Today’s Financial Analyst Day 2020 from AMD is full of small nuggets of information. With the company  building its foundation on its new x86 Zen high-performance architecture, keeping track of the finances is a good marker to find out how well its products are doing. Another marker is how many chips are in the wild. To that end, AMD's CTO Mark Papermaster presented this graph:

Since the launch of the first Zen products in 2017, the company states that it has shipped 260,000,000 Zen cores to date. It is worth noting that this is cores, not chips, and so there’s a mix of everything from 2-core to 64-core products in there. But this counts consumer, enterprise, commercial, and mobile products. With the launch of the Zen 2 based consoles later this year, this number is expected to shoot up by a significant margin.

Side reading this graph, we get the following numbers:

2017-2018: ~30m cores
2018-2019: 80m cores (~110m total)
2019-2020: 150m cores (~260m total)

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  • TristanSDX - Thursday, March 5, 2020 - link

    260m / 6C (Average) = 43 m chips, weak Reply
  • timecop1818 - Thursday, March 5, 2020 - link

    Came here to post this. Nice try AMD, counting individual cores. Worse, for joke CPUs like threadripper with 64 "cores" this statistic is even more awful. As usual, consumers are voting with their wallets and continuing to buy Intel. Reply
  • Korguz - Thursday, March 5, 2020 - link

    oh shut up timecop1818, your BS bias against AMD is getting old, and just makes you look like a shill and moron. Reply
  • Korguz - Thursday, March 5, 2020 - link

    "As usual, consumers are voting with their wallets and continuing to buy Intel. " oh?? you sure about that ?? care to post proof of this ? oh wait, you CAN'T as it is just your usual BS biased gabage. Reply
  • Sharma_Ji - Thursday, March 5, 2020 - link

    Good morning, timecop.
    Hope you got enough sleep.
    Reply
  • Valantar - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    Yeah, 'cause sales volumes of 64-core >$4000 parts that have been on the market a few months at best are large enough to actually affect these numbers. Sure. Reply
  • The_Countess - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    Consumers voting with their wallets and are buying AMD. on mass. Intel has almost been completely driven out of the DIY market completely. So people that actually know what they are doing are buying AMD.

    Only OEM's still buy intel. and as the pentium 4 proved, OEM's can sell any and all crap and get away with it. they aren't buying intel because they want to, they are buying it because they have to because of long running contracts.
    Reply
  • haukionkannel - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    OEM buy because common people want to have Intel. Because their every Computer from last 50 years have had Intel...
    Intel still sells more cpus than amd by big lead! But amd in gaining Little by Little.
    Reply
  • Guspaz - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    Common people don't know or care what's inside their computer. They judge the computer more based on aesthetics and price, and maybe more tangible numbers like "How many gigabytes does it have?" Reply
  • Xyler94 - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    OEMs buy Intel because Intel is giving them a discount. It's that plain and simple Reply

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