Opteron processor holding 10 percent of the x86 server market?

By Derek Sooman on July 27, 2005, 4:08 AM
Mercury Research has claimed that AMD's Opteron processor is holding ten per cent of the x86 server market. If true, this means that in just a couple of years, AMD has managed to grow to become a serious challenge to Intel's business - all thanks to the Opteron processor.

Mercury Research's news figures show that AMD claimed 11.2 per cent of the server processor market in the second quarter. That's up from 7.4 per cent one quarter earlier. More important perhaps than the 51 per cent jump is AMD's march past the ten per cent market share barrier - a self-imposed measure of success for Opteron.
AMD received a spike in processor sales thanks to the dual-core Opteron chip, which Intel has no real match for. However, Intel will very likely claim that we will have to wait for market data from IDC and Gartner to truly ascertain that AMD have crossed the ten per cent mark. If the claims are proved correct, Intel and Dell have a lot to worry about in the shape of AMD.

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TKoegelenberg said:
Good for AMD, Intel always wants to be Monopolised Company!:)
Soul Harvester said:
Funny this should make the front page, on Monday the instant I heard about this I sent all the information I could to the one salesmen I worked with who even remotely would consider AMD, hoping that it'd give him a little more incentive to give Opterons a try.One of his customers is pushing for Opteron. Originally he was going to go Xeon but I think we have him convinced!I thought I was the only one that cared :D
TKoegelenberg said:
Are you kidding, Everyone has always just Bad mouthed AMD, time for them to step up. I find the only problem is confidence within their hardware. Maybe they should start doing a little bit more on marketing overseas such as South Africa seeing there is still alot of fears that AMD are still to unstable. We see Intel advertisements almost every 1 hour on the T.V,Poster's everywhere. Maybe they should get there SA branch to ship up or shape out! """"""""""""A PROUD AMD SUPPORTER""""""""""""""""""""
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