Dell will use AMD processors, sooner or later

By on April 23, 2004, 9:06 PM
Sure we have heard about it a million times from hundreds of sources, when AMD's CEO, Hector Ruiz, makes such a bold statement though it's quite a different story...

I'm all in for competition and I hope the best for AMD to gain some more market, it's obvious (though not confirmed) that Intel and Dell have a very juicy agreement going on by which the PC manufacturer has kept its Intel-only product line...

[COLOR=#1951B9]At an event here Thursday marking the one-year anniversary of the launch of the processor, Ruiz, chairman and CEO of Opteron maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc., said it's in Dell's nature to follow industry trends, and as more customers push for Opteron-based systems, Dell will surely jump into the fray. "I've always thought that Dell does not like to be a leader in technology, that they were a strong follower," said Ruiz, speaking to more than 100 business partners, reporters and analysts. "But I didn't realize they were going to be dead last [with Opteron]."[/COLOR]




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Godataloss said:
i wouldn't buy a dell if it was powered by christ-on-a-bicycle
vassil3427 said:
christ on a bicyle? Sorry man, Christ wouldnt have to ride a bike, infact, the computer wouldnt need a power source if God was controlling it like that....
XtR-X said:
It's possible, but it depends on how juicy the agreement with Intel just may be.
BrownPaper said:
the people buying dells would probably buy intel anyways because they are wondering why amd's have lower MHz's. :rolleyes:
XtR-X said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by BrownPaper [/i]the people buying dells would probably buy intel anyways because they are wondering why amd's have lower MHz's. :rolleyes: [/quote] Exactly! Alot of people I talk to say Intel owns AMD.For example:Me: "I use AMD"Dumb: "I use Intel, AMD sucks... look, my processor runs at 3.0Ghz, and your 3000+ AMD XP processor runs at 2.16Ghz! Mine pwnzers yours by almost a whole GHz!!!! Haha... you'll need a 4600+ to get to 3.0GHz probably... haha!!!"Me: "*****..."
OS samurai said:
This good more some more options to the cooperate market though, this sounds good to me although I would never buy a Dell Desktop for myself;)
videobruce said:
Dell, Gateway, E-Machines, HP. Compaq..................there are all built with as many shortcuts as they can sneak by the 'stupid' consumner! Sorry, I call a spade a spade. Anyone that buys a pre-built box doesn't have a clue what is REALLY inside (or should I say isn't inside)!
Didou said:
You guys are really quick to criticize such companies but have you ever tried doing a similar configuration as the ones offered by any of these companies & add a profit-margin on top & still come up with a cheaper price ?Last I heard those were companies that rely on profit to pay all their expenses. If they simply sold the hardware at the price they bought it themselves, they wouldn't last long. Not to mention that they offer technical support & parts replacements at least for a limited time.If you build a PC for a friend, it's OK for you to do a 0% profit on it but it's no way to run a company.I'm not a fan of Compaq PCs & such but I don't bash on them because we all have to make a living.
pcliclcly said:
Didou, think about what your saying, just imagine how much "the major computer companies" pay for individual hardware, the price is insanely low, think about how newegg can sell hardware so cheap, they buy in bulk, now imagine 10x that with a large pc building company, add in the fact that they get paid to load the computer with proprietary software... oh also, what do you think it costs dell to advertise... not much considering that the giant intel pays for half of their commercials... (dell pc's use only intel processors)... c'mon man you have no argument, i wouldn't be surprised after all the overhead and expenses were paid for, they are making around a 50-70% profit margin... they can sell a 400 dollar computer and easily make 300 bucks i guarantee it... no argument imagine if you built a pc for your friend, then aol paid you to load their crap on it, and mcafee paid you to put their 30 day trial, real player and roxio trials all paid you to put their stuff on it... you'd almost make 100% profit....... the best thing to do in the nerd world, is never support large pc building companies, because they are only out for marketable pc's (hence high clock speeds in celerons) and making money for themselves you really think they care if you have a fast pc... i wouldn't if my name was michael dell and i had all the money i'd ever need... consider it a lesson learned"do not fret over your mathmatical difficulties, for i assure you mine are far greater" - albert einstein
pcliclcly said:
oh ya and what ballz did rulz have with the comment about dell using amd cpu's "I've always thought that Dell does not like to be a leader in technology, that they were a strong follower," said Ruiz, speaking to more than 100 business partners, reporters and analysts. "But I didn't realize they were going to be dead last" that's amazing, finally someone upstairs agrees with what us people have been saying for the last few years.
zephead said:
at least dell allows users to download thier drivers. dells are the best of the mass-prebiult oem realm. sony vaios are by far the worst computers ever crafted.
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