AMD had been making strides in the server market for several quarters, while Intel dominated the notebook market. But momentum swung the other way in the third quarter, with Intel regaining market share in server processors while AMD’s notebook processor shipments surged, said Dean McCarron, an analyst with Mercury Research. Overall, Intel shipped 76.1 percent of all desktop, notebook and server processors that use the x86 instruction set during the quarter. AMD owned 23.3 percent of that market. AMD’s overall momentum continued; a year ago, Intel had 80.7 percent of the market while AMD held 17.7 percent. Buoyed by the launch of its Xeon 5100 server processor in June, Intel’s server shipments outpaced AMD’s in the third quarter. On the notebook side, AMD’s shipments surged 50 percent from the second quarter of this year. One possible explanation for the jump could be the longer manufacturing process for notebook.

AMD had been making strides in the server market for several quarters, while Intel dominated the notebook market. But momentum swung the other way in the third quarter, with Intel regaining market share in server processors while AMD’s notebook processor shipments surged, said Dean McCarron, an analyst with Mercury Research. Overall, Intel shipped 76.1 percent of all desktop, notebook and server processors that use the x86 instruction set during the quarter. AMD owned 23.3 percent of that market. AMD’s overall momentum continued; a year ago, Intel had 80.7 percent of the market while AMD held 17.7 percent. Buoyed by the launch of its Xeon 5100 server processor in June, Intel’s server shipments outpaced AMD’s in the third quarter. On the notebook side, AMD’s shipments surged 50 percent from the second quarter of this year. One possible explanation for the jump could be the longer manufacturing process for notebook.