AMD outsells Intel in US retail

Written by Tim Smalley

October 17, 2005 | 19:13

Tags: #processors #records #sales

Companies: #amd #intel

Bit-Tech reader Tommy Van Damme gave us the heads up on a piece at TG Daily.

"AMD scored a major win against Intel during the back-to-school season. According to Current Analysis, AMD outsold Intel for the very first time in US retail over the period of a whole month. More than half of all computer systems US stores sold during September carried an AMD processor.

Aside its usual legal, marketing and PR battles against Intel, AMD surprised analysts with a unexpectedly strong performance in US retail. Tony Duboise, analyst with Current Analysis, said that the company was able to sometimes surpass Intel's US retail sales in some weeks in the past, but the fact that it kept the lead over a whole month is unprecedented."

The full story is here.

Could this be the start of a trend? We reported that AMD had opened Fab 36 on Saturday, which should enable them to ship 100 million CPUs a year by 2008, equating to roughly 30% of the market.

UPDATE: According to bit-tech forum member, Firehed, the report on TGDaily appears to exclude the sales from major OEMs and is mainly focused on PIB sales. It is still promising news for AMD, but there's still a long way to go before they'll be able to compete with Intel's high volume selling machine, whose name begins with a D. I'm lost as to who that might be though...

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