AMD, Intel enjoy quarterly revenue share gains

iSuppli has released its latest round of numbers related to global microprocessor revenue, and the research firm says both AMD and Intel saw their revenue shares rise between this year's second and third quarters.

According to iSuppli, AMD's share of worldwide CPU revenue climbed slightly from 12% in Q2 to 12.1% in Q3, while Intel's piece of the pie rose from 80.1% to 80.4% over the same time period. Those gains came at the expense of other CPU makers, which only accounted for 7.4% of global revenue in Q3.

The picture changes somewhat when looking at Q3 2008 versus Q3 2007, though. iSuppli says Intel's revenue share ascended 1.7 points from 78.4% in Q3 '07, while AMD's share actually dropped 1.8 points from 13.9% in the same quarter. Matthew Wilkins, a compute platforms analyst for iSuppli, attributes Intel's success chiefly to the chipmaker's strong mobile product line.

On a broader scale, iSuppli estimates that overall PC shipments grew by a "healthy" 12-14% between Q3 '07 and Q3 '08. That assessment mirrors what Jon Peddie Research wrote about the graphics processor market earlier this week. (GPU sales reportedly went up 22.5% in the same time span.)

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