View Full Version : Dell to Use AMD chips?
11-21-2005, 10:54 PM
We hear this one about once a year, but this is Forbes reporting, so maybe it is more llkely? http://www.forbes.com/technology/feeds/afx/2005/11/20/afx2347168.html
Taiwan's Hon Hai, Asustek, Quanta seek AMD-based deals with Dell - report
11.20.2005, 08:03 PM
TAIPEI (AFX) - Dell Inc has informed its Taiwan contract makers of plans to develop devices based on Advanced Micro Devices Inc's microprocessors, and these suppliers are awaiting orders for global shipment, the Economic Daily News reported, citing industry sources.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (2317.TW) develops AMD-powered servers, Asustek Computer Inc (2357.TW) develops motherboards and Quanta Computer Inc (2382.TW) develops notebook personal computers powered by AMD microprocessors.
These suppliers are ready developing and arranging the logistics of such devices for shipment to Dell, it added.
11-22-2005, 12:26 AM
i never thought i'd see the day. I saw some statistics somewhere that AMD outsold Intel in the desktop market during a quarter or the year or something... maybe dell is finally starting to feel the hurt.
11-22-2005, 12:30 AM
I don't think it is that. I think it is that Intel has never been challenged by a major competitor in the desktop market. As such, their chips are overpriced. One only needs to look at their recent bungles while AMD has been more efficient, have better processors, and sell them at a lower price. It's about time Dell stopped screwing around with higher priced and relatively lesser performing processors.
11-22-2005, 09:33 AM
I still see this as another example of Dell procrastinating with crap processors until they can finally own up to it and actually sell boxes with AMD chips.
I'll not cross my fingers, Dell has bungled this one itself for years.
11-22-2005, 05:12 PM
Dell’s Possible Introduction of AMD-Based PCs – Rumours and Speculation.
Dell Speaks on Adoption of AMD Processors
by Anton Shilov
[ 11/21/2005 | 10:39 PM ]
Dell on Monday called information about its Taiwanese partners getting ready to manufacture AMD-based computers as “rumours and speculation”, but did not deny the possibility directly.
“We do not comment on rumors and speculation,” said Judy Low, Asia-Pacific spokeswoman for Dell Inc. in Singapore, IDG News Service reports.
On Sunday several wires reported that Dell had informed its Taiwan contract makers, such as ASUS, Foxconn and Quanta, of plans to develop devices based on AMD’s microprocessors, and these suppliers are awaiting orders for global shipment, it is reported. Foxconn, which belongs to Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd develops AMD-powered servers, ASUS designs mainboards and Quanta Computer develops notebooks based on AMD microprocessors.
Historically Dell has been using microprocessors only from Intel Corporation. However, with the availability of AMD Athlon processors in 1999 and 2000, rumours about Dell’s presumable intentions to get AMD-based computers on the market became very intense, but the real condition of the things is that there are still no computers from Dell with AMD chips inside. As a major customer of Santa Clara, California-based Intel, Dell reportedly receives some favours from its main chip partner, therefore, this is quite natural for Dell not to use processors from other makers. Moreover, being a company concentrated mostly on corporate and SOHO markets Dell once said that the demand for AMD central processing units from its clients is not too strong.
Back in 2004 approximately 19% of Intel’s revenues came from Dell and about 16% from HP. No other computer makers accounted for more than 10%.
11-22-2005, 05:40 PM
Dell will keep threatening Intel with switching to AMD so long as they can use it to get better prices. The day they can't is the day they switch to AMD. It's business and it's more economical for Dell to have one source of processors. If they could make more money selling exclusively AMD processors they would do that.
Don't count on them switching over any time soon though.
11-22-2005, 06:14 PM
The AMD 64-bit chips are becoming increasingly popular. Dell sees more and more begin sold by everyone except them. It's a simple economic decision: that pie is becoming bigger and bigger, and Dell sees that they are missing out on their slice.
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