While Intel, the No. 1 chipmaker in the world, has shown a relative resistance to both the economic downturn as well as anything but continual growth, AMD hasn’t been as lucky — beset in recent years both by business woes and then the drop-off in IT spending.
But AMD fans may have reason to rejoice: The company’s showing new signs of strength and is establishing itself as real player in mobile computing. Not to mention solid performance out of its graphics unit. Hardware Central has the latest figures.
Ballooning demand for notebook processors enabled AMD to top expectations and deliver a solid second-quarter performance.
The results come just days after yet another strong quarter by archrival Intel. Though Intel has typically posted solid figures while AMD struggles, this time around, the smaller firm may have reason to cheer.