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AMD dominates the discrete graphics market

Has extended its lead
Mon Nov 01 2010, 15:32

ANALYSTS at Mercury Research have released figures showing that AMD is continuing to dominate the discrete graphics market and took pole position for the second quarter running.

The report, the PC graphics market share update, tells us that AMD is taking large strides in the market and added some 5.6 percentage points to its market share in the last quarter alone. This, Mercury added, has taken it up to a 61.9 per cent share of the market.

Much of the strong performance is due to the strength of the firm's DirectX 11 capable notebook discrete products, which fortunately for us, AMD was glad to wax lyrical about.

"AMD is the clear leader in DirectX 11 graphics technology with more than 25 million DirectX 11-capable units shipped to date, and the Mercury Research results are indicative of our continued focus on delivering compelling graphics technology to both notebook and desktop markets," said Matt Skynner, corporate VP and general manager of the GPU Division at AMD.

"With the successful launch of the award winning AMD Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards, shipping in volume on the day of launch, AMD is in a very strong position moving into the last quarter of 2010."

We have requested a copy of the report from Mercury. µ



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