Research firm iSuppli released its global
statistics for the processor market. According to iSuppli, Intel holds a
massive 79.7% of the world’s processor revenues leaving AMD with 10.9% of the
global processor revenue.
When the revenue numbers are compared to Q1 2007, Intel’s revenue share in
the processor market has dropped by 0.7%. At the same time AMD has been able to
grow its share of the processor market revenue by 2.2%. According to iSuppli,
AMD’s gain is a sign that consumers are responding better to AMD products.
ISuppli estimates that about half of AMD’s growth in revenue market share
came at the expense of Intel and that the remainder came at the expense of the
smaller processor makers. ISuppli also says that average selling prices from
both Intel and AMD didn’t decrease in the first quarter of 2008 signaling that
price wars between Intel and AMD have stopped.
Between Intel and AMD the two firms hold 92.7% of the total microprocessor
market worldwide estimated to be worth about $286.5 billion in 2008. Despite
the weakened U.S. economy, computer sales are still going strong.
ISuppli reported recently that PC
shipments in Q1 2008 increased by 12.1% globally.
quote: , and the money I save on AMD CPUs I'll invest in a better nVidia GPU (they are still better pick for hi-end stuff like Crysis although AMD is slowly catching up there too)
quote: die-shrunk GT200 won't be out until winter
quote: HD 4870 X2 will be out before the end of the summer
quote: I don't trust multi-GPU solutions, single chip GPU is always better
quote: Show me those benchmarks
quote: I own a cheapo Intel C2D Allendale 2.0 GHz
quote: Intel do have faster processors at high prices... but their budget ones can still beat the AMD ones at the same price
quote: Like I said this is reason why people prefer AMD these days - 'coz AMD trumps Intel in budget/mainstream segment if you look at price/performance and exclude OC 'coz most buyers don't OC. And very few people buy high end Intel chips, hence the AMD gains on the market.
quote: Gaming performance? I told you already that it's all about GPU, not about CPU these days. Any cheapo Athlon X2 with decent GPU like 9800GTX will trump any Intel QuadExtremeDuperOCXXXOMG "wonder" paired up with a lousy Intel GPU or some other low-end $100 GPU in any decent game, even in Crysis. Why would anyone invest their money in CPU instead of GPU if he/she is not an Intel fanboy and just wants to get a decent gaming rig?
quote: What the heck is your investment in Intel?
quote: Higher quality products are more valuable to customers, and can therefore command higher ASPs and margins
quote: Barely 31 fps for the $90 X2. OWNED!
quote: C2D E4600 for $120 actually BEATS Athlon X2 6000+
quote: to point out how much (or little) power the Wolfdale chips were drawing
quote: it's hard to beat the Wolfdale
quote: Now this is a statement that I expect to be supported by something more solid than just your words. I can say a lot of things too, but gimme hard numbers. Where's the compariosn of performance per watt between Wolfdale and 45W X2? Where are these live numbers, huh? Can't see them!
quote: I already posted numbers of Wolfdale power consumption
quote: What's the point in that if Athlon X2 consumes even less power than Wolfdale?
quote: What truly matters is how much performance you get out of each watt the CPU consumes. In that measurement, it's hard to beat the Wolfdale across *all* applications, not just games.
quote: The ball is in your court
quote: It's all about GPU these days, who cares about CPU besides some benchmarkers and vapochillo worshipping freakos and such..
quote: Apparently you can't understand that CPU is not needed for any truly intensive computation anymore
quote: In complex CAD systems you have a lot of complex 3D rendering to do, so it benefits from GPU quite a lot.
quote: Many older media production suites are CPU bound, but newer software like PowerDirector move from CPU to GPU in order to dractically increase media encoding speed. Do you use MS-DOS based software a lot so that you can criticize quad-core CPUs for not supporting your MS-DOS code properly? Think about it.
quote: Elaborate on server apps? Sure, no problem. nVidia sells GPGPU cards just for those servers. So if you wanna do computational heavy lifting on your servers - use CUDA with nVidia GPUs. You'll do your computations much faster on those GPUs compared to traditional quad-core CPUs.
quote: CPU horsepower is very beneficial as well
quote: that's as obviously easy of a choice
quote: So if Vegas supported only single-core CPUs, you'd criticize dual and quad-cores now, right? ;-) Just because Vegas doesn't understand what is multithreading?
quote: You're right, it's always easier to stay back and don't upgrade your hardware/software for as long as you can, but this somehow does not slow the progress down.