It’s amazing how much the landscape of the processor market can change in a rather short period of time — two years ago AMD was faltering as Intel was steam-rolling over it. Even with the successful introduction of numerous chips, you would be hard pressed to find many top-tier OEM’s supporting their processors — let alone finding their chips inside enterprise class workstations. How quickly the times have changed.
A few years later, AMD has been eating away at Intel’s high margins business with their Opteron processors, and slowly but surely they have been eroding Intel’s consumer processor lead. The anti-trust allegations filed against Intel have put them in the limelight, and as such they have been toning down aggressive marketing campaigns aimed at stores, manufacturers, and HIV’s. AMD had made tremendous inroads in the processor market in the last year, and it does not seem to be letting up, and Intel seems to be watching the train come straight for them..
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