AMD conquers nearly 26 percent of server market

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 01 2006 @ 23:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
CNET writes AMD has increased its share of the x86 server processor market to 25.9 percent. Intel still holds 72.9 percent of the overall x86 processor market while AMD now has 21.6 percent.
Intel's share decreased from 82.2 percent in the second quarter of 2005, while AMD's increased from 16.2 percent over the same period.

AMD has been picking away at Intel's server market share for several years based on the superior performance and power consumption of its Opteron processor. But Intel fired back last month with a new Xeon processor based on its Core microarchitecture that appears to be outperforming current Opteron processors on several tasks.
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