The Red team is on a record-breaking streak as it has recently posted phenomenal revenue of $3.9 billion in Q2 2021. Compared to the same time period last year, this is an outstanding 99% year-over-year growth seen last quarter, thanks to its strong demand for CPUs, GPUs and obviously, consoles!
The company has inched towards a preferred gross margin of 50%; AMD has also earned $1.8 billion in profit, posting a strong 48% gross margin. This is up by 4% year-over-year and 2% higher than the 46%, which is posted at the end of the first quarter of 2021.
However, the biggest help that AMD got to skyrocket its revenues is from the sales of its server processors. While AMD has pulled nearly $3.4 billion in revenue, the personal computing and enterprise & embedded brought around $2.1 billion ad $1.3 billion revenue, respectively.
At the end of Q2, the total revenue grew by 12% sequentially, thanks to its improved Radeon 6000 series GPUs, which, even though it has stock issues, still helped AMD get this mark. Also, point to be noted that, as these new Ryzen 5000 series processors are quite pricier, the average selling prices (ASPs) for its processors has increased.
On top of that, you still have new Ryzen 5000 mobile processors in high demand in the laptop market. AMD’s record sales in EPYC server processors has helped a lot, and according to AMD, Q2 marked a “5th straight quarter of record server processor revenue, including demand for 2nd and 3rd Gen EPYC processors.”
Also, the revenue it gets by making custom silicon for consoles, both for PlayStation and Xboxes, have accounted for a great revenue in Q2, and AMD explains that demand grew both annually and sequentially. AMD is also optimistic about Q3 2021, expecting its gross margin to stay flat at 48%, posting $4.1 billion in revenue while posting overall revenue growth of 60% by the end of the fiscal year.