Asus Claims 70 Per Cent of X79 Market Share

Asus is claiming that it has managed to dominate the X79 motherboard market, with 70 per cent of boards in use purportedly being made by the electronics market.

On top of this claim, Asus is also stating that in the Z69 and P67 chipset markets, it has a global share of 50-60 per cent. It's not that surprising considering the company shipped over 23 million motherboards in 2011 according to Digitimes. In 2012, it's predicted that this figure will jump to 25 million.

With major hardware releases like Ivy Bridge and the next generation of graphics cards from both major manufacturers coming this year, it seems likely that motherboard sales will be up across the board. Windows 8's unveiling is likely to encourage a few to pick up new system as well, so this year should be strong for technology firms.

Asus has also been in the news a lot recently with the impending release of its 10 inch full HD Eee Pad Transformer, which is expected to be shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year, between 10th-13th of January. During that time, the Chinese hardware manufacturer will be updating the operating systems of all Android tablet models to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.