Here is a portion of an article from 2006 that I found on the internet regarding CPU market share... just to point out that even at AMD's peak, they were still far behind Intel... yet, people expect them to beat Intel despite having less money for R&D and everything else that goes into producing new CPUs:
AMD has achieved its highest ever market share in the CPU market in the second quarter, according to data released by Mercury Research.
Despite processor shipments decreasing by 7% quarter-over-quarter, AMD managed to increase its market share to 22% at the expense of Intel.
Intel's share slipped to 73%, despite the chip giant aggressively cutting the prices on its Pentium 4 and Pentium D processors. With Intel's recently announced Core 2 processors, analysts expect the decline to slow and for Intel to gain market share in the desktop market.
As for these new 3-core CPUs... If they are priced under $100, I would definitely consider buying some.
Last edited by jydie; Dec 26, 2007 at 04:21 PM.