For years my friends and I built computers using AMD chips, all the while wondering why people were so enamored with Intel. AMD chips were way cheaper, of comperable quality, and overclocker friendly.
Well, it looks like the rest of the world has discovered that Intel is not the only game in town – and now we have some numbers to back it up.
For example, AMD’s share of desktops in the U.S. retail market (9% of global shipments) has reached 81% while Intel has slid to 18%. This represents a complete reversal from their typical positions.
Fortunately for Intel, they still have the advantage in the notebook PC market given their technological superiority in that area. The sales of notebooks are steadily increasing and are expected to overtake desktop sales within the next few years. This would put Intel in a prime position to regain their financial footing if they can hold off AMD’s agressive stance on chip development.
For more information, check out the CNET News article.
Posted by Sean