Guess we'll just have to see if the demand ever warrants it for them. The pain of being a behemoth is that they have a huge "enough market needed to make a product" overhead number.
We'll see I guess...
Dell Claims It Is Open for AMD[01/26/2006 10:28 PM]
The world’s largest computer maker Dell has once again said that it would use processors by AMD, but remained tight-lipped over particular products. The chairman and the founder of the company also stressed that Dell did not have exclusive relationship with Intel Corp., who has historically been the only microprocessor supplier for the computer giant.
“Sure. We do not have an exclusive relationship with Intel,” said Michael Dell, chairman of Dell, when asked about Dell using AMD chips, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meeting in Switzerland, Reuters reports.
If Dell adopts chips by Advanced Micro Devices into computers it supplies, the machines will not only get a bit less expensive, but will also obtain additional performance in the high-end gaming market, as AMD’s processors often outperform Intel’s rivals in applications like games.
Mr. Dell declined to say whether he had any current plans to use AMD chips: “I do not have any new product to announce today”.
Dell has been historically rejecting AMD processors citing the world’s second largest x86 microprocessor maker’s inability to supply its chips in mass quantities. Indeed, Sunnyvale, California-based AMD has been suffering from chip shortages for years being unable to fulfill the demand towards its products due to various reasons.
Rumours about possible usage of processors by Advanced Micro Devices by Dell, the world’s largest computers maker, recently emerged once again when an analyst said that Dell might be stockpiling AMD chips to gear up for a large scale launch. Other rumours suggest that Dell’s recently unveiled XPS 600 Renegade will sport either AMD’s or Intel Corp.’s processors.
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