The European Hardware Association (EHA) has conducted an independent study which has revealed that AMD now ranks higher than Intel in the CPU space. According to the EHA 60% of European PC enthusiasts (in a sample of 10,000 respondents) favored AMD as their favorite manufacturer of CPUs and would choose any sort of system with an AMD CPU over and Intel one.
This is a big change from the same survey last year where AMD only held 40% of a similar sample’s preferred buying intention, and even more than the 50% shown in the same study in 2H2019. This survey also shows a slight increase in the perference for AMD’s graphics cards. In 1H2019 AMD cards had 19% preference, and now they are up to 23% in the latest study.
EHA chairman Koen Crijns had this to say about the results of the study…
“The last three years has seen AMD gain a lot of momentum in the enthusiast segment. With the Ryzen series of CPUs, AMD has eliminated any lingering performance gaps, while offering a great price/performance ratio. The surge in preference from 50% to 60% over recent months, can be explained by the launch of AMD’s latest 3rd generation Ryzen desktop CPU. Ryzen 3000 not only offers better performance under multi-threaded workloads, but also under lightly-threaded applications like PC games.”