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AMD Desktop Processor Market Share Now at 18.3%: Mercury Research

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Market intelligence firm Mercury Research published its findings on the x86 processor market towards the end of 2019, in which AMD has posted growth in all segments (not counting IoT or semi-custom). AMD held 18.3 percent of the desktop x86 processor market, according to the report. a 5-year high. The company's EPYC line of server processors face a more uphill battle against enterprises' entrenched brand loyalties to Intel. The company holds 4.5 percent of the server processor market, but growing 0.2 percent points versus the previous quarter, and 1.4 percentage points vs. the previous year. The last time AMD held such a market share in the server x86 processor market was in Q3-2013.

AMD's mobile processor market share may come as a surprise to some. According to Mercury Research, the company holds 16.2 percent of the mobile x86 processor market, which is almost as much as its desktop market. This is probably propelled by the popularity of AMD APUs and low-power CPUs in the cost-effective notebook market segments. AMD is now eyeing higher market segments with its Ryzen 4000 "Renoir" processors that make landfall this year. AMD is growing faster in the mobile space than desktop, with 1.5 percentage points growth in just Q4, and 4 percentage points year-over-year. AMD's mobile market share was this high back in Q2-2013. Mercury Research pins AMD's overall hold over the x86 market at 15.5%, averaged on all segments, minus semi-custom and IoT.



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No worries, I just ordered my motherboard. That market share will skyrocket once the motherboard arrives ;)
 

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Good job Lisa, good job AMD ! As a fan I'm very proud of what they've achieved.
 
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Well done AMD

With Zen 3 on the way and more 14nm++++++++++++++++ shenanigans to be vomited up, Intel should brace themselves for more painful kicks to the balls
 

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Well done AMD

With Zen 3 on the way and more 14nm++++++++++++++++ shenanigans to be vomited up, Intel should brace themselves for more painful kicks to the balls
Yes, when your opponent approaches 20% market share (5% in the more lucrative server market), you run for the hills.
AMD is living up to expectations after many years, but let's not lose perspective here.
 
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Yes, when your opponent approaches 20% market share (5% in the more lucrative server market), you run for the hills.
AMD is living up to expectations after many years, but let's not lose perspective here.
I agree. The AMD stuff is awesome, no doubt about it, but it wont make AMD share sky-rocking in few months. I think if this is to happen, it will take much longer for AMD to gain share and get close to Intel.
 
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amd needs a ati 9700pro moment again,

The performance and quality increases offered by the R300 GPU are considered to be one of the greatest in the history of 3D graphics, alongside the achievements GeForce 256 and Voodoo Graphics. Furthermore, NVIDIA's response in the form of the GeForce FX 5800 was both late to market and somewhat unimpressive, especially when pixel shading was used. R300 would become one of the GPUs with the longest useful lifetime in history, allowing playable performance in new games at least 3 years after its launch. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_R300_series
if they made a card that was 100% better then nvidia current, that would propel their stock and make the card useful for years to come like the 9700 did. dreams of course but never stop innovating and try to make a better product to the max capable. you want to beat your competition, this making mild changes is crap and gaining 20% over last/re-branding etc needs to end. msg to amd, bring out your inner ATI!
 
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I agree. The AMD stuff is awesome, no doubt about it, but it wont make AMD share sky-rocking in few months. I think if this is to happen, it will take much longer for AMD to gain share and get close to Intel.
First and foremost, AMD needs a way to manufacture this awesome 7nm stuff. :)
Or we may see 2-3 more generations of Zen+ (or backported Zen2/Zen3 backported) for the low-end products.

And while TPU's take on this is very optimistic, many commentators noticed that AMD's growth is slowing down. Is it because of supply issues or the DIY demand drying up? We'll see next year when AMD gets more 7nm fab volume.
 
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Next 2 years probably gain around 50% share. I mean Intel has nothing new on desktop until 2021.
 

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First and foremost, AMD needs a way to manufacture this awesome 7nm stuff. :)
Or we may see 2-3 more generations of Zen+ (or backported Zen2/Zen3 backported) for the low-end products.

