Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Jul 2017 10:10 UTC

AMD has reportedly gained 10.4 percentage points of CPU market share in the second quarter of 2017. This makes it the largest x86 CPU market share gain in the history of the Sunnyvale, California based chip maker against its much larger rival Intel.

The data is courtesy of PassMark's quarterly market share report, which is based on the thousands of submissions that go through the database in any given quarter. It's important to note that because PassMark's market share data is based on benchmark submissions it counts actual systems in use, rather than systems sold. It also does not include consoles or any computer systems running operating systems other than Windows.

With AMD's Ryzen processors being the new hotness right now, I'd indeed expect benchmarking sites to get more Ryzen submissions, even if it's not a 10% market share swing in favour of AMD. That being said, it's clear that AMD is having an impact right now, and as consumers, we should welcome this.

I do dislike the fact that the chart only has two lines to show. We'd be better off with more than just two x86 chip makers, but alas.

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RE[4]: is this actually true?
by Fergy on Tue 4th Jul 2017 20:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: is this actually true?"
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For gaming Intel is still better. Just about though.

Intel has slightly better IPC and slightly higher clocks. But for gaming a 4 core is the minimum. Not for every game but at least 50% of the new games. You want 4 real cores.

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It ultimately depends what sort of game it is. The minimum requirements on Steam are more suggestions these days than anything else.

Edited 2017-07-04 21:31 UTC

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