AMD CPU Market Share Reaches 14 Year High (PassMark): Desktop at 48%, Notebooks at 20%

AMD’s CPU market has continued to grow over the last several years, reaching new highs every month. As per PassMark’s latest figures, AMD’s overall CPU market share sits at 37.5%, the highest in the last 14 years. The last time AMD held a greater market share was in the last quarter of 2016 with a total share of 37.6%

Looking at the desktop CPU market, AMD has more or less leveled with Intel in the DIY market, with a share of 48% vs 52% for Intel. Ever since the launch of the Ryzen 3000 CPUs in 2019, Team Red’s share has significantly grown, going from just over 40% in Q1 2019 to 48% in Q3 2020.

The notebook market has also seen quite a bit of activity over the last two years, growing from 8.9% in Q1 2019 to 20% in Q3 2020. Nearly half of this increase can be attributed to the launch of the Ryzen 4000 based laptops (Renoir) earlier this year. They have allowed AMD to go from 13% to 20% in less than a year.

Finally, we have the server market which has largely remained unchanged over the last couple of years. That, or Passmark’s Database doesn’t see much activity in this segment.

With all that said and done, keep in mind that these figures represent the market trends rather than the total desktop shares. As PassMark is a benchmark service, it gives us an idea of the what users are purchasing across different time periods.


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