AMD Achieves Record x86 CPU Market Share In Q1 2022: Desktop & Notebook Segment Recovers, Server Share Now at 11.6%

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AMD has achieved another record quarter in terms of x86 CPU market share during Q1 2022 as reported in the latest figures by Mercury Research.

AMD Sees Record x86 CPU Market Share Growth in Q1 2022: Server CPUs Remains Strong, Desktop & Notebook Segment Recovers

From the numbers provided by Mercury Research, it can be seen that AMD gained +2.1 points over the previous quarter leading to a 27.7% market share this quarter. This brings AMD's current share to a record high against Intel which currently stands at a 72.3 % share but has been in a decline ever since AMD launched its Zen CPU architecture. Compared to the previous year, AMD achieved a +7.0 point jump (vs Q1 2021) over Intel which is undoubtedly impressive.

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"Lower shipments of low-priced entry-level CPUs and strong ramps of new mobile processors (Alder Lake CPUs for Intel and Barcelo and Rembrandt CPUs cores for AMD) resulted in much higher mobile CPU prices, which helped set the record client (combined desktop and notebook) average selling prices of $138, which were up more than 10 percent on quarter and more than 30 percent on year."

Dean McCarron (Mercury Research)

AMD Q1 2022 x86 CPU Market Share (via Mercury Research):

 Q1 2022Q4 2021Q3 2021Q2 2021Q1 2021Q4 2020Q3 2020Q2 2020Q1 2020Q4 2019Q3 2019Q2 2019Q1 2019Q4 2018Q3 2018Q2 2018Q1 2018
AMD Desktop CPU Market Share18.3%16.2%17.0%17.1%19.3%19.3%20.1%19.2%18.6%18.3%18.0%17.1%17.1%15.8%13.0%12.3%12.2%
AMD Mobility CPU Market Share22.5%21.6%22.0%20.0%18.0%19.0%20.2%19.9%17.1%16.2%14.7%14.1%13.1%12.2%10.9%8.8%N/A
AMD Server CPU Market Share11.6%10.7%10.2%9.50%8.9%7.1%6.6%5.8%5.1%4.5%4.3%3.4%2.9%4.2%1.6%1.4%N/A
AMD Overall x86 CPU Market Share27.7%25.6%24.6%22.5%20.7%21.7%22.4%18.3%14.8%15.5%14.6%13.9%N/A12.3%10.6%N/AN/A

Coming to segment-specific market share, the AMD Server and Mobile Division performed well with the Mobile segment-leading with a +0.9 point share which currently sits at 22.5% against Intel's 77.5%. This growth comes after a slight decline during the previous quarter. It looks like the Ryzen 6000 'Rembrandt' sales have helped the red team push its numbers significantly up during the first quarter of 2022 and will continue to improve throughout the year as global supplies normalize.

In the server segment, we saw a +0.9 point gain for a share that now sits at 11.6% versus Intel's still gargantuan 88.4% share. Finally, we have the desktop share where AMD saw the biggest growth of +2.1 points and sits at 18.3% compared to Intel's 81.7%. AMD recently introduced its Ryzen 5000 for the DIY segment in various mainstream and high-end options which should further help the chip maker push its number further up in the second quarter of 2022.

"Mercury Research captures all x86 server-class processors in their server unit estimate, regardless of device (server, network or storage), whereas the estimated 1P [single-socket] and 2P [two-socket] TAM [Total Addressable Market] provided by IDC only includes traditional servers."

The company has been facing severe supply constraints & while priority 7nm shipments are going towards EPYC and Ryzen mobile, the Ryzen desktop CPUs are still leading in terms of sales over at major retail outlets. But we have seen the global supply returning to normal since the start of 2022 with both CPU and GPU production getting increased.

At the same time, it looks like the high-end desktop CPU market has declined tremendously. A new report from Pugetsystems shows that AMD  Threadripper CPU sales and HEDT CPU sales in general are seeing a major decline. Intel hasn't launched a HEDT in several years while AMD's Threadripper family has been moved over to workstations, plus there's also the timed exclusivity with Lenovo in play which means that the DIY market gets the chips much later in their life cycle.

While Intel's Alder Lake CPUs have brought a heated competition within the desktop and notebook space, the server space remains a strong side for AMD which has been continuously advancing it with upgraded & enhanced solutions ever since the inception of the EPYC platform. AMD is expected to launch its first Zen 4 desktop & server chips later this year which will bring push the company's growth significantly.

News Source: Tomshardware

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