With the launch of AMD’s new Zen3, AMD and Intel are once again back to a 1:1 starting line in the global desktop CPU market. AMD now has a 50.8% share of the desktop CPU market, while Intel only has a 49.2% share. The last time AMD led Intel in the desktop CPU market was in the first quarter of 2006, but only by virtue of a 53.9 percent share for one quarter.
This success is confirmed in various statistics. The PassMark benchmark database, for example, shows an unprecedented situation. AMD’s popularity is now higher than Intel’s. This is a big step because Intel has dominated the processor market since at least 2014.
The introduction of Ryzen processors in 2017 is the origin of this impressive conquest. Within three years, the brand has managed to become number one in the multicore performance segment. Thanks to Ryzen’s success, its market share jumped to 50.8%, surpassing Intel’s, which now stands at 49.8%. Please note that we are only talking about the PassMark community here. It is not possible to generalize this ranking to the world market level. For example, under Steam, although AMD is on the rise, Intel remains the #1 choice.
PassMark shows that AMD still has big missions ahead. While growth in the desktop segment is a real success, Intel is still far ahead in other areas.
AMD’s market share in the notebook segment is 17%, but only 1.1% in the server segment.
In the mobile market, Intel has temporarily stabilized the situation with its 11th generation Core, and although its share is down compared to its strongest days, it is still far ahead of AMD, but AMD has almost pulled Intel back to the level of a decade ago with its Renoir.
Finally, AMD’s total market share in all segments is 38.2%. The curve clearly shows a recovery since 2017…the year Ryzen was introduced.