Over the weekend, VentureBeat got an early look at Jon Peddie Research's Q4 2018 add-in board report, and found that discrete GPU shipments dropped in Q4 2018. But the market researcher just posted their own summary of the report, complete with statistics that previous interpretations left out. The research firm found that graphics board shipments dropped a whopping 40.2% year-to-year and 10.7% quarter-to-quarter, which isn't surprising, given that the cryptocurrency bubble peaked at the beginning of 2018. Nvidia accounted for 81.2% of the discrete GPU market in Q4 2018, a increase from their 66.3% share in Q4 2017, while AMD's market share reportedly dropped from 33.7% to 18.8%. Thanks to cageymaru for the tip. "The fourth quarter is normally flat to up seasonally," said Dr. John Peddie, President, and founder of Jon Peddie Research. "However, this quarter we found that AIB shipments decreased from the last quarter by 10.7%, which is which is below the ten-year average of a 2.3% decrease. This has largely been attributed to the hang-over of the crypto-mining gold rush." For the year 2018 $17 billion of AIBs were sold. Since 1981, 2,091 million AIBs have been shipped!