AMD ahead of Intel for the first time in 15 years

The group AMD benefits from a homogeneous range of processors carried by the fine engravings of the Taiwanese founder TSMC and whose architectures progress significantly from one generation to the next.

L’architecture Zen 3 engraved in 7nm, in particular, has increased the CPI by almost 20% compared to Zen 2, giving the range Ryzen 5000 arguments against Intel’s Intel Core which still mostly have to deal with 14 nm engraving, like the Rocket Lake-S processors expected at the start of the year.

Over the past two years, AMD has thus been able to take advantage of Intel’s woes with its burning techniques and the resulting shortage of its processors to place its own CPUs and increase its market share in all segments, from laptop PC to processor for server. .

As the situation continued, what had to happen happened: on the follow-up of PassMark, AMD’s market share in desktop CPUs has surpassed that of Intel, i.e. 50,8% for the reds vs 49,2% for the blueprints at the opening of this first quarter of 2021.

Admittedly, the indicator does not reflect the totality of the market, but its extended monitoring period still makes it possible to observe an increase in AMD’s power that nothing seems to be able to stop for the moment.

The firm can still hope to gain ground over an interim period during which Intel will still have to rely on its 14nm engraving before being able to offer new 10nm configurations, including Alder Lake and its hybrid architecture, expected at the end of the year.

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