“Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) surpassed a 20% share of the desktop PC-use CPU market worldwide in the third quarter of 2005, its first time since 2001, according to Mercury Research. The vendor grabbed a 20.4% share, following Intel with 77.5%. After the introduction of the Turion 64 mobile technology CPUs in August of this year, AMD’s notebook CPU shipments jumped by 55% sequentially in the third quarter.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Intel’s 65nm Processors: Overclocking Preview @ Anandtech
- Socket Science from AMD @ CoolTechZone.com
- Intel pushes back Itanium chips, revamps Xeon @ CNET
- Start-up plans new energy-efficient processor @ CNET
AMD is showing it’s strengths in the market, with just over 20% of desktops, and 17.8% of all PC’s globally being based around an AMD processor. With their ~25% price reduction on most CPU’s just before the christmas season, that number could be different by Q1, 2006.