Monday, July 25, 2011

Server platforms to become major battlefield between Intel and AMD

Observing from Intel and AMD's second-quarter results, growth from the traditional PC market has already weakened, while their server businesses, benefiting from the quick rise of cloud computing, are expected to become the major battlefield between the two firms in the future, according to sources from PC players.

Intel is performing rather strongly and achieved strong results in the second quarter from its Data Center Group, while AMD is set to challenge Intel with its upcoming server CPU architecture, Bulldozer, which will start shipping later in the third quarter, the sources noted.

Although Intel currently has about 80% share of the global server platform market, with AMD's upcoming new CPU architecture expected to significantly boost its price/performance ratio, the new CPUs should provide AMD a great chance to compete against Intel in the second half of 2011.

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