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jtothec
05-19-2006, 01:34 AM
NYTimes link (via Reuters) (http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/technology/business-dell-earns.html?hp&ex=1148011200&en=bda135695877db9b&ei=5094&partner=homepage)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Dell Inc. (DELL.O) on Thursday said it would begin using chips from Advanced Micro Devices Inc., sending shares of both companies higher.

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Dell plans to introduce multiprocessor server computers using Opteron by the end of the year, it said in a statement.

Interesting.

LiquidMetal
05-19-2006, 01:48 AM
Coolio.Completely AMD or only for some models?

ThE_JacO
05-19-2006, 01:58 AM
Coolio.Completely AMD or only for some models?

what about actually reading the post and the linked article instead of reading just the title? :)
" Dell plans to introduce multiprocessor server computers using Opteron by the end of the year, it said in a statement."
Does that look like "we'll switch the whole line right away"

Icarus
05-19-2006, 02:04 AM
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LiquidMetal
05-19-2006, 02:29 AM
what about actually reading the post and the linked article instead of reading just the title? :)
" Dell plans to introduce multiprocessor server computers using Opteron by the end of the year, it said in a statement."
Does that look like "we'll switch the whole line right away"

That only says servers,what about consumer products?

Edit:Read Slashdot article,its only on servers for now.

Beamtracer
05-19-2006, 03:36 AM
That only says servers,what about consumer products?

Edit:Read Slashdot article,its only on servers for now.

AMD's high-end processors are significantly faster than those offered by Intel, due to the integrated memory controller that AMD has developed.

In the consumer market, people don't care what processor they get. They generally buy the one that has the glossiest advertising.

Tlock
05-19-2006, 02:45 PM
Didn't Dell buy Alienware and Alienware uses AMD. So technically they already have end user AMD systems.

MadMax
05-19-2006, 04:25 PM
And we now go to Mad Max with the weather report...............


Thank you Bob.

This just in there is a massive cold front moving across the river Styx. Hell is epected to get at least 8 inches of snowfall by mid afternoon.

FunkyCowie
05-19-2006, 06:19 PM
Didn't Dell buy Alienware and Alienware uses AMD. So technically they already have end user AMD systems.

This is why they can now offer AMD systems to their prospective buyers, they had a deal with intel to only use their processors... Alienware is their get out clause.

Saurus
05-19-2006, 06:31 PM
Intel shares went down...3 years low.

LINK (http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12871788/)

ambient-whisper
05-20-2006, 02:16 AM
AMD's high-end processors are significantly faster than those offered by Intel, due to the integrated memory controller that AMD has developed.

In the consumer market, people don't care what processor they get. They generally buy the one that has the glossiest advertising.

really? i go between both of them on a daily basis ( one being a dual core opteron with a quadro card, and one which is actually the lower end dual core intel, with a geforce 7800gtx. to be honest, i cant feel the difference in speed, at all. infact, when i try to render in houdini for example, on the intel machine it actually does the job faster for some reason. there are things where the opteron is faster at too, but overall i just cant feel the difference.

benchmarks isnt where you should be looking at. real world user experience is.

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