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Analyst: AMD gains some market share

Analyst: AMD gains some market share

AMD could be on the way back up if iSuppli's estimates are on the mark.

iSuppli Corp., a market analysis firm that is infamous for tearing apart Apple's products and giving a "bill of materials," has estimated that AMD actually gained some market share from Intel during the Q2 of 2007.

The company's estimate shows that AMD gained 2.5 percent of the market giving AMD 13.4 percent of the total microprocessor market revenue. Intel, on the other hand, lost two percent which dropped the company's lead down to 78.8 percent.

AMD’s performance in the second quarter of 2007 was both impressive and much needed, as the company managed to halt the three-quarter market share advance of archrival Intel,” said Matthew Wilkins, iSuppli principal analyst for compute platforms research.

If these figures are on the mark, this would be a shock to many people out there. iSuppli states that AMD's rebound is due to an increased number of shipments of notebook, desktop, and server processors. A lower price point could be the major factor in purchasing decisions.

AMD's market share peaked at around 20 percent in the beginning of 2006 but quickly lost much of it when Intel released its Core 2 Duo line of processors.

AMD could be facing a growing support of developers. When the company announced SSE5 instructions for its future processors, it also made the information available to developers. That wasn't a one time thing either, as yesterday AMD released over 600 pages of GPU specifications concerning the RV630 and M65 registers. An open source R500/600 driver is expected sometime next week.

Do you think iSuppli's estimations are right on the mark or are they a little high (or low) for AMD? Discuss it with us over in the forums.

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devdevil85 13th September 2007, 16:09 Quote
AMD needs all the positive news it can get until Phenom debuts....so hopefully they're right
naokaji 13th September 2007, 16:15 Quote
but at what price have they gained market share? i mean... how much money are they making on those ultra low price cpu's (-massive rebates they most likely give to the big oems)? i bet its not a lot... but a little is better than none... so its still good news.
completemadness 13th September 2007, 19:24 Quote
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AMD could be facing a growing support of developers. When the company announced SSE5 instructions for its future processors, it also made the information available to developers. That wasn't a one time thing either, as yesterday AMD released over 600 pages of GPU specifications concerning the RV630 and M65 registers. An open source R500/600 driver is expected sometime next week.
w00t for amd
2JSC 13th September 2007, 22:53 Quote
All the price cuts they have made really hasn't hurt them. They are still making dollars on the penny, just a point of faster return in research funds and what not.
leexgx 14th September 2007, 02:59 Quote
be nice if there Quad core one had(or TBO) come out sooner or there next in line of chips
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