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AMD Selling More CPUs, Posts Record Quarter Too

Intel just announced that it had its best quarter ever, and it turns out that AMD had a pretty decent one too. AMD announced revenue for the second quarter of 2010 of $1.65 billion – a record on its own for the company, which perhaps signals an extremely healthy time in the processor business.

Even with the growth in revenue, AMD posted a net loss of $43 million, or $0.06 per share, which is mostly attributed to the restructuring with GlobalFoundries and not due to product pricing. AMD also posted an operating income of $125 million.  The company reported non-GAAP net income of $83 million, or $0.11 per share, and non-GAAP operating income of $138 million.

"Robust demand for our latest mobile platforms and solid execution drove record second quarter revenue and a healthy gross margin," said Dirk Meyer, AMD President and CEO. "Our unmatched combination of microprocessor and graphics capabilities resulted in customers launching a record number of new mobile and desktop platforms.  We added Sony as a microprocessor customer and continue to see our existing customers expand their AMD-based platform offerings."

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Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Hiniberus
    Way to go AMD! Hopefully you'll start hauling out some new things soon, can't wait to see how Fusion works out. If it's good I'll probably buy a new laptop with that just to have something somewhat decent rather than Intel's @@#$@#$ graphics chipset, seriously I don't understand why they bothered doing this when their graphics are worse or perhaps on par with the 3k series from AMD /cringe

    Lets watch the language please mate.
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  • welshmousepk
    all i hear is "BULLDOZER, BULLDOZER, BULLDOZER, BULLDOZER ".

    cannot wait for AMDs triumphant return to the top.
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  • kartu
    While having vastly superior products, all AMD manages is holding one third of the market. We've seen it in CPU market, now we are seeing it in graphic card market.

    So sad...
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  • Humans think
    Intel dominates the enthusiast desktop PC market and almost all the laptop and netbook market operating with high profit margins due to the lack of more powerful CPUs from AMD. Also Intel sells a lot of their overpriced mid and lower-segment CPUS due to their marketing network and rebate.

    AMD has all the performance/cost sweet spots in mid and lower sections of desktop CPUS and sells well on these.

    So basically we have 2 companies that for the last year are operating in different niches, no wonder they both maximized their profits since their opposing fronts do not overlap...

    In order for profits for both companies to drop and prices get better for us we need a full scale war from these companies....
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  • juliom
    Humans thinkIntel dominates the enthusiast desktop PC market and almost all the laptop and netbook market operating with high profit margins due to the lack of more powerful CPUs from AMD. Also Intel sells a lot of their overpriced mid and lower-segment CPUS due to their marketing network and rebate.AMD has all the performance/cost sweet spots in mid and lower sections of desktop CPUS and sells well on these.So basically we have 2 companies that for the last year are operating in different niches, no wonder they both maximized their profits since their opposing fronts do not overlap...In order for profits for both companies to drop and prices get better for us we need a full scale war from these companies....
    True, but when AMD offered much much better products during the A64 days, Intel still dominated by far. Few people bought AMD back then. So no, Intel isn't selling expensive products due to the lack of competition, they're doing it because they can and people will still buy from them. Sad but true...
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  • Darkerson
    Congrats AMD!
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  • cyberkuberiah
    i wish they rise to the high end .
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  • cyberkuberiah
    in the gpu market nvidia needs to promise less and deliver more , other wise ati will be the new nvidia of pricing , looking at 5000 series .
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  • deweycd
    During the A64 days AMD had it all going right and the small enthusist market would buy AMD. Now that Intel has the fastest processors the small enthusist market is looking to them. The larger OEM market on the other hand is very slow to change and since Intel had always been their provider they will likely remain the provided for quite sometime. As the article states AMD just signed on Sony which is a step in the right direction. As for ATI side of AMD, I believe that this round ATI has a better product with the 5xxx then NVidia has with the 4XX. Even if Nvidia is slightly faster, the extra heat and higher power requirements really puts a damper on a possibly great product from NVidia.
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  • ta152h
    Humans thinkIntel dominates the enthusiast desktop PC market and almost all the laptop and netbook market operating with high profit margins due to the lack of more powerful CPUs from AMD. Also Intel sells a lot of their overpriced mid and lower-segment CPUS due to their marketing network and rebate.AMD has all the performance/cost sweet spots in mid and lower sections of desktop CPUS and sells well on these.So basically we have 2 companies that for the last year are operating in different niches, no wonder they both maximized their profits since their opposing fronts do not overlap...In order for profits for both companies to drop and prices get better for us we need a full scale war from these companies....
    Maximized their profits? Say no to drugs!

    Intel made massive profits, AMD is selling huge processors for low costs because their designs suck. It sounds like they lost money on desktop CPUs, since they mentioned mobile, and we all know ATI has bee
    carrying them.

    Intel is maximizing profits, AMD is struggling to survive.

    I don't think anyone believes AMD can match Intel in processor design anymore, but even if they close the gap that can have a big impact on them. ATI is a huge advantage for them, that with a good processor, can be leveraged even more.

    I sure hope Bulldozer is good. Remember the last time AMD was supposed to catch up with Intel (Barcelona)? It didn't quite work out that way. Intel has too big of an advantage in manufacturing for AMD to keep creating badly designed processors.
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