Dell has already had some products based on AMD designs, but most of the company’s lineups, irrespective of market, are based on Intel platforms. That they are considering AMD is obvious; all other makers are surely doing that, especially considering the overall value proposition from AMD CPUs. Dell CFO Tom Sweet, for one, told yahoo Finance that they are “Evaluating AMD” as a partner, and that they expect Intel’s shortages to only by fixed by the second half of 2020. Should AMD be able to entrench themselves as a viable alternative (which they already are; but companies do take their business relations seriously, and they would do so even more when it comes to Intel), then they could carve themselves a space that would then be difficult for Intel to recover. or, of course, this news may serve only as a way for Dell and other manufacturers to put some pressure on Intel to achieve better materials acquisition deals – Intel is bound to be eager not to let AMD penetrate the market as much as their chips deserve to.
Yahoo Finance, via Tom’s Hardware