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Friday, 02 December 2011 09:23

Intel becomes unstoppable

Written by Nick Farell



Chipzilla eats the world


It is starting to look like Intel will become unstoppable as it continues to take away business from its rivals such as AMD and Samsung.

According to iSuppli figures Samsung and AMD are getting canned by Intel at every turn. The market research outfit claims that Intel's 2011 semiconductor revenues will total $49.7 billion, up 23 per cent from 2010. This would give Chipzilla 15.9% of the global semiconductor market, up from a 13.2% share in 2010. Until this year Intel had been facing a challenge from Samsung, which had been narrowing the market share gap for three years prior to 2011. In fact the outfit was getting close to 3.9 percentage points of Intel's share. However now it seems that Intel is steaming ahead again and likely to finish the year 6.5 percentage pooints ahead of Samsung.

Isuppli said Intel has managed success in a challenging year for the semiconductor market.  It has managed to expand its core microprocessor and memory businesses, while also capitalizing on a major acquisition. iSuppli analyst Dale Ford in a statement that Intel outgrew the market and expanded its lead over its closest competitors, defying the impact of weak economic conditions and catastrophic natural disasters in Japan and Thailand. It has not been all bad for Samsung though. It is the leading global supplier of NAND flash memory during a time of solid growth in the memory sector. Samsung  suffered from the fact that it is also the worlds leading supplier of DRAM which sector tanked by 27 per cent this year.

Samsung's inability to get DRAM out of bed in the morning meant that its growth was limited to just 3 per cent in 2011. Intel should also be jolly pleased that AMD has said that it is no longer going to compete with Intel and do something else.  We guess it could go off and sit on a mountain somewhere and find itself and return to start a promising career crafting Macramé.

Nick Farell

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-15 #1 faildozzer 2011-12-02 12:02
R.I.P amd (but amd fagboys still pretend that amd is doing "ok") :D
 
 
+10 #2 JAB Creations 2011-12-02 13:25
Quoting faildozzer :
R.I.P amd (but amd fagboys still pretend that amd is doing "ok") :D



...enjoy supporting a monopolist company who without AMD would charge you $900 for their cheapest six core...oh wait they did and it wasn't even unlocked and on top of that it still costs "only" $600 when you can get an eight core from AMD for under $300. Where are your eight core CPU's? Do fools really think it's all about single thread performance? How do four cores hold up against eight for say, virtualization?

It's not about having the best, it's about having the best for the money you spend and still being able to take your girl out afterwards.
 
 
-8 #3 las 2011-12-02 14:05
Sigh. Their octo core is only an advanced quad - another fanboy falls for their marketing.

And funny you're mentioning the FX8150 "and still want to be able to take your girl out afterwards" rofl. The i5 2500K is cheaper, and clocked to 4.8-5.0 - witch is easy, even on cheap air cooling - bitchslaps every AMD CPU available especially in games.

I lol'd
 
 
-7 #4 las 2011-12-02 14:09
AMD CPU:

Shitty clock for clock performance.
Bad scaling with OC.
Useless single threaded performance.


http://www.techpowerup.com/155920/AMD-To-Give-Up-Competing-With-Intel-On-x86-CPU-Prices-Already-Shooting-Up.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AMD-APU-Z-Series-ARM-Tegra-3,14114.html

Hooray.
 
 
+6 #5 Orumus 2011-12-02 14:22
Why is everyone heralding the end of AMD? What they said was they will not try to directly compete with intel anymore but will stay true to there x86 roots. It sounds like they finaly realized they have been failing hard vs intel in every aspect except budget cpus, so now that is where they are going to focus. If this is the case, then I say good. Let them do that and hopefully they will recoup there losses and find what they seem to have lost. Aka the ability to innovate successfully with a small budget. Then maybe they can try to compete in the higher performance segments. This is all speculation, we will see what happens soon enough.
 
 
+6 #6 majorpayne 2011-12-02 14:55
Those people who are happy in what happening to AMD are comparable to useless person like Warrirdiot kid or gay_fist or Fagbots or the newly created alternick faildozzer. Lets see if those idiots can buy a high end CPU without selling one of their kidney or working 24hrs a day.
 
 
+6 #7 Fidovoff 2011-12-02 15:06
Quoting faildozzer :
R.I.P amd (but amd fagboys still pretend that amd is doing "ok") :D

There is both Intel and AMD "fanboys" here, yet your comments always get way more thumbs down. Your stupidity only makes people support AMD more, so go ahead be a troll :)


Quoting JAB Creations:
It's not about having the best, it's about having the best for the money you spend and still being able to take your girl out afterwards.


Definitely
Here the i5-2500 and FX-8120 costs almost the same and got similar performance, exept FX can run two PCIe x16 and AMD chipsets (motherboards) are cheaper than Intel.
Especially for mid and low end computers, you get way more for your money.
 
 
+4 #8 roberto.tomas 2011-12-02 15:25
this article verges on FUD, but not in too bad a way, which is somehow fitting for the site :)

Intel's losing AMD as a competitive partner is dangerous to intel. It is a sign of a shrinking market. It is a further step towards being targetable for anti-monopoly legal maneuvers.

If intel only rose 3 percent and is 6 percent higher in revenue than samsung, then samsung took a ~3% loss (of intel's profits, a higher percentage of their own). this is the wrong year to be talking about loses for samsung - even later in the article they talk about samsung having a 3% growth.
 
 
+2 #9 Fidovoff 2011-12-02 16:34
Quoting roberto.tomas:
Intel's losing AMD as a competitive partner is dangerous to intel. It is a sign of a shrinking market. It is a further step towards being targetable for anti-monopoly legal maneuvers.

With competition the products evolves much faster too, thanks to both that we have the powerful CPUs we have today.
Although I kinda wish AMD and Intel would try themself with the ARM/RISC processors and regain some of the market there.
 
 
-7 #10 las 2011-12-02 17:10
No, you won't. 16x/16x is not needed at all.

Even 6990 runs fine on x4, go ahead and check youtube. Linus tested it not too long ago.

Also, i5 2500K at 5 GHz eats FX8120 even with max OC. Why? They scale like shit. i5 2500K is even ONE YEAR ahead of FX8120. ROFL.

So much for a octocore (aka. 4 core, hooray for AMD marketing dep)

I love seeing AMD fanbois cry. Read those two links i posted again, please > :D
 

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