Hexus had a chat with John Byrne, AMD's VP of worldwide GPU and chipset sales. They asked him how long he thinks AMD can stay on top this time and heard he expects AMD to stay on top in the graphics battle "for some time".
For the second time in a couple of months we speak exclusively to VP of worldwide GPU and chipset sales, John Byrne (pictured), and start by asking him how long he thinks AMD can stay on top this time. "We believe that we are in great shape to remain on top of this segment for some time with our leading architecture and engineering strategy," he says.
Some time? That could mean anything. Any chance of something a bit more specific? "We are up against a worthy competitor and we will remain cautious to put a specific date on the ‘how long'," said Byrne.
This seems like a suspiciously measured and diplomatic answer in the context of the great graphics rivalry. Surely Byrne's got something more strident to say about NVIDIA. "I wouldn't be as bold or disparaging as to make the sort of claims that our competitor made about us prior to the launch of RV770 [4800 series], which has seen us gain considerable share and has caused it some embarrassment," he says.