AMD Takes Meaningful Market Share From Intel’s CPU Division
AMD fell behind Intel in the CPU market years ago. Part of the problem included AMD’s CPUs were slower and less powerful compared to the Intel counterpart. Fast forward to today, AMD’s Ryzen CPU are on par with Intel’s CPUs but cost half as much in some cases. The improved performance from AMD and the substantially lower prices, lead to an increase in market share. AMD gained 2.2% market share while Intel lost a small amount. The last time the market share increased any meaningful amount was back in 2012.
The data comes from PassMark’s research. The data comes from benchmarks that are submitted to the research firm. This means it’s counting CPUs in use rather than CPUs sold to either reseller or directly to consumers. It also indicates the data doesn’t include game consoles or any computer running an operating system other than Windows. The data at the moment doesn’t mean much for AMD. The uptick could come from everyone rushing to test and give the new CPUs and GPUs a spin.
AMD is trying to claw back market share from Intel
Intel always lead the market, but this doesn’t always mean Intel will lead. Intel is struggling with the new Ryzen line. The CPUs cost much less than the Intel versions. A lot of this is due to the fact there was little to no competition from anyone else. Intel could charge as much or as little as they wanted, which they did. The highest end Intel CPU is outrageously priced when compared to the new top end Ryzen CPU. If Intel doesn’t respond quickly to the new Ryzen line, they’ll have a big problem on their hands. At the same time, Intel is found in every desktop and laptop around these days.
Both companies need to worry about what ARM, and whether Windows and MacOS will transition to the lower cost and battery efficient processors. There is already steps taken from Windows to work with ARM chips through emulation of full desktop apps. MacOS also has rumors about ARM powered apps for background processes. Either way, AMD, and Intel are working to stay relevant.
Tell us in the comments below your thoughts! Do you think Intel will lose more market share because of the Ryzen AMD processor?