We’ve all seen the benchmarks and we’ve all seen the reviews. AMD’s Bulldozer platform just wasn’t what it was hyped up to be. However, for those who think AMD’s miss with Bulldozer spelled imminent doom, think again.
Largely thanks to AMD’s Llano APU platform, AMD is actually gaining ground in the x86 CPU market despite its inability to compete in the high end. Whereas AMD controlled about 18.2% of the CPU market in Q4 2011, they actually now control about 19.1% now, giving them just under a 1% gain in the CPU market. Intel who controls 80.2% of the market on the other hand, actually lost 0.8% of the market over the same time period.
All I have to say is good job AMD. Can’t wait to see what Trinity and Brazos 2.0 will be like! Thoughts? Discuss!