Ryzen CPU sales have helped propel AMD’s Computing and Graphics segment revenue to $1.37bn—that’s a 45% increase over the same period last year. During the company’s Q2 earnings call, CFO Devinder Kumar attributed ‘significant growth’ in Ryzen CPU sales to the stellar increase.
While AMD fell short of specifics, that increase is likely to be spurred primarily by Zen 2 processors, such as the Ryzen 3000 series. These chips number our recommendations for the best CPU for gaming, and thanks to their success this segment, which focuses on client-side and non-enterprise business, accounts for 15% of AMD’s overall revenue, up from just 2% one year ago.
That’s even more impressive considering these sales have to act as counterweight for a dip in desktop Navi graphics card sales. CEO Dr. Lisa Su called the slump “somewhat as expected” for the quarter, but it still means AMD is reliant on its CPU offerings to keep its GPU business afloat.
“We delivered our highest client processor revenue in more than 12 years,” Dr. Lisa Su says (via Seeking Alpha). “Increased working and schooling from home due to COVID-19 resulted in a strong PC market in the quarter. Although, we believe our