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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 gumbi18 on 7/2/2008 7:29:16 PM , Rating: 2
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?

Why would anyone who spends $1000 on a CPU spend only $100 on some low end GPU or use an IGP. It just doesn't make sense. Anyone who has that kind of cash to spend usually has more cash to spend on a decent GPU.

RE: Price/Performance
By Pirks on 7/2/2008 7:55:41 PM , Rating: 2
The more interesting question is why would anyone spend $$$ on an expensive Intel CPU while he/she can invest in expensive nVidia GPU instead and get much more bang for a back gaming wise. Even Supreme Commander works pretty well on an inexpensive $114 Athlon X2, and this is the most CPU dependent game ever.

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