It looks like AMD’s Fusion APUs are starting to work their magic. According to Mercury Research figures quoted by eWeek, AMD enjoyed some fairly substantial share growth in the x86 processor market last quarter. Intel, meanwhile, saw its market share retreat below the 80% mark.
Q2 2010 Q1 2011 Q2 2011 Intel 81.3% 81.0% 79.9% AMD 17.8% 18.2% 19.4% Via 0.9% 0.9% 0.8%
Although eWeek doesn’t say, I’m guessing these are unit share numbers. Revenue share data compiled by IHS iSuppli last month suggests AMD’s slice of x86 CPU revenue was nowhere even close to 18% in the first quarter.
Naturally, Mercury Research attributes AMD’s spurt of growth to the company’s freshly released Fusion chips.