Dell boss laughs at AMD, says Intel is the 'dominant player'

Dell CTO comes out swinging, bags AMD and praises Intel.

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AMD might have had a good year in 2017 with its new Zen-based line up of CPUs through Ryzen, Threadripper and EPYC, but this wasn't enough to impress OEMs from building machines round Ryzen.

Dell boss laughs at AMD, says Intel is the 'dominant player' |

Now we have Dell EMC's CTO, John Roese, saying that "Intel is the big player, AMD is the second player. There's enough diversity between them that there are use cases to have them both in our portfolio, but just the sheer breadth of the Intel processor portfolio is massive compared to even the accelerated AMD world". He's not wrong, but it's still surprising to see.

It's not all doom and gloom about AMD from Dell, as he added: "AMD is doing some interesting things, and by adding them to the portfolio we pick up a few extra areas, but let's be very clear: there is a huge, dominant player in compute semiconductors, and then there is a challenger which is doing some very good innovative work called AMD, but the gap between them is quite large in terms of market share and use-cases. So our portfolio is not going to change in any meaningful way".


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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