AMD DIY CPU Shares Quadruple in Japan in the Last 3 Years: 16% to 67%, Intel Sinks to 32%

Despite Intel’s 10th Gen launch, AMD’s CPU market remains strong. European countries like Germany and the Netherlands are especially Red-centric regions. In the East, Japan and Korea also heavily favor AMD’s products. The latest reports suggest that retail Ryzen CPU shares in Japan have quadrupled in the last three years. Around the time the Zen architecture was launched, (back in June 2017), AMD was clinging to just 16% of the market.

Intel, on the other hand, held an absolute majority with an 83.9% share. With the advent of the Ryzen processors, things began to nudge in AMD’s favor. By the time the Ryzen 3000 CPUs were launched in July 2019, Team Red’s share had soared to 68.6%. Even after the Comet Lake-S launch in May, things haven’t changed by much.

On the 18th of May 2020, the Ryzen shared were pegged at 67.4% while Intel’s had plummeted to 32.6%, nearly a third of what it used it be. Keep in mind that these are the retail CPU figures (mainly DIY) and don’t include the pre-built OEM market. However, from the figures we’ve seen, even the OEM market is shifting towards AMD’s Ryzen APUs. The upcoming Renoir desktop launch will only solidify that.



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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