Dell Remains Open To Use AMD CPUs

Dell remains open to using computer chips from AMD as an alternative to those of its current sole supplier, Intel but customers would have to demand it. Dell Chief Executive Kevin Rollins once again revived speculation that Dell could end its long-standing refusal to use AMD chips. Any decision to make AMD its second supplier of microprocessor chips, which function as the brains of PCs, would be complicated by the sweeping changes required for related components inside Dell PCs. The changes would drive up initial production costs, meaning that Dell would only turn to AMD if customers demanded it start using AMD chips and not just Intel’s. AMD might have trouble meeting additional demand for high-volume PC products, but not necessarily for chips used in high-end PC servers.


Dell remains open to using computer chips from AMD as an alternative to those of its current sole supplier, Intel but customers would have to demand it. Dell Chief Executive Kevin Rollins once again revived speculation that Dell could end its long-standing refusal to use AMD chips. Any decision to make AMD its second supplier of microprocessor chips, which function as the brains of PCs, would be complicated by the sweeping changes required for related components inside Dell PCs. The changes would drive up initial production costs, meaning that Dell would only turn to AMD if customers demanded it start using AMD chips and not just Intel’s. AMD might have trouble meeting additional demand for high-volume PC products, but not necessarily for chips used in high-end PC servers.

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