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AMD stocks expected to grow further; Intel slowly responding from the competition’s recent maneuvers

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2019 is looking like a great year for AMD. And with its third-generation Ryzen series slowly saturating the computing market, it’s expected that the company will only bring in more revenue from here.

Reviews about AMD’s new line of processors have been making headlines on the web and with good reason. Not only do these products deliver hard on multiple fronts, but its cost is also blowing the competition out of the water.

For instance, AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X and Intel’s i9-9900K are hovering around $500. But looking at their performance, it’s easy to choose the former over the latter, especially with the gap being extremely wide.

AMD’s third-gen processors proving themselves

Pitting both processors on the Cinebench R20 multi-threaded benchmark and one can clearly see the disparity in efficiency. AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X scored 7086 points, while the i9-9900K was only at 4,894. This isn’t surprising given that the former has been outfitted with 12 cores/24 threads, while the competition is only at 8 cores/16 threads.

It’s for these reasons – and several others – that AMD is projected to increase in growth as touted by market analysts. CEO Lisa Su herself previously said that she’s confident that AMD will push its stock higher once their new product launches. And so far, that prediction is right on the money. What’s more, it appears that Intel is trying to adjust to the maneuvers recently made by AMD.

AMD slowly overtaking Intel

“AMD launched its first Ryzen 7nm CPUs on July 7, but already has achieved desktop share of 19.1% in 2Q19 (highest share in 5+ years). To combat these share gains, we have heard (our recent Asia trip) that Intel is offering price cuts of up to 15% on its Coffee Lake CPUs,” said Susquehanna Financial Group analyst Christopher Rolland.

Semi-conductor analyst Kevin Cassidy is also on the same boat pretty early on and said that this is the first time that AMD has overtaken Intel in terms of processor technology in the last 50 years. With the company’s power moves, the market’s attention is now slowly shifting towards Intel and what sort of response it’s going to give now that AMD has essentially taken its crown.

By J Russ Isberto
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