by Anton Shilov
09/13/2004 | 05:07 AM
Even though AMD still does not do any business with a number of PC makers, sales of retail AMD-based machines in the
A recent market study released by Current Analysis indicates that AMD’s current share in desktops sold in the
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“Intel is not in danger of losing its CPU crown... [but] the fact that AMD can challenge Intel – even within the restrictive group of retail desktop sales – speaks volumes for the chip underdog,” said Toni Duboise, Current Analysis’ senior desktop PC analyst.
Intel is said to outsell AMD when it comes to corporate personal computers, notebooks, servers and workstations. This happens due to the fact that some large PC makers either restrict the number of AMD-based machines in the lineups aimed at corporate customers, or do not sell AMD-based computers at all. Furthermore, a lot of enterprises still feel reluctant in regards AMD’s processors and supporting infrastructure, such as chipsets.
AMD’s sales began to climb following widespread media coverage and advertising campaigns in online and print web-sites and magazines. Additionally, with the release of AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Athlon 64 FX processors AMD regained position as the producer of the most advanced chips in terms of feature-set.
Current Analysis believes that AMD has more potential in retail PCs ahead with the recently launched Sempron processors.