Feeds

AMD market share hits two-year peak

Good Q4 2004 recovers from poor Q4 2003

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

AMD's share of the x86 processor market reached the highest point it has attained in the last two years - and a year after it fell to its lowest point in the same period.

Intel's arch-rival took 16.6 per cent of the market in Q4 2004, well up on the 14.7 per cent it took in Q4 2003, according to market watcher Mercury Research (MR) cited by ExtremeTech.

Intel took 82.2 per cent of the market in Q4, down from 83.7 per cent in the year-ago quarter.

Both chip makers increased their share sequentially, though MR did not provide figures. Their gains came at the expense of the likes of VIA and Transmeta, with both winning ground in the server market, while Intel did particularly well in the mobile arena. By contrast, AMD experienced some success in the low-end desktop space, courtesy of its Sempron product line, MR said.

A number of analysts have suggested that AMD will grow its share further through 2005, in both the desktop and low-end server segments, while Intel recovers from the mistakes made in 2004. ®

Related stories

World chip inventory fell 38% in Q4
Euro AMD Opteron server demand slows
AMD to gain market share in 2005
AMD took bigger slice of x86 server market in Q3
AMD grabs Intel market share in desktop arena
AMD to overtake Intel in 2017...

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
Microsoft's Nadella: SQL Server 2014 means we're all about data
Adds new big data tools in quest for 'ambient intelligence'
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.