December 4, 2020

AMD’s notebook PC sales soar as Ryzen 4000 takes off

If chaos defined Intel’s second-quarter earnings report, a sense of normalcy was the theme of AMD’s second-quarter earnings. AMD reported strong revenue in its Ryzen and Epyc processor lines, with notebook revenue more than doubling from a year ...

If chaos defined Intel’s second-quarter earnings report, a sense of normalcy was the theme of AMD’s second-quarter earnings. AMD reported strong revenue in its Ryzen and Epyc processor lines, with notebook revenue more than doubling from a year ago.

AMD’s only weak point was in its graphics business, where lower channel sales in desktop products offset a double-digit increase in mobile GPU sales.

Overall, AMD reported profits of $157 million, a sharp increase over the $35 million AMD reported a year ago, on revenue that climbed 26 percent to $1.93 billion. AMD’s Computing & Graphics segment, which includes its Ryzen CPUs and its Radeon GPU business, grew a whopping 45 percent over the previous year, to $1.37 billion.

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