Dell: Intel will continue to dominate the PC market despite AMD Ryzen
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One of the biggest stories of the technology business in 2017 was no doubt AMD's revitalization. After years of slow AMD CPUs and Intel having almost no competition, AMD finally became competitive again, thanks to the Ryzen processors. Based on the new Zen architecture, these new CPUs have truly been a breath of fresh air for the PC market.
One very interesting question remained: Will AMD be able to break Intel's stranglehold on the PC? For this question, another factor comes into play: The PC manufacturers. The PC manufacturers are the ones who decide which CPUs are used in most systems, especially in the lucrative Enterprise market and when it comes to laptops – most of these PCs are equipped with Intel processors.
In an interview with the British website Channel Pro, Dell's CTO John Roese had some interesting things to say about this topic. According to Roese, AMD's products do have some interesting qualities for the PC manufacturers and there will also be Dell-PCs with AMD CPUs, but even Ryzen can't break Intel's dominance. The main reason for this is the portfolio that Intel has, which is much wider than AMD's product portfolio.
Indeed, Intel doesn't have any competition in some parts of the market. In the laptop market for example: AMD does have some mobile processors, but Ryzen Mobile CPUs are all 15-W-CPUs for mainstream Ultrabooks. Intel offers the manufacturers more choice, as they also have even lower-voltage CPUs for fanless designs and very thin ultrabooks or tablets, as well as higher-voltage 45-W-CPUs for mobile workstations and gaming-machines – AMD currently does not offer anything in those areas.
Thats why AMD will remain the second player, while Intel will continue to be the dominating force, according to Roese.
Dell hasn't announced any laptop with Ryzen Mobile so far, though there are rumors about an upcoming Dell Latitude 5495 with Ryzen Mobile CPUs.