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AMD Advances On CPU Market Share

AMD made market-share gains against rival Intel during the first quarter of 2005, thanks to a refreshed product line. AMD finished the quarter with a 16.9 percent share of the world’s PC processor market, as shown in figures made public by Mercury Research. Intel cornered 81.7 percent of the market during the quarter. The remainder went to VIA and Transmeta. AMD managed to gain ground, aided by a better-sorted value line of processors and small but steady gains with its Opteron server chip as well. When comparing its Q1 2005 performance to the Q1 2004, during which it had 15 percent share, AMD shows a gain of nearly 2%. AMD increased its share from 16.6 percent in the Q4 2004 to its 16.9 percent share in the first quarter. Intel saw a 1.8-point decline when measuring its Q1 2005 share of 81.7 percent against its Q1 2004 share of 83.5 percent.

AMD made market-share gains against rival Intel during the first quarter of 2005, thanks to a refreshed product line. AMD finished the quarter with a 16.9 percent share of the world’s PC processor market, as shown in figures made public by Mercury Research. Intel cornered 81.7 percent of the market during the quarter. The remainder went to VIA and Transmeta. AMD managed to gain ground, aided by a better-sorted value line of processors and small but steady gains with its Opteron server chip as well. When comparing its Q1 2005 performance to the Q1 2004, during which it had 15 percent share, AMD shows a gain of nearly 2%. AMD increased its share from 16.6 percent in the Q4 2004 to its 16.9 percent share in the first quarter. Intel saw a 1.8-point decline when measuring its Q1 2005 share of 81.7 percent against its Q1 2004 share of 83.5 percent.

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