De Intel vs AMD oorlog is in volle gang: Chipzilla heeft Gateway, dat onlangs nog bekend maakte Athlon processors te willen gebruiken, 'omgekocht' zodat Gateway voorlopig 100% Intel Inside blijft:
Gateway described the move as "a pure business decision", which Forbes said meant Intel had waved a big discount carrot under Gateway’s nose, which the vendor obligingly ran after.
This soft dollar deal, and big discounts on 600 MHz Pentium II chips, are believed to have swung Gateway’s decision in what was thought to be a $20 million package. [break] Athlon support blijft echter sterk: Compaq, IBM en wellicht zelfs Dell bevinden zich al in het AMD kamp: [/break]
Compaq and IBM have already officially lent their support to the AMD chip. In the UK, leading system builders such as Time, Mesh and Dabs are backing Athlon.
Could there be any substance in the persistent rumours (which have surfaced online only in a couple of hardware sites)that 100 per cent Intel customer Dell could join the Athlon parade?
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