Dell's big AMD order
Dell has long resisted ordering chips from AMD, saying it preferred to stick with longtime supplier Intel. But now that AMD has succeeded in getting Dell to purchase some of its server chips, analysts believe a lot more orders are on the way. According to News.com, Bank of America's Sumit Dhanda believes Dell will order 2 million AMD chips for the rest of the year -- 1.2 million desktop and server chips and 800,000 notebook chips. By those numbers, Dell is giving AMD 15 to 20 percent of its business. That adds up to a big blow for an already embattled Intel. Is AMD poised to trounce Intel? Leave a comment below.
Posted by Owen Thomas 10:20 AM 7 Comments comment | Add a Comment

AMD has had superior chips for years. I may buy a Dell now.
Posted By Rex Anderson, DOdge City KS : 1:21 PM  

I Believe That AMD is going down the road of gaining a major domination in the chip market. Even if Intel claims to catch up with the latest chips, they are in so much trouble financially, that only trying to beat competition isn't going to cut it.
Posted By Technoholic, Chandler, AZ : 2:30 AM  

I think that AMD is definitely poised to trounce Intel. When companies like Dell strive to keep prices affordable for customers, AMD is more cost-effective for their choice of chips because it produces the performance of more expensive Intel chips at a fraction of the cost.
Posted By Anonymous : 3:30 PM  

I think that AMD is definitely poised to trounce Intel. When companies like Dell strive to keep prices affordable for customers, AMD is more cost-effective for their choice of chips because it produces the performance of more expensive Intel chips at a fraction of the cost.
Posted By Technoholic, Chandler, Arizona : 3:30 PM  

I was a VAR back in the late 80's and early 90's and sold a lot of AMD cpu's. I never had a problem with them and they were always a bit faster and cheaper than Intel, even back then. I still build my own systems and haven't owned an Intel chip in 10 years. I wish them both the best but I would like to see AMD finally recognized for building a very fine product.
Posted By John S. Cave Cree, AZ : 7:13 PM  

the sleeping giant (INTEL) has awoken. watch out!
Posted By G. Gekko, NY, NY : 9:56 PM  

Intel? In financial trouble? How do you figure? They may be losing market share to AMD, but I don't think that's financial trouble yet.

And the buzz on the gaming and graphics forums, is with the new Intel chips. And I knwo it isn't just astroturfing, because I have known many of these people for years. Intel has the best chip right now. It has been years, but that is the way it is right now. I think AMD may be a good stock for a while, but Intel is going to surprise in Q4 2006.
Posted By Rob, Seattle WA : 5:20 AM  

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