IDC: AMD takes processor market share from Intel

By Jos
Jan 26, 2010
  1. The x86 processor market seems to be doing quite well emerging from recession and returning to normal seasonal patterns. While shipments had already shown a significant increase in Q3 2009, the industry had an even more impressive quarter at the end of the year. According to recent figures from IDC, almost 96 million units were dispatched during this period, making up for a record 31.3% year-on-year growth.

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  2. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

    I hope AMD keeps the pressure on. If they do, everyone will benefit.
  3. Reloader2

    Reloader2 TS Rookie Posts: 66

    GO GO AMD!! :)
  4. AMD :D

    btw thanks for a big image
  5. unrealmp3

    unrealmp3 TS Member Posts: 50

    My system might not be a Core i7, but my Phenom is running at a level of performance that I am comfortable with, especially for the price.
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,859   +1,189

    Good news all round, except for Intel I guess.
    AMD needs to get their thumb out of their collective butts and get Thuban up and running. Until AMD get true competition (and I don't mean on a price/performance ratio) for Intels 870 - 980X CPU's we are still going to a massive price discrepency between those parts and the i7 920 /i5 750 and lower binned SKU's.
  7. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 376

    AMD :D Gogogo

    I'm loving my Athlon II X4 620 :D
  8. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,544   +330

    Although i'm happy AMD is doing well, it's still sad when you look at the numbers. With 80% of the market share intel doesn't have a care in the world.
  9. alexandrionel

    alexandrionel TS Rookie Posts: 93

    What do you think are the chances of seing AMD products like laptops and smartphones and tablets, during the next few years?
    They already make motherboards, cpu's and gpu's.
  10. quantum576

    quantum576 TS Rookie

    Not likely. I would think that they would like to keep their overhead down and focus on gaining more market share from Intel.
  11. lovin' it
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