DigiTimes has added up some numbers and divided them by its shoe size and reached the conclusion that AMD has slowly been making inroads with its first generation Zen-based EPYC 7001 processors, and it is looking to further dig into Intel's lead with Zen 2-based EPYC 7002 processors.
Orders for EPYC 7002 processor have been so strong thus far that AMD could see a dramatic upswing in market share during 2020 as more vendors adopt the processors. If the report's numbers are correct, AMD could be looking at a 10 percent share of the server market by the end of 2020.
While ten percent is not that great in comparison to Intel's numbers, AMD has come far quiet quickly. It had 0.8 percent in Q4 2017, and increased to 1.6 percent in Q4 2019. By Q4 2018, its unit share had increased to 3.2 percent according to Mercury Research. According to DigiTimes, AMD is currently sitting around a five percent share of the server market.
EPYC 7002 has proven itself to be a blockbuster chip for the company with respect to performance, efficiency, and value. AMD has scored some big design wins in recent months, showing increasing confidence in corporations to adopt its solutions over those from perennial frontrunner Intel.
Dell likes these Zen 2-based "Rome" processors, adopting them for a range of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers. Lenovo has installed it in its hinkSystem SR635 and SR655 single-socket server platforms.