ryzen 7000 processors are due for a socket change again. The new CPUs from AMD only work with new mainboards that offer an AM5 socket. Nevertheless, the industry giants Asus and Gigabyte assume that mainboard sales will generally decline. As Digitimes reports, both manufacturers are expecting a drop in sales of 25 percent by the end of the year.

saturated market

Asus and Gigabyte are among the absolute industry giants, together they make up around 70 percent of the mainboard market. One reason for the feared drop in sales can be found in the fact that bundles of graphics cards and mainboards have been made available in China for users in recent months, who can use them to put together their own computers. While this strategy was well received, it is now saturating the market in China. Globally, both manufacturers also assume that demand for mainboards will decrease for the rest of the year.

30 instead of 40 million units

Both the first and the second quarter were worse than expected for Gigabyte and Asus. The forecasts for the third and fourth quarters of 2022 are now based on this. The entire market is expected to shrink from around 40 million units to just 30 million units compared to the previous year. The trend should also affect the smaller manufacturers of mainboards, which may suffer even more than the industry giants. To what extent this trend will affect mainboard prices remains unclear for the time being.

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