More bad news for Intel as AMD is reportedly making great progress in a key market. That being said, AMD is now eating deep into Intel’s lead in the server CPU market.
More Bad News for Intel As AMD Is Reportedly Making Great Progress in a Key Market
Recent projections from mercury research show that AMD is set to continue its hot run in the server processor market, thus eroding the lead by Intel more and more.
The analysis of the company suggests that AMD has increased its server CPU market share to 13.9% this same quarter thus making it a 13th consecutive timeframe of growth. And as per Toms Hardware, the latest quarterly gain is potentially the biggest on record for AMD. This is therefore suggesting that the momentum behind the company lines of EYPC chips is only growing.
Is Intel Facing Hard Times?
The company at the moment is going through a rough path although the return of Pat Gelsinger to the role of CEO of the company last year did appear to breathe new life into the company. Intel back in July published a dismal quarterly earnings report. The report highlights a lowlight of which was a 22% drop in its revenue year-on-year. The performance was so bad that Gelsinger even had to take to Twitter to issue a public apology.
He wrote “This quarter’s results were below the standards we have set for the company and our shareholders. We must and will do better.”
Traditionally, the server CPU market has been a stronghold for Intel whose Xeon chips have dominated all sub-sectors practically ranging from cloud to HPC. The rollout of team blues’ next-generation processors, codename Sapphire Rapids however has been slowed down by delays. The launch was originally scheduled for 2021. That being said, the new server chips are now expected to come to the market sometime in the first quarter of 2023.
AMD Has Grown From Strength To Strength with Its High Core Count EPYC CPUs
AMD however has grown from strength to strength with its high core count EPYC CPUs thus eating deep into the lead of Intel significantly.
The imminent introduction into the market of Nvidia and as well as the rise of arm-based chops that is built by hyperscaler such as AWS only will ratchet up the level of competition that is among sellers and also the pressure on Intel.
AMD’s Head of EMEA Sales, Roger Benson in a Q&A with TechRadar Pro
AMD’s head of EMEA sales, Roger Benson in a Q&A with TechRadar Pro last month highlighted the strategy of the company seizing an even longer take in the market in the months and years ahead.
“Having successfully established AMD EPYC in HPC and cloud, we are now accelerating in mainstream enterprise IT and telecommunications, “he cited.
“In enterprise, we have seen customers embrace AMD EPYC servers for software-defined storage and virtualization, and now we see customers increasingly using our products in database and analytics solutions. And in telco, customers are certifying AMD EPYC servers for core network solutions and going forward in the 5G era, we expect edge server solutions will come as well.”
“We are working with customers to provide the right compute engine for the right workload in their data centers. AMD’s 4th generation EPYC processors will continue this path for our next generation.”