[From HWinsights] Over the past decade ASUS in general and their Republic of Gamers brand in particular has been very successful in the performance enthusiast motherboard market by displaying high-quality overclocking capabilities and feature-rich gaming-oriented products. MSI Gaming has recently emerged as a strong contender in this space. With the PC Gaming Hardware market exceeding USD $30 billion in 2016 and projected to grow at a 6% CAGR through 2019, ASUS Republic of Gamers and MSI Gaming brands are optimally placed to enjoy growth benefits.
On January 17th, 2017, Jon Peddie Research issued a press release stating the global PC Gaming Hardware Market breached the USD $30 billion mark for the first time. A staggering 43% of the revenue is driven by the high-end segment. In terms of market growth APAC is forecasted to grow by 7% CAGR to 2017. However, North America and Western Europe are individually stronger than APAC in the high-end segment. The upwards trend of high-end computer hardware is supported by figures published by the performance enthusiast organization HWBOT, which reported a record month of overclocking activity in January 2017 and a year-over-year growth of 8.3%. The organization’s data relates primarily to North American and European performance enthusiasts.
We collected over 880,000 data points spanning a decade of performance enthusiast information for Intel-based platforms and analyzed the performance of various motherboard vendors in the Mainstream segment (P/Z-chipsets) and High-end segment (X-chipsets).
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