Dell's AMD notebooks to have ATI graphics
In a relatively unsurprising move, Dell plans to use ATI graphics chips
in its AMD notebooks, according to Taiwanese notebook manufacturers quizzed by
DigiTimes. A Dell spokesman confirmed the upcoming AMD notebooks to
CNet Taiwan last week; the machines are slated to use AMD Sempron and
Turion 64 X2 processors and to feature 15.4" wide-screen displays.
DigiTimes' Taiwanese moles say the machines will sport ATI Mobility
Radeon graphics chips, although they don't specify whether ATI will also
provide core logic for the notebooks.
In related news, Intel has asked the judge overseeing its antitrust
confrontation with AMD to subpoena ATI. Intel
believes that, due to its recent tie-up with AMD, ATI likely has "within
its possession or control documents that are relevant to claims or
defenses of the parties in the action." Such documents would include
information regarding AMD's growth plans, the acquisition's potential
repercussions on both Intel and AMD, and "any actual or perceived
underperformance" by AMD prior to the acquisition.