Motherboard Maker Shipments Drop as Focus Turns Away From Cryptominers

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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

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    Digitimes' industry sources claim that Q1 2019 motherboard shipments will "fall dramatically" thanks to reduced demand from the crypto mining sector and "seasonal factors." Gigabyte, Biostar and ECS will supposedly be hit particularly hard, as proportionally, they ship more entry level motherboards than Asus, MSI, and ASRock. The report also says that the gaming sector will become the main marketing focus for motherboard vendors in 2019.

    The sources noted that worldwide motherboard shipments in 2018 were down over 10% from those in 2017 as demand for hardware upgrade remained weak, while Intel's entry-level and mid-range processors were in serious shortages... Vendors' profitability from their motherboard businesses is also expected to slump in 2019, the sources noted. In 2018, worldwide brand motherboard shipments were around 40 million units with Asustek shipping around 14-15 million, Gigabyte 10 million, MSI six million and ASRock four million.
     
  2. Lakados

    Lakados [H]ard|Gawd

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    Can we get an AMEN!
     
  3. Zulgrib

    Zulgrib n00b

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    Amen.
     
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  4. gxp500

    gxp500 Gawd

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    You sure it isn't because of the intel cpu shortage?
     
  5. Derfman

    Derfman [H]ard|Gawd

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    And everything comes back to where it started, once again.

    It's the Circle of Derp.
     
  6. Dead Parrot

    Dead Parrot 2[H]4U

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    Wonder if this "focus on the gaming sector" will mean higher prices and MBs covered with RGB LED's because 'That's what high end gamers want."?
     
  7. TonyZ

    TonyZ Limp Gawd

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    And and aww too bad.
     
  8. TonyZ

    TonyZ Limp Gawd

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    I certainly dont want that. I built my last rig in a Corsair 550D case for quietness, I dont give a single fuck about led lighting.
     
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    DustMite Limp Gawd

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    But, but, but I thought everybody knew that more "frag harder disco lights" on a computer translates into it being a faster, more powerful computer. :D
     
  10. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Testify!
     
  11. Joust

    Joust [H]ard|Gawd

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    Just don't bring out the damn cat meme.
     
  12. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Grumpy-cat.jpg
     
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