For the first time in over 10 years, AMD is beginning to take back some of that glorious CPU market share pie from Intel - thanks to the release of their new Ryzen processors.
The latest quarterly market share report from PassMark, which is based on thousands of submissions that enter their database every quarter, AMD is making strides in CPU market share - even though it's a small uptick, it's a valuable one. You can see that the uptick is pretty large considering the slowly dwindling numbers from 2006, where AMD didn't really have anything worthwhile for consumers to buy in the CPU business.
Everything changed with Ryzen, and while a 2% increase isn't much - the new Ryzen 7 processors sold like hotcakes - selling out as soon as they hit. Keep in mind that AMD was also bottlenecked by AM4 motherboard availability, but we should begin to see all of this disappear as the weeks and months fly past - so the Q2 2017 numbers for AMD should be even more interesting.
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