Now this is some good press for AMD! For the first time in over 10 years AMD is starting to take back some of the CPU market share from Intel. This is of course thanks to the release of their new Ryzen processors.
This quarterly market share report comes from PassMark, which is based off thousands of submissions into their database each quarter. If we look at the graph we can see that in 2006 AMD and Intel where pretty close, and then Intel took the uptick, while AMD’s market share went down. At the end of the graph we can actually see that while slight, there is an uptick in AMD’s share and Intel’s goes down.
The difference is only about 2%, but this is a big deal, considering it is the first time this has happened in over 10 years. Ryzen 7 CPUs sold like crazy when they were released, actually selling completely out! It will be interesting to see the Q2 2017 results.