Despite a fall in the overall sales of Desktop CPU chips, AMD seems to fare better than its well-established competitor Intel.
AMD has increased its market share to 27.7% from 20.7% in the corresponding quarter last year, boasting a 7% increase in market share. This includes not only desktops but also server processors, laptop processors, and custom-built chips for consoles.
Although the market share of AMD is still low, Intel will be concerned about the aggressive growth of its competitors. AMD now has an 11.6% market share, which is twice its humble 5.1% share in 2020. What is even more impressive is the fact that AMD had little to no market share back in 2018.
The Epyc line of processors from AMD has created a storm in the market, with the new Milan-X chips flaunting huge performance bumps, 3D V-cache, and battery optimization, thereby reducing costs and ensuring longevity.
AMD will be pumped with their growth in the server industry, especially in their x86 shares, aided by providing chips for gaming consoles.
Another pertinent point is the precipitous drop in the sales of processors for desktops, which witnessed a sharp 30% fall. Bothe AMB and Intel witnessed a drop in sales but held fared much better.
Experts explain this phenomenon due to the excessive selling of CPUs, which was also dominated by intel. Alternatively, AMD now focuses more on the production of Epyc Chips, which bring in more money than desktop processors.
Another reason for a fall in desktop CPU might be due to factors like inflation, increasing electricity costs, and the pandemic that has kept any upgrades in hardware and sales afloat.