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What is an "OEM Manufacturer" when it gets to AMD? (From a news article about HD 9970)

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This article claims that HD 8000 will be reserved for OEM manufacturers: http://uk.hardware.info/news/36058/amd-radeon-hd-9970-already-shipped-to-partners

And I wonder:

1. Isn't AMD the original manufacturer? Unless they mean they give IP for others to use on foundries (I doubt it).

2. Doesn't OEM Manufacturer mean "Original Equipment Manufacturer Manufacturer"? thumb.gif
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It means the ready systems like origin pc,alienware and stuff like that.
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They mean prebuilt systems. Primarily laptops in the case of the 8xxx series. This is old news wink.gif
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Oh I see. What a silly terminology they used.

Now excuse me while I buy an original manufacturer-manufacturer product that nothing contained in it is originally built arrowheadsmiley.png
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OEM = Dell, Gateway, HP, Lenovo, etc. Large, international companies.

In the industry, we call companies like Alienware (even though they're owned by HP), Falcon Northwest and Origin "system integrators" or "SIs."
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OEM = Dell, Gateway, HP, Lenovo, etc. Large, international companies.

In the industry, we call companies like Alienware (even though they're owned by HP), Falcon Northwest and Origin "system integrators" or "SIs."
You mean by Dell.
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