Tuesday July 11 2017 13:04, RS Wood wrote to All:
From the «that chip needs a management engine» department:
Title: AMD reportedly takes 10% market share from Intel
Author: Thom Holwerda
Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2017 06:10:33 -0400
AMD has reportedly gained 10.4 percentage points of CPU market share
in the second quarter of 2017. This makes it the largest x86 CPU
market share gain in the history of the Sunnyvale, California based
chip maker against its much larger rival Intel. The data is courtesy
of PassMark's quarterly market share report, which is based on the
thousands of submissions that go through the database in any given
quarter. It's important to note that because PassMark's market share
data is based on benchmark submissions it counts actual systems
in use, rather than systems sold. It also does not include consoles or
any computer systems running operating systems other than Windows.
With AMD's Ryzen processors being the new hotness right now, I'd
indeed expect benchmarking sites to get more Ryzen submissions, even
if it's not a 10% market share swing in favour of AMD. That being
said, it's clear that AMD is having an impact right now, and as
consumers, we should welcome this. I do dislike the fact that the
chart only has two lines to show. We'd be better off with more than
just two x86 chip makers, but alas.
but their 8 core cpu's are still only 4 real cores just the same as my
Poor value for money - I have not purchased any more AMD's since.