With the launch of the AMD Ryzen 5000, it is time to pull the newspaper library and although now AMD enjoys a privileged position to be, without a doubt the industry leader in x86 processors both for the consumer market and for professional use. five years ago nobody imagined that this would happen, in fact in May 2015 there was talk that AMD would possibly go bankrupt in the year 2020.
“Although it plays a systemically crucial role in avoiding the complete monopoly of Intel Corporation in certain markets, it is not a sufficient argument to rule out the option of bankruptcy,” analysts at Kerrisdale Capital Investment said after looking at AMD’s balance sheets. and indicate a horrendous financial performance in the last three years.
Since the beginning of that year, it was already indicated that Samsung was interested in acquiring AMD, where it even indicated a company valued at $ 2.63 per share. 5 years later each share of the company is priced at $ 85.88 (at the time of writing) compared to $ 45.39 for its perennial rival Intel.
In this way, in 5 years we have gone from bankruptcy rumors and purchase rumors to seeing an AMD in a golden age where it dominates Intel to such an extent that it is now AMD that offers fewer cores at the same price as Intel.
With Intel’s roadmap already marked, it seems that this will not change for another great season since Intel’s most important products, the Alder Lake-S will not arrive until the second half of 2021. but of course, nothing guarantees its success and even less so in the server market, which will be much more complicated there. If we add to the equation an AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series capable of outperforming the Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series. for the first time in history we are facing an AMD that will lead in the CPU market in parallel with the market for GPUs.