Dell won’t bite at AMD’s new 64-bit Opteron chip

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Dell won't bite at AMD's new 64-bit Opteron chip

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is getting good reviews and customer support so far for its new 64-bit Opteron server processor, but the company’s chances of signing Dell Inc. as a customer remain bleak. “On Wednesday, Dell President Kevin Rollins indicated that the company intends to remain an Intel-only shop. Dell offers servers based on Intel’s 64-bit Itanium chips, but AMD’s new processors handle both 32-bit and 64-bit software.”

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