AMD Ryzen is causing all sorts of trouble for Intel. Aside from giving tough competition to Intel, AMD is offering CPUs with higher core/thread counts and overall performance. That is the very reason AMD is slowly surpassing Intel and reportedly AMD Ryzen sold more than Intel CPUs for the month of July.
According to the latest stats from Mindfactory, AMD Ryzen CPUs sold more for the month of July 2018 compared to Intel. This is the first time since November 2017 that AMD CPUs have sold more than Intel.
As expected, AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and AMD Ryzen 5 2600X lead the sales for AMD CPUs and even Intel Core i7-8700K ales couldn’t even save Intel from being surpassed by AMD despite Intel selling a slew of it, even more than any single AMD CPU in July 2018.
Looking at individual CPU sales then Intel Core i7-8700K is the leader and combining the sales of Ryzen 7 2700X and AMD Ryzen 5 2600X doesn’t even come close to Intel Core i7-8700K sales.
Mid-range AMD Ryzen CPUs also performed well with Ryzen 5 1600 being the distinctive one. Also, Intel’s mid-range CPUs permed well too with Core i5-8400 leading them. Also, the margin is quite narrow between AMD CPU sales and Intel CPU sales.
This is hardly surprising since meltdown and Spectre exploits haven’t dome any favors to Intel on top of Ryzen offering CPUs and APUs with higher core/thread count and overall better performance.
Not only that, AMD has already caught and surpassed Intel in gaming and data center sectors of the CPU market.
This is according to CNBC’s Jim Cramer, who noted that Intel is no longer the dominating force in the CPU market as AMD has the right chips for data centers and gaming machines.
This is the first half of 2018 and things are looking good for AMD for the rest of the year. However, AMD is very confident for 2019 as CEO Lisa Su noted in the recent earnings call that AMD has a very competitive position in 2019.
The reason behind AMD being confident about 2019 is its 7 nm CPUs specifically the 7nm EPYC CPU. Lisa noted that AMD has already started to sample 7 nm CPUs with select customers in the second quarter of its fiscal year and these 7 nm AMD chips will be in the market by the end of 2018.
With everything considered, AMD’s future looks promising for itself and the consumers and Intel really needs to step up its game if it wants to compete with AMD Ryzen in the long term.
The delay in 10 nm Intel CPUs is also a factor why the consumers are moving towards AMD as 7 nm AMD CPUs will be in the market next year while Intel is still struggling with 10 nm.