AMD captured more notebook CPU market share last quarter

— 6:00 AM on August 20, 2010

The folks at IDC have whipped up a new round of quarterly numbers for the x86 processor market, and they say shipments and revenue both increased overall—as did AMD's piece of the pie. IDC's market share estimates cover the whole market:

  Q2 2009 Q1 2010 Q2 2010
Intel 78.9% 81.0% 80.7%
AMD 20.6% 18.8% 19.0%
Via 0.5% 0.2% 0.3%

However, the research firm also has numbers pertaining to desktop CPUs alone...

  Q2 2009 Q1 2010 Q2 2010
Intel 70.2% 71.7% 72.2%
AMD 29.4% 28.0% 27.3%

...and to notebook models:

  Q2 2009 Q1 2010 Q2 2010
Intel 86.9% 87.8% 86.1%
AMD 12.6% 12.1% 13.7%

AMD seems to have lost some ground on the desktop despite making gains in notebooks. (The IDC release also quotes a 3.3% sequential loss in server and workstation CPU shipments for the chipmaker.)

Apparently, then, AMD can credit the arrival of its Nile and Danube mobile platforms for the overall rise in market share. This wasn't a bad quarter for mobile market share growth, either. IDC comments that, while overall desktop CPU shipments didn't budge last quarter, shipments of mobile and server processor were both up.

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