Also during yesterday's earnings call, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang answered a question about the attach rate for accelerators in the datacenter business and the potential market for an APU-type product in this marketplace. While talking about the APU part, Huang praised Intel for making the best CPUs in the world, and said he admires the artfulness and the craftsmanship of Intel CPUs:
And then lastly, APUs. I guess for datacenters, I guess my sense is for datacenters, energy efficiency is such a vital part. And although the workload is increasingly AI, and increasingly live video and multimedia where GPUs can add a lot of value, there's still a lot of workload that is GPU-centric, and you still want to have an extraordinary CPU. And I don't think anybody would argue that Intel makes the world's best CPUs. It's not even close, there's not even a close second. And so I think the artfulness of, and the craftsmanship of Intel CPUs is pretty hard to deny. And for most datacenters, I think if you have CPU workloads anyways, I think Intel Xeons are hard to beat. And so that's my opinion, anyways.