Intel holding its ground in workstation market
Despite AMD's massive market share gains on the server front, the chipmaker is not doing so well in the workstation market, according to the latest numbers from Jon Peddie Research. The research firm says Intel chips were in 92% of all workstation systems shipped in the second quarter, compared to just under 4% for AMD. A senior analyst for Jon Peddie Research says the release of Intel's new Xeon "Woodcrest" processors back in June has allowed the company to hold onto its market share, leaving little room for AMD to grow. Nevertheless, AMD is reportedly benefiting from a "continued migration" away from old and proprietary RISC-based systems. The top sellers of AMD workstations are Sun and HP. HP is also one of the two biggest Intel-based workstation suppliers along with Dell.