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Top PC vendors reckon AMD has grabbed around half of their consumer desktop market from Intel.

Around 50 per cent of all Compaq consumer desktops are currently based on AMD chips, and half on Intel.

It is a similar story at IBM, with representatives saying AMD is gaining ground in the consumer PC market. Around 50 per cent of Big Blue's consumer desktop systems run on AMD chips.

Neither Compaq nor IBM have any business PCs or laptops based on AMD processors.

Hewlett-Packard said that six out of its 20 consumer models launching for the summer are based on AMD.

HP Pavilion product manager Mark Bony said AMD was eating into Intel's market share due to the chipmaker's "competitive" processors.

"Cost is just one element," said Bony. "It's also performance and the type of products it offers."

However Tiny Computers is seeing things differently. It ditched AMD at the end of May to become a 100 per cent Intel-based system vendor once again. It felt following Intel's P4 roadmap was the way to go.

Dell is the only major vendor that remains 100 per cent Intel.

Meanwhile, AMD in June said it was on track to grab 30 per cent of the world chip market by the end of this year. ®

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