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Xbox One, PS4 consoles help AMD gain x86 market share against Intel

Agam Shah | Nov. 13, 2013
However, AMD continues to struggle in the market for PC chips.

But with its five- to eight-year sales cycle of machines, which prolongs the life of chips, the game console business holds a long-term benefit for AMD, McCarron said. By comparison, the lifecycle for a laptop is under 18 months, and for a desktop PC it's even shorter.

"It's a stabilizer with the volumes," McCarron said.



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