AMD Conquers Nearly a Third of the x86 CPU Market, Crossing 30% Share for the First Time [Mercury]

AMD has managed to conquer over 30% of the x86 market, possibly for the first time in history. By the end of the second quarter (2022), Team Red controlled roughly a third of the CPU market with strong figures across all segments. Intel’s share, meanwhile, has shrunk from 90.5% last year to 86.1% the last quarter, a year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter decline of -4.4% and -2.3%, respectively.

The mobile processor market was where AMD really packed a punch. The chipmaker’s mobility market share grew by 5% year-over-year to (nearly) 25%, marking a growth of 2.3% quarter-over-quarter. The desktop market was slightly less grateful to AMD, still growing by 3.5% YoY and 2.2% QoQ to 20.5%. Intel’s desktop and notebook figures dropped to 79.4% and 75.2%, respectively.

Finally, coming to the high margin server segment, AMD’s share grew by 4.4% over the last year and 2.3% quarterly to 13.9% at the end of July 2022. Consequently, Intel’s server territory dried up to 86.1%, again, for the first time in the history of the x86 market.


Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.

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