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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 Aloonatic on 7/3/2008 5:42:42 AM , Rating: 2
I must say, I enjoyed all the flaming/heated debates above. It has made my morning (at work) fly by, thank you.

Just a couple of observations, this article is about market share, so the over-clocking arguments and performance per watt are redundant really, I've yet to see these stats on the PoS (Point of Sale, not what your minds probably went to first!) at PC World.

It's all about cost of the CPU that will get IE7 to load at a reasonable rate and allows yr anti-virus to run in the background without being noticed, whilst still letting the OEM manufacture and the retailer achieve a nice margin?

Seems that, for gaming, you're probably better of spending yr money on a 360 or PS3?

You wont be avoiding the fanboy wars, but you'll be getting nice looking games that still work for a few years, probably longer than on any discrete graphics card/x86 CPU solution in your Pc (for the same price) which is probably used mostly for web surfing, photoshopping, e-mail photos to your family (who don't need to see another 20 pictures of your kids again by the way) and file-sharing anyway.

Does that help?

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