CRN has shared a new interview with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, and it’s an essential read for Intel fanboys who require reassurance that their company will return to the top of the CPU market after being blindsided by AMD.
Despite the tremendous success that its competitor has managed in recent years with its brilliant family of Ryzen chips, Gelsinger is hugely confident about Intel being able to take back the processing crown from AMD, going so far as to say that red team’s lead is already “over.” Much of that confidence seems to be owed to Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake and Sapphire Rapids products, which leverage substantially different architectures for what will presumably be very appreciable gains in performance.
“‘Hey, [AMD] is leading,’ that’s over,” said Gelsinger. “We are back with a very defined view of what it requires to be leadership in every dimension: leadership product, leadership [chip] packaging, leadership process, leadership software, unquestioned leadership on critical new workloads like AI, graphics, media, power-performance, enabling again the ecosystem. This is what we will be doing with aggressive actions and programs over the next couple of years.”
“We won’t dismiss [AMD] of the good work that they’ve done,” Gelsinger admitted, “but that’s over with Alder Lake and Sapphire Rapids.”
The Intel CEO goes on to state that his company is still the best when it comes to products in their category, the supply situation, software assets, and more. Gelsinger also boasted of Intel’s market share, which sits at 80 percent despite some of the company’s recent fumbles.
“We have the best product,” Gelsinger said. “We have 80 percent market share. We have the best software assets that are available in the industry. We do the best job supporting our partners and our OEMs with it. We have an incredible brand that our channel partners, customers want and trust.”
“Intel is back. These are the best products in their category. We have the best supply situation. We have the best quality software assets. The most respected, venerable technology brand in the industry.”
This should be an interesting interview to come back to a couple years down the line.