There's been much speculation of late over Dell dropping some AMD selections from its catalog. But it seems that, at least according to this story, that the speculation is far off the mark.
Code-named “Heineken”, the official names of these new computers will be
OptiPlex 740 and 740 Enhanced. The OptiPlex 740 comes with either a
single or a dual-core Athlon 64 and GeForce 6150LE graphics/chipset
combinations. The 740 Enhanced introduces triple-core and quad-core
Phenom processors. These Phenoms are mounted on GeForce 6150LE/nForce
430 motherboards, but oddly enough, Dell will not use an integrated
The manufacturer opted to continue to use
the old motherboard, while the graphics subsystem will be Nvidia’s
Quadro NVS 210S, a decent entry-level card for the multi-monitor era.
One of the more interesting system specs is the number of USB 2.0
ports, which is set at seven (the Intel-based OptiPlex 745 features
Remember the triple-core Phenoms that AMD spoke about last year? Really, a way to use quad-cores that don't quite make the grade. This would be their first "public" appearance.