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Dell to use AMD too?

December 3rd, 2005 by Patrick S

According to Forbes magazine there exists the possibility that DELL may indeed use AMD Athlon Spitfire processors in some upcoming systems. The Spitfire is AMD’s answer to the hugely popular Celeron processor and is expected to feature 128K of full speed L2 cache memory. If the deal does indeed happen it will mean that all the major OEM computer manufacturers will be offering AMD products in their systems.

“SILICON VALLEY. 4:25 PM EST-Advanced Micro Devices may be about to strike a deal with Dell Computer, the only major personal computer maker that does not use AMD processors. A source familiar with the companies says that Dell (nasdaq: DELL), the number one PC maker in the U.S., is negotiating to purchase 100,000 chips from AMD (nyse: AMD) for use in low-cost desktop computers. The chips, code-named Spitfire, are expected to hit the market this summer. Although just an average-sized sale, such a deal would be one of the biggest coups ever for AMD, the Sunnyvale, Calif., company that for years has played second fiddle to giant Intel (nasdaq: INTC). “Dell would be the last bastion to fall to AMD,” says analyst Linley Gwennap of the Linley Group in Mountain View, Calif. “

Did anything get mentioned in TX Pat? 😛 😛 😛

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  1. Patrick E Says:

    I can’t comment, I am under a Dell NDA, sorry!