This report presents worldwide PC and worldwide desktop PC market volume per year for the period 2006 - 2017 and per quarter for the period 1Q 2011 - 4Q 2013. Also included are forecasts of worldwide desktop PC market volume and share by region and by CPU connector type. This report also provides comparison of worldwide motherboard and desktop PC market volume.
This research finds that the worldwide PC market volume inched down in 2012 is forecasted to see continuous decline in 2013. Meanwhile, the worldwide desktop PC market volume which witnessed a year-on-year decline in 2012 is projected to see the decline slowing down during the period 2013 IV 2014. It is expected that LGA1155 will become the most commonly used CPU connector type in the first quarter of 2013 and outperform LGA 775 in the second quarter of 2013, followed by Socket AM3. The worldwide motherboard/desktop PC shipment volume ratio is projected to remain above the level of 14% during the period 2013 - 2017.