We know that AMD has recently gone from being in the shadow of Intel to being a true competitor. AMD’s popularity has increased by 50% in the past two years, according to the European Hardware Association (EHA). When asked about the next-generation desktop processors they plan to buy, 10,000 respondents said they preferred AMD, with 60 percent choosing AMD over Intel.
“AMD has gained a lot of momentum in the field of enthusiasts over the past three years,” said Koen Crijns, President of EHA. With the Ryzen family of CPUs, AMD eliminates lingering performance gaps while providing a high price/performance ratio. “AMD is gaining popularity among Pc enthusiasts in Europe. In a similar 2018 survey, 40 percent of respondents preferred AMD. In another survey conducted in May this year, the figure was as high as 50 per cent. In recent months, European consumer preference for AMD processors has soared from 50 per cent to 60 per cent, as can be explained by AMD’s launch of the latest 3rd-generation Ryzen desktop processor.
AMD also has a share of graphics, with 72.8 percent of GeForce graphics selected in the EHA survey, while AMD’s share has grown from 19 percent to nearly 23 percent in the past six months. In addition, the survey showed that almost everyone who liked AMD graphics cards used them with AMD’s CPU products, with the Intel CPU-AMD graphics portfolio accounting for only 2.9% of the results. AMD products are not only popular in Europe, in Amazon’s list of America’s best-selling CPUs, eight of the top 10 are dominated by AMD processors.