The year 2022 was quite painful for chipmakers. The PC market saw a steep decline in revenue, while the data center didn’t see much activity either. Regardless of global trends, the industry had clear winners and losers. In the data center CPU market, AMD was by far the most successful chipmaker, with a yearly growth of 62%. On the other hand, Intel felt a drop of 16% in its data center CPU revenue in 2022.
The global data center CPU market’s revenue contracted by 4.4% YoY in 2022. AMD’s design wins consolidated its market share to 20%, nearly twice as much as the year before. Consequently, Intel lost 10 points as its data center market dropped to an all-time low of 70.77%.
The repeated delays in the launch of its 4th Gen Xeon “Sapphire Rapids” Scalable processors cost Intel dearly. AMD greatly benefitted from this rut as Epyc processors, namely Milan, Milan-X, and now Genoa, were embraced by cloud providers and server companies.
AMD’s Epyc Milan and Rome now account for 48.7% of the Processor Generation Performance Share of Top500.
Even though Intel is still the market leader, its market share loss points to AMD’s rising product portfolio and better performance over Intel. AMD surpassed Intel in market share growth in 2022. Intel suffered due to continued delays in releasing its next-generation product Sapphire Rapids, generationally comparable to AMD’s Milan, launched in 2021.Senior Research Analyst Akshara Bassi