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: 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?