AMD makes big comeback in US retail

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    TGDaily have sight of a report from "competitive response" analysts, Current Analysis, that says AMD grabbed a sizeable chunk of the US retail PC market in July.<br />

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    Wow, that seems like an amazing turn around. I wonder what their margins are like on that revenue.
     
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    Not really. Price your products for a fire sale and they'll move.

    The lowest they've been since the introduction of K8 products.
     
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    Not a surprise. Plenty of sell through, but not much (if any) money made. Margins are stupidly low. :evil:
     
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    Exactly why Intel's share resurged previously. Fire-sale prices by both companies are good news for consumers, and in a real sense good news for these companies as they learn how to become ever more efficient while remaining innovative and competitive at the same time.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I love the low prices on both sides. What I don't like is what it's doing to AMD's bottom line, and what that could ultimately mean for competition in this industry.
     
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    As long as prices and margins don't drop so low that neither company can afford to invest heavily in R&D it's all good.

    The only times when I complain about high prices is when a company doesn't re-invest a large chunk of it into R&D for the next generation of products.

    Likewise, I absolutely hate low prices when it prevents a company from being able to properly fund (and eat the losses of) R&D.

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    So Core2dou being the fastest really helped Intel win market share just like everybody said, right?

    Or not..
     
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    It did help Intel make a profit, though.

    Even if things are business as usual with respect to market share, and these are only a single quarter's results, it is business as usual that Intel can afford to do for essentially forever.

    Somebody else is trying a lot harder to get back to business as usual.
     
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