You are definitely familiar with Intel processor products and AMD processors. Intel and AMD are two chip manufacturers from the United States. AMD is Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. The two are constantly competing to scoop up the world processor market share.
For years, Intel dominated the market as the world's leading processor (CPU). But over time, Intel's market share is increasingly eroded Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. until it loses its superior.
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AMD Outperforms Intel: First In History
According to a recent report from PassMark, a benchmarking firm,Advanced Micro Devices' market share, Inc. has surpassed 1.6 percent more than Intel. Research by PassMark on January 4, 2021 shows that Intel's market share is recorded at 49.2 percent. while AMD as a competitor has reached the figure of 50.08 percent.
PassMark stated that the achievement that AMD achieved in outperforming Intel was the first time it had happened in the last 14 years. Looking at 2019 data as a reference, Intel still leads a much larger market when it comes to Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Intel was still leading at 57.4 percent. While the rest is AMD's achievement rate of only about 42 percent.
As per the latest info, Intel still dominates the PC sector with a market share that reaches 83 percent. While AMD is only at 17 percent.
In November 2020, there was more info that Steam users who use AMD processors were recorded at 26.91 percent. While the number of Steam users who use Intel processors is still superior with a range of 73.09 percent. The figure is based on data generated from a survey released by Steam.
However, it is also worth remembering that not all Steam users listed on the platform are in the data for the survey. So the figures from the results of this survey are only estimates and cannot be a definitive guideline.
AMD Processors Are Cheaper Than Intel Processors
One of the reasons why AMD processors are getting more interest from Steam users, is because of the more affordable price when from Intel processors. In addition, advanced micro devices fabrication technology, Inckini is also superior.
You can see the advanced micro devices, Inc.'s sery Ryzen processors that have been manufactured using 7nm fabrication. You can also see an example of the Ryzen 5000 family with the latest architecture namely Zen 3. Then compare it with Intel's most advanced processors from the Tiger Lake family that are still made with 10nm fabrication.
The amount of fabrication is influential in performance, because it depends on the number of transistors available. The smaller the number of fabrication, the more the number of transistors that this tool can accommodate.
When looking at brand's side, Intel was first established and the public knew. Likewise in terms of quality and superior performance. As newcomers they have found it difficult to win the competition the last 10 years. Over time, AMD began to see its revival by releasing its latest processor series, Ryzen.
Although the price is still below Intel, but this AMD processor has performance that can be superior to Intel. You can see a comparison between the two flagship processors of the two manufacturers.
Comparison of AMD Ryzen Processors With Intel Core Processors
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X has advantages at speed because it has 6 x 3.6 GHz, the resulting thread is more in faster performance, as well as better multitasking. When compared to the Intel Core i7-7700 which has 4 x 3.6 GHz and with some other specifications that are almost the same.
Amd also admitted that AMD R5 1600X has 69% higher performance than Intel Core i5-7700 which uses Cinebench benchmark. This makes AMD Ryzen able to rival Intel products because it has a processor with better performance.
AMD Ryzen has great overclocking potential. The meaning of overclock is the action in increasing a component's clock rate, thus running the component at a speed higher than its origin.
Each Ryzen series is unlocked so users are free to overclock as long as the motherboard chipset supports it. Whereas Intel only series that use code "K" can be on overclock.
Have Performance Comparable to The Price of Half Intel
Outstanding performance from AMD R5 1600X which has 6 cores and 12 threaded processors with a base clock of 3.3 GHz and a turbo clok of 3.7 GHz you can buy at a price of 259USD. While the Intel Core i7-6850K has a price 2x more expensive which is 610 USD, with a base clock of 3.6 GHz faster than AMD Ryzen 5, and a turbo clock of 3.8 GHz.
What's even more remarkable is that the Ryzen 5 outperforms Intel processors with faster clocks on the CPU-Z benchmark, but doesn't make Ryzen consume excess power. Precisely the power consumption of Ryzen 5 is much more efficient by requiring only 95W. When compared with the TDP on the Core i7-6850K which requires 140W of power.
From this we can conclude that, AMD Ryzen 5 has better performance and can even beat the performance of the Intel i7 which costs much more in the CPU-Z benchmark. Thus, Intel needs to anticipate the rapid pace of AMD Ryzen that offers product excellence from performance as well as price.
For the latest information, AMD Ryzen processors are marketed in three series namely Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 7. What could be that category is inspired by intel core i3, i5, and i7 series processors.