AMD surpasses Intel in desktop sales for October

By Justin Mann on
Trailing the earlier success AMD had in the desktop market, AMD has managed to surpass Intel in desktop sales for October, accounting for 49.8% of desktop sales, 1.3% over Intel. A small margin, but big news for AMD who currently only have a 17% worldwide market share in desktops. Intel still pulled in more money than them from this segment.

”Although AMD's overall share of the U.S. retail store market surpassed Intel based on units sold, it failed to generate more revenue than the industry giant. Intel chips, which have a higher average selling price, accounted for 57.6 percent of the U.S. retail market in October based on revenue, while AMD lagged at 40.1 percent.”
Considering the high(er) costs of the Athlon64 class CPUs, it's hoped, to a point, that that trend continues, as midrange processors are already pricier than a few years back.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.