According to the latest numbers from Mercury Research, AMD had another record quarter in terms of x86 CPU market share in Q1 2022. According to Mercury Research, AMD increased their market share by 2.1 points over the previous quarter, resulting in a 27.7% market share this quarter. This boosts AMD’s market share to a new high, surpassing Intel’s 72.3 percent share, which has been on the slide since AMD released its Zen CPU design. AMD outperformed Intel by +7.0 points in Q1 2021 when compared to the previous year, which is impressive.
When it comes to segment-specific market share, AMD’s Server and Mobile Divisions did well, with the Mobile segment leading the way with a +0.9 point share of 22.5 percent, compared to Intel’s 77.5 percent. This increase follows a modest drop in the preceding quarter. It appears that sales of the Ryzen 6000 ‘Rembrandt’ helped the red team increase its numbers dramatically in the first quarter of 2022 and that this trend will continue throughout the year as global supplies stabilise.
In the server market, AMD saw a +0.9 point gain for a share of 11.6 percent, compared to Intel’s still massive 88.4 percent
Finally, AMD’s desktop market share increased by 2.1 percentage points to 18.3 percent, compared to 81.7 percent for Intel. AMD recently released the Ryzen 5000 for the DIY market, which comes in a variety of mainstream and high-end configurations, which should help the chipmaker increase its number in the second quarter of 2022.
Despite the fact that priority 7nm shipments are going to EPYC and Ryzen mobile, Ryzen desktop CPUs continue to lead in terms of sales at key retailers. However, since the beginning of 2022, we’ve seen worldwide supply return to normal, with both CPU and GPU production increasing.
At the same time, it appears that the market for high-end desktop CPUs has plummeted. According to a new analysis from Pugetsystems, AMD Threadripper CPU sales, as well as HEDT CPU sales in general, are on the decline. Intel hasn’t released a HEDT in years, while AMD’s Threadripper family has been relegated to workstations. There’s also the matter of Lenovo’s scheduled exclusivity, which means the DIY market will get the chips much later in their life cycle.
While Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs have sparked fierce competition in the desktop and notebook arena, AMD has been steadily improving the server space with improved and enhanced solutions since the EPYC platform’s birth. AMD is slated to release its first Zen 4 desktop and server chips later this year, which will considerably accelerate the company’s growth.