AMD’s increasing market share in the server sector boosts their AMD EPYC platform to record figures.
AMD EPYC increased its share to 8.9% in the first quarter of 2021
In the first quarter of 2021, the EPYC platform reached a market share not seen since 2006.
The data was released by Mercury Research (via CRN), which shared figures that AMD’s server CPU share reached 8.9%, up 1.8% from the previous quarter. Growth over the same period last year was 3.8%.
“This explains why AMD reported record server and client sales in its results, even though client units were down and server units are far from the company’s record shipments of 15 years ago,” Mercury Research’s Dean McCarron told CRN in an email.
AMD said it achieved double-digit server market share last year, but noted that this data was for single- and dual-socket servers, which is AMD’s primary focus, but that data did not include networking and storage servers.
The data corresponds to the second quarter of 2006 when Opteron processors were extremely competitive with Intel’s offerings in the server segment. Somehow, AMD is experiencing a second golden age in servers thanks to its EPYC chips, which are keeping Intel’s chips at bay.
AMD is preparing to launch the third generation of the fourth-generation Genoa EPYC.