Dell flirting with AMD's 64-bit processors

Posted on Saturday, November 13 2004 @ 15:33 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Chief Executive Kevin Rollins from Dell said that the company was considering using AMD's chips for some future server products, maybe in the first half of 2005. But he also stressed that Dell had no formal plans as yet to embrace AMD.
"We have been studying AMD closely. Some of their products are more advanced," Rollins told reporters during a conference call following the company's third-quarter earnings report.

"We have not announced using any AMD products," he added.
Some reports seriously doubt that Dell will start using processors from AMD. One of the reasons is that Delll receives serious discounts from Intel, which they could probably lose if they start using AMD's processors. And another reason is that AMD in short-term could not have enough capacity to deliver enough processors to world biggest computer maker.

Some sites even claim that this is just a flirt from Dell to receive extra discounts from Intel.

More info at Yahoo

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