AMD CPU marketshare climbs to 10.6 percent

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 06 2018 @ 11:03 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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AMD is still far from its glory days, but thanks to the Zen architecture it finally has a shot at reclaiming marketshare. This is a slow process though, despite Ryzen hitting the market in February 2017 the company is barely back in the double-digit marketshare range.

A new report from Mercury Research reveals AMD held 10.6 percent of the x86 processor market in Q3 2018, up from 9.1 percent in Q2 2018 and 7.5 percent in Q3 2017.

AMD's desktop marketshare is now 13.0 percent, up from 12.2 percent in Q2 2018, while laptop marketshare is 10.9 percent, compared with 8.8 percent in Q2 2018.

The rest of the market belongs to Intel, which is currently struggling to bring enough CPUs to the market to meet demand - as the chip giant's 14nm capacity is fully utilized. There are no figures about the x86 server market, AMD aims to attack Intel with its EPYC line but at the moment the latter still has a marketshare of around 99 percent.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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