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AMD reportedly set to capture 30% of CPU market this year

By midian182 · 8 replies
Sep 27, 2018
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  1. The report comes from Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, whose sources say AMD’s CPU market share is set to jump from its current 20 percent to 30 percent in Q4 2018, thereby giving the company its biggest slice of the pie since Q4 2007, when it was at 31.8 percent.

    The report gives several reasons as to why AMD might start increasing its CPU sales. The firm’s change in manufacturing strategy–it’s moving away from Globalfoundries and has handed 7nm GPU and CPU development to TSMC—is said to improve chip yields and reduce costs. The move has boosted AMD's share price and is expected to help it compete against Intel.

    Speaking of Intel, it seems Chipzilla’s recent problems are giving AMD a boost. We know that the company is delaying mass production of 10nm (Cannon Lake) processors until next year. Combined with Intel's shortfall in its 14nm CPUs, which is pushing up prices and reducing availability, more PC manufacturers are turning to AMD’s processors, especially as Ryzen continues to offer excellent value for money and has no similar manufacturing issues.

    DigiTimes writes that Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Gigabyte Technology, and ASRock have all increased production and shipments of products containing AMD chips, helping the company catch up on Intel. Its recent Epyc series of processors have also been well-received by the server processor industry, with Baidu, Dell, HP, and several others adopting the enterprise CPUs.

    Competition in any market tends to be good news for consumers, especially in those where one company often dominates. We’ll just have to wait and see how much AMD can take advantage of Intel’s current troubles.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,298   +2,762

    The market that's flying by? They must have acquired some large nets for it. I personally do not know anybody in the IT who owns an AMD product these days.
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,263   +1,717

    The iMacs at my workplace have AMD GPUs in them :D As for CPUs, it will be a while until you see better adoption in such markets.

    On the more mainstream side, I've seen a lot of people building new PCs with Ryzen in them. the R5 2600 seems to be much cheaper than the i5 8600 right now in my region 240$ vs 310$ - tax included (although it seems the 2600x has some stock issues and is more expensive than normal).
  4. avioza

    avioza TS Addict Posts: 182   +132

    I have been recommending Ryzen to all my clients and friends and just built a system around the 2700x for myself last month.

    Massive improvement in Blender modeling and rendering.
  5. erickmendes

    erickmendes TS Evangelist Posts: 549   +239

    Prebuild PCs and mobile (laptops), that's the answer.
  6. Abraka

    Abraka TS Addict Posts: 176   +54

    Excellent. Time for Intel to be punished for their crimes. Like adding 11 huge security holes to their spying-crappy-hardware. What's their company logo?

    "Spying people all over the world for the last 15 years".

    Drop in sales is not enough. They should be fined in billions for opening those security holes. And someone in the company should be imprisoned for those crimes. Those people are basically traitors.

    Someone has ordered to the engineers to create and keep open those holes for so many years. Because sure as hell all of them weren't just "mistakes". The only mistake was that someone has discovered and published them. For the whole world to see what kind of spying crapware is Intel selling.
    HardReset likes this.
  7. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,479   +1,670

    Professional IT wont switch over for a few years at least. They will wait and see if AMD proves their support and consistent product releases.

    That being said, we have a couple hundred new ryzen laptops from lenovo, and they perform WAY better then the FX laptops we had before. Ive seen a lot of home builders going with ryzen, and ryzen laptops have started popping up lately. I also saw an EPYC server in the wild this week.

    AMD is coming back, the recovery is starting off slowly. But their sales dont lie, people are buying ryzen.
    HardReset, Agnomen and JaredTheDragon like this.
  8. Vulcanproject

    Vulcanproject TS Evangelist Posts: 667   +888

    TSMC 7nm Zen 2 maybe April 2019 will be the game changer for many people I feel. AMD will have a process lead over Intel. A process lead! It's been WELL over 10 years since AMD had process parity, let alone a lead!

    With the lack of an equivalent 10nm response from Intel then AMD will almost certainly make big gains in the market. They can knock out 6 or 8 cores cheap and with higher clocks than seen before from Ryzen.

    AMD literally need just a 5 percent IPC improvement and a 10 percent clock speed gain from Zen 2 (both should easily be within reach) and they will have an answer for every Intel part available during all of 2019.
  9. Abraka

    Abraka TS Addict Posts: 176   +54

    Yeah, but then NSA and other similar agencies will just target AMD and force them to open 10 new security holes. In addition to the ones they have now.

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