Thursday, 25 November 2010 10:53

LGA 775 still makes up 65 percent of Intel's market today

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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In the Q4 2010
It is something that you don’t see every day, and something that catches you off guard. In Q4 2010 a massive 65 percent of all Intel desktop CPUs are socket 775 based. This is the Core 2 Duo / Quad and current Celeron socket.

Amazingly the Core i 2010 generation with all the Core i3, i5 and i7, even some Pentiums holds a meager 27 percent share of the market. These is the peak for Core i 2010 processors and the LGA 1156 platform,  as the plan is that in Q1 2010 its market share will go down to 22 percent, in favour of the soon to launch Core i 2000.

Core i2000 series based on socket LGA1155 and powered by Sandy Bridge occupies some 2 percent of all sockets shipped but it has massive growth potential. You should see its presence grow in desktop market to as much as 60 percent in Q3 2011.

The BGA Atom market takes some 5 percent of all desktop sockets and it will stay at this number through most of 2011 but the high end socket LGA 1366 is present with one percent of all sockets and this won’t change through most of 2011.

Intel has high hopes that many Core 2 and Core 2 Quad users will finally upgrade to Core i 2000 series and that Sandy Bridge can win their hearts and convince them to let go of LGA 775.  Intel's plan is that LGA 775 market share drops to 25 percent in Q3 2011.

Just for the record, socket 775 is much older than Fudzilla, and we are three and a half now. It looks like sticking to one platform for some six years definitely paid off, but Intel’s future is a new socket every year, it seems.

Last modified on Thursday, 25 November 2010 12:14
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+46 #1 RickyT23 2010-11-25 11:31
Im not surprised by this. I'm using a 775 processor and it runs all my games nicely. I wasn't attracted by 1156 really because it was set from the get-go that it had a short life-span, and 1366 seemed expensive in 2008, and the prices haven't dropped much even now. Im waiting for newer technology before upgrading.
 
 
+31 #2 function69 2010-11-25 12:08
I also contribute to this percentage - I'm still packing an E8400. I overclocked it to 4Ghz, so still pretty damn fast for everything I do, even the latest gaming. I was more surprised that LGA 1366 was only a meager 1%.
 
 
+33 #3 Santa-san 2010-11-25 12:34
Same. My Q9550 easily runs everything for me at the moment. I'm not interested in upgrading the whole darn platform everytime it is time for upgrades. Apparently those 65% seems to agree with me
 
 
+18 #4 FoxMontage 2010-11-25 12:52
Does anyone ever get the feeling that Intel pushes the market too fast? Ever since they hit the mid-3GHz wall (due to materials and process limitations) they have been driving parallelism rather than speed, and it's up to the software developers to adapt. It just seems a bit artificial.

I know each generation of Intel CPUs has indeed brought improved performance over the previous, I just think that the 65% of the market that still use LGA775 are largely the internet-browsing, office-using types that will never need any further processing power. That is until their Windows installation starts getting bogged down, and they think they need a faster computer ;)

Also, I will be holding on to my LGA775 Q9450 system for another 3 years at at least.
 
 
+22 #5 B0GiE-uk- 2010-11-25 13:03
I have a Core2Quad Q9650 @ 4.0Ghz. I don't even forsee Sandy Bridge tempting me away. I'd rather spend £££ on an SSD or new GFX card.
 
 
+20 #6 Jigar 2010-11-25 13:05
Q6600 @ 3.7GHZ here, and it's good enough to run anything i throw at it. I think i will stick with it for 2 more years. BTW, i bought this chip in 2006 and this is the best CPU i have ever purchased. Thanks Intel :-)
 
 
+15 #7 CRoland 2010-11-25 13:36
Those still running LGA775 CPUs aren't contributing to the number unless they bought it very recently. These numbers are about new CPUs shipped this quarter.
 
 
+19 #8 yourma2000 2010-11-25 13:37
I'd say that's still quite good, I mean, C2Ds & C2Qs are still great chips for gaming, so why upgrade? If it isn't broke, don't fix it!
 
 
+9 #9 thetruth 2010-11-25 14:20
How is this in any way surprising? The i3, i5 and i7's have been around for one generation. The core 2 duo generation has been around for years. I have a 5300 and a 6300 (One for university, one for home) and I'm perfectly happy with them. I don't plan to upgrade until 8 cores becomes the norm. I can understand people with single core processors wanting to upgrade to i3's, i5's etc, but for the most of us, Intel have made some very good CPUs that simply do not need to be replaced yet.
 
 
+8 #10 East17 2010-11-25 14:54
That's because the Core iLine is overpriced like all INTEL's products and the new platforms lack any perspective. You can take a 775 mainboard and install a Pentium 4 based Celeron LGA and then upgrade to Pentium 4 LGA , then Celeron Dual Core, then Pentium Dual Core , then Core 2 Duo and then Core 2 Quad. The platform still offers some perspective. Take a 1156 platform and upgrade from an overpriced Pentium G9650 to an incredible overpriced i750 and that's it.
 

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