AMD seems to be rather remarkable in the workstation market. In fact, according to data from Puget Systems (one of the most popular workstation providers), AMD’s Ryzen and Threadripper processors are the de-facto choices for most professionals at the moment. Sales data from June 2021 shows that roughly 60% of systems sold by Puget were powered by an AMD processor.
Just four years back, Intel had a complete monopoly in this (and most other) markets, with AMD on the brink of being non-existent. Although the Threadripper lineup was first introduced back in late 2017 with the 1900X, 1920X, and 1950X, AMD only started clawing its way back to parity in early 2020 with the launch of the 3rd Gen Threadrippers offering up to 64 cores for the first in the consumer market.
Towards the end of 2020, AMD has split the HEDT market into two equal halves, with Threarippers and Ryzen chips controlling one and the Core i9 Extreme Edition parts hanging on to the other. In early 2021, Team Red established control over the majority of the market, for the first time in like two decades. At the moment, Threadrippers account for over 60% of all workstations sold at Puget.
It’s worth noting that Intel has all but given up on this segment due to the sheer core advantage of AMD’s offerings. Intel can’t offer the same amount of cores (just yet) as its monolithic approach would result in negative profit margins. As such, AMD has also started to take it easy, with still no word on the Zen 3-based Threadrippers.
Source: Puget Systems