AMD has returned to the CPU market after a long time and it is good to have the underdog back in the market as the company is now pushing Intel to put their money where their mouth is. Intel has been on its toes ever since AMD Ryzen came out and if you were wondering what kind of effect AMD has had on the CPU market then AMD CPU market share would be the best metric to define that.
According to PassMark’s quarterly market share report, AMD has managed to muster up 10% CPU market share from Intel in Q2 2017 alone. This adds up to AMD CPU market share being 31%. Seeing how long AMD has been back, this is a huge number and a huge deal. AMD has made it very clear that the company means business.
Intel has dominated the CPU market for over a decade now and it is interesting to see how easily and quickly Intel is losing market share. To give you an idea, just 3 months ago, AMD CPU market share was at 20%. Over the course of the past 3 months, 10% AMD CPU market share has been gained.
It is important to note here that the PassMark’s quarterly market share report is based on benchmarks and not actual sales figures. But this does give us a good idea of where the two companies stand in the CPU market and how well AMD has managed to catch up to the competition. You can click here to learn more.
This is jus the start. AMD CEO Lisa Su has already talked about how AMD Zen is scalable and that the architecture is multi-generational and should remain relevant till 202 along with the AM4 platform. It will be interesting to see what kind of performance boost AMD Zen2 will have to offer.
Let us know what you think about the major increase in the AMD CPU market share.