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Intel see gains in the retails sector

For the month of June, Intel saw its fortunes rise in the retail market. Part of AMD's slide comes from the increased use of Intel Celeron processors in budget notebooks that have been flooding the market. AMD has seen its market share drop in not only notebooks, but also the desktop sector (even though it still holds a commanding lead there).

When DailyTech last reported on retail PC sales in March, AMD's desktop share held firm at 81.5% while Intel hovered at 18.5%. Intel's retail notebook share came in at 63%. Today, however, AMD commands 73% of retail desktop sales while Intel captured 26.8% of the market. Intel's retail notebook share has risen slightly over the past few months to 66.2% while AMD dropped to 33.4%. When all the numbers were finally crunched, Intel's overall market share for June stood at 51.2% while AMD slid to 48.5%. From CNET News:

AMD accounted for 73 percent of all retail desktops in the United States, while Intel accounted for only 26.8 percent. But it's a mixed blessing, Bhavnani noted. AMD in May was dominant in the machines that cost $750. The chipmaker accounted for 84.5 percent of desktops costing up to $500 and 88.9 percent of desktops priced between $500 and $750. By contrast, Intel accounted for 52.1 percent of desktops costing $750 to $999 and a whopping 91.7 percent of those starting at $1,250 that month.

It should be interesting to see how the numbers juggle even further with new Core 2 Duo products coming out from Intel in the coming weeks. We already know that AMD is prepared for price cuts across the board to match Intel’s aggressive pricing.

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Good times
By vijay333 on 7/11/2006 12:44:19 PM , Rating: 2
The coming weeks/months are going to be great from a system builders perspective - either brand new or upgrade wise. Definitely going to get an X2 4200+ or 4600+ when the new prices are made official...

RE: Good times
By KristopherKubicki on 7/11/2006 1:01:25 PM , Rating: 2
Funny you should mention that. The 939 versions of those chips just went EOL. Posting the article now.

RE: Good times
By segagenesis on 7/11/2006 1:38:04 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think he will mind given they are on the way out he can get them cheaper! It sucks that 939 is dying but thats an argument for a different day... I usually get a new mainboard with a new processor anyways.

RE: Good times
By vijay333 on 7/11/2006 1:45:27 PM , Rating: 2
Well, as long as limited supplies don't drive up prices above the declared level, EOL really isn't a problem.

RE: Good times
By Master Kenobi on 7/11/2006 4:04:01 PM , Rating: 2
No worries, I noticed they are counting "Retail" computer sales. Which excludes DELL, and HP, who just happen to sell a crapload of desktops and laptops to the corporate sector aka. Intelville.

RE: Good times
By Master Kenobi on 7/11/2006 4:04:35 PM , Rating: 2
Clarification, excludes the stuff they sell to corpotations, its only counting the junk sold at Circuit City/BestBuy.

Intel dominant at high-end?
By PrinceGaz on 7/12/2006 6:58:39 AM , Rating: 2
I find it strange that AMD should have most desktop sales in systems costing up to $750, while Intel are dominant at above $1000.

Intel's low-end processors are very competitive so you would expect them to be used more in cheap systems, whereas AMD offer best performance at the high-end so you would expect them to dominate high-end sales. The reverse is what is actually happening though.

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