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 May 11, 2005 - 12:00 PM - by Michael
* AMD market share up

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Quarterly reports are out; The Register reports that AMD did well.

Especially true since Intel's got a lot of entrenched market share thanks to exclusivity contracts with makers such as Dell.

AMD came out of Q1 2005 with 16.9 per cent of the x86 CPU market, up less than a third of a percentage point more than Q4 2004. Arch-rival, Intel, lost half a percentage point of market share between the same periods, easing to 81.7 per cent of the market.

The remaining 0.2 percentage points lost by Intel went to VIA and Transmeta, although the latter will soon leave the x86 chip market.

Looking back at Q1 2004, Intel's Q1 2005 share was down 1.8 per cent year on year, while AMD's share was up 1.9 per cent.

Both companies set "new records for their unit volume [shipments]", Mercury principal analyst Dean McCarron said, eWeek reports.

 

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