AMD has been regaining x86 ground since the launch of its Ryzen processors in 2017, and in 2021 even recorded its highest share of x86 processors ever, surpassing its peak in 2006.
AMD is not resting on its laurels, however,There are also ominous signs in the competition with Intel now that AMD's Yes slogan is cooling, allowing Intel to retake the x86 processor market.
Passmark has also released CPU market share reports for AMD and Intel. They are graphic only, without detailed text analysis, but you can already see recent trends, especially in Q1.
In the total CPU share, AMD achieved the highest 39.7% record in Q3 2021, which is already 4:6 with Intel,But it has been falling in the last two quarters, to 34.3% in the year to Q1, with Intel widening the gap with 65.6%.
Why did AMD's share slip? According to Passmark, AMD's share of the server market, which has been growing in notebook processors, has slipped slightly, and the main problem is desktop processors.
In the desktop business, AMD's share has been falling, from 41.5% in Q1 to 58.5% for Intel, which has regained ground.
Why is that? This problem has been analyzed before, on the one hand, it is AMD's own problem, on the other hand, it is Intel's new 12 generation Core problem.
After the second half of 2020, an important factor that caused AMD to decline was the release of Ryzen 5000 processor. The performance was very good at that time, but the price of Ryzen 5000 was raised, and the threshold of supporting AM4 platform was also very high, and there was no low-end model, Ryzen 5 5600X was more than 2000. These factors prevent the Ryzen 5000 from quickly occupying the market.
And for more than a year, as chip capacity has tightened,AMD's strategy is also to prioritize notebook and server supply, at the expense of desktop, so supply has been slow to catch up.
As for Intel, Rayeon 5000 series was no problem against 10 and 11 generations of Core, but the 12 generation of Core released at the end of last year is completely different, single-core and game performance back to the first, multi-core performance because of the size of the core architecture has a qualitative change, performance is very strong.
More importantly, Intel has the advantage of production capacity, 12 generation of Core I7, i5 affordable, the official also directly to the bulk of the increase in quality assurance, cost-effective, from AMD there to steal a lot of users.