Intel and AMD stuck in market share stalemate in Q3 2010

By on December 15, 2010, 10:33 AM
Worldwide microprocessor revenues grew 23 percent in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same time a year ago, and 3 percent compared to the second quarter of 2010, according to market research firm iSuppli. The rate of expansion should be considered very healthy growth, though the actual market share slices held by the world's two largest microprocessor manufacturers, Intel and AMD, have barely budged. Neither company was able to wrest significant market share away from the other in terms of revenue for the entire global processor market, including x86, RISC, and other types of general-purpose microprocessors.

Intel accounted for 80.1 percent of global revenue for microprocessors in Q3 2010, up 0.1 percentage points from Q3 2009, but down 0.3 percentage points sequentially in Q2 2010. AMD lost market share on both sequential and year-over comparisons, but the decrease amounted to less than one percentage point. The company accounted for 11.3 percent of worldwide microprocessor revenue during the period, down 0.9 percentage points from Q3 2009 and down 0.2 percentage point from Q2 2010.

"In reality, the share changes in the third quarter from the two incumbents were extremely small and not at all significant," Matthew Wilkins, principal analyst for compute platforms at iSuppli, said in a statement. "What is significant, however, is that neither company has been able to take any sizable share away from the other. One reason is that each company offers well-matched competitive product portfolios. Another reason is that end markets are not undergoing significant changes in market share of product lineup that would impact microprocessor market share."





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Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Wow...AMD the 2nd largest and it only has 11 percent. I didn't think Intel was that dominant....

Princeton said:

2nd largest. Out of 2 main players that can also be called dead last. If they wanted to Intel could consume AMD right here and now.

Yeah, you're right there.

princeton princeton said:

Benny26 said:

Wow...AMD the 2nd largest and it only has 11 percent. I didn't think Intel was that dominant....

2nd largest. Out of 2 main players that can also be called dead last. If they wanted to Intel could consume AMD right here and now.

lchu12 lchu12 said:

Besides VIA, who else would be under "others"?

Sarcasm Sarcasm said:

Amazing that Intel has that big of a chokehold on the market. However, if people have the money for it, oh well.

However, I am very satisfied with my 965BE. Best $160 I ever spent on a CPU. That's one thing AMD has over Intel, Performance Value for your dollar.

63Jax said:

intel doesn't deserve such a market share...

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Besides VIA, who else would be under "others"?

IBM (Cell, PowerPC, Power), ARM, Freescale, Sun/Oracle, Fujitsu, LSI, MIPS, SPARC and Tilera spring to mind.

princeton princeton said:

Sarcasm said:

Amazing that Intel has that big of a chokehold on the market. However, if people have the money for it, oh well.

However, I am very satisfied with my 965BE. Best $160 I ever spent on a CPU. That's one thing AMD has over Intel, Performance Value for your dollar.

Sorry to burst your bubble. Factoring in energy usage any LGA 1156 cpu is better performance value for your dollar compared to an AMD counterpart. If I ran an AMD I would have spent more than the intel after around 6 months because I use my pc alot.

princeton princeton said:

Benny26 said:

Wow...AMD the 2nd largest and it only has 11 percent. I didn't think Intel was that dominant....

Princeton said:

2nd largest. Out of 2 main players that can also be called dead last. If they wanted to Intel could consume AMD right here and now.

Yeah, you're right there.

How did you edit your post?!

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

This...

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Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

How did you edit your post?!

Errr..just pressed the "Edit" button mate

I don't like to double post when i can just edit one thats close enough, i think it's rather rude to the website...Plus i'm a gentleman obviously.

ViNCiLiCiouS said:

Benny26 said:

How did you edit your post?!

Errr..just pressed the "Edit" button mate

I don't like to double post when i can just edit one thats close enough, i think it's rather rude to the website...Plus i'm a gentleman obviously.

I was as confused as princeton was. Then I realized that he, like me, was reading this post from the website formatting and not the forum format.

princeton princeton said:

I can't get to the forum format is the ****ing problem :P. Why did techspot have to remove the links on the page?

EDIT:

Oh wow we have to go through the forums. How dare techspot add another 5 seconds needed to access this!

maddmatt02 said:

just built a desktop, got a phenom II 740 BE for about 80 bucks, and I am now using a unlocked quad core stable at 3.4.

thats pretty good performance per dollar to me. the overclocking part isnt really fair because you can OC an intel too, but even if I left it a quad core at 3.0, it would still be a great deal at 80 bucks.

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