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Intel continued to dominate a steady x86 processor market during the first quarter of 2010, according to data from Mercury Research.
Intel held 81.2 percent of the market during the quarter, up ever so slightly from its 81.0 percent the quarter before—though more significantly from its 78.3 percent a year earlier.
The 0.2 percent difference was perhaps more meaningful to Advanced Micro Devices, which lost the points to Intel and so finished the first quarter with 18.1 percent of the market. The loss, however, was inconsequential, Mercury explained in the April 23 report.

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