In the market of processors for computers reign two companies – Intel and AMD. Intel chips have always been more popular with users than AMD solutions, it has remained to catch up. But, after the acquisition in 2006 of the Canadian manufacturer of video cards ATI, AMD was able to enter the market of graphics solutions and begin competing with Nvidia. In addition, AMD’s integrated graphics cards were much more productive than Intel’s. However, now AMD plans to stop being a catch-up company in the processor market and beat Intel, the first to release a processor on a 7 nm process technology.
Analyst company Canalys says that in 2019, AMD processors will be much more productive than Intel processors. Foreign media associate this with the fact that next year AMD will introduce the processors of the family Zen 2, which will be executed then 7 nm process technology. AMD already showed a powerful processor Zen 2 EPYC for servers, and next year will also present solutions for using computers.
Intel, in turn, is still trampling on the spot with a 14 nm process technology, planning to switch to 10 nm only in the second half of next year.
Also, Canalys notes the gamer capabilities of AMD chips. Analysts believe that AMD processors are more suitable for those who not only work on the computer but also prefer to relax by playing computer games.