AMD's CPU sales move ahead of Intel in Japan

midian182

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The news comes from PC Watch Japan (via Hexus), which cites aggregated data from 24 resellers including Amazon Japan, BIC Camera, Edion and several physical stores. The publication writes that the recent surge in popularity of AMD’s chips has seen its CPU market share increase to 68.6 percent.

The data shows that AMD’s processors have been on the rise in Japan over the last year and a half. Back at the start of 2018, it took just 17.7 percent of the market, but last month it was up to 46.7 percent.

Following the release of the Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 chips this month, AMD reportedly took 68.6 percent of unit sales in Japan for the period between July 8 and July 14. PC Watch writes that part of this success is due to a “lack of supply of Intel CPUs,” a problem that AMD is also experiencing.

While AMD may be ahead in the desktop CPU market, it’s still lagging behind Intel when it comes to pre-built PCs and laptops, despite making large gains over the last seven months. In December 2018, team red’s share of pre-built systems in Japan was less than one percent; in June, it had reached 14.7 percent.

While AMD might be powering ahead in Japan, it’s not quite the same story in the US—yet. June’s Steam survey saw the company losing ground to Intel’s CPUs, but that was before the launch of the Ryzen 3000 chips, so expect this month’s results to be a lot more telling.

If you’re after a bargain, AMD’s first-generation Threadripper 1920X with its 12 cores and 24 threads is now available for $260.

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Cooe14

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Please stop referencing the "Steam Hardware Survey" as being an even remotely accurate way of measuring market-share, because as AMD had clearly explained recently, it totally isn't. All the faulty (thanks to internet cafes & other similar scenarios) S.H.S. numbers do is mislead & confuse people. Nvidia's ridiculous advantage in that survey is largely artificial (not that they aren't well ahead, because they are).
 

Danny101

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Good for AMD. Enjoy the flush of cash while you can, because Intel will most certainly leapfrog when their 10nm chips come out. At this point, they are on par with each other. Hopefully, AMD will have deeper pockets going forward to mount regular, timely challenges. Two equally competitive companies duking it is better for consumers.
 

Evernessince

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Good for AMD. Enjoy the flush of cash while you can, because Intel will most certainly leapfrog when their 10nm chips come out. At this point, they are on par with each other. Hopefully, AMD will have deeper pockets going forward to mount regular, timely challenges. Two equally competitive companies duking it is better for consumers.

From what I've heard from Intel, 10nm+ is where it's at and not 10nm.
 

texasrattler

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All those Ryzen 3rd gen issues aren't helping them. While fixes have and are incoming, it's a bad release overall.
Japan isn't any smarter they just hoped onto the bandwagon without waiting. Some of those players haven't been able to do much with those new procs due to all those issues.

As good as AMD procs are, Intel is benefitting from them still. AMD just keeps getting in their own way.
 

dirtyferret

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Please stop referencing the "Steam Hardware Survey" as being an even remotely accurate way of measuring market-share, because as AMD had clearly explained recently, it totally isn't. All the faulty (thanks to internet cafes & other similar scenarios) S.H.S. numbers do is mislead & confuse people. Nvidia's ridiculous advantage in that survey is largely artificial (not that they aren't well ahead, because they are).

Just because you find it difficult to understand a basic survey does not mean other educated people have such a problem.
 

wiyosaya

Posts: 5,718   +3,926
All those Ryzen 3rd gen issues aren't helping them. While fixes have and are incoming, it's a bad release overall.
Japan isn't any smarter they just hoped onto the bandwagon without waiting. Some of those players haven't been able to do much with those new procs due to all those issues.

As good as AMD procs are, Intel is benefitting from them still. AMD just keeps getting in their own way.
:facepalm:
 

Evernessince

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Japan is in the top 5 in the world when it comes to electricity price. It makes sense that AMD would move ahead there given Ryzen 3000's energy efficiency.
 

Markoni35

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Japan should use geothermal energy instead of nuclear. They are surrounded by volcanoes. That means that enormous quantity of geothermal energy is lying under their feet. But instead they are building nuclear power plants, which are proven to be dangerous.

The worst nuclear disaster of all times, worst than Chernobyl, happened exactly in Japan, in Fukushima. Wasn't that their cue to start phasing out nuclear power plants and switch to renewable and reliable and not-so-dangerous geothermal power plants. Which also don't require them to buy expensive fuel from Americans. Ah... wait... that's the problem...
 

wiyosaya

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Japan should use geothermal energy instead of nuclear. They are surrounded by volcanoes. That means that enormous quantity of geothermal energy is lying under their feet. But instead they are building nuclear power plants, which are proven to be dangerous.

The worst nuclear disaster of all times, worst than Chernobyl, happened exactly in Japan, in Fukushima. Wasn't that their cue to start phasing out nuclear power plants and switch to renewable and reliable and not-so-dangerous geothermal power plants. Which also don't require them to buy expensive fuel from Americans. Ah... wait... that's the problem...
(y) (Y)Best idea I've heard in a while. Look at Iceland as a shining example of geothermal.