Intel had dominated the CPU market for quite some time, however, things have changed with the launch of AMD Ryzen CPUs and APUs as AMD has started to gain back market share and the company expects to raise AMD market share levels back to the levels of the early 2000s when Athlon64 was the go-to CPU for consumers.
Recently, AMD held the one year anniversary of its Ryzen CPUs and APUs and during the event, Jim Anderson, SVP and GM of Computing and Graphics at AMD, revealed company’s near-term plans to increase AMD market share to the level of the early 2000s back when AMD had the market leadership due to Athlon64 processors.
He added that “I don’t see any reason we can’t get back to historical share levels that AMD has enjoyed in the past.”
With the launch of AMD Ryzen, it seems that the company will be able to actually achieve its goal with Intel processors being vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown exploits and Ryzen offering better performance.
Furthermore, AMD is expecting 60 new AMD Ryzen based products from different OEMs in 2018. This will open up the company to a $10 billion market to grow into aside from the $9 Billion desktop CPU market.
Speaking of AMD, the company has rolled out Radeon Adrenalin Edition 18.3.2 which brings up to 7% performance boost to Final Fantasy 15 PC.
Not only that, it also eliminates a known issue for the game which is minor stutter in the game while there are particle effects in play in the scene.
Also, AMD Raven Ridge doesn’t support Windows 7 at all. According to the report, AMD Raven Ridge doesn’t support Windows 7 probably “due to ACPI issues in the BIOS”.
Do you think AMD will be able to reach the same level of market share as it had in the early 2000s? Let us know in the comments.