The months of wink-wink, nudge-nudge speculation about AMD-based consumer PCs from Dell is finally coming to an end. Various news sources have been hinting since yesterday that today, August 17, would be the big day when the two companies announced their plan to put AMD chips in Dell's Dimension line of systems (Dell already offers AMD CPUs in some servers).
In a just-posted press release, Dell says, "Dell is extending its relationship with AMD, first announced last quarter. Dell will launch Dimension desktop computers with AMD processors next month and will introduce a two-socket and multi-processor server using AMD Opteron processors by the end of the year."
That pretty much seals the deal, and we'll have more on these new systems as we investigate further. This attention-getting news comes just one day after archrival HP made headlines by announcing expectation-beating quarterly numbers and gains against Dell's market share.