AMD’s Overall x86 CPU Share (by Units Sold) Reaches 22.5% in Q2 2021: YoY Gain of 4.2%, 1.9% QoQ Increase

AMD’s overall x86 CPU market share rose by +1.8% QoQ and +4.2% YoY to reach yet another all-time high of 22.5% according to figures provided by Mercury Research. Keep in mind that these figures represent the market share in terms of units sold rather than in terms of revenue which is a fair bit lower.

The bulk of this change came from the server market, where AMD gained 3.7% YoY and 0.6% QoQ, pushing the chipmaker’s share to nearly 10% for the first time since the days of Opteron. The Epyc Milan CPUs have been increasingly popular among cloud providers, most notably Google, Tencent, Alibaba as well as some lesser-known names such as Atos, Supermicro, Tyan. and QCT.

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Competition in the mobile segment was intense, but the company managed to increase its share by nearly 2% over the last quarter, with the yearly figures remaining largely flat.

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Finally, the desktop market saw Intel stretching its muscles, as AMD primarily focused on strategic segments (mobile, gaming notebooks, commercial, etc) as a result of the ongoing semiconductor shortages. As a result, the former’s Pentium, Celeron, Core i3, and i5 products were much more successful than AMD’s dated Zen 2 offerings in the same segments.

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