AMD fared better last week, announcing a 32% jump in quarterly revenue from the same period a year ago, even as Intel reported a 35% decline in revenue. AMD has a lot to offer, says Jay Parker, director of worldwide enterprise marketing for Dell. "We expect to see performance gains on the AMD architecture across almost all configurations," he says.
But Dell joins the pack, offering AMD products just as Intel has finally revamped its product line. AMD built its success with clear product leadership. Now it will have to take on Intel-based computers that have regained competitive parity--or in some cases an advantage.