Dell to Use AMD Microprocessors

DALLAS (AP) -- Dell Inc. said Thursday it will start using microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. in some of its high-end servers, sending shares of the world's largest PC maker higher Thursday even as it reported an 18 percent drop in quarterly profit. Dell CEO Kevin Rollins said AMD's Opteron Dual-Core processors will be […]

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DALLAS (AP) -- Dell Inc. said Thursday it will start using microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. in some of its high-end servers, sending shares of the world's largest PC maker higher Thursday even as it reported an 18 percent drop in quarterly profit.

Dell CEO Kevin Rollins said AMD's Opteron Dual-Core processors will be offered in Dell's multiprocessor servers by year's end for the first time. Previously, Dell relied exclusively on chips from AMD's larger rival, Intel Corp.

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