The reason this kind of data matters is because AMD has fought hard to regain relevance in the higher-end desktop space. Do-it-yourself (DIY) system builders now have a wider field of processors to choose from, as both AMD and Intel have viable options spanning budget builds all the way up to high-end desktop (HEDT) solutions.
So, how are things looking for AMD? Let's start with an overview of all CPUs sold over the past year (from July 2018 to August 2019)...
At Mindfactory.de, a retailer that says its notches 3.5 million visitors per month and ships 22,000 orders every week, 79 percent of processor sales over the past year have been AMD chips, and 22 percent have been Intel. Those figures add up to 101 percent, so obviously Mindfactory is rounding the numbers. Still, the general takeaway is that around 8 out of 10 processors sold are AMD chips.
Obviously we can't extrapolate the data from a single retailer in Germany and come to a global conclusion. However, it's notable that the split is so wide between AMD and Intel at Mindfactory, given the volume of processors it sells.
Now here's where things get particularly interesting. In terms of the revenue split, AMD is way ahead of Intel for the second month in a row. Have a look...
If we go back a full year, Intel processors accounted for 56 percent of Mindfactory's CPU revenue, while AMD chips accounted for 44 percent. The revenue split would go on to favor AMD, though for the most part, it was pretty close, until July.
In July, AMD skyrocketed past Intel in revenue, with two-thirds of the CPU dollars spent at Mindfactory being on AMD CPUs. That dropped a bit in August, but AMD is still way out in front at 72 percent, versus Intel's 28 percent,