Intel Fights Back Workstation Market from AMD

Advanced Micro Devices' positions in the market of workstations have never been really strong primarily due to the fact that not a lot of system builders used AMD's chips in business-oriented personal computers. While along with popularization of AMD Opteron processors the company's market share began to increase slowly, the introduction of new dual-core and quad-core Intel Xeon processors have managed to fight nearly everything back.

Back in Q2 2006 the market share of uni-processor (UP) and dual-processor (DP) AMD Opteron workstations was 3.6% and 13.3%, respectively, which was not even close to Intel's 96.4% and 86.7%, but still was historically highest. But then Intel introduced its Core 2 micro-architecture along with dual-core as well as quad-core processors and started to fight back the lost share, which lead to logical results: Intel Xeon chips commanded 98% of UP and 92% of DP workstations in Q1 2007, whereas AMD Opteron central processing units could be found only in 2% of single-processor and 8% of dual-processor workstation systems, a report from Jon Peddie Research estimates.

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AMD has to come up with something fast. especially with intel starting to put the memory controller in the cpu like amd ( i think starting with the next ver of the extreme edition) .

antsy said,
The reason Intel do so well is cos everybody has herd of them because of TV ads, why don't AMD do a TV ad?
No the reason Intel is doing so well is that AMD has nothing to compete with Intel CORE 2 Duo. I mean INTEL is destroying AMD. AMD better hurry up and come up with something....

diso25 said,
No the reason Intel is doing so well is that AMD has nothing to compete with Intel CORE 2 Duo. I mean INTEL is destroying AMD. AMD better hurry up and come up with something....

I was talking historically, not just at the current, I thought that was obvious