While Intel continues to dominate the CPU market, the gap between AMD and Intel has narrowed in recent years thanks to the excellent market performance of the Ryzen family of products. With the upcoming Ryzen 5000 Series CPU, AMD is expected to further eat into Intel’s market share during this year’s Christmas shopping holidays.
AMD’s total revenue hit a new high of $2.8 billion, up 56% from a year earlier, according to its latest earnings report released last week. AmD also confirmed in its earnings report that it will acquire Xilinx, a maker of field programmable logic gate arrays (FPGAs), for $35 billion.
AMD’s processor market share reached 37.3 percent in the third quarter, according to Statista’s distribution statistics. This is the highest level since the beginning of the survey period (beginning in 2012). Intel’s market share was 62.6 percent, the lowest in the same period.
In addition, according to Steam’s hardware and software survey, 25.79 percent of Windows gamers used AMD’s CPU in October, compared with 74.21 percent from rival Intel. Over the past five months (since June), Steam data has gradually tilted toward AMD.
Meanwhile, data from the benchmarking app PassMark is closer to Statista’s report. In the first quarter of 2020 (latest data), AMD’s total CPU market share was 36.3%, compared with Intel’s 63.7%.