Customers undecided on AMD chips after market share drop
Because of a large drop in market share, some longtime AMD shops are now hesitant to purchase the Opteron line and are looking at Intel, but other server buyers like the price and performance of AMD chips.
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Concerned customers have focused on AMD's most recent 6.5% drop in market share for the previous quarter, which was down from 10.1% from 2009, according to SearchDataCenter.com. Boston Market Corp. System Administrator Eric Siebert said that his company uses AMD chips, and he doesn't see a massive switch from AMD happening anytime soon. However, for the future, Siebert is eyeing rival chip giant Intel because of the speed in which its products reach the market and its advanced features.
There are other shops that think that lower memory costs (in comparison to Intel-based systems) and a higher physical core count are enough for them to stick with AMD.
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