AMD Gloats Over Latest Market Share Numbers

Paul Lilly

The bean counters over at Mercury Research just finalized their "PC Graphics Market Share Update" report for the third quarter of 2010, which for the second consecutive quarter shows AMD at the front of the discrete graphics pack, The Inquirer reports .

AMD managed to add 5.6 percentage points to its market share tally and now commands 61.9 percent of the market.

"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."

AMD benefited in large part from its mobile graphics unit. Going forward, AMD is banking on its newly released HD 6800 series to end the year on a strong note.

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