AMD and Intel have been battling for market share for years. Intel now seems to take the throne home after all.
That’s what researchers at John Peddie Research calculated. The market researcher this week shared the figures for the second quarter – with a strikingly rosy end for Intel. According to the report, Intel saw its market share in the CPU market increase by 23 percent in the past quarter. Competitor AMD, on the other hand, drops back in the charts by 5.3 percent, the analysts report.
23% memory CPU’s
Intel managed to do well in the second quarter. At the same time, the news is certainly not entirely positive. Chip manufacturers are still selling fewer processors than a year earlier. On an annual basis, the market researcher reports a 23 percent decline in CPU sales. The decline in desktop chips is the strongest, according to the analysts, at 25 percent. Laptops seem to be a little more popular. At the same time, the market for notebook chips also showed a decline of 22 percent.
John Peddie Research does speak of a cautious recovery in his report. In the second quarter, for the first time since the heyday in 2022, there was no further decline. Chip manufacturers even sold slightly more CPUs than in the first quarter of 2023. How the third quarter will turn out is still very uncertain. Analysts say they are cautiously positive. However, this does not mean that sales will increase again. However, manufacturers usually sell more PCs and laptops in the third quarter because of the start of the new academic year.
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AMD versus Intel
Intel will maintain its lead over AMD for the time being. Whether the manufacturer can further expand its lead this quarter depends mainly on AMD’s chip offerings. Intel was able to grow so quickly because of a gap in AMD’s offerings; a gap that is located in the budget segments. AMD is currently focusing on the more expensive price ranges, which now seems to be at the expense of sales numbers. Nevertheless, because – due to the economic situation – the demand for more expensive computers has fallen.
It is expected that the arrival of AMD’s 7040 processors for laptops can certainly drive AMD’s market share. It is then only a matter of waiting for options for cheaper laptops. Intel is hot on AMD’s heels, also in the high-end class. The Meteor Lake series for laptops should become widely available in the second half of the year.