Since the launch of AMD Ryzen, there have been many AMD Powered Machines from big manufacturers, however, while Dell is also manufacturing AMD Powered Machines but has noted is costumers that don’t expect them to be in large numbers.
Intel had dominated the CPU market for quite some time until last year when AMD came out with its Ryzen CPUs and APUs which the company offered for a reasonable price and incredible performance.
According to Dell, the reason why there is no large amount of AMD Powered Machines from the company itself is that Intel’s processor portfolio is massive compared to AMD.
Make no mistake about it. 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.
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.
Don’t expect it to be a duopoly any time soon.
In related news, AMD has announced EPYC 3000 and Ryzen V1000 Embedded Processors to “enter a new age for high-performance embedded processors”.
EPYC 3000 is powered by the “Zen” architecture and is targeted towards “networking, storage and edge computing” devices while Ryzen V1000 has different use cases.
What is your take on the situation? Is Dell right to consider AMD as a challenger to Intel? Let us know in the comments.