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As the news trickles in that Dell are to start to sell AMD across their entire product line,
its interesting to read this analysis
at Tom's hardware of Intel's Product Roadmap. The analysis is mainly based around the server platforms that will be delivered in 2006 and the additional value-plays that Intel will make in this area, such as increased RAS and I/O acceleration.