Dell to Offer Desktops with AMD Inside

By John G. Spooner  |  Posted 2006-08-17 Email Print this article Print

The PC maker will offer desktops and servers powered by AMD processors, starting in September.

Dell will broaden its relationship with Advanced Micro Devices processors, starting in September.

The Round Rock, Texas, PC maker on Aug. 17 said it would launch a line of Dimension consumer desktops containing AMD's chips in September.

It will also add a two-socket AMD Opteron machine to its server line by the end of the year, the company said in its second fiscal quarter earnings statement.

Dell had previously announced a plan to deliver AMD processor-based servers by the end of 2006.

However, it had only indicated a plan to offer multiprocessor machines, expected to include four Opterons.

Now the company says it will offer both two and four processor machines.

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John G. Spooner John G. Spooner, a senior writer for eWeek, chronicles the PC industry, in addition to covering semiconductors and, on occasion, automotive technology. Prior to joining eWeek in 2005, Mr. Spooner spent more than four years as a staff writer for CNET, where he covered computer hardware. He has also worked as a staff writer for ZDNET News.

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