2017 seems to be a great year for AMD. With the help of a very competitive product line-up in the form of Ryzen processors, the company has finally stepped out from the shadow of its closest rival, Intel. For the first time in so many years, the market has finally felt vibrant again.
Based on a recent conversation with Ryan Sim, the company’s Sales Director for ASEAN, the competitiveness of Ryzen processors was indeed a great help to AMD as they generally help revive its presence throughout the region. Although Ryan didn’t provide specifics statistics, he stated that there are several markets within the region such as Singapore and Vietnam which AMD able to progress from barely nothing in terms of market to sizeable shipment with the help of Ryzen.
Ryan further pointed out that it was quite challenging to entice consumers with AMD products for the past few years before the arrival of Ryzen even at pocket-friendly prices but now, it seems that they have no problem to accept Ryzen processors including the high-end Threadripper models. This also applies to Malaysia with pretty good market share and increased presence at retail stores everywhere although Ryan stated that there is a room for further improvements.
As for the near future, Ryan pointed out that consumers can expect more exciting stuff from AMD as the company continue the momentum that it has achieved in 2017. While not revealing any specific details, there will be multiple products to be launched very soon and consumers might be able to see them as soon as within the first quarter of 2018.
Of course, there are already traces of such products as AMD working toward releasing them into the market. For example, the company already stated during the official announcement of Ryzen Mobile that the chip will be featured on several new laptops that will be announced early next year. Additionally, details of the next generation Ryzen processors have begun to spill out as well.
All in all, one can obviously expect that AMD will continue its relentless drive to gain market share in 2018 with the help of fresh new products that the company has planned to release next year. After all, Ryan pointed out that Ryzen is still a “baby” with 2017 is just the beginning of more things to come.
With the continues effort to bring more competitiveness and value into the market, the same statement also applies for Radeon graphic cards according to Ryan. Given what the company has managed to achieve over the past few months, it is going to be interesting to see what AMD will do in order to ascend further in the market and fend off its competitors as they react to AMD’s progress in 2017.