Intel is doing pretty well since the launch of the 12th Gen Alder Lake processors. In the desktop CPU market, Team Blue has, for the first time in nearly two years, managed to beat AMD. This applies to the German market (Mindfactory), Japanese market (BCN), and PassMark’s latest figures. Let’s have a look at the three individually. Starting with PassMark, it’s important to note that these figures only represent enthusiast sentiments as it’s a benchmarking application at the end of the day.
Regardless, the desktop market chart strongly correlates with AMD’s resurgence in 2019. Team Red started gaining share with the launch of the 1st Gen Ryzen processors, leveling with Intel in the first half of 2020, briefly beating it the same year, and then once again, falling behind after the launch of the Alder Lake-S processors.
The BCN rankings from Japan indicate that Intel now controls three-fourths or 74% of the desktop CPU (DIY) market. These figures come from the primary retailers and etailers in the country which represent 40% of the Japanese PC market.
Intel initially routed AMD back in May 2021, strengthening its position with the launch of the 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S processors. With the rollout of the Alder Lake parts, Intel’s lead has grown to 74%, the highest since early 2020.
Similar sentiments can be felt in the Western markets. In Germany, Intel’s CPU market share is about to hit 50% at Mindfactory for the first time in over two years. Intel’s Core i7-12700K is the chipmaker’s leading offering, snatching the top positions from its Ryzen rivals at pretty much every retailer.