Intel share of the CPU market fell slightly during the third quarter as smaller rivals nipped at the leading chip maker’s heels. Intel’s market share slipped to 81.9 percent, versus 82.5 percent a quarter before, according to data released Monday by Mercury Research. AMD saw its share increase by a smidgen, from 15.5 percent to 15.8 percent. While AMD’s numbers increased compared to Intel’s, the company’s share is still down from its historical high point late last year. Currently, AMD is converting its manufacturing to a faster 90nm process, as well as shifting its lines to 64-bit products.

Intel share of the CPU market fell slightly during the third quarter as smaller rivals nipped at the leading chip maker’s heels. Intel’s market share slipped to 81.9 percent, versus 82.5 percent a quarter before, according to data released Monday by Mercury Research. AMD saw its share increase by a smidgen, from 15.5 percent to 15.8 percent. While AMD’s numbers increased compared to Intel’s, the company’s share is still down from its historical high point late last year. Currently, AMD is converting its manufacturing to a faster 90nm process, as well as shifting its lines to 64-bit products.