AMD-based Dell Dimensions to use Nvidia chipsets?
Despite AMD's pending acquisition of ATI and the "platformization" that will ensue, Dell might have chosen to go all-green with its upcoming AMD-powered Dimension desktops. According to purported spec sheets nabbed by The Inquirer, the upcoming Dell machines will be based on Nvidia's GeForce 6150 integrated graphics and nForce 430 core logic combos. The systems will apparently come with a choice of Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, and Sempron processors, as well. Release dates are reportedly September 15 for North America and September 22 for the rest of the world.
Dell might be going with Nvidia on the desktop, but rumors from different sources suggest the PC maker could favor ATI graphics for AMD-powered notebooks. Those rumors tie in with other reports that AMD and ATI will launch a Centrino-like mobile platform code-named Yokohama in the fourth quarter of this year.