Earlier this year AMD has finally unveiled its new AM4 platform, which could bring some life to the depressed motherboard market. It’s surprising to learn that Asus and Gigabyte have both seen their revenues and profits increasing in the last months despite the weak demand for desktops.
According to Digitimes, Asus and Gigabyte have together contributed over half of worldwide motherboard shipments, and their shipments of mid-range and high-end products have been rising.
Gigabyte is expected to ship 16.1-16.5 million motherboards in 2016, down from 17 million units from 2015. The sales of its Z170-based and G1 series motherboards will continue growing strong and help with the company’s overall ASP.
Asus is expected to ship 17-17.5 million motherboards for the whole year. It won’t be the best time for the company, but still enjoyable considering the overall market decline.
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