AMD tops Intel in desktop PCs

Underdog outsells Intel in US market

For the first time, AMD has outsold Intel on a monthly basis in the processor market for desktop PCs in the US.

In September, AMD captured 52% of the US retail desktop market, topping Intel’s 46% share, according to market research firm Current Analysis.

“Despite its past successes in surpassing Intel desktop sales in select retail sales weeks, September 2005 marked the first time AMD was able to outperform Intel for an entire month,” a Current Analysis report says.

AMD benefitted from increased sales of media centre PCs, which are meant to be used for home entertainment purposes, Current Analysis says. In September, media centre PCs accounted for 46% of all US retail desktop sales and 55% of them sold with AMD processors, the research firm says.

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