Its a good time for AMD. Only a week ago they released some powerful, well priced graphics cards, with their new Nvidia competing Radeon RX 5700 XT and along side those Navi architecture cards they also brought out 6 new Intel chomping processors.
Its always been said, never have a war on two fronts, but AMD are doing remarkably well at fighting the two titans we know as Intel (processors) and Nvidia(graphics cards). So much so that we are getting a bunch of data flow through the media that shows that the markets in Japan and South Korea have tipped into AMDs favour when it comes to selling processors. This puts Intel in second place for the first time, in a long time.
First off lets take a look at the Japan BCN Ranking chart, which takes data from major retailers throughout Japan. And it shows that AMD have just slipped past Intel as the most popular CPU brand. That is a huge drop for Intel over the year.
Ok then we move over to the South Korean Danawa research data set, that shows us that the new Zen 2 AMD processors have pushed the AMD brand past Intel there as well. The most popular is still the Intel Core i5-9400F but it is now followed very closely by AMD's Ryzen 7 3700X then the Ryzen 5 3600X and then the heavy hitting Ryzen 9 3900X.
The reason why those markets are so juicy is that normally they are early adopting tech nations. Which means they are more likely to be at the front of a tech trend. Which means there is a chance that if it keeps up, AMD processors can stomp their way across the rest of the world over the coming year, like some giant CPU Godzilla.