Laptop Makers Turn to AMD During Intel CPU Shortage – Report

DigiTimes based its report

Asus confirmed in December 2018 that Intel’s processor shortage was negatively affecting its business.

The lack of availability for new CPUs doesn’t just affect pre-built systems and laptops; it also leads people to buy fewer motherboards

The same anonymous sources were also said to have pegged the ceiling for AMD’s share of the laptop market at roughly 20 percent. That’s a notable increase from where it’s at now (somewhere between 10 and 15 percent) but still not a particularly large segment of the market. This might change if Intel’s None of which is to say that AMD’s rising popularity can only be attributed to Intel’s shortages.

The company’s Ryzen Mobile processors have steadily improved, and even companies like HP are using AMD CPUs in some of their new laptops. Companies are being forced to look elsewhere for their processors, sure, but in recent years they’ve also become more open to putting chips from the likes of AMD or Qualcomm in their laptops.

The question now is how AMD and Qualcomm will capitalize on the opportunity Intel accidentally gave them. It’s not enough to be an oasis for companies parched for processors; these companies need their products to be the beverage of choice even when Intel’s wares are readily available. Until that happens, it’ll be hard to tell if their gains in these markets are more than just the result of being the only reliable option.


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