Q3 2020 Report: AMD welcomes new high processor market share since 2007

Although the Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor based on the new Zen 3 architecture won’t go on sale until November 5, Mercury Research’s Q3 2020 report shows that AMD is back to its peak in the processor market since 2007. In the desktop CPU market, for example, the company has achieved its highest share since 2013. In the client x86 market, AMD reached a new high since Q2 2011.

Q3 2020 Report: AMD welcomes new high processor market share since 2007

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While AMD delivered strong results, longtime rival Intel has just sparked strong investor disappointment, particularly in desktop processor sales.

But AMD’s share growth isn’t limited to the desktop market, which Intel has held for years as a mobile chip market, and AMD is also on the offensive with the Rye Dragon series of CPUs.

In addition, Intel will have a harder time recovering from the release of the anti-super Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 Series processor in game performance before the release of rocket Lake in Q1 2021.

Q3 2020 Report: AMD welcomes new high processor market share since 2007

(From: AMD)

Here are some key data shared by AMD:

The overall share of x86 processors reached 22.4%, up 4.1 percentage points month-on-month (up 6.3 percentage points year-on-year), the highest level since Q4 2007.

The share of x86 desktop processors (excluding the Internet of Things) reached 20.1%, up 0.9 percentage points month-on-month (up 2.1 percentage points year-on-year). With 12 consecutive quarters of growth, it has reached its highest level since Q4 2013.

The share of x86 mobile processors (excluding the Internet of Things) reached 20.2%, up 0.3 percentage points month-on-month (up 5.5 percentage points year-on-year). With 12 consecutive quarters of growth, it has broken the record of 19.9% set in Q2 2020.

The share of x86 clients (excluding the Internet of Things) has reached 20.2%, up 0.5 percentage points month-on-month (up 4.3 percentage points year-on-year), the highest since Q2 2011.

The desktop PC market share reached 20.1%, which, along with 12 consecutive quarters of growth, was the highest since Q4 2013.