AMD Server CPU Market Share To Blast Past 10% by 2020 – Strong EPYC Lineup To Further Boost Share In The Coming Years
AMD has had an absolutely fantastic journey with their Zen-based EPYC processors so far, not only bringing them back in the server space but giving their rivals sleepless nights. AMD's journey is far from over but it looks like the company would soon be achieving their first milestone in the server CPU market share.
AMD EPYC Server CPU Market Share All Set To Blast Past 10% in 2020 - Strong Demand For 2nd Generation EPYC Continues
In a report published by DigiTimes, it is stated that AMD is expected to break the 10% server CPU market share by 2020. Now 10% doesn't seem significant but you have to keep in mind that AMD started from 0% market share when they launched their first-generation EPYC processors back in 2017. If AMD can manage to take their server share up to 10% and beyond by 2020 then it would put more pressure over Intel's Xeon lineup.
AMD's second-generation EPYC server processors have landed significant orders from major IT players such as Dell, IBM, and Nokia recently, with the chip vendor standing a good chance of gaining more than 10% of the server market by the end of 2020, according to market observers.
AMD has definitely secured a lot of orders and deals for their 2nd Generation EPYC processors and some upcoming supercomputers are already expected to make use of their next-gen EPYC lineup. The performance efficiency and just the overall number of cores and threads you get on the AMD EPYC processors is making several big players shift over to EPYC which could result in AMD hitting that 10% share earlier than expected.
If you recall back in June 2018, Intel's Ex-CEO, Brian Krzanich had stated that it's their job to not let AMD capture 15-20%. However, in less than three years, AMD has amassed a reasonable market share for server CPUs which is continuously growing. As of right now, market observers are stating that AMD has a server CPU market share of over 5%. AMD's official numbers for Q2 2019 showed a market share of 4.8% but 2nd Generation EPYC wasn't available at that time. So if one generation of EPYC alone can hit around 5%, then the 2nd Generation, which obviously is much better and has way more orders than 1st generation 'Naples' chips would most definitely exceed 10% with ease.
One of the biggest advantage that EPYC Rome processors will have over Intel parts is that they will be socket compatible with EPYC Naples so all of those vendors who have been using Naples would get drop-in compatibility for AMD next-gen 7nm EPYC Rome processors on day one. AMD had also announced their Zen 4 EPYC lineup which is now in-design and will be known as "Genoa".
AMD looks to be in a really good position with their EPYC server processors, even more so than their desktop and mobility portfolios. If everything runs smoothly for AMD and their long-term Zen roadmap in the years to come, we can see them dominating all sectors of the CPU market again. AMD's EPYC Rome has already secured major deals with Amazon (AWS) and will also be providing 7nm Rome processors to power the Atos BullSequana XH2000 Supercomputer while a future-generation EPYC line would be powering the Frontier Supercomputer that is being built by U.S. Department of Energy and aiming deployment in 2021.