AMD Achieves the Highest CPU Market Share In Over a Decade
According to a new report, AMD has managed to achieve its highest CPU market share since the Athlon 64 days, which was over 14 years ago.
Intel and AMD are still the dominant players in the processor market.
Mercury Research conducted an analysis of the x86 market. This market consists of custom silicon CPUs that are found in Xbox X/S and consumer desktop processors.
AMD is not seeing any improvements across the board.
The x86 desktop CPU market share has dropped due to the continuing chip shortage.
AMD may have chosen to concentrate on its console and mobile processors to allow Intel to fill the gap left in the desktop sector.
“In today’s capacity-constrained market the suppliers must choose which segments to manufacture products for. In Q2 it seems that AMD traded desktop production for more mobile, console, and desktop CPUs while Intel traded lower-end mobile CPUs to increase their desktop processing power,” stated Dean McCarron of Mercury Research.
Although it may seem odd, the decision is not without merit. Only 24% of Mindfactory’s desktop CPU sales last month were Intel Core processors.
Although AMD is nowhere near beating Intel or even meeting it in the middle, these past few years have been the most successful the company has seen since 2007. Its greatest success still remains in the Athlon 64 days, when in the fourth quarter of 2006, AMD held a 25.3% x86 CPU market share.
AMD will be able to surpass its 15-year old record.
AMD will respond next year by releasing Zen 4 which will require a new socket, thus a new motherboard.