Despite delays to its quad-core chips, the TLB erratum fiasco, and Intel's continued performance edge, AMD managed to grow its market share in the fourth quarter of last year, according to numbers from market research firm iSuppli.
In a report posted earlier today, iSuppli says AMD's share of the overall microprocessor market climbed from 13.9% in the third quarter of 2007 to 14.2% in the fourth quarter. Interestingly, AMD appears to have taken those share points from lesser players in the industry. Intel's piece of the CPU pie grew from 78.8% to 78.9% over the same time period, while the aggregate market share of smaller microprocessor makers slumped from 7.3% to 6.9%.
Of course, even with the 0.3-point rise, AMD's Q4 '07 market share was significantly lower than in the fourth quarter of 2006. According to iSuppli, AMD held 15.7% of the overall CPU market in Q4 '07, while Intel had 75.8%, and other players had an aggregate 8.4%.