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Wednesday, 27 April 2011 08:59

Intel maintains x86 market domination

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81 percent share in Q1
According to the latest figures from Mercury Research, Intel has managed to maintain its position in the x86 processor market, with an impressive 81 percent share in Q1.

AMD grabbed 18.2 percent and the results for both outfits remained flat compared to previous quarters. In Q4 2010 Intel had an 81 percent share and an 81.2 percent share in Q1 2010. AMD’s share also remained largely unchanged and VIA is still stuck with a sub-1 percent share.

Overall sales were strong and chip revenue was above seasonal averages, but growth was still below normal year-on-year growth, claims Mercury Research. Unit shipments were up 7.2 percent, with strong desktop sales and a decline in server processor shipments.

Interestingly, average sales prices continued to climb as well. The average price for x86 chips was $101, the highest since early 2008.

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+14 #1 nECrO 2011-04-27 17:17
The average price for x86 chips was $101, the highest since early 2008

This is what happens when there is no strong competition. If Bulldozer fails to deliver, this will only get worse.
+2 #2 yasin 2011-04-27 17:59
Well if a lot of people are to new systems at the moment, that's only going to cause the average price to increase.
+13 #3 Bl0bb3r 2011-04-27 18:40
You think Intel wouldn't take advantage?... the more the merrier. No price drops.

BD will deliver... and even if it won't beat Ivy or Sandy it will still be a better choice than one-socket-per-year intel.
0 #4 dicobalt 2011-04-27 23:44
Considering CPU's have northbridge, graphics, and pcie controllers inside them they should increase the average cost in comparison to previous generations.
+1 #5 Bl0bb3r 2011-04-28 00:10
Not really... what intel does is to take logic from chipsets that are manufactured at a higher tech node than the CPU's, reduce the cost per chipset or controller hub, and shrink that logic to the CPU's tech node, while bigger it will still need less Si, so less cost for more logic. Also there are less wafer lines that need to make less types of PCH, take a look at intel's x6x PCH, it's one and the same but with some fuses burned out or not, depending on what they target. If you compare that to AMD's x00 series, where they have several different chips altogether, which might imply added cost, you see intel's playing the cost game... again.
+5 #6 fuadzilla 2011-04-28 18:49
let's boycott intel's greedy ass!!!

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