AMD Notebook CPU Share Reaches All-Time High: Overall CPU Share Highest in 13 Years

AMD’s overall x86 CPU market has grown to a 13 year high of 22.4% as per the latest report by Mercury research. Both the desktop and notebook markets have seen considerable growth over the last few months, with the latter reaching an all-time high of 20.2%. The mobile CPU market grew by 0.3% this quarter and 5.5% on a yearly basis, leading the assault on Intel’s most coveted segment.

The desktop market saw relatively calmer increments, as both gamers and enthusiasts await the launch of the Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 CPUs on the 5th of November. The desktop CPU market grew by 0.9% sequentially and 2.1% compared to the same period last year. This is the higher share AMD has held in this segment since Q4 2013.

The x86 client share grew by 0.5% this quarter, and 4.3% on a yearly basis, the highest since the second quarter of 2011. Both the notebook and desktop markets have grown consecutively over the last 12 quarters, showing remarkable consistency.

AMD’s overall x86 CPU share reached 22.4%, an increase of 4.1 share points quarter over quarter (QoQ), and 6.3 share points year over year (YoY). This is the highest shares have been over the last 13 years. The last time the overall x86 market crossed this mark was back in the last quarter of 2007.

According to Mercury, AMD also gained QoQ and YoY in the x86 server market. AMD utilizes a server-specific TAM of roughly 20 million CPUs, based on IDC data. The report will be published once IDC’s Q3 2020 data is available.

Source: Press Release


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