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    AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    It is the first time this has happened in 15 years, according to PassMark testing data.
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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    Good on them, they have a great product.

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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    Very good, they are doing very well with their range, hope they keep it up for Zen 4 and above.

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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    So in the subset of people running the PassMark benchmark, which is probably dominated by enthusiasts who just built or upgraded a machine, AMD have hit 50% market share.

    Not quite what the title is saying, but it is an important subset and I think bodes well for AMD's future.

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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    Get ready for the Intel fanboy to come steaming in about how their overly expensive Intel CPU disguised as a heater is 2FPS faster despite costing more, needing a new motherboard due to yet another socket change and consuming three times more power. haha

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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    Great performance from AMD of late , depending on your stand point , offering a better product as a whole. The Corvid thing coupled with supply obviously affected by Corvid as well has had a major effect on things. Intels slightly better performance in most games is negliable now and don't forget games for years have been optomised towards Intels architecture and as things progress I think AMD will get stronger in that area as games programmers embrace AMD more. Theres also the fact that AMD is well ahead in chip design and sincerely hope they keep pushing and make Intel really get off their backsides and come up with something rather than keep squeezing the life out of what they had. They poo , pooed the idea of chiplets and now having second thoughts. I'm not a fanboy by any means but have always favoured AMD down the years mainly for value and I don't like to see any company have have a whip hand and charge us poor sods through the nose for it as Intel have done for years. OK , AMD are now effecting higher prices as Intel did ( with a better product to my mind )but thats business after all. I hope Intel don't fall too far behind and actually come up with something worth while as we always need competition to keep a level playing field in the price frame. Anyway , AMD as we know have done exceptionally well with Ryzen and full credit to them as the underdogs , Intel need to really get a new game plan together , their R&D dept need a shake up.

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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    Certainly a good thing for competition and in theory the consumer. The new Zen 3 range occupying a higher price range and the Zen 2 prices aren't budging at the moment and that situation will probably stay until the AM5 platform launches in Q4 pandemic permitting. Looks like AMD are also jumping on the ARM train too at some point.

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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    TBH within the enthusiast group of users I wouldn't be shocked to see it even higher if we could actually get cpu's at rrp.... most place that are getting them in stock are massively overpriced.

    AMD based laptops are in an even worse situation when it comes to stock too....

    Basically it's all very good AMD having the 'best' cpu at the moment but if you can't buy it it's kind of meaningless.

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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Basically it's all very good AMD having the 'best' cpu at the moment but if you can't buy it it's kind of meaningless.
    Currys seem to keep getting stock in at RRP prices. Fingers crossed that is the start of proper availability.

    OFC with another lockdown there could be containers full of the things at docks around the country unable to get to shops

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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Basically it's all very good AMD having the 'best' cpu at the moment but if you can't buy it it's kind of meaningless.
    I suspect this 'shortage' is partially deliberate. There are still stocks of perfectly serviceable CPUs from last gen and they will have to drop the price substantially once the 5 series gets properly available.

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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    I suspect this 'shortage' is partially deliberate. There are still stocks of perfectly serviceable CPUs from last gen and they will have to drop the price substantially once the 5 series gets properly available.
    As someone who had to buy one just before Christmas, no there wasn't stock.

    Things seem to be stabilizing. Currys will sell you a 3600 at £10 less than RRP, and seem to have the 5800X in stock and on the shelf in three stores in reasonable driving distance for me (though not in the little store nearest, but that's not a shock really).

    The likes of Amazon are still pretty bad for stock.

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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    Considering the massive price slashing by Intel - and Nvidia!!! - just to try to compete, I say very well done AMD and much deserved success. Here's to Zen4 and RDNA3.
    Oh yes, if AMD have finished honouring those two console xmas contracts...could they kindly ramp up production of their 6000 series ASAP - you don't want Nvidia's Ti/Super incoming variants to dampen an opportunity.

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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    It is well earned... I have been using intel CPUs for years, now its time for AMD again.

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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    It is well earned... I have been using intel CPUs for years, now its time for AMD again.
    Likewise. The last AMD CPU I owned was an Athlon 3200+ , must be getting on for 20 years ago now. Since then I had a couple of P4's, a Core2 Duo of some sort, a Core 2 Quad, an Ivy Bridge 3770 and then a Coffee Lake 8700.

    I picked up a Ryzen 5800X a couple of weeks ago though, and am pretty happy with it. It does run a little hot (close to 90C at full chat) but, judging by the comments from AMD_Robert in this Reddit thread, and the temperature guidance graphic, it's nothing to be concerned about.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comment...hats_going_on/

    https://i.imgur.com/vgRsY4p.jpg

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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    Well deserved too!
    I'm still using Intel at the moment but my next upgrade will be Ryzen for sure.

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    Re: AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share

    I started my PC'ing last month with an intel. Out of no choice really as the AMD cpus everyone recommended was OOS. In the end bought an i5-10400f. Will be trying AMD next time.

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