Benchmarking utility shows AMD Ryzen rapidly stealing market share from Intel

PassMark figures reveal a nearly 10-percent rise in AMD’s share of CPUs being benchmarked compared to the end of 2016 — another sign that the chip maker’s latest performance PC chips have halted a long slide against its rival.

What a difference a year makes when it comes to the fortunes of AMD, the only real rival to Intel in PC processors, but one that was increasingly falling behind the market leader, especially in the profitable and influential high-end segment. An afterthought to performance PC buyers in 2016, AMD is back in the game in 2017 with the release of its warmly received Ryzen chip family, which delivers much of the power of Intel’s Core CPUs at a noticeably lower cost.

In the few months since the first Ryzen processors have been released, we’ve witnessed a few signs that AMD has succeeded in not only blunting but also undoing some of Intel’s massive sales advantage. Revenue figures for Q1 were stronger thanks to Ryzen, which offset AMD’s declining numbers in mobile and graphics chips, and the impact to the company’s bottom line should only increase as the firm rolls out its Ryzen Pro enterprise processor platform.

In the few months since the first Ryzen processors have been released, we’ve witnessed a few signs that AMD has succeeded in not only blunting but also undoing some of Intel’s massive sales advantage. Revenue figures for Q1 were stronger thanks to Ryzen, which offset AMD’s declining numbers in mobile and graphics chips, and the impact to the company’s bottom line should only increase as the firm rolls out its Ryzen Pro enterprise processor platform.

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