Thursday, April 29th 2010

PC Processor Market and Intel Grow, AMD Slips

The Intel juggernaut rolls on in Q1 2010, according the latest IDC report covering PC processor sales. Similar to the GPU market, processor sales grew by 39% compared to this time last year (Q1 2009), but declined by 5.6% compared to Q4 2009. Revenues went up 40.4% year-on-year and down just 2% sequentially. Intel's market share grew by 0.5%, slightly at the expense of AMD, which went down 0.6%.

Intel holds 81% of the processor market, while 'rival' AMD holds 18.8%. VIA holds a tiny 0.2% of the market. In the x86 server market, Intel holds 90.2%, with AMD and others at 9.8%. With the notebook and desktop segments it reached 87.8% and 71.7%, respectively. For 2010 IDC is predicting a CPU unit growth of 15.1%. Q1 2010 saw Intel propagating processors based on its new architecture to the crucial value and mainstream market segments, with the Core i3, Core i5, and Pentium dual-core processors in the LGA-1156 package. Source: TechConnect Magazine
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77 Comments on PC Processor Market and Intel Grow, AMD Slips

"I go fast!1!11!1!"
More threads per core doesn't always equate to more performance. Since this is AMD's first time playing with SMT, I don't have very high expectations for their per-thread performance.
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Wile E
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fullinfusion said:
Just to put my 2 cents in Wile the 1090T is faster than the I7 920.... Till the Bulldozer come's out later this year, 6 cores... 4 threads per core... 24 threads? remember that?

I think you told me I 7 have that many..... hmmm I do read alot and If Im not mistaking the I7's only have 2 threads per core....

thats all :toast:
1090T is not faster than 920 clock for clock.
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