According to Intel, the battle between Xeon and Epyc is a knife fight and AMD replies: “let him bring a knife to a gun fight”

According to Intel, the battle between Xeon and Epyc is a knife fight and AMD replies: “let him bring a knife to a gun fight”

The rivalry is not only seen in the showcases

AMD and Intel have maintained an eternal rivalry since their inception, which is obvious since both companies are the main, if not the only options that users choose when buying processors.

This competition, which has at times had one or the other as the market leader, has also sometimes become a “holy war” in which phrases are declared that despite being somewhat impetuous, they are also humorous. .

The most recent of these statements come first from Intel, specifically from Pat Gelsinger, CEO of the company, who has always used passive aggressive language against the competition and who, in a conversation with Bloomberg, said that they are looking out for the windshield and AMD is in the rearview mirror, further comparing the fight between Intel Xeon and AMD EPYC to a “knife fight in a phone booth.”

Statements that were quickly replicated by David Melendrez, Account Manager for Dell Global at AMD, who said in his LInkedin account: “let him bring a knife to a gun fight”, suggesting that the EPYC fight on a level much larger than the Intel Xeons.

Still, taking the fight from statements to numbers, according to data provided by Mercury Research (Q3 2021), Intel still controls 75% of PC CPU sales compared to 24.6% for AMD. and specifically in the server CPU segment for which these phrases were generated, Intel stood at 89.8% share in Q3 2021, versus AMD’s 10.2%.

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