And while TPU's take on this is very optimistic, many commentators noticed that AMD's growth is slowing down. Is it because of supply issues or the DIY demand drying up? We'll see next year when AMD gets more 7nm fab volume.
I think it's mostly a supply issue. But that alone will not mean AMD will be forced to rehash Zen. Designs can be updated, regardless of how much fab capacity you can secure (unless, of course, you happen to secure nothing).

The biggest hurdle I see is signing a contract with the likes of Dell and HP which can push lots of SKUs to enterprises. It's hard to do that when you have to compete for fabs.
 
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First and foremost, AMD needs a way to manufacture this awesome 7nm stuff. :)
Or we may see 2-3 more generations of Zen+ (or backported Zen2/Zen3 backported) for the low-end products.

And while TPU's take on this is very optimistic, many commentators noticed that AMD's growth is slowing down. Is it because of supply issues or the DIY demand drying up? We'll see next year when AMD gets more 7nm fab volume.
TSMC is up for the challenge i think. Besides, Zen1st will be gone and new will take its place. As grim as you make it sound and others commentators follow, I think AMD has a plan. Chiplets are not that big and there quite a lot of the in a wafer. I wouldn't worry too much.
 

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TSMC is up for the challenge i think. Besides, Zen1st will be gone and new will take its place. As grim as you make it sound and others commentators follow, I think AMD has a plan. Chiplets are not that big and there quite a lot of the in a wafer. I wouldn't worry too much.
I'm pretty sure AMD has a plan, but as von Moltke put it "no battle plan survives the encounter with the enemy".
Of course TSMC is up to the task, but Apple and virtually any ARM licensee want a piece of TSMC, too. I'm not saying it's something insurmountable, I'm saying it's what I believe is limiting AMD's growth today at least.
 
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This kind of gain in market share looks poor. AMD need to close their shop.
 

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This kind of gain in market share looks poor. AMD need to close their shop.
That's for investors to decide. And some investors trusted AMD during their darkest days.
 
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Ryzen keeps on rising
 
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Meanwhile, in a market segment that actually matters (server), AMD's marketshare has seen very little growth. AMD has stated their target for this market is to have 10% marketshare by next quarter. This is just simply not going to happen. Slow growth is the name of the game in this market.

Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amd-reportedly-targeting-10-market-202653372.html

Before all the fanboys get their panties in a twist, just because I'm saying this doesn't mean I want it to happen, I'm just telling the truth. I actually want AMD to have success in all markets, and if the server hardware refresh date of the organization I work for were coming up soon, I would absolutely push for Epyc-powered systems. Alas, we still have another 3 years left on our current production servers, so who knows what the competitive environment will look like at that time.
 
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I wanted to upgrade... but i seems to be playing late 90's and early 2000s games only these days.

Sooo ye, not seeing a reason to upgrade for now. If i do or something breaks down, it will be AMD though.

I like cheese, but too much swiss cheese get's boring ;) (if you get the joke)
 
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What are you smoking? I want some.
I dont smoke. AMD is creating problem in semiconductor market with this piss poor market share. So AMD need to get out.
 
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I dont smoke. AMD is creating problem in semiconductor market with this piss poor market share. So AMD need to get out.
Ok, are you trying to channel the inane sentiments of people who said the same, & worse, just a few years back or what?
 

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Get out of Semiconductor business.
For what reason, so you're saying you'd rather not have a choice? Sounds like communist thinking. You need your head examined.

I dont smoke. AMD is creating problem in semiconductor market with this piss poor market share. So AMD need to get out.
Actually they aren't causing a problem.
 
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I still just don get it, why Nvidia GPU owners and Fanboys get bothered when AMD CPUs do well?
 

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I still just don get it, why Nvidia GPU owners and Fanboys get bothered when AMD CPUs do well?
What in this thread leads you to believe anyone (but Shroom) is bothered by AMD's success?
 
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