Intel versus AMD... kinda
AMD doubles down on desktop, Intel goes mobile, and Dell? Well, read on...
got to enjoy some quality jet-setting, this month. Both group editor Ben Mansill and our own senior journalist Chris Szewczyk were guests of the two biggest players in consumer CPUs - Intel and AMD respectively. And while they got flown far afield to get a taste of the next silicon generation, what this means for you are some cutting edge reviews and round-ups of the newest in gaming tech. But there’s another funny story, though. While Ben was in China for the 8th gen Core i launch, he spied Dell’s big dog and pony show about its new 8th gen laptops, and the way Dell was spruiking its hardware was... interesting. Dell was claiming that - essentially - if you want to cheat at PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, only 8th gen Dell machines could offer you enough power to run the latest and greatest ‘plug-ins’. Ben couldn’t believe his ears, and when I later wrote about this on PC PowerPlay’s web site, it caused quite a stir.
So much so that Dell was in contact the next day to completely repudiate Dell China’s assertion that cheating was A-OK.
Record-scratch - because hoo-boy is it not. Especially not when it’s backed by one of the biggest hardware vendors in the world.