Now that AMD has suffered a setback in its recent rivalry with Intel in announcing the latest quarterly figures, there is now good news for the hardware maker: According to research by Mercury Research (via ComputerBase), AMD was able to recover at the expense of Intel once again increase its own shares of the x86 CPU market.
Compared to the previous quarter, the manufacturer increased the market share for x86 processors in the desktop, notebook and server segments by a total of 1.5 percent to 10.6 percent. Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase of 3.1 percent.
While AMD's share of the desktop market is currently the largest by far, rising by 0.8 percent to 13 percent compared to the second quarter, the notebook segment saw its highest growth at 2.1 percent to 10.9 percent. On the other hand, there are no exact numbers of the server shares.
If you take a much closer look at the sales figures in October 2018 at the online retailer Mindfactory, which once again analyzed the Reddit user ingebor, AMD is even better compared to Intel: AMD achieves 71 percent of the number of CPUs sold and Intel only 29 percent, with sales in euros, there are still 59 percent for AMD and 41 percent for Intel.
This is obviously the high prices noticeable that currently have to be paid for Intel's current processors such as the Core i7 8700K. At the same time, Core i9000 CPUs with up to eight cores, such as the Core i9 9900K, are not only more expensive, but also poorly deliverable.
Regardless, AMD is working on new processors based on the Zen 2 architecture, which could provide further impetus. According to current rumors, the first 7nm chips produced clearly exceed the manufacturer's previous expectations. The new Ryzen CPUs are expected to hit the market in 2019.
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