AMD vs Intel Market Share

AMD has come out strong with their new Ryzen CPUs - at least in terms of press. The real numbers are what matter though and the question remains, "Have they taken away market share from Intel?" The truth is that since the Ryzen CPUs have launched, Intel has actually lost 8% of the market to AMD. While 8% may not seem like much, the slope is pretty dramatic, and there is a good chance that it will continue in that direction for a while longer. While Intel is still a huge elephant in the room, the mouse is making itself known and felt.

  • This graph counts the baselines submitted to us during these time period and therefore is representative of CPUs in use rather than CPUs purchased.
  • The Quarters are by the calendar year rather than financial. (i.e. Q1 starts January 1st)
  • Baselines can be submitted from anywhere therefore these are global statistics.
  • We do receive a small number of submissions of CPU types other than AMD and Intel however the percentage is so small as to make it not worth graphing. This combined with rounding off the percentages to 2 decimal places will account for each quarter not always adding up to exactly 100%.

Source: CPUBenchmark