AMD nabs 25 percent of server market

Advanced Micro Devices is still making strides in the server market at Intel's expense as the larger company waits to see if a new processor can reverse its slide.

AMD on Monday said it increased its share of the x86 server processor market to 25.9 percent, a number confirmed by Mercury Research's Dean McCarron, who tracks market share figures. Intel now holds 72.9 percent of the overall market for x86 processors, while AMD has 21.6 percent.

Via Technologies is the third player in the mix with 5.5 percent share during the second quarter of 2006, but that figure was inflated due to end-of-life shipments of the company's C3 processor and will likely fall over the rest of the year, McCarron said.

Intel is pinning its hopes of resurrecting its market share--and its stock price--on the new Core generation of processors. The company launched the Core 2 Duo for desktops and notebooks last week during an event at its headquarters, and systems based on the new chips will start appearing over the coming weeks.

News source: CNET

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