73% of x86 Processors Now Integrate Graphics

Q3 CPU revenues were up 12.2 percent sequentially, and up 16.1 percent year over year, the market research firm said. Average selling prices of CPUs climbed more than 5 percent as Sandy Bridge and Fusion processors are claiming a greater share of the product mix. IDC estimates that 73 percent of all processors sold now integrate on-chip graphics capability.

Intel succeeded in the overall processor market as it was able to grow its market share by 0.9 points to 80.2 percent. AMD fell by 0.7 points to 19.7 percent, but it was able to score a substantial gain in the critical mobile market, where AMD was up by 2.4 points to 17.6 percent. Intel was down by 2.1 points to 82.3 percent, IDC said.

"Clearly, Intel's Sandy Bridge and AMD's Fusion microprocessors with integrated graphic processors are rising in each company's product stack and driving the price increase," said IDC's Shane Rau. "At the same time, low-end processors, notably Intel's Atom processors, are declining as a percentage of the unit mix."

Intel was slightly up in the server/workstation market to 95.1 percent and gained an impressive 4.8 point share to 75.8 percent in the desktop segment. AMD was down by 4.8 points to 24.1 percent.

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  • nordlead
    It would be nice if Intel offered most of their CPUs without integrated graphics for cheaper. Most gamers would buy a i5-2500k without integrated graphics since they already use dedicated graphics cards.
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  • c4v3man
    legacy7955Sorry but if you know ANYTHING at all about PCs you know that separate CPU and GPU is best not to mention the best value for the money. Those that buy integrated either don't care or don't know better.

    Anyone who actually WORKS in IT knows that integrated graphics (especially today's modern solutions) provide everything most users need. If you never use anything more 3d than Windows Aero, then dedicated graphics only ADD to the expense, while consuming additional power.

    If you give someone off the street an Intel i3 box with HD2000 graphics, and an Intel i3 with a Nvidia 580 in it, they absolutely won't be able to tell the difference. I bet more users would appreciate Intel's Quicksync for editing home video footage, than 3d graphics ability in the nVidia 580 (obviously CUDA has the ability to accelerate video, but users are more likely to run into quicksync optimized apps, than CUDA apps going forward). .
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  • upgrade_1977
    Now, if only nvidia would start making cpu's..
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  • nordlead
    It would be nice if Intel offered most of their CPUs without integrated graphics for cheaper. Most gamers would buy a i5-2500k without integrated graphics since they already use dedicated graphics cards.
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  • jdamon113
    Nivdia cant, Jen-Hsun Huang cant stand Intel, he will never pay the x86 License, thus admitting he needs intel to move forward.
    You can bet they will continue with arm, although in the next two three years , I supect intel will put his mighty hands around arm neck of arm and put a lot of preasure on them and eventually getting rid of it.
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