AMD surpassed a 20% share of the desktop PC-use CPU market worldwide in the third quarter of 2005, its first time since 2001, according to Mercury Research. The vendor grabbed a 20.4% share, following Intel with 77.5%. Intel, however, continues to dominate the global CPU market with an 80.8% share in the third quarter, followed by AMD with 17.8%.

AMD surpassed a 20% share of the desktop PC-use CPU market worldwide in the third quarter of 2005, its first time since 2001, according to Mercury Research. The vendor grabbed a 20.4% share, following Intel with 77.5%. Intel, however, continues to dominate the global CPU market with an 80.8% share in the third quarter, followed by AMD with 17.8%.