Intel recovers share of the desktop processor market

Intel’s market share in desktop processors increased in the last quarter. In the overall processor market, however, AMD has improved significantly.

Intel’s market share in desktop processors exceeds 80% after a sharp drop last quarter

A few days ago, Mercury Research pointed out that AMD is growing strongly in the processor market. According to the market analysis firm, AMD had a 24.6% market share. This is very close to its all-time high of 25.2% market share, which was achieved in 2006. This growth is mainly driven by notebook processors.

While AMD’s growth in the processor market is solid, desktop processor share appears to be declining. According to Mercury Research, AMD’s share fell to 17% in the third quarter.

Mercury Research states that Intel’s share increased from 79.8% to 82.9%. This is an increase of 3.1%, a huge increase in a very short time.

The reason for AMD’s decline in desktop processor market share is scarcity. The pandemic and TSMC’s problems meeting demand are said to be the reason. AMD would have given preference to processors for notebooks, SoCs for Sony and Microsoft consoles, and EPYCs.

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Mercury Research points out that Intel 10th Gen and 11th Gen have sold very well. The fact that they were inexpensive and the performance was very good helped them. It is possible that AMD could lose further market share in desktop processors now in the fourth quarter when Intel Alder Lake-S is on the market.

Note that AMD is having an idyllic moment despite the decline in the desktop processor segment. It is very close to its all-time high.

What do you think about Intel regaining its share in the desktop processor segment despite AMD’s great momentum?