AMD Ryzen has significantly gained user attention and market share since the last few months, so much so that Intel’s market shares have fallen below its own. This fall in market share indicates the key points where AMD Ryzen products are doing better than its counterparts.
Market share has changed significantly in the last 3o days; AMD Ryzen 5 1600 saw a rise of 1.74% while Intel 7600K only saw a rise of 1.49%. While this may seem like a small gap to fill, Intel’s brand recognition and presence in the market should fear AMD Ryzen’s long term rise if the trend continues.
One very good reason for this may be Intel’s high prices compared to Ryzen, which delivers similar specifications and performance.
Intel 7600K has 4 cores and no threads while AMD Ryzen 5 1600 has 6 cores and 12 threads. Ryzen 5 1600 has a base clock of 3.2GHz with a boost clock reaching 3.6GHz, however, it lacks overclocking support. The Intel 7600K has a base clock of 3.8 GHz though, so you may be getting better performance on paper. The Intel 7600K goes for $235 while the Ryzen 5 1600 costs $210.
It’s been a fairly good year so far for AMD. They’ve captured 2.2% more of the market share in the first quarter of 2017, the biggest jump since Q1 2014. That being said, they’re both fighting a losing battle against the actual competitors, ASUS, Qualcomm, and Apple. Smartphones and tablets are the future of computing and the market share for laptops and gaming PCs is shrinking every year. With ASUS and Qualcomm taking care of the Android market and Apple powering its own smartphones, it’s imperative that Ryzen and Intel break into that market if they want to survive.
Will Intel revamp its prices across select or all processors? Will Intel still dominate the CPU market share regardless of the competition from AMD Ryzen family? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.