AMD has been focusing on the lucrative server market as of late, leaving the client segment to Intel’s hybrid core processors. The latest numbers from Mercury Research paint an interesting picture. Team Red’s desktop CPU share has increased since the Ryzen 7000 chips launched late last year. Meanwhile, the notebook processor share has plummeted, and the server market tanked in the second half of 2022.
An important point to note is that while AMD registered an individual market share of less than 20% across the three segments, its overall x86 share managed to cross 30%. Recently both Intel and AMD reported a poor first quarter, with Intel seeing a record drop in revenue while its Red rival reported its first loss in years.
We all thought the Ryzen 7000 CPUs were met with a mediocre reception, but these numbers indicate that the Zen 4 desktop chips have been a smashing success. Meanwhile, the notebook offerings have had a disappointing run despite being the center of attention.
AMD has renewed its focus on the notebook front, with many lineups planned for 2023 and 2024. These include the hybrid core Strix Point SKUs, Strix Halo, and Fire Range. All these parts are based on the Zen 5 core architecture, with a launch date in the second half of 2024.
We recently did a report on the CPU market by revenue. AMD has had much more luck on that front than its Blue rival. You can read that here.