AMD closes the gap with Intel
Ryan Martin / 390 days ago
In what may appear surprising news to everyone (given the reception AMD received from Bulldozer) AMD has increased its share in the x86 market from 18.2% to 19.1%, meaning Intel declined from 81% last quarter, to 80.2%. In the desktop market (perhaps the most important to our readers) AMD managed to grasp 43% of the market which is impressive and it just goes to show that AMD always wins when it comes to value even against the might of Intel’s corporate and consumer marketing schemes.
AMD’s recovery of the Llano APU production also helped AMD to shift larger amounts of APUs than ever before. AMD also benefited from the rising number of budget laptop sales containing AMD processors or APUs (to try and counteract high hard drive prices customers downgraded components like the processor to get more storage capacity).