AMD laptop CPU marketshare hits fresh all-time high of 20.2 percent

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 04 2020 @ 13:38 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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AMD shared some figures from a private Mercury Research CPU marketshare report. It's no surprise AMD is doing a lot better since the launch of its first-generation Zen processors. The company's marketshare has been steadily climbing as Intel keeps struggling to stick to its roadmaps.

The Mercury Research figures show AMD hit an overall x86 marketshare of 22.4 percent, the highest level since Q4 2007. Desktop processor marketshare hit 20.1 percent, a level not seen since Q4 2013, and laptop marketshare of 20.2 percent is an all-time high for AMD. There are no figures for the server market but the overall marketshare figure suggests AMD is doing really well in this market.

In the desktop market, AMD is primarily expanding its marketshare in the high-end section of the market:
Intel still insists it isn't receiving more competition than it expected, so perhaps the company has planned to cede market share across the board. Intel has also seen a drastic shift in its product mix to lower-priced desktop PC chips, implying that AMD's share gains are coming in the high-end margin-rich segment of the market. You can read more about that here. We also have additional comments from Dean McCarron of Mercury Research in each section below, and he confirms our assertion that AMD is expanding its share in the high-end of the desktop PC market.
AMD marketshare in Q2 2020

Via Tom's Hardware


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