CRN's recent interview with the Intel CEO covers a wide range of topics, from the importance of the company's partners to Arm to the impact of ongoing supply restrictions. But it looks like Pat Gelsinger will increase Intel's competition with AMD in the CPU market, especially given AMD's recent achievements there.
Modern AMD processors have far outperformed Intel processors in terms of reviews and benchmarks, which is not usually the case when you look at the history of competition between the two companies. Gelsinger wants people to know that Intel intends to put an end to any notion that AMD is leading or dominating. "That period when people could say, 'Hey, [AMD] is progressing,' is over," he told CRN. "We're back with a very clear vision of what it takes to lead in every dimension." "Intel is back," he said. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says:
However, Gelsinger welcomed AMD's recent advances in CPU performance and market share.
"AMD over the past few years" will not be denied goodness which they did." "But it's over with Alder Lake and Sapphire Rapids."
Intel's latest series of desktop processors, Alder Lake, may reclaim the throne for the AMD Ryzen 5000 processors released late last year. Sapphire Rapids - the fourth generation of Intel Xeon server processors - is set to deliver Epyc AMD with stiff competition. Gelsinger worked at Intel for three decades before leaving in 2009. He became CEO again earlier this year. CRN noted similarities between Gelsinger's absence from Intel and Steve Jobs' absence from Apple prior to his return, propelling the company to its current dominant position. "I've also taken 11 years off," Gelsinger said. And in that I learned a lot.”
"Intel is back," Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said in an interview.