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Intel processor revenue share drops less than 1% as AMD's share grows by more than 2%

AMD and Intel by far the two largest processor firms around and Intel is many times larger than AMD. Intel holds a huge percentage of the global processor market, while AMD is a distant second in both revenue and marketshare.

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.

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RE: Price/Performance
By Warren21 on 7/2/2008 3:58:33 PM , Rating: 3
, 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)

Depending on how long you wait, it doesn't look like nVIDIA is releasing anything terribly new or improved for a while still (the next 3 months or so). The 9800 GT is coming out soon, but that's really a 55nm 112SP G92 with 2 x 6-pin PEG connectors.

The die-shrunk GT200 won't be out until winter (Dec?) at best, possibly even Q1 09. Meanwhile the HD 4870 X2 will be out before the end of the summer and from preliminary info, it should beat the GTX 280 by double-digit %'s yet still come in cheaper (unless NV does a price cut to counter-act it).

Also, the HD 4850 (MSRP 199) is within 1.x FPS of the 9800 GTX (MSRP 199) (2.x of the GTX+ - MSRP 229) in Crysis, yet still new enough to have room for improved drivers (meaning more performance to come). Not only that, but in most other titles it wins outright. But hey, it's your money, not mine...

RE: Price/Performance
By Pirks on 7/2/2008 4:18:57 PM , Rating: 1
die-shrunk GT200 won't be out until winter
Right by the time Crysis Warhead arrives. Very handy coincidence I'd say.
HD 4870 X2 will be out before the end of the summer
I don't trust multi-GPU solutions, single chip GPU is always better. No SLI related scaling problems, no CF related problems, everything just works without any lags or something.

RE: Price/Performance
By Warren21 on 7/2/2008 4:37:39 PM , Rating: 2
Almost forgot about that game! I hope it doesn't stop at the same point as Nomad's side of the story did.

Many people are hoping the new CF Sideport on the RV770's new memory hub will somehow improve this issue. However, I agree it is impossible to deny that getting the same perf. from a single GPU is just plain more reliable than using two.

RE: Price/Performance
By TMV192 on 7/2/2008 6:39:10 PM , Rating: 3
I don't trust multi-GPU solutions, single chip GPU is always better

While true lets not forgot what happened to the CPU industry as it went from increasing clocks to increasing cores. Even today, double cores translates far less than 200% performance but price makes it worth it. Same will happen from these GPU solutions. ATi has done well recently in keeping up with technology even when behind in performance, referring to moving to GDDR4 and then 5, shrinking to 55nm, DirectX 10.1, and working to lead CrossfireX ahead of SLI

RE: Price/Performance
By Pirks on 7/2/08, Rating: -1
RE: Price/Performance
By Warren21 on 7/2/2008 8:24:22 PM , Rating: 4
Anandtech's HD 38404870 Review:

Crysis, 1920 x 1200, no AA/AF

HD 4850 CF (199 x 2): 36.4
GTX 280 (649): 34.3

Aannnd, just for jokes:

Single HD 4870 (299): 29.7
Single GTX 260 (399): 28.6

Seems like someone enjoys spending more for less...

RE: Price/Performance
By Warren21 on 7/2/2008 8:25:07 PM , Rating: 2
Should read:

Anandtech's HD 4850/4870 Review:

RE: Price/Performance
By Pirks on 7/2/2008 8:43:35 PM , Rating: 1
OK, then it's time for me to wake up. But I followed Anand's recommendations to always avoid SLI/CF setups 'cause it's a waste of money. What should I do now? Wait for 4870 X2 then, I guess

RE: Price/Performance
By Dasickninja on 7/3/2008 6:35:28 AM , Rating: 2
Which is CF on a board.

RE: Price/Performance
By Pirks on 7/3/2008 2:57:23 PM , Rating: 1
Which again pushes me back to dieshrunk GTX280. I'll make final decision after I see benches of Crysis Warhead on 4870 X2 and GTX280.

